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Product Manager
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00011640 Requisition #

We’re currently seeking a talented Senior Product Manager to join the team in our San Mateo, CA office. 


It’s a great opportunity and time to join a growing team and help us deliver on what Rakuten’s CEO refers to as one of the most important pieces in Rakuten’s ecommerce and data strategy. You’ll be responsible for leading our global product catalog which supports Rakuten subsidiaries like Ebates, Rakuten.com, Rakuten Japan ecommerce, Rakuten France, and Rakuten Germany.

 
You are a strategic problem solver, innovative, and able to assess the fit between business needs and products. You’re creative and scrappy and you like to figure out what would make a good MVP or POC to test. You are not scared away by technology, and you probably like reading about technology areas such as machine learning and big data in your spare time. You love building things to solve big problems with big impact.


Responsibilities:

• Drive strategy and planning for Rakuten’s global product catalog as product owner.

• Define roadmap and strategy including project milestones and priorities.

• Deliver crisp product requirements and acceptance criteria for developers and QA team members.

• Communicate and coordinate across departments to ensure success of your projects.

• Work closely with development and QA teams in multiple geographic locations in a collaborative and iterative process to deliver projects on time.

• Prepare and present executive management updates on key initiatives.

 

Qualifications:

• 6+ years of experience as a product manager with experience preferably in E-commerce, Enterprise, SaaS, and/or B2B products.

• Bachelor's degree (preferably in technology related field).

• Strong expertise in the craft of product management. An experienced and disciplined product manager.

• Experience writing requirements, managing a backlog, and working in a fast-paced agile development environment.

• Demonstrated success defining and launching large scale products & service platforms.

• Possess critical abilities such as thinking strategically as well as tactically. Analytical mindset, make data-driven decisions.

• Skilled communicator who can motivate, influence, inspire and lead without authority. Strong writing and presentation skills.

• Proven self-starter. You take initiative and see things all the way through from beginning to end.

• Organized and detail oriented. Strong time management skills. Ability to effectively work on multiple projects simultaneously.

• Experience working with distributed teams (locations, time zones) is a plus.

• Hands-on development experience is a plus.

• Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.


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