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Product Manager, Search

Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Job Code: 627
# of openings: 1

Description

Are you interested in delighting people with travel and entertainment experiences from their own neighborhoods to journeys of a lifetime around the world?  Are you excited to build great products and user experiences on mobile and the web?  Are you ready to innovate and help growth hack new businesses?

Travelzoo seeks an experienced Product Manager, Search to radically transform its customer experience and business.   This person will lead the development of products like Fly.com, site search for Travelzoo.com, and Travelzoo SuperSearch that are used by tens of millions of users in North America and Europe.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Define the product strategy and roadmap for our SuperSearch and Fly.com businesses
  • Guided by customer insights and analytics, craft a user experience that will delight customers and deliver business objectives
  • Work with design, engineering, and business partners to ensure the on-time delivery of product development sprints with high quality
  • Articulate and effectively communicate user stories and product specifications, partnering with design and engineering to develop and release products and features
  • Using tools, such as Google Analytics and Flurry, and working with engineering partners, analyze the performance – both from a financial and usability perspective – of products across platforms
  • Act as a bridge between the global business and engineering teams, understanding and anticipating the needs of stakeholders including users, advertisers, and business owners
  • Analyze competitors’ offerings and the industry landscape
  • Effectively communicate and evangelize the product plan to global stakeholders, including executive team members

Requirements:

  • Must be passionate about consumer-oriented internet and mobile technology, with a track record of launching products with a business impact
  • At least 5 years of product management or relevant experience
  • Polished communication/presentation skills, including the ability to convey user stories and sell ideas to founders, executives, and other stakeholders
  • Ability to thrive within an Agile development environment
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to be self–directed when needed
  • Ability to effectively lead a team of designers, business stakeholders, marketers, engineers and others to deliver results
  • A BS degree in a technology or otherwise related field
     

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of search, personalization technologies, and user experience design
  • Previous experience in the travel industry
  • Experience with Agile software development
  • Work experience in a small company or other entrepreneurial environment
  • Working understanding of front-end (HTML 5.0, CSS 4, JavaScript, Flash, etc.) and back-end technologies (databases, CMS, etc.) and their limitations/impact to user experience
  • Experience in using tools such as Google Analytics  or Flurry to conduct analysis

We offer:

• Top salary
• Excellent career advancement opportunities
• Medical, dental and vision
• 401(k) plan
• Exciting, fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture
• Ask about the Travelzoo Experience, a unique benefit for Travelzoo employees

 





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