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Technical Product Manager (Search Ranking & Recommendations)

Posted: 29 Jul 2020 Closes: 27 Sep 2020
London, England, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1145903926

Depop is the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles and Australia. We have almost 20 million registered users in 147 countries. In the UK, 1 in 3 Gen Z/Millennials are registered and in the US we have grown 300% over two years. We are also the only European player to have recently entered the top 25 shopping apps by daily active users.

Our mission is to empower the next generation to transform fashion, and our team of nearly 200 people are dedicated to serving the needs of our global community.

We operate on three pillars:
Community: Our buyers, sellers and employees are inclusive, diverse and accessible. We are committed to empowering diversity within the fashion community.Entrepreneurship: We support our community and help them build their business with Depop. We thrive on supporting innovation by shaping an environment where creators, makers or hustlers can thrive.Sustainability: Depop helps extend the life of garments and reduce waste, we care about the world and want to make a positive change within the fashion industry.
Read a little more about us here.


Role:


As one of London's fastest growing tech companies, and an increasingly global business, we need excellent product people at all levels. We're currently hiring for a Technical Product Manager to run one of our new cross functional teams with critical strategic remits. Our Search Ranking & Recommendations team owns and continuously optimises our search ranking algorithm to best match our supply and our demand. They will also develop our recommendation services that will be leveraged by the Discovery, Engagement & CRM teams to surface personalised recommendations.

Our product teams are autonomous units that are expected to deliver business impact in line with the overall product strategy.


Responsibilities:

Deciding what to build:
  • Developing a product strategy that maximises the value you can deliver to the business and our users based on the resources you have at your disposal
  • Prioritising the features so that you deliver the highest impact features first, without losing sight of the long term vision
  • Basing your decisions in rigorous analysis and a deep understanding of our users and business processes
Owning how we build it:
  • Designing features that are simple, intuitive and beautiful
  • Iterating rapidly to continually fold in new insights
  • Removing obstacles to the team proactively, and making sure the team functions effectively
Keeping everyone aligned and informed:
  • Aligning with the leadership team on their priorities and strategic goals
  • Keeping all stakeholders informed about team direction and progress
  • Motivating the team and giving them the context they need to reach their potential

Requirements:

Must haves:
  • Technical background (e.g. former engineer) or product experience managing highly technical products involving Search Technologies and Natural Language Processing or Machine Learning.
  • Beginner's Mindset is one of our core values. We're a learning organisation, and a group of people that thrive on getting better every day. Your curiosity and thirst for knowledge are more important than what you know already.
  • Resilience. We're scaling really fast. The things that we do today won't work tomorrow. You need to be comfortable with the rate of change we're going through, and excited by the opportunities that affords.
  • Great commercial awareness. You think constantly about driving business results, and base your decisions in data, user interviews, and rigorous analysis
  • A strong sense of ownership and be highly organised. You create order in the world around you and get huge satisfaction from delivering the highest quality features
  • Excellent communication skills. You are logical, articulate, and can work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Previous experience as a Product Manager in an agile environment
Things that would be useful, but are not essential:
  • Experience working on marketplaces or in e-commerce
  • Experience working on in a mobile first environment or on social products
  • A love of fashion, especially if you're already part of the Depop community

Benefits


Depop offers the opportunity to work in one of the UK's fastest-growing scale-ups, with a vibrant and diverse group of people, building a product we all deeply care about, in addition to:

Learn and Grow: We sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to up-skill our employees and enhance their journey with us, just ask!

Wellbeing: We care about wellbeing. We offer a cycle to work scheme, healthy fruit and snacks in the office, breakfast every Tuesday, eye-care vouchers and a discounted gym membership.

Mental Health: Mental health is a top priority for Depop. We offer subsidised counselling appointments through SelfSpace, have mental health first aiders and also run yoga, meditation and more.

Work/life balance: We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more, a day off for activism, and sabbaticals for our long-serving employees.

Family life: We offer flexible working (based on your team), generous parental leave policies, and, all of our offices are dog-friendly!

Financial: We match up to 6 percent on your pension based on qualified earnings and have retail discounts from benefithub.

Fun: We love to celebrate our successes at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties. We also host internal employee socials such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more.

Depop is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Equality and Diversity Monitoring

Depop is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Depop recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce which reflects the wider population and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Under the Equality Act (2010), Depop must demonstrate that their recruitment processes are fair and that we are not discriminating against or disadvantaging anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We need to ask applicants some questions to make sure that no one is being unfairly discriminated against or disadvantaged.

We collect this information only for anonymised monitoring purposes to help the organisation look at the profile of individuals who apply, are shortlisted for and appointed to each vacancy. In this way, we can check that we are complying with the Equality Act (2010).

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