VP of Product

About Vericatch 


Vericatch develops catch reporting and seafood traceability software. 


At Vericatch, our team is committed to building fishery data software that positively impacts the fishing industry and our environment. Our work with electronic reporting, fishery management analytics, and supply chain systems brings the true benefits of responsible fishing back to the fishing industry. 


We were founded in 2006 by fishermen and technologists who saw the benefits of working together to improve the profitability and sustainability of the industry. Today, Vericatch continues to embody the diverse talents and skills of our founders while leveraging experience from fishermen, leading marine science organizations and global technology companies. 


At Vericatch we believe that great data is at the core of sustainable fisheries management. We want to help fisheries succeed by partnering with industry and stakeholders to leverage value from fishing data. This is why we listen carefully and work closely with global and local stakeholders to build strong relationships, and create products that are easy to use, low cost and flexible to fit each unique fishery. 


Together, we’re building a better future. Sustainability starts with information – we are proud to design, develop, and support solutions that contribute to the sustainability of the fishing industry and the communities it supports. 


Information is transformative, and we are committed to creating tools that build a better future for the fishing industry and our world. 



About the Role 


Vericatch is a 17-year-old company based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We develop and support software products and services that help the commercial fishing and seafood industry achieve operational efficiency and improve sustainability. Our products are sold globally and we are recognized as a leader in our field.


Vericatch is looking to hire our head of product who will lead the company’s product direction. The role encompasses the following areas of responsibility:


  • Align Vericatch’s product roadmap with customer needs in our target marketplace(s)
  • Set out the vision for core technologies and products that will drive customer engagement
  • Understand the competitive landscape, stakeholders and drivers and how they will impact users and technology adoption
  • Work cross-functionally with assigned resources from development, project and business teams to realise the product strategy
  • Be an active member of the executive team



Desired Qualifications 


We are looking for an individual who is keen to lead Vericatch’s product strategy and execution. Ideal experience would include the following:



  • Experience leading high-tech product strategy and teams
    • Interacting with and understanding industry stakeholders and customers
    • Analyzing technologies and trends (Software and Hardware)
    • Experience in IP / patent work
    • Have previously lead engineers and/or marketing teams
    • Experienced in creating product strategies and driving them to successful launch
  • Experience of working in small and medium sized growth companies
    • Start-up and/or growth stage technology companies (c.20-100 employees)
    • Good product management, communication and organization skills
    • Experience leading cross-functional teams in both marketing and product
    • Ideally International / multi-cultural smarts<
  • Preferably based in Vancouver are or the Pacific time-zone, but we will be flexible for the right person
    • Willing to travel to some degree as necessary for the role
  • Interested in building something worthwhile
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Additional nice-to-haves:
    • International outlook
    • Languages beyond English
    • Experience of open-standards, SaaS
    • Experience of fishing, seafood or related areas


Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to jobs@vericatch.com.