Avant Arte wants to make art radically more accessible for a new generation.
We started as a cult blog of contemporary artists, initially inspired through rap lyrics and hip-hop album covers. That blog grew organically into the world’s largest and most engaged online art community, with more than 2 million of their followers under the age of 35.
We collaborate with iconic contemporary artists like Jenny Holzer, Cai Guo-Qiang, Claire Tabouret and the Chapman brothers, making their work more accessible to younger collectors through sculpture editions, print editions and unique works on paper. And we have built a highly engaged community of next-generation art collectors, which means Avant Arte’s artist launches are heavily oversubscribed, with many behaving more like fashion drops, selling out in under 30 seconds.
The company’s vision is to inspire a new generation, building a vibrant and engaged community of people who love art, around the artists who inspire them, as well as a platform that makes it simple for collectors to buy and sell pieces from their favourite artists.
We’re a small team with really big ambitions, both for what we want to achieve and also the environment we’re building. We want to create a company that remains thoughtful as we scale and tries to be genuinely progressive in how we operate; we want people to really own what they do and be given the autonomy and freedom to make mistakes, learn, and create something meaningful. We’re looking for exceptional people who are proactive, hungry to learn and want to put their pride in our collective achievements.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
This role is for the product manager in charge of our marketplace product team, the team responsible for building the technology at the core of our business, operating at the intersection of supply and demand and delivering both operational optimisation as well as a well designed customer experience.
Coordinate and conduct customer and market research to ensure we solve our customers ( internal and external ) most important problems;
Lead the feature development process: market study, requirement gathering, ideation, development & launch;
Work with a cross-functional team of software engineers and designers to produce elegant and customer centric solutions;
Ensure that the team meets deadlines by removing any obstacles;
Define the team OKRs, mid and long term roadmaps;
Deepdive, understand and solve marketplace operational challenges that can be solved through technology;
Provide clarity on the overall health and performance of the supply, demand and fulfilment aspects of the marketplace
The skills and experience we’re looking for are:
Strong understanding of marketplace metrics and dynamics and each of the factors that affect them;
Have experience on white boarding solutions for complex operational issues;
Privilege outputs over complicated processes;
Great communication skills in both written and oral format;
You’re experienced in modern forms of product development processes;
Capacity to read and extract data from data;
You have a strong bias for great design and customer experience.
What can you expect from Avant Arte?
You’ll get to be part of building one of the fastest-growing tech companies in culture, backed by early investors in companies like Skype, Farfetch, Glossier & Facebook .
Exciting technical challenges to work on and great opportunities to learn, grow and develop.
A truly unique and agile working environment surrounded by a diverse range of passionate experts.
You will be joining a growing, self-organising team, and will have the freedom to decide the most efficient way to work together and get the job done. Our teams and engineers do not work in silos, as such you will be given opportunities to use or develop skills outside of your core skill set too.
Avant Arte believes that no two people are alike, and that’s a great thing. Diversity in culture, thought and background has been key to growing our product. That’s why we believe in giving equal opportunity to all, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability.
You’ll get to be part of building one of the fastest growing tech companies in culture, backed by early investors in companies like Skype, Farfetch, Glossier and Facebook.
Generous equity allowance
25 days of holiday plus two extra company wide days on Kings Day (national holiday in the Netherlands which falls in April) and Christmas Eve
L&D budget of €1000 per year per employee
Company Laptop (MacBook) + any other equipment for your at-home set up
Cycle to work scheme (UK)
Regular socials & team events including end of year events between all offices and staff (incl. remote)
Generous parental leave policies
Offices in both London and Amsterdam and supportive of flexible/remote working
Office perks in our London office include membership discounts for restaurants, wellness services and hotels in the area as well as free fitness classes and drinks on Fridays