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Senior Product Manager

Spain - Madrid


Are you looking for a new challenge in a fast-paced environment that offers the agility of a start-up but with the resources of a multinational?

Would you like to work with a product that allows you to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories?

That is what we do here at Vrbo, part of the Expedia Group.

Our mission is to make every holiday rental in the world available to every traveller in the world through our online marketplace.

We're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect holiday rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.

About the role


We are looking for a highly analytical and passionate Product Manager to join Vrbo’s Growth Product team to drive the delivery of highly impactful traffic acquisition features. 

As Product Owner, you'll leverage qualitative industry insights alongside our quantitative analytics systems to influence the product strategy and roadmap, produce specifications that unlock the business’ ability to efficiently capture traveller demand at scale, develop, test, and iterate new features, and work closely with growth marketing, analytics, design and engineering to ensure quality deliverables on-time.

Based in Madrid, this is a global role that focuses on traveller engagement and conversion through the optimisation of Vrbo site components displayed throughout the shopping experience (e.g. search box, social sharing).  

Because Vacation Rental is a disruptive play in the online travel space, and Google’s search index shows it to be one of the fastest growing categories, we are looking for smart product leaders who get stuff done. Vrbo is creating a marketplace that brings value to both travelers and homeowners; by using the scientific method to develop products, your work here will directly and measurably impact our operational scale and revenue.

You must have a proven product development mindset and focus on actionable analytics, be able to grasp concepts quickly, formulate product ideas, and influence business and technical partners in verbal and written forms.


What you will do:

  • Establish the product vision, goals, roadmap, priorities, A/B testing strategy and rollout plans for products within the growth portfolio

  • Establish shared vision across the company by building consensus on priorities leading to product execution

  • Proactively engage with multiple departments across the organisation (e.g. marketing, analytics, engineering, and data science teams) to gather feedback and requirements, solve problems and identify trends and opportunities. 

  • Drive product development with a team of best-in-class engineers and designers following agile methodologies

  • Integrate usability studies, research and market analysis into product requirements

  • Define and execute A/B tests that inform the success of products

  • Manage trade-offs between cost, schedule, and business benefit, and ensure successful delivery of features in production that meet customer needs.

  • Understand Vrbo’s evolving strategic and competitive position and deliver products that are recognized as best in the industry


Who you are

  • 5+ years data-driven product optimization: able to interpret data and trends, diagnose problems, and formulate action plans to support decisions.

  • An initial and proven related experience managing e-commerce technology products, including proven knowledge of software development methodologies, understanding of typical technology architecture for high volume websites, gathering business requirements and turning them into detailed functional design specifications.

  • Passion for data, technology, and innovations in the field of Machine Learning.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); proven ability to work with cross-functional teams to drive execution against project milestones and deliverables.

  • A strong of competency with project management, including issues and risk identification and management, tracking; demonstrated strong attention to detail

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field, MBA or Master's Degree preferred.

  • A self-starter who demonstrates initiative and tenacity while working independently. You will thrive on challenges and not be deterred by difficult situations. You will work proactively rather than reactively.

  • Comfortable with and adaptable to change. We work in an innovative fast growth environment where products and processes evolve rapidly. 

Benefits & Perks

  • Work on cutting edge technologies with a passionate team who are active in the Technology community;

  • Access to a wide range of health insurance benefits;

  • Awesome benefits like health and wellness reimbursements (so you can do the things you love keeping fit) and travel allowances;

  • Competitive salary and an annual target bonus;

  • Opportunities for learning and development e.g. Product Academy, Coaching Programs, Hackathons etc;

  • Casual dress so you can be you at work;

  • Up to 18 weeks of parental leave benefits (eligibility requirements).

Why join us

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to continue to be the place where extraordinary people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so.

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We passionately strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

About Vrbo:

Vrbo is a world leader in the holiday rental industry with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect beach house, cottage, or apartment for any getaway.

Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.


Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Program Development

Spain - Madrid

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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