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Senior Product Manager - Bus Aggregation Engine



Remote · Remote
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024
About BlaBlaCar
BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading community-based travel app enabling 27 million members a year to carpool or travel by bus in 21 countries. Our team of 800 employees counts over 50 nationalities and is spread across our 5 global offices, 30% working fully remotely.
Your mission
In BlaBlaCar, the Bus Marketplace brings together licensed bus companies from different regions like Brazil, Ukraine, and Poland. We assist these carriers in crafting attractive travel options for all types of travelers. Our goal is to spearhead the shift from traditional offline booking to online convenience by pooling together diverse bus services and offering them on our platform. By catering to a wider array of passenger preferences, we aim to secure a larger share of the travel market and establish ourselves as the preferred app for travelers.
As the Senior Product Manager for the Bus Aggregation Engine team at BlaBlaCar, you will play a crucial role in driving the technological capabilities of our Global Distribution System (GDS) platform. You will be responsible for leading the development and optimization of features and services that power our bus aggregation engine, including the GDS as a search engine, GDS as a source of inventory data, carrier connections and other tools needed for operations excellence.
You will also act as a mentor for the Product Manager responsible for carrier connections.

Your responsibilities

  • Define & communicate the Product & Engineering strategy & roadmap to all stakeholders
  • Define the associated backlog and roadmap, prioritizing the highest-impact projects Lead the prioritization, specification, and delivery follow-up of the Bus Aggregation Engine team
  • Formalize and generate alignment on major decisions related to the Bus Aggregation Engine scope
  • Deploy, follow up, and communicate about its execution among different teams
  • Be the “go-to” product person on all Bus Aggregation Engine topics
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: work closely with engineering, design, and business teams to drive product development from concept to launch. Foster a collaborative environment and ensure alignment across all stakeholders.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: utilize data analytics, user feedback, and market insights to make informed product decisions.
  • Quality Assurance: Implement robust testing and monitoring processes to ensure the quality and reliability of products & services in your scope. Collaborate with engineering teams to address any issues or bugs promptly.
  • Stakeholder Communication: communicate product vision, roadmap updates, and key milestones to internal stakeholders and executive leadership. Solicit feedback and actively engage with stakeholders to ensure alignment and support.
  • Act as a mentor for the Product Manager responsible for carrier connections within the Bus Aggregation Engine team

Your qualifications

  • 6+ years of product management experience: demonstrated track record of at least six years in product management roles, with a focus on driving product development and strategy.
  • 3+ years of experience managing backend or B2B product & services
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or a related field. Advanced degrees such as an MBA are advantageous.
  • Strong analytical skills: proficiency in data analysis tools and techniques, with the ability to derive actionable insights from complex datasets. Strong analytical skills are crucial for interpreting data and making data-driven decisions to improve product performance and user experiences.
  • Prior experience collaborating with remote teams is a must, particularly those based in Eastern Europe.
  • You should be able and comfortable traveling to the headquarters in Paris, France on a monthly to quarterly basis to meet with the rest of the team.
  • English language proficiency is a must
  • Ukrainian language proficiency is a strong plus

What we have to offer

  • Full remote possible in the country of employment
  • 4 additional weeks on top of legal maternity leave
  • Financial support for home office equipment
  • Local meal plan policy
  • Public transport
  • Private health insurance (Allianz)
  • Relocation package and visa support
  • Free unlimited carpooling & bus rides
  • Personal growth via trainings, mentorship, and internal mobility programs
  • Employee Stock ownership plan
  • Regular team building events
  • Mental health support through
  • 1 day off per year to test our product

Interested in joining the ride?

  • A 45-min video-call with our Talent Acquisition Managers to get to know you, understand your career expectations and answer your questions
  • A 45-min video-call with our Head of Product Demand & Supply Aggregation, Shahil Hiridjee, to deepdive into your knowledge and experience as a Product Manager
  • A fully remote exercise to evaluate your craft and your ability to solve problems with simple and smart solutions, including a presentation to key stakeholders followed by a live working session with future peers to evaluate your ability to integrate feedback in your reflection and propose alternative solutions in a fast pace environment
  • A 45-min video-call with our VP Engineering Infrastructure & Operations, Nicolas Salvy, and Mykhailo Pysarskyi, Head of Global Distribution System to discuss your experience working with engineers
  • A 30-min video-call with Benjamin Retourné, VP Product, for a final validation
  • Usually, our hiring process lasts on average 20-25 days and offers usually come within 48 hours.
Not sure yet?
BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, tell us why you’d still be a great fit for this role in your application.