Product Lead

The most important thing we’ve learned over the past year? Every challenge offers a new opportunity. With the travel industry being disrupted like never before, our mission is to drive the restart of the travel industry with our ability to adapt quickly and focus on our purpose: to empower people to get more out of life. We have a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity to shape the future of the travel industry and we want you to be part of it. Can we count you in?

We’re looking for a Product Lead for our new inspirational travel product. This high impact role will help us shift our user value proposition to be inspirational in travel as we all start to venture outside our home cities post-lockdown. 

In this role, you’ll be leading the team to connect the product vision with the engineering team. You’ll be the direct lead for a team of 7, including a project manager and software engineers, as well a key anchor for interdependent product teams.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Lead the end to product development of a new inspirational upper funnel consumer product
  • Collaborate across stakeholders to combine different perspectives into a strong product strategy.
  • Help build and translate the product vision into initiatives alongside the product managers and development team
  • Manage and empower the team to achieve excellence, as well as support key projects.
  • Ensure that your teams’ roles and responsibilities are clear and individual value contributions pay into initiatives and team objectives.
  • Track your teams’ progress, help resolve blockers and enable iterative product development towards critical milestones
  • Lead the recruiting process to assess and hire new Frontend Engineers and Product Managers for your team

What you’ll definitely need:

  • 5+ years experience in product management  with experience managing product managers or engineers as direct reports
  • Experience providing product and technical leadership mentoring engineers and PM’s for best practices on front end product development.
  • Previous experience owning end to end launch of new consumer facing products
  • Strategic and structural thinking: the ability to zoom-in and out during projects to challenge solutions on multiple levels.
  • Comfort in taking significant, but bold risks and measure progress.
  • You have a keen eye for people’s talents and you know how to help them fulfil their potential at work.
  • Excellent communication skills as well as high levels of emotional intelligence and empathy. You’re skilled at stakeholder management and relationship building 
  • To be a great collaborator and tech partner for product and design leads. 

What we’d love you to have:

  • A passion for technology and stay up to date in the travel and tech industry.
  • Previous experience in e-commerce and travel industry 
  • Experience launching products that drive customer engagement and retention 
  • Strong user centricity and focus on driving customer value through product

What you can expect from life at trivago:

Entrepreneurship: The freedom to take ownership of your work and drive initiatives independently. It’s the idea that counts, not the position. 
Growth: Support for your development, constant new opportunities, regular peer feedback, mentorship and training.
International workforce: Collaboration with international talents from 80+ nations bringing different perspectives, backgrounds and expertise together to ensure a truly global focus.
Flexibility: Self-determined working hours and the opportunity to split your time between home and our campus in Düsseldorf: 2 days on campus and 3 days at home per week. 
Relocation and integration: Support with relocation costs, work permit and visa questions, insurance and free language classes.
Equal opportunity: Commitment to creating an all-inclusive workplace, because we know representing the diversity of our users in our talent base enables us to create a more meaningful product. 

A note regarding COVID-19:

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty around the future of the travel industry. If you want more insight into our current strategy and outlook, follow our LinkedIn company updates.

Our recruiting team will be on hand every step of the way, but if you have any questions or concerns before applying, feel free to reach out to us at joinus@trivago.com.

We look forward to your application!