Product Manager

London, United Kingdom Requisition Number R0025831 Subsidiary Gumtree

The eBay Classifieds Group is an innovative global leader in online classifieds, with brands that span the globe. Our sites help people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. We have eleven brands that span the globe offering online classifieds in more than 1,000 cities around the world.

Gumtree is part of the eBay Classifieds Group (eCG). Founded in London in 2000, Gumtree is today the UK’s leading classified site, with over 14.5m unique visitors every month and over 9.5m app downloads. The platform enables people to trade everything from cars to home items, to find jobs, local services, community events and even somewhere to live.

Our mission is to help create a world where people share more and waste less. Our focus is on delivering a first class trading experience founded on the classified pillars of ‘Local, Free and Easy’. Are you an experienced product manager ready to take the lead in growing our Jobs product offering? Do you have experience in combining strategic focus with hands on execution?

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager. Reporting ​into the Head of Product - Horizontal and based in our Richmond office you will have significant experience of either in a C2C e-commerce or marketplace environment and have a proven track record of delivering meaningful product impact across both native app and responsive web platforms.

You will be able to communicate as effectively with engineers as you do with business and commercial stakeholders and are comfortable moving from strategic discussions to writing precise acceptance criteria. You will leverage your Agile / Lean product management experience to test, learn and iterate as part of a cross functional squad.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

Deciding what:

  • Develop a robust product strategy that maximizes user impact and business value while also asserting influence in strategic decision making across the wider team

  • Make the ‘right’ decisions by leveraging rigorous analysis and expert knowledge of the business strategy, user needs, market movements and competitor research to build a strong, defendable product roadmap

  • Prioritise development work to maximise the efficiency and impact of product / feature improvements, without losing sight of the long term vision

Taking responsibility for how:

  • Take responsibility for the delivery and quality of product improvements using lean and agile methodologies. Participate in daily development stand-ups, conduct demos, share progress etc

  • Help identify and remove obstacles to the team proactively, making sure the team functions effectively

  • Instill a ‘user centric, data informed’ mentality within your team and create an environment where assumptions are identified, constructively questioned and validated before decisions are made

  • Embody principles of lean & agile product development, define and implement effective experimentation methodologies to minimise ineffective activities

  • Give the team clear focus and define quarterly OKRs. Actively measure and analyse existing products, keep up to date with market trends and identify opportunities to innovate and improve

Driving alignment and getting buy-in

  • Align with the leadership team on business priorities and strategic goals, linking these to the day-to-day work of your team

  • Build strong working relationships with other technical teams, business functions and other departments in the wider eBay Classifieds Group organisation

  • Work collaboratively with other connected teams, for example Marketing and SEO

  • Communicate progress and impact effectively and consistently to all stakeholders while also managing the internal brand of your team across the wider organisation

  • Motivate your team by giving them context and understanding of why they are working on a given feature and how their work impacts others in the business

Experience & Qualifications:

  • You have 5+ years experience in digital product management in an agile environment

  • Consistent track record of building “best-in-class” products across responsive web and native apps with experience of C2C or B2C eCommerce or Marketplace products

  • You have worked extensively on features related to searching or browsing while considering SEO opportunity

  • Excellent communication skills. You are logical, articulate, and can work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders

  • Great commercial awareness. You think constantly about driving business results, and base your decisions in data, user interviews, and rigorous analysis

  • Fluent in English and eligible to work in the UK

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