Product Manager, Partner Rates

| Austin


The Opportunity

HomeAway is an exciting, international, profitable company that is transforming the market to become the world’s leading vacation rental marketplace. We are searching for a Product Manager to join HomeAway's partner experience team to define and build products that support our partners: vacation rental owners and property managers. Specifically, you will lead rates initiatives providing integrated partners the tools and API's they need to optimize their own profits.



As a part of the product management team, you must possess a unique blend of business acumen, user experience and technical skills. You will serve as a product expert, combining industry analysis, extensive market research, end-user feedback and site usage data to manage the overall product lifecycle: setting the strategic vision and product roadmap, defining requirements, collaborating with design and development to define, implement, deploy, a/b test, measure, and refine new features to deliver a world-class partner experience for managing vacation rentals.



Responsibilities

  • Create roadmap and manage priorities for your product

  • Manage the portfolio lifecycle and solutions from strategic planning to end-user adoption

  • Work with the executive management team to ensure they are fully engaged in strategic and tactical planning decisions

  • Conduct market research, identify potential commercially available solutions, and manage existing and new vendor relationships

  • Work closely with UX designers to research, define, and test next generation experiences that increase the adoption of the products, improve conversion of new customers, and improve customer satisfaction

  • Work closely with customer experience and sales to ingest user feedback from the field

  • Actively participate in agile product development process for roadmap implementation, writing product requirements, user stories, and maintaining the product backlog of priorities in close collaboration with design and engineering

  • Define data and reporting requirements and drive implementation with the data engineering and business intelligence teams

  • Design, implement and analyze a/b tests to optimize the user experience and drive key performance metrics

  • Meet frequently with business stakeholders to develop a deep understanding of their business process and needs

  • Relate policies and complex process into product capability to support the portfolio vision and roadmap

  • Manage a set of projects across the full software development life cycle; execution, status reporting and coordination against project plans and delivery commitments

  • Launch new products by collaborating with customer service, product marketing and marketing on go-to-market and lifecycle marketing strategies

  • Manage resolution of urgent technical issues while communicating changes to business stakeholders

Qualifications

Product Managers should possess strong business acumen and be passionate about the user, well-designed online and mobile products, and software development best practices.

  • 5+ years of product management experience in a high-tech software company, preferably a B2C e-commerce environment

  • Proven track record managing multiple ongoing complex projects and implementation of web applications, while delivering on schedule

  • Experience utilizing web analytics and testing tools to aid business decisions

  • Ability to manage large, complex projects in a fast-paced environment  

  • Demonstrated experience in adopting product management best practices, standards and policies

  • Ability to manage international projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to collaborate closely with design and usability to drive product enhancements

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • High level of initiative and desire to create a world-class user experience for our customers

  • Experience with complex information architecture and content management

  • Experience with online travel and/or consumer marketplaces preferred  

  • BS or BA in related field, MBA preferred



Benefits

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits

  • Competitive salary

  • Annual target bonus or commission

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Free snacks and beverages

  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team

  • Free listing on HomeAway.com

  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk

  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass

  • Casual dress

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Location

1011 W. 5th St , Austin, TX 78703
1011 W. 5th St , Austin, TX 78703

Perks of working here

Company Equity
Dental
Game Room
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
Onsite Gym
Stocked Kitchen
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