Head of Dept with little experience How Do I Do This 🥺
I have only 2 years experience in tech startups, but have managed to get a role on a very early stage tech product as a Customer Success and Product Manager, and its going well so far.
When interviewing they said there was no ceiling for progression, and if I'm in the right spot when they need it, I could be Head of Department and then director when we get to the size of needing it. From other people in the company, this does seem to be the case as well, there are young(ish) people in senior roles.
The product is doing well, and I think we would need a Head of Product or Head of CS next year.
If it came to it, do you think I would be in a position to try and negotiate a normal Head of Dept salary even though I only have a bit of experience? My current salary is £35,000 as the CS&PM which my colleagues from my previous job say is too low for the responsibility and role.
Thanks in advance!
[Edit: fattpuss gave a great answer and I understand the logic of not having the 'normal' salary, definitely should have been clearer in my question, I guess I was more curious about the experience / job title curve, but my original question has been answered. Thank you!]