Head of Product
ixigo
Gurugram, Haryana, India
3d ago
source : appcast

We are looking for a leader with relevant e-commerce and mobile experience to set strategic direction and partner closely with UX and technology to build world-class mobile products for the travel industry.

As a product owner, you will own the product vision and define / execute the product roadmap. You will be working closely with the tech, design, content, and business team to build and launch the products, engage, retain and delight users along with winning the market share!

You will be responsible for :

  • Defining a short-term and long-term vision & roadmap for the product based on requirements gathered across consumer needs, market research, industry trends, partner / advertiser feedback, management team thinking, and business strategy
  • Lead the team through complete ownership of the product, from prioritization, timely execution, quality, resolving issues faced during operationalization, and ensuring success metrics are met.
  • Work as a part of a highly collaborative cross-functional team to oversee the planning, development, and design of strategy from product initiation decision through the end of the product life cycle
  • Take key product decisions, including those that impact design, usability, features, content, and revenue in consultation with the leaders.
  • Organize internal & external discussions, product brainstorms & focus groups to identify & maintain a list of new ideas for product evolution
  • Stay at the bleeding edge of information in terms of technology, internet, mobile, social media, online travel, online marketing & consumer analytics
  • Crunch analytics & log data regularly to identify consumer insights / market insights, find improvements for consumer engagement & conversion rates.
  • Constantly measure marketing RoI across channels and users

  • Help the quality team in building & refining test-cases for UAT with the right tools
  • Challenge and engage the product technology & business teams to keep them aligned towards achieving product targets in a timely manner
  • Skills & Qualifications

  • 6+ years in a direct product management role, product experience focusing on complex buying decisions, or mobile eCommerce is a plus.
  • Experience in setting Test & Learn agenda and applying analytic insights to the test plan.
  • Highly organized and adept at prioritization - You can recognize and keep track of all the moving pieces in projects, adjusting to new information and goals.
  • Mentorship and leadership experience over diverse teams.
  • Should create prototypes and flow-charts / user flow diagrams using tools like Balsamiq and InVision
  • Experience in Analytical / MIS Tools (Google Analytics etc.)
  • Understanding of "Web 2.0" product psyche - ability to tell a good design from a bad one
  • Experience in the B2C travel domain is preferred
  • Must have

  • Bachelor's degree is required in Computer Science or a related field; MBA or Master's Degree is preferred.
  • Outstanding technical, analytical, relationship-building, and problem-solving abilities, along with an ability to collaborate cross-functionally.
  • Proven ability to build and manage world-class products and manage conflicting product priorities.
  • Great people skills!
  • Engineering background preferred but not necessary
  • Understanding of online travel businesses, travel content & communities
  • Able to fit in well within an informal startup environment and to provide hands-on management
  • The high energy level and untiring commitment to drive oneself & the team towards goals
  • Our Culture : ixigo is proud to have built an entrepreneurial culture that has become a folk-lore in the startup ecosystem.

    One in every four ixigems has gone on to build successful startups and companies. Our cultural values of integrity, empathy, ingenuity, awesomeness, and resilience have stood the tests of time and we’ve built a fun, flexible and creative work environment that is driven by people with a high degree of ownership.

    You will get to work with some of the smartest folks in the Indian startup ecosystem, and solve some of the toughest problems for the next billion users by using bleeding-edge technologies.

    Oh, and we have an awesome play area, great chai / coffee, free lunches (yes, they exist!) and a workspace you will fall in love with.

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