Vara - Product Lead

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

What we do

Better breast cancer screening should be a universal offering to every woman in the world. Vara’s AI-powered software platform, created with screening radiologists in Germany, mitigates much of the human subjectivity associated with reading mammography results—and reduces the repetitive work screening physicians are routinely subjected to—we’re making breast cancer screening more effective, more measurable, and more accessible for everyone, everywhere. By democratising access to early screening around the world, we deliver measurable impact backed by clinical evidence. We are partnering globally, to deliver breast cancer screening where it is needed most.

As the first company from Europe’s leading AI venture studio Merantix, Vara has grown since 2018 to become a 30-member international team. Our diverse team consists of highly motivated and ambitious entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, and technology experts. 

Further information can be found on our website:

Your role

As the Product Lead, you will report directly to the Director of Product. You set the agenda for your team independently, meaning that you run your function entirely without day-to-day management from the leadership.

The following tasks fall within your area of responsibility: 

Develop and Execute the Product Strategy

  • Internalise Vara’s mid- to long-term strategy and utilize it to define the quarterly Product strategy and set the right KPI

  • Rally your stakeholders around it and get widespread buyin.

  • Communicate the Product strategy to the Developer team

  • Execute the Product strategy against your KPI and report on its progress to the rest of the team


Conceptualize the Digital Product Offering in International Markets:

  • Develop the vision for the product set in Egypt & India (and more countries to follow).

  • Conceptualize a Product roadmap to achieving the vision

  • Define and communicate the user journeys within your products

  • Build a deep understanding of your users and become the internal advocate of their needs and requirements

Develop the Product to meet high clinical standards in Germany

  • Stay in contact with our German users and determine what they need to improve their performance through the use of Vara. 

  • Lead the conceptualisation of new features together with our Operations, ML and Developer teams

  • Prioritize the Product backlog against effort & impact

Run the Day-to-Day Product Management

  • Determine the content and scope of Vara’s monthly sprints and ensure timely deliveries

  • Develop a deep understanding of the regulatory requirements of Vara and balance them against the need to ship continuous improvements of the Product

  • Manage your stakeholders and keep them up to date on how the Product is progressing

Your profile

Career Experience

Your experience is a great match if it contains the following:

  • 3-4 Years experience in building high-quality products in a fast paced environment

  • Experience in the field of healthcare

  • Experience in creating roadmaps, driving UX decisions, taking a product from concept to launch and leading discussions on technical implementation

  • Experience in designing and executing customer journeys

  • You have mentored other Product Managers or helped them reach their full potential

  • A plus:

    • Expertise in Design or Development

    • Expertise in building products within a regulated market

Skills & Know-How

  • You are able to effectively collaborate with various stakeholders incl. Developers, Operations and Regulatory to create a product with meaningful impact

  • Able to own and delivering a long-term Product roadmap

  • You know how to measure the success of you product and continuously iterate to improve it for the benefit of our customers and our business.

  • Experience in coaching/managing junior Product Managers

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in German and English

What we offer
  • Work flexibly
    In-office? Out of office? Somewhere in between? Whatever you prefer.

  • Team Culture
    We host regular team nights and events to foster company culture and cohesion.

  • Have time to relax
    Enjoy your vacation allowance and take the time you need to recharge - we won’t micromanage your time.

  • Connect at our AI Campus
    Meet some truly exceptional humans at the AI campus — home to countless inspiring startups, events, and opportunities to broaden your horizons.

  • Competitive salary
    We regularly benchmark salaries within the tech and healthcare industry.

  • Develop your career
    Dedicate yourself to impactful projects and have regular, meaningful career development sessions with your manager.

About us
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.

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