Product Director Marketplace

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Product Director Marketplace who wants to make a difference.

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Product

Online since Sep 27, 2017

We are looking for a Product Director in our great office in Rio de Janeiro

Your opportunity...

OLX Brazil is already one of the biggest internet consumer brands and the leading marketplace in the country. Our app is among the most downloaded and millions of people sold and bought goods worth more than R$80bn in 2016. Running the biggest marketplace in Brazil in fast growth is a very exciting challenge. That’s why we are now looking for a user-centric Product Director to join us and help shape marketplace product & growth strategy.

For this role, you will be based on Rio de Janeiro, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with amazing nature and outdoor activities, relaxed lifestyle and considered by many the friendliest city in the world.

 

Current Areas of Emphasis (2017-2018)

  • Evolution of OLX mobile experience (apps & mobile web)

  • Private seller & buyer growth - still 80% of Brazilians haven’t sold anything online

  • Category Verticalization - building experiences that satisfy category specific needs  

  • Drive wide adoption of ML & narrow AI for improving user experience (personalisation, content discovery, user action anticipation)

  • Drive forward our understanding and vision of how buying & selling personal items should evolve (user needs, technologies, macro-trends, business models)

 

Your Role & Impact

Articulate a clear vision for the future of the product and prioritize features & resources, along with other PMs, that will bring the most value for the users and the organization. Has broader horizontal vision & impact across the company. In this role, you will work closely with engineering, product, design, data analytics, and customer service teams to constantly iterate and improve buyer and seller experience.

 

Scope

Within the marketplace scope you will be responsible for five multi-functional product teams: Growth, Private Sellers, Messaging, Content Discovery & User Accounts.

 

Core responsibilities

You will report to the CPO and will be part of the Senior Product Leadership Team. The role will be based in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Your mandate will include:

  • Manage Product Managers and help facilitate their vision as they autonomously make product decisions

  • Establish a shared vision across the company by building consensus on priorities

  • Own the overall product strategy and success of the OLX Marketplace

  • Internalize and deeply understand OLX's mission and strategy, as well as shape the mission and goals of multiple teams under your direction (Growth, Private Sellers, Content Discovery, Messaging, User Accounts teams)

  • Establish goals and work with cross-functional stakeholders (data science, vertical teams, customer support, marketing)

  • Ensure excellent team dynamics, team and individual team member performance, growth and enthusiasm


What will you need to be successful in this role?

  • Degree in UX, business, or engineering;

  • several years in senior product leadership role

  • Solid experience in metrics focused product management

  • Knowledge of UX design processes and methodologies

  • Experience with agile development methodology

  • Search, Machine Learning experience a plus

  • Fluent English and Portuguese

  • All nationalities (for foreign applicants, OLX will assist with visa application and relocation)

 

Profile:

  • You have substantial experience managing and developing well-loved software products. You’ve had many experiences defining product roadmaps, building collaboratively with design and engineering peers, and shipping at scale.

  • Analytical Creative

  • Self-motivated with strong sense of ownership

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Ability to think and act with a focus on the holistic needs of the organization and influence others to do the same

  • Has strategic vision, understands business objectives and is able to inspire people around those

  • Strong consumer product instincts

  • A fundamentally user-centric approach to product iteration with natural design sense

  • Ability to manage many projects in parallel

  • Thrives in a fast paced and fast growth environment, comfortable with ambiguity

  

Inspired and interested in the job? Apply!
Are you ready to live your dream and apply for this role? It only takes a few minutes to apply using our simple application template. Once you’ve it out submit it online and our talent scouts promise to give it serious consideration. We will try to get back to you within the next two weeks but we have to admit, sometimes it takes a bit longer than that. If it does please don’t worry we will respond to your application no matter what.

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