Headspace is hiring a

Lead / Senior / Product Manager, Growth

Santa Monica, United States

About Headspace:

Headspace was founded in London in 2010 by Rich Pierson and Andy Puddicombe. Originally conceived as a meditation events company, Headspace has evolved into the world’s most popular meditation app. Using proven mindfulness techniques, it will teach you how to train your mind for a healthier, happier life. Sessions take as little as 10 minutes a day, and you can do them wherever and whenever you like. Our app has now been downloaded more than 5 million times in 150 countries, helping so many people to enjoy the benefits of a clearer calmer mind. Today, we’re ready to embark on the next phase in our evolution: to become the world’s most comprehensive guide to health and happiness.  

Last summer we completed a $30mm Series A funding round. The round was led by The Chernin Group, with significant participation from other media and tech leaders including Jim Breyer (via Breyer Capital), Allen & Co, William Morris Endeavor, Freelands Ventures (the venture arm of Elisabeth Murdoch) and Advancit (the venture arm of Shari Redstone). Rounding out the raise were a handful of influential individuals including Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn CEO), Jessica Alba, Ryan Seacrest, and Jared Leto.  

You can read more about us in Fast Company or the New Yorker.


About the Lead / Senior / Product Manager, Growth @ Headspace:

Headspace is looking for a Lead / Senior / Product Manager, Growth to head up efforts on new user growth and engagement. Reporting directly to the VP of Product, this person will accelerate new user growth and engagement through viral, platform and channel initiatives. The charter for this product manager will also include international expansion in close partnership with the Product Manager, Monetization. Working with passionate and creative cross-functional teams, the product manager will play a critical role in delivering against our vision of “Improving the health and happiness of the world”.

Product Management is one corner of the triad that drives all product efforts at Headspace (the other two being Product Innovation and Product Design). The triad blends the voice of the user (Product Innovation), the voice of quality & detail (Product Design) and the voice of the business (Product Management) into one powerful force.

** Final Title (Lead/Senior/PM) will be commensurate on experience.


Job Responsibilities:

The Lead / Senior / Product Manager, Growth @ Headspace will lead the roadmap on new user growth and engagement.  Responsibilities include:

  • As the first product person focused on growth at Headspace, build and scale out the growth program.
  • Identify growth and engagement opportunities through a deep analysis of global and country-level growth and engagement patterns and trends including platform changes, new & existing platforms, new & existing channels and other opportunities.
  • Establish growth and engagement KPIs and goals.
  • Produce detailed product requirement documents and specifications.
  • Develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, prototypes, and visual mockups.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams consisting of ux designers, product designers, engineering, content and marketing to effectively design project plans based on priorities, set clear/measurable objectives and deploy team resources appropriately to achieve business goals. 
  • Understand the competitive landscape for Headspace and use it to shape product strategy.
  • Work closely with Product Analysts to analyze initiatives and user behavior to drive future features and improvements.
  • Work closely with the Product Manager, Monetization in driving international strategy.
  • Coordinate/communicate updates and launches with internal cross functional teams.
  • Manage multiple assignments and align them with business priorities & deadlines.
  • Make growth and engagement happen through a growth hacker/experimental mindset!



  • 3- 5 years of experience in product management (consumer mobile or consumer web) with strong focus on growth, channels and optimizations.
  • Strong bias-for-action in moving against new opportunities.
  • Ability to create wire-frames, product specifications and white papers.
  • Experience with a mobile company managing dynamic applications and multivariate testing.
  • Great data analysis and problem solving skills. SQL querying abilities is a strong plus.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to present work to executive staff
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and develop a small team – including those who do not directly report to you.
  • Previous experience in working with and coordinating large-scale projects with central teams is a strong plus.
  • Strong passion for creating engaging and high quality experiences.
  • Excellent written/oral, organizational, analytical skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to provide clear direction based on deconstructing industry and competitor trends.
  • Previous start-up, digital platform and/or consulting experience is a strong plus.
  • Past experience in managing teams is a strong plus.
  • BA/BS degree.
  • MBA preferred.