How to hire your first Product Manager with Ben Wirtz

One of the reasons we know people love working for start-ups, is the dynamic nature of the role. It offers an opportunity to get exposure to not just product challenges, but business challenges too. So, as a Founder, how and when do you decide is the right time to hire a Product Manager?

In this episode, Georgia talks to Ben Wirtz, a product leader with over 10 years of experience working with both famous enterprise companies such as Atlassian and Google as well as founding his own start-ups. Over the years, Ben has hired numerous product folk and is here today to share his experiences and how to avoid expensive hiring mistakes.

Ben is passionate about empowering people, promoting positive energy, and helping people to discover their potential. He is proud to have had the opportunity to help people grow from individual contributors to senior leaders.

 In this episode we discuss:

 ✓    Figuring out the right time to hire a Product Manager

✓    How to define the Product Manager role

✓    Hiring a Product Manager vs. a Product Leader

✓    The right interviewing techniques and setting your Product Manager up for success

✓    The soft skills to look for in a Product Manager


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About your host, Jade Bennett

Having spent over 15 years helping Product leaders build high-performing teams across Asia Pacific and the UK, Jade understands how diverse and broad the Product Management sector is. Not only is she your host, but also the founder and owner of boutique talent agency, Middleton Executive, specialising in the recruitment of Product professionals across APAC, and is a self-professed Product Management geek.