Product Manager



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Laurel’s Mission to Return Time:

We’re a team that is connected by time. Life has taught us its true value and finite nature. We value every minute and are on a mission to return time. And we live and breathe that mission in everything we do — from how we build our product that saves our customers time to how we operate as a company.

Come work with a team that’s intelligent yet humble, visionary yet gets things done. A team that’s only getting started at cracking a problem that affects every person who uses a screen to work.

Come build a company that will stand the test of time as we look to understand time itself.

We all waste a staggering amount of time at work (~33%) because we have no idea where we are spending it. Worse yet, we continue to operate in a factory model that simply does not apply to creative work. Our big bet is that by understanding time, we’ll be able to move away from it as a unit of value. In the future knowledge economy (lawyers, accountants, engineers), contributions will be assessed on value added, not the underlying time spent adding it.

Ambitious mission to say the least, so where are we starting? We have created a new market category called Time Automation that automates the timekeeping process for professionals and allows us to collect time data at scale. Before Laurel, professionals had to manually record every six minutes of their day into antiquated timekeeping software. Not anymore. We are moving away from a world in which humans tell a machine what they did at work, to our version of the world in which the machine tells the human.

We are looking for individuals who share our passion of returning time. Come join us on our journey as we spend time solving time. It will be a long road but if we’re even half right, we’ll change the way work is measured and performed forever.

About Laurel & Roadmap

Laurel is the first company to apply AI to tracking time.

Company Roadmap

Phase 1 (today):

  • Applying AI to automate timesheets for professional services. Value is: (1) more money for the firm and (2) less time for the user

Phase 2 (2025):

  • Aggregating time data and moving pro serv industries from selling time → selling outcomes (rewiring the incentive model for 20% of Global GDP)

Phase 3: (2030):

  • Tie outcomes back to the input of time across all digital industries–and leverage our work data set to automate work that does not create leverage


Series B ($55M raised from top-tier investors). Rebuilt platform E2E post Series B raise, which launched in Feb 2023. In just 11 months, we’ve gone from $0 → +$5M ARR on the new platform.

Summary of Role

We are hiring a Product Manager who can build the next generation of AI tools to help teams sanctify time. We are looking for extremely entrepreneurial Product Managers to help innovate and execute product initiatives by working seamlessly with teams of engineers, AI/ML, designers, and customer success to build experiences to return time.

You will own end-to-end a significant surface area and will be responsible for strategy, execution, and delivery of short-term and long-term outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate is a strong analytical and first principles thinker, who starts with market and customer needs, synthesizes data and customer insights, to build the right experience that resonates with the market.

You possess a proven track record of delivering results, coupled with a humble curiosity that drives you to understand and learn from any misses.

  • Establish a shared vision across the company by building consensus on priorities leading to product execution
  • Distill vision and strategy for the team, get all members of the cross-functional team aligned and motivated.
  • Seek ground-truth. Heavily utilize data insights, market and customer research, and your product intuition to continually improve your domain. Solicit and embrace critical feedback.
  • Drive product development with a team of world-class engineers and designers
  • Integrate quant and qual usability studies, research, and market analysis into product requirements to drive market and user adoption
  • Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of products.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in Product Management, preferably in Enterprise SaaS
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment.
  • Strong driver mentality and bias to action.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute product strategies and roadmap.
  • Experience using data to solve business problems. Familiar with SQL, Python, or R to analyze data. Ability to interpret data, make data-driven decisions, and articulate trade-offs.
  • Track record of delivering outcomes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • AI Knowledge: Experience setting goals and KPIs for AI algorithms is a bonus.
  • Knowledge of professional services industries such as Legal, Accounting, and Consulting.
  • Additional experience in gaming, social, or management consulting.
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Analytics, AI/ML, Physics, MBA or a related field

Compensation: The salary range for this role is $170,000-$230,000. Final salary amounts will be determined based on several factors including candidate skills, expertise, experience and geography.

Flexibility and Logistics:

  • Location: This role will be based in our company offices in San Francisco or potentially Los Angeles.
  • Additional Benefits: Comprehensive medical/dental/vision coverage with covered premiums, 401(k), and additional benefits including wellness/commuter/FSA stipends.
  • Visa Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.
  • What happens if my kid or I are sick on a workday? Take all the time you need! We’ll cover for you. And send you some soup.

Laurel's Commitment: We encourage diverse perspectives and rigorous thinkers who aren't afraid to challenge the status quo. Laurel is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Not sure if you meet the qualifications? Keep reading…

At Laurel, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge the status quo. If you’re interested in joining us on our mission to return time, then we encourage you to apply, even if you don’t perfectly match every single bullet on the job description. We promise to review your application. Laurel is an equal opportunity employer, and we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment, free from discrimination or harassment, for all employees.