It was not so long ago that booking a trip to see the Eiffel Tower, stroll down New York’s iconic Madison Avenue or feel the sand between our toes on Copacabana Beach was simply a matter of a few taps on our smartphone.
In fact, that’s what we do at Booking.com. We make it easier for everyone to experience the world. And while that world might feel a little farther away right now, we’re busy preparing for when the world is ready to travel once more.
Across the world we continue to innovate. To solve for some of the most complex challenges in travel and technology, and to plan for the exciting developments that lie ahead.
With strategic long-term investments into what we believe the future of travel can be, we are opening up new career opportunities that will have a strong impact on our mission.
We are united in the belief that our very human desire to explore the planet’s beauty and discover more about other people and cultures will endure.
The world is waiting for us. Together, we will be ready.
Booking.com’s App Marketing team looks for a Senior product manager to strengthen our team of product leaders!
Located in our fast-paced Marketing department in the Amsterdam HQ, you’ll work collaboratively with teams of marketing specialists, developers, designers and copywriters to drive acquisition and engagement with the Booking.com mobile apps.
As a Senior Product Manager. You’ll lead product teams through the research, design, and development, and optimization of solutions to grow App acquisition and engagement.
You will drive the product vision, direct strategic initiatives and the creation of product roadmaps in collaboration with your product teams and your main stakeholders.
You take full end to end responsibility for your product :
Develop and own the long-term product vision and inspire your teams and Product Managers to achieve the vision by sharing your message effectively.
Establish a strategy and roadmap to make the vision a reality.
Drive regular and periodic reviews of these roadmaps across product & tech and relevant stakeholders and contributors (Commercial, Operations, Analytics, finance, ...)
Support Product Managers in translating customer insights, company direction, industry developments into teams’ long- and short- term priorities.
Ensure Product Managers deliver well-written, detailed user stories with clear acceptance criteria.
Work closely with key stakeholders to understand user needs with data, identify gaps in our offerings and develop product requirements.
Because your work is data-driven, you will define key business and success metrics, track them, and integrate learnings’ back into the organization and product plan.
Benchmark our solutions against industry standards and competitors for innovation, and operational excellence.
Mentor and guide the professional development of each direct report through personal and performance management and coaching.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant product experience, ideally including managing regulated products.
Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in engineering, computer science or a related discipline is preferred.
Proven ability to understand and discuss technical concepts and architectures, balance trade-offs, continuously assess compliance, business, and technical risks, as well as evaluate new ideas and understand the industry trends.
Previous hands-on experience with designing and building large scale software products / systems is a big plus.
Proven experience of creating and leading strategic initiatives in e-commerce technology at scale is a big plus.
Excellent communication skills are required - Being able to both communicate effectively both strategic vision and specific details to various stakeholders, from senior leadership to individual project members.
Being able to write clear and concise product requirements, status updates and product results. Proven ability to drive alignment with business and product leaders on Booking’s strategy and plan to accelerate delivery of the right go-forward enterprise architecture with a platform product in mind.
Strong analytical skills - Able to interpret data and trends, diagnose problems, and recommend effective action plans to resolve issues.
Strong organisational and project management skills - Someone with responsibility to ensure multiple projects are completed in an appropriate and timely manner.
Experience with stakeholder management (finance, budgeting, team management, recruitment, external customers).
Strong teamwork and collaboration skills are essential.