Product Owner – Search and Supply Data
We're BookingGo, the ground transport division of Booking.com. We're the ones who empower people to get where they're going. Whether they're taking the wheel or sitting back and leaving it to the driver. Whether they're heading straight from A to B or enjoying the freedom to go wherever their journey takes them.
To do that, we offer car hire to our customers through our Rentalcars.com brand and car hire, taxis and ticketed transfer services through Booking.com. We also have a B2B solution, Rentalcars Connect, providing great ground transportation options to the customers of our partners
With our HQ in Manchester, we're part of the worldwide Booking.com family. At the same time, we're proud of our own unique identity. Speaking 42 languages, our 2,000+ staff come from all over the world, just like our customers. What brings us together is our love of adventure: our own as well as other people's. It's easy to be passionate about a job that enriches so many lives on a daily basis, and our workplace reflects our passion, our diversity, our global focus. Just search "Manchester's coolest office" and see for yourself.
And we're in good company. Together with priceline.com, KAYAK, agoda.com, and OpenTable, we're part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
About the role
We are looking for a highly motivated Product Owner who thrives in a fast paced, collaborative environment and lives to delight the customer.
You will be responsible for delivering product excellence and innovation along with a product team, focusing on our supply data and search engine.
You will be responsible for working with our commercial department to best source and transform our supplier’s data in a way that really works for our customers as well as working with other product teams in the business to offer the best platform to surface this information.
As part of a fast-growing Tech Company, high performers can expect extensive opportunities for progression and development.
To successfully deliver change in a fast-paced working environment you will need to:
Develop a deep understanding of current and future customer needs in regard to our inventory and search requirements
Work with the Senior Product Owner/Product Owner and other senior stakeholders to define the overall strategy vision for your product to deliver against those needs
Work collaboratively with a delivery team of developers, designers and testers to design and deliver products to delight our customers
Be accountable for the end-to-end delivery of your product
Work with agile coaches and your team to drive continuous efficiency improvements
Communicate with multiple key stakeholders to keep them up to date and bought into your product development
Work with the commercial department to source the best supply data and ensure its accuracy for our customers
Be able to recognise what is relevant to our customer and source that relevancy from either internal or external source.
Work with our supply partners to get the best information of our supply for our customers
Analytical in approach; determined and passionate about delivering an impact
Experienced in identifying business requirements and processes for complex back end systems in a product owner capacity
Able to communicate effectively to all levels within the business
Plans and prioritises effectively; comfortable with ambiguity and pragmatism when plans change
Be able to understand the large strategic vision, as changes to the platform will span multiple product lines
Has a good understanding of how search engines work
Strong knowledge on Restful APIs (GraphQL a bonus)
Able to understand and manage location hierarchies and how best to organise supply locations that works for the customer.
Able to recognise how to enrich basic information to make it more relevant for our customers.
Able to use SQL is beneficial