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Principal Product Manager - GenAI

OLX

OLX

Product
Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
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We invite you to join us on a critical and exciting mission! To expand and scale our recent investments in the Generative AI area to not only work on exciting projects with our internal customers, but also to pave the way for the future of OLX with LLMs and Generative AI. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a strategic movement inside the company. It’s early days, but the traction of GenAI-enabled initiatives at our company is growing by the week. Two dozen use case experiments are already being planned/built/tested by teams across our CUs, with more in the pipeline, fed by e.g. the successful Hackathon organized by the Horizontals team in Jan 2024. GenAI is a key bet for OLX Europe for FY25 and beyond. As such, we have decided to build diverse teams to supercharge our company’s approach to GenAI.
About the role
We are looking for a visionary Principal Product Manager to lead the exploration and development of disruptive GenAI applications. In this role, you will work closely with cross-functional teams to identify, test, and validate breakthrough innovations that could redefine our business model. As a Principal Product Manager, you will be at the forefront of product development, partnering with leadership across product, engineering, and research to ensure the successful integration of new products into our portfolio. Your mission is to move swiftly and strategically to find product-market fit for transformative ideas, driving significant impact on our company's growth and direction.
The role will directly report into the Chief Product Officer and can be based in Spain, Portugal, Poland or Romania.

What you will do

  • Develop, communicate, and execute a visionary product strategy and roadmap for disruptive Gen AI enabled products that aligns with the company's overarching business goals and enhances our market position.
  • Combine your deep technical understanding of what the technology is capable of, as well as its limitations, to define product strategy.
  • Lead the ideation, development, and market validation of innovative GenAI products.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product, engineering, and research leadership, to ensure alignment and effective execution of product strategies.
  • Act as the primary interface between the innovation team and senior leadership, communicating progress, challenges, and opportunities effectively.
  • Develop and implement robust processes for testing and validating new product ideas, ensuring they meet customer needs and market demands.
  • Guide the incorporation of successful innovations into the broader product portfolio, ensuring seamless integration and scalability.
  • Drive cross-collaboration and knowledge sharing within the leadership team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies, particularly in AI and ML, to inform product development and strategic decisions.

What we are looking for

  • 8+ years of product management experience, including at least 2 years focused on AI-driven products, demonstrating a proven track record of ideating, developing, and launching successful new products from concept to market.
  • Track record of leading successful product development (0 to 1) and market validation initiatives.
  • Knowledge of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data analytics platforms.
  • Experience working with or applying Large Language Models and understanding Gen AI is a plus.
  • Exceptional leadership and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively interface with senior leadership and cross-functional teams.
  • Strong technical background, with the ability to understand and communicate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovation and a proven ability to identify and capitalize on new business opportunities.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex ideas clearly and persuasively including to executive audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and drive projects forward with minimal oversight, demonstrating a high level of initiative and accountability.
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, with a willingness to adapt to changing priorities and business needs.

What we offer

  • Permanent contract.
  • Salary, annual bonus salary and stock benefits.
  • Work with and impact all OLX websites around the world.
  • Train and conference budget and free access to Udemy courses.
  • Health insurance and life insurance.
  • MacBook Pro or Windows Dell along with necessary accessories to make your work comfortable.
  • Remote work with occasional travels to our hubs in Lisbon, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin, Poznan or Bucharest.
Why join OLX?
At OLX, we invest in ourselves and each other to reach our full potential. We avoid bureaucracy and empower our teams to innovate; with opportunities, training, and leadership behaviors a key focus for all. Our commitment to inclusion ensures we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions. And, we combine the spirit and agility of a startup with our global scale and the backing of Prosus, one of the largest consumer internet groups in the world.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at OLX
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