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Product Manager - Accommodations - Pricing
It wasn’t 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 our offices worldwide, 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.
With over 1.6 million room nights booked every day, accommodation represents the largest share of our business. We are responsible for driving accommodation growth, with clear ownership of all marketing, product and supply related to accommodations. Our mission is to deliver the best customer experience and most diverse selection of properties all around the world. We are working towards creating the ultimate travel experience, building and improving great products for both travellers and the accommodation partners.
A Product Manager drives the design, development, and implementation of products based on user needs and the company's product strategy and vision. A Product Manager actively owns the product strategy and direction for the product area by understanding user, partner, and market needs and by working closely with designers, developers, analysts, researchers, product marketing managers, copywriters and others to deliver successful products.
A Product Manager is deeply committed to solving user (customer, partner, and/or other users) pain points and identifying opportunities to improve their experience. They are responsible for collecting and understanding qualitative and quantitative data as necessary to inform and prioritize product direction, form and test hypothesis driven solutions, and assist in the building of scalable technology that addresses long term needs.
This is an individual contributor role supported by a senior product manager or group product manager, where it is possible to learn and be mentored by others to learn the skills, acquire the experience, and grow through development plans to become an expert at product management.
We are looking for a Product manager for the Price intelligence team. Price intelligence enables us to understand how we are delivering value to our customers. It requires coordination of both external and internal data providers, and working closely with a team of Data Scientists in order to interpret the competitive pricing dynamics in the market, and put them to use.
Applying our understanding of market dynamics is still a very large opportunity by developing further our partner-level product gating mechanism EPO (External Price Overview) as well as using product-focused hit lists to identify price sourcing opportunities for partners, and channeling those insights in the right way through our GTM channels.
The role requires a combination of core product skills, strong data acumen, and knowledge of revenue management practices with our partner base.
Responsible for one product team including the short and long term roadmap for the product area.
Identify user needs through various methods of research (quantitative, qualitative, market research, benchmarking)
Responsible for data analysis, experimentation, and reporting on their product to drive changes and improvements to the user experience.
Building of business cases and supporting business models to be able to understand and explain the impact of team on the wider business
Serve as the product team’s primary contact for information, work prioritization, and decision-making
Works independently with support and coaching from senior and group product managers.
Actively participate in product networks and the craft community outside of their own track.
Contributing to the craft community and company wide efforts where needed (e.g. recruitment activity generating leads, doing phone interviews)
Responsible for selecting the right methodology for the product that is being developed given the stage of the product life cycle, by applying knowledge of the limitations and possibilities of the various product development methodologies.
Responsible for ensuring a high quality user experience with our products by applying technical awareness and understanding of technical risks.
Support and justify the chosen technical solutions and build a bridge between technical and non-technical stakeholders by ensuring the technical feature development and strategy are scoped to satisfy the short and long terms needs of the business.
Creativity and curiosity - A creative problem solver with a deep curiosity about our business and product.
Excellent degree of communication skills - Being able to effectively communicate both the 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.
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong data acumen: ability to formulate data-related hypotheses, work with DSI to analyze and interpret complex data, and be able to connect it to the broader product and commercial narrative
Experience in data testing
Previous commercial experience an advantage
Strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful
Solution oriented and result driven
Proactive, flexible and capable of working independently as well as working in a team
Good communication (e.g. public speaking) and analytical skills
Ability to multi-task & flexible attitude
Strong project management skills
Level of Craft Knowledge
Have a practical understanding of concepts based upon working experience
Able to consistently perform tasks associated with this competency
Expected to seek help from a more proficient expert from time to time
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