Senior Product Manager, Merchandising

Job summary
Permanent contract
London
Salary: Not specified
No remote work
Experience: > 5 years
Skills & expertise
Financial analysis
Teamwork
Competitive analysis
AI and machine learning
Agile methodologies
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The Opportunity

Algolia is the world’s only comprehensive search and discovery company, serving multiple verticals (eCommerce, SaaS, Media).The Merchandising team is focused on Algolia’s main vertical: Digital Commerce.

We strongly believe that a strong and performant merchandising strategy should be a combination of human and machine learning. Thus, our solution offers access to all modern merchandising capabilities (AI models, rules-engine, analytics, and more) in a unified user-friendly interface, allowing Business users to optimize the performances of their eCommerce store and personalize the shopper journey.

We have ambitious goals ahead of us, including building several new products on top of Algolia existing APIs and capabilities. We will become the “orchestrator” of eCommerce to unify all the digital merchandising interfaces and capabilities used by digital merchandising teams in the Composable Commerce space.

The Digital Merchandising group mission is to empower eCommerce companies to optimize their business metrics by personalizing and curating search and discovery experiences mapped to the shopper journey.

As Senior Product Manager for the Merchandising team:

  • You will play a pivotal role in architecting and implementing new products, that will play a central role in the future of Algolia
  • You will be in the driver’s seat to innovate in the multi-billion dollar market eCommerce industry

What you'll be doing:

  • Own, define, and communicate vision, strategy, and roadmap of the Digital Merchandising team with all key stakeholders and leadership.
  • Develop a deep understanding of enterprise customer needs and identify what we can build to enable them. Collaborate with key eCommerce clients to shape the future of the digital merchandising space.
  • Build processes and team dynamics to deliver APIs and user interfaces that satisfy the needs of our customers.
  • Mocking up concepts, writing functional specs, cutting tickets, writing copy, and doing whatever it takes to express your ideas. Collaborating with engineers, designers, and other product managers.
  • Build and nurture an agile and innovative product culture within the team, founded on the importance of continuous and rapid prototyping and learning.
  • Uses analytical and quantitative skills to manage the business ‘by the numbers’.
  • Understand the evolving competitive landscape and identify potential strategic partnerships for complementary product offerings
  • Organize in-person customer research with companies, affinity groups, or representative users to gain end-to-end real-world.
  • Drive innovative ideas, solutions, and products through leadership and decisive action.

You might be a fit if you have :

  • 5 years of experience in B2B product management
  • Demonstrated success in shipping and iterating on products within an agile software development environment
  • An ability to work with engineering, design, product marketing, GTM sales, and customer support to help launch new products and support existing ones.
  • Ability to understand technical business problems, craft effective strategies to tackle them, and present simple solutions to our customers
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Good-to-have understanding of the eCommerce industry trends and ecosystems
  • Nice-to-have familiarity with search engines and search technologies
  • Nice-to-have familiarity with ML/AI technologies
  • Experience writing code - for fun, college, or work - is a plus. We are looking for someone with a technical bent to communicate with our internal engineers and engineering management, as well as our engineering-focused customers.
  • Preference for candidates with experience at our current stage and beyond (over 10,000 customers, $200-500M ARR range, high growth, lots of change and building internal infrastructure).

We’re looking for someone who can live our values:

  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients, and the decisions we make in the company.
  • HUMILITY- Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside.

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REMOTE STRATEGY:

Algolia’s flexible workplace model is designed to empower all Algolians to fulfill our mission to power search and discovery with ease. We place an emphasis on an individual’s impact, contribution, and output, over their physical location. Algolia is a high-trust environment and our team members have the autonomy to choose where they want to work and when. We know community comes in many forms and strive to create opportunities for intentional in-person connection in our offices and virtually for our remote colleagues around the world.

We have a global presence with physical offices in San Francisco, NYC, Paris, London, Sydney and Bucharest.

ABOUT US:

Algolia prides itself on being a pioneer and market leader offering an AI Search solution that empowers 17,000+ businesses to compose customer experiences at internet scale that predict what their users want with blazing fast search and web browse experience. Algolia powers more than 30 billion search requests a week – four times more than Microsoft Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Yandex and DuckDuckGo combined.

Algolia is part of a cadre of innovative new companies that are driving the next generation of software development, creating APIs that make developers’ lives easier; solutions that are better than building from scratch and better than having to tweak monolithic SaaS solutions.

In 2021, the company closed $150 million in series D funding and quadrupled its post-money valuation of $2.25 billion. Being well capitalized enables Algolia to continue to invest in its market leading platform, to better serve its thousands of customers–including Under Armor, Petsmart, Stripe, Gymshark, and Walgreens, to name just a few.

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

We’re looking for talented, passionate people to build the world’s best search & discovery technology. As an ownership-driven company, we seek team members who thrive within an environment based on autonomy and diversity. We're committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. We care about each other and the world around us, and embrace talented people regardless of their race, age, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, color, veteran status, disability and socioeconomic background.

READY TO APPLY?If you share our values and our enthusiasm for building the world’s best search & discovery technology, we’d love to review your application!

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