carwow is looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our Product organisation in the UK in either a hybrid (1 day a week in at our London HQ) or fully remote capacity.
Buying or selling a car shouldn’t be difficult! That’s why here at carwow we are on a mission to change the way people buy, sell or use a car by creating the world’s best online car marketplace. We’re not all petrolheads – just a highly driven (excuse the pun) scale-up with over 350 carwowers in the UK, Germany, Spain and Portugal.
Since starting our journey in 2011, we’ve grown to become one of the most trusted comparison sites with over 12 million users and we’re very proud to be backed by some of Europe’s most respected technology, marketplace and automotive investors.
About carwow’s Product Organisation
carwow is scaling rapidly. Our product organisation currently includes 9 product squads and we are looking to expand to 14 in 2022. This growth will allow the expansion into different products and adjacent markets, which is one of our key strategic pillars for the next 2-3 years. In this context, we are moving our organisation towards a “Tribes and Squads” structure. For more information about our Product Organisation, please visit our medium blog (here).
About the role
As a Senior Product Manager you will be part of a product squad within the Sell Your Car (SYC) Product Tribe. We launched SYC in Aug 2021 after acquiring and integrating the well known car buying platform, Wizzle. carwow users can now purchase their perfect car, and sell their old one, all in one place from the comfort of their home.
The main objective of this squad is to solve problems that drive business performance on the customer side of the product. This new vertical will be a huge growth driver for the overall business and we aim to be UK market leader within the “sell your car” domain.
This is a perfect role for someone passionate about customer satisfaction and creating great products within an exciting vision. Additionally, it would be a great opportunity for Senior Product Managers interested in moving into Group product manager (product leadership), leading other product managers in the next 18 months.
Strategy: Create a exciting product vision and strategy for this new vertical, align with carwow’s overall product vision and strategy
Problem definition and structured thinking:Synthesises insights from various sources to craft a clear problems statement articulating the root cause problem in an structured way and demonstrates clarity when aligning the team to the problem
Identify and use a range of confidence building methods to learn as fast as possible and ensure we build the right thing
Impact driven: Align the team around the outcome they are working towards and is able to prioritise effectively on multiple dimensions.
Set up team for success: Create an environment that allows the team to get the best out of all the people in their squad by helping provide wider context, giving clarity on goals, supporting and setting processes for the team to collaborate effectively.
Measuring success: Proactively identifies metrics to track and measure customer and business benefit. Works with stakeholders to implement the right metric and track it amongst the wider product team.
Communication: Ensures all people involved are aware of the team strategy, initiatives, priorities and progress
Influence: Builds relationships easily to empower the squad to achieve the desired outcome often by influencing the opinions of others often outside of your team
Stake-holder management: Work with Product Ambassadors (i.e. local market and functional areas stakeholders) to get the right input, their ideas and ensure that they have the right information to represent the product team into their areas/functions
You have proven experience in end to end product management
You are experienced at working strategically
You enjoy problem solving, before jumping into solutions
You’re highly analytical and used to using complex data to make decisions.
You love working autonomously, but you are able to earn the trust of others with a collaborative style
You excel at managing stakeholders, while also confident in voicing your own opinions and challenging others
Whats on offer
A great Product org where you can grow as the company grows and learn from people who are keen to better themselves
A competitive salary with equity in the company (share options).
25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and Christmas Eve or an alternative religious holiday of your choice*.
Life insurance (4 x basic salary).
Private pension scheme (carwow will match contributions up to 5%).
Private medical health insurance with Vitality.
Enhanced parental leave including 20 weeks full pay maternity and 8 weeks full pay paternity leave
Free access to Sanctus mental-health coaching sessions.
The latest core Tech (Macbook Air or PC Surface Pro).
Home Office budget of £500/€550.
Salary sacrifice benefits (i.e. cycle to work), Travel Loan.
Subsidised gym membership (50% off David Lloyds, Virgin Active and Nuffield Health).
*if you are not religious, this day will remain as Christmas Eve in conjunction with usual Christmas Bank Holidays
At carwow, we aim to create a culture where our team can thrive no matter where or how they work. With hybrid working (1-2 days in the office although more if you like), and a healthy home office budget of £500, we are also open to looking at alternative working patterns to ensure carwowers can work in a way that works best for them.
We’re a curious bunch and benefit from a number of different training opportunities. We are big on celebrating successes, working collaboratively and have found lots of ways to stay connected as a team both virtually and in person.
With a team of over 25 different nationalities, we know a diverse and inclusive workforce creates a more innovative company. We have work to do to get us where we’d like to be, but are working hard to get there and have a number of key DE&I initiatives underway.
So, if you always aim to WOW through everything you do (check out more info about our values here), we’d love you to join us on our journey.
We are leading the change to Electric vehicles and are conscious of the impact our industry can have on the environment. We’ve already planted over 45,000 trees to date as a thank you to those who leave us a review and are extremely excited about our new partnership with ‘One Tree Planted’, which we hope will increase the number to around 60,000 trees a year