Apr 29, 2018

dubizzle Dubai UAE Jobs - Head of Product

  • OLX
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Full time Information Technology (IT) & Telecom Jobs Management and Executive Jobs

Job Description

Job Title:  Head of Product

Company Name: dubizzle Dubai

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


About dubizzle UAE:

dubizzle is the leading classifieds website for users in the UAE. Since its launch in 2005, dubizzle.com has become the number one platform for users to buy, sell, or find anything in their community. A community where underused goods are redistributed to fill a new need, and become wanted again, where non- product assets such as space, skills and money are exchanged and traded in new ways that don’t always require centralized institutions or ‘middlemen’. dubizzle is an OLX company. OLX is the world's leading classifieds brand which is part of the Naspers Classifieds family. The OLX network of companies operates in more than 40 growth markets in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Europe. Worldwide we get more than 240 million unique users and generating more than 17 billion page views, per month.


Job Summary: The Head of Product will be responsible for looking at the dubizzle product landscape and ensuring a comprehensive look and feel. Your product catalogue will span from highly monetizing verticals to those that needs love and care with a high level of user love. The right individual will have prior experience managing a well-known and highly respected product while inspiring everyone from engineers to marketers to CEO’s


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Make world class products that people will love to use;
  • Responsible for managing the UAE product experience and leading a team of experienced product managers. Must have a 3+ years of experience leading a product team across web and mobile products;
  • Must be comfortable with reviewing specifications, working across multi-disciplinary teams: design, engineering, marketing and sales to launch core features;
  • Exhibit sound product judgment, ability to formulate product strategy and present clear measurable objectives that will lead to achieving our business goals;
  • Expected to provide valuable input into business cases based on in-depth data analysis and demonstrate how that analysis impacts key product metrics;
  • Manage prioritisation and trade-offs among customer experience, technical constraints and business drivers;
  • Expected to develop a deep understanding of our users: their problems, their needs, their desires;
  • Proven success developing and managing product go-to-market plans, with responsibility for revenue;
  • Strong business skills to manage a product that provides strong data based ROI for internal and external customers (and partners where appropriate);
  • Critical thinking including identifying of risks, weaknesses and difficulties;
  • Leadership through influence;
  • Collaboration to generate ideas, to drive alignment and to get things done;
  • Ability to communicate vision, plans and roadmaps to anyone from an engineer to a high-level executive, both visually and in writing;
  • Measures success in user constituency, user feedback and business performance with hard KPI’s;
  • Always ships product with clear target measureable impacts, and plan for how to measure with quality – always open to unexpected upsides or downsides;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with large quantities of information, delivering data-driven solutions;
  • Game changing thinking and innovative problem solver that can turn ambiguous problem spaces into clear solutions;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience, advanced technical degree or MBA
  • Seven years of experience in product management in consumer mobile or web development.
  • 3+ years in managing people
  • Focus on outcomes with proven experience making product teams successful
  • Sufficient competence as a technologist to understand technology opportunities and constraints while also possessing the ability to talk/understand the language of engineering
  • Previous start-up experience is a strong plus
  • Strong project management skills
  • Exceptional data analysis skills
  • Outstanding communication skills (written & oral); ability to communicate across diverse cultures, languages, work styles, and personalities
  • Solutions driven / problem solver; ability to present work to executive staff and enjoy convincing your peers on best solutions
  • Personal effectiveness; organised, have attention to detail and be a self-starter
  • Team player; willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to help your team win

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