Are you looking to join a rapidly growing startup that's already working to partner with forward-thinking brands such as Microsoft, Stripe, and Shopify on reversing climate change, and will support you in doing the best work of your life?
Nori is an 11-person software startup that is connecting people who remove CO2 from the atmosphere with the fast-growing demand for carbon offsets. We’re looking to add one more to our ranks: a project manager.
Why We Need You
Our biggest challenge right now is that we have more interest on the supply side and more potential demand than we can possibly meet! That’s a good problem to have as a business, and it means that we need more hands on deck. Our customers are ready and waiting, and we need your help to execute.
Who You’ll Work With
You’ll be project managing both the Product and Supply teams at Nori.
Each of these teams work a little bit differently, but they work hand in hand with each other to create an inventory of verified carbon removals that can be sold through our marketplace. As PM for both teams, you will be the main synthesis point between the two. Let’s break each team down, and then we’ll dive into specifics about what your day-to-day will look like.
The Product Team
The Product Team is responsible for the Nori Market, App, Website, and any of the technical/software aspects of Nori’s work. This is a team of two engineers and a designer. To hear more directly from our product team, and to get a sense of the challenges faced in the past and a feel for the different personalities. Product team work with the other teams, Supply, Sales, and Communications to support business development needs.
The Product team is using a loose Scrum with two-week sprints. The team has so far lacked an actual scrum master, so you will be taking that role on to focus on unblocking the team and increasing their velocity. It’ll be up to you and the team to determine how rigid to be in practicing Scrum’s rules.
The Supply Team
The Supply Team works with Nori Suppliers: anyone who can verifiably remove and store CO2 from the atmosphere. As Nori’s current focus is on our Croplands Methodology, the Supply team is working with farmers as well as the partners and companies around them to enroll cropland into the Nori market. You will streamline and manage how the Supply Team gets work done and lead efforts to scale up this critical work.
Progress on this team is measured by how quickly the farmer data is getting entered into our platform and new farmers are getting enrolled. This team has not had a project manager, but they do have daily standups to discuss progress. Your job will be to put an effective project management structure in place.
You’ll Be Responsible For…
Key outcomes and metrics
On the Product side, you’ll be measured by how effectively the team is meeting its goals and producing high quality software that our customers find easy to use.
On the Supply side, you’ll be measured by how you improve the rate at which we are enrolling farmers into our platform.
You’ll be a good culture fit here if you can...
Key challenges in this role
You’ll be PMing both the Product and Supply teams at Nori.
There is a lot of ambiguity in what we’re building, and it’ll be up to you to sort through all that and make sure we’re still hitting our deliverables. You will also be dealing with multiple teams, each with their own stakeholders, and each with their own opinion on what should or should not be included in requirements. You must have a strong sense of self to navigate these waters and lead teams to clarity on what will or will not be implemented in a sprint. There are a lot of educated and strong opinions inside Nori, and it’s your job to distill all those down into something we can build.
What’s the payoff of all this hard/fun work?
We believe in constant growth for our team members
We’re going to be adding more methodologies in the future, which means a lot more projects needing management. If you’re successful in executing with our first Supply team, you could have the opportunity to move into higher level program management and beyond.
Report Directly To The CEO
You’ll work hand in hand with our Product Director, and will report directly to the CEO, Paul Gambill. Paul used to be an Agile project manager and so you two can geek out together on how to implement good Agile practices in these teams. Paul is an engineer, and prefers that if you find a problem you need to escalate, come to him with that problem somewhat well-understood, with a draft of a proposed set of solutions in mind.
Join us on our mission to reverse climate change
By joining Nori at this time, you’ll help to shape our culture and help us to grow the company we hope to become. You’ll be helping us to solve some of the biggest challenges when it comes to creating a marketplace for carbon removal, from teamwork to technical implementations. You’ll learn a lot about the environment and agriculture.
Click this link to posting for more information/how to apply: go.nori.com/pm