Product Manager – Fashion Marketplace


Wanted: London-based, internationally-minded, multi-talented, downright-amazing product manager.

Okay, so being big in Japan is a cliche – but in our case, it’s true!

We’re Mercari – the most popular marketplace app in Japan. And as well as getting bigger and bigger in the US, we’ve now got our eye on cracking the UK.

We’ve already set up a London office with a bunch of fun, passionate and extremely talented people from all over the world. And we’re after a product manager to join the crew.

What you’ll be doing

We need a passionate and professional person to:

  • Lead and motivate a cross functional team of engineering, design and QA for a key area of the business
  • Work with the team’s product designer to define user problems and solutions
  • Write stories, acceptance criteria – and providing absolute clarity to engineers
  • Ensure every release is both delightful for our users and helps grow the community
  • Run user interviews, conducting research, and really understanding your user
  • Communicate how we’ll deliver to the product vision across the business
  • Advocate for best-in-class product practice
  • Help build a revered product and engineering culture

What you should bring to the table

First, the must-haves:

  • 2+ years commercial experience
  • Consumer facing mobile product experience
  • Experience in a growing / scaling business (from startup ideally)
  • A good understanding of, and appreciation of, UX and design processes
  • Strong communicator and natural leader

Next, the nice-to-haves:

  • Experience working on a platform or marketplace product
  • Experience implementing Agile across cross functional teams
  • Experience with search / discovery products
  • Experience with payment / shipping products
  • Experience working with growth teams

You should also be highly-motivated, able to communicate intelligently with your team, prepared to overcome tough challenges, and be capable of learning from mistakes. We don’t ask for much, do we?! Don’t worry though – we’ll make it worth your while…

What makes Mercari an awesome place to work? How about…

  • We know our audience ​– through our product and marketing initiatives we’ve really got to know buyers and sellers in the UK. And we’re learning more all the time.
  • We’re building something new – our codebase is inherited from Japan and the US, but our independent team own the evolution of the app architecture and technology.
  • We have a fantastic culture – with an incredible dev team full of proactive, independent thinkers who genuinely care about their code and the people who use our product.

At Mercari, we’re all about community – and not just on the app. In the office, we have a social gathering every Friday afternoon, monthly team events, and we give out awards regularly for the people who are making everyone’s lives easier and better. Oh, and there’s a pension too…

And finally, we also offer a generous salary. But then, you’ll have to apply to find out more about that!