Core Product Experience Lead

The core product experience team is focused on optimising the user experience for all traffic on our hotel search website application and is responsible for driving key business outcomes on our global product.

As the lead of a group of cross-functional agile teams, you’ll be the entrepreneurial mind driving the team in the right direction and supporting them where needed in achieving the goals that you set out. The team you’ll lead contains product managers and you have access to all other resources (dedicated software engineers, designers and QA) in order to deliver a better product every day. 

As one of our product leads, you’ll be part of our Stays product leadership group, driving strategic decisions across the core trivago hotel search experience and playing a key role in the definition of our overall product strategy. You’ll also collaborate closely with the same group to further develop a strong Product Management culture of continuous discovery, problem solving and outcome-first product development.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Develop the product vision and strategy for the core product experience area.
  • Develop and lead a team of 4 PMs, including caring for the retention of talents and recruiting along with developing a culture around product management.
  • Work closely with our Stays product lead to translate our business and user experience objectives into quarterly goals and work with the team on the day-to-day execution.
  • Ensure day to day product delivery, being accountable for progress in business and user KPIs.
  • Create value through being responsible for the teams delivery model, making key decisions on team processes, product feature selection and managing the velocity of teams output.
  • Work closely with our product marketing departments and other internal product teams to maximise the potential of our user experience.
  • Ensure that roles and responsibilities are clear and individual value contributions pay into initiatives and team objectives.
  • Inspire and empower your team to achieve your team’s vision and goals as well as support on key projects.

What we’re looking for:

  • A pragmatic, value-oriented mindset to drive for results in a fast pace environment.
  • Excellent communication skills as well as high levels of emotional intelligence and empathy.
  • 5+ years’ experience, with at least 3 years’ experience in leading product/tech teams.
  • Solid knowledge of modern Product Management practices and agile frameworks.
  • Cognitive and structural thinking, ability to zoom-in and out in projects to challenge solutions on multiple levels.
  • Strong analytical capability and experience in advanced A/B testing.

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: At least 2 days on campus and 3 days at home per week. We also offer further flexibility for parents of young children and talents with severe disabilities or health conditions.
Relocation and integration: Support with relocation costs, insurance, work permit and visa questions.
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 from our recruitment team:

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and intimidating, but don’t worry, we’ve got you. 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 You can also find out more our hiring process here. We look forward to your application!