Product Owner, PriceYak

San Francisco, CA
Full Time

About Zinc

Zinc is the secret backbone of e-commerce. Our team has built listing creation, inventory management, repricing, and fulfillment software currently used by tens of thousands of the top Amazon and eBay sellers. We power the entire product catalog for dozens of US and international e-commerce sites. Our founders and lead engineers hail from MIT and have worked at top-tier Silicon Valley companies including Palantir, Stripe, Dropbox, Nest, and Optimizely.

Thousands of small businesses owners around the world make a living using Zinc's software. As the backbone of these online stores, Zinc's software powers hundreds of millions of dollars in annual sales. We offer an unconventional work environment focused on results, not hours. Zinc is backed by Y Combinator and some of the best angel investors in Silicon Valley, but we are also profitable and independent.

About the Role

Zinc is hiring a Product Owner for PriceYak. The Product Owner will lead nearly all aspects of the PriceYak product. You will be expected to:

  • Frequently chat and email with customers and prospective customers
  • Set the engineering agenda. Specify bugs and feature requests for the engineering team. Lead product betas.
  • Coordinate with the Sales and Account Management teams to drive product growth.
  • Lead the PriceYak support organization. Set performance metrics and assist the support representatives to consistently provide best-in-class support.
  • Take responsibility for the P&L of PriceYak. You will report to the founders of Zinc, who will also be able to assist with big initiatives or changes in staffing of your team.
This is a fantastic role for a generalist interested in startups/entrepreneurship. You will learn everything needed to run and grow a profitable SaaS product.


  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead a team.
  • Strong computer skills and demonstrated ability to understand a technical product.
  • Self starting, autonomous, and hands-on.
  • Product management experience.
  • Engineering background a plus.

  • $150k - $220k annual compensation, depending on experience level.

    About the Product

    Launched in 2014, PriceYak was the first full service automation suite for ecommerce arbitrage, revolutionizing business for a large and growing niche. PriceYak drives the market forward with cutting edge ideas and technology and is recognized as a leader in the field. Thousands of successful small businesses around the globe depend on PriceYak for its best-in-class listing creation, repricing, automatic ordering, and other essential functionality.

    The position is based out of our office near Union Square in San Francisco. We have snacks, unlimited La Croix, and (sometimes) Wally, a super friendly golden retriever. As a small startup we offer flexibility in terms of work schedule and vacation. After approximately 6 months, substantial portions of the role could be accomplished from home or remote locations if desired.

    To apply, please complete the questionnaire here. We look forward to having you on board!

    Our Products: - The Zinc company. - Our enterprise APIs, used mainly by large enterprises and international importers. - Full service automation for dropship arbitrage. Enables thousands of small independent entrepreneurs to work for themselves around the world. - The easiest way for Amazon sellers to cross-list their inventory onto eBay. Thousands of brands trust JoeLister to take the hassle out of adding the eBay channel.