Product Owner – Recommender Engine

Do you want to use data science to redefine the way travellers explore the world? Join us in beautiful Amsterdam as a Product Owner, Data Science!

Booking.com is the world's leading accommodation site but boasts a small, start-up feel. Our vision is to provide the best accommodations at the best prices for all our travellers, no matter what their travel purpose or budget may be. With over 1 million room nights booked every day in over 1 million accommodations worldwide, our mission is to make travel, experience, and exploration accessible for everyone, everywhere. As our business is constantly growing, we are looking for product owners to join our team, impact our users on a daily basis and take our product to the next level.

In product management, we focus our efforts on solving real problems travellers face. To achieve that, we are looking for data science-minded Product Owners to join our team. People in this role are empowered to create products which personalize the customer-facing website / apps, products which optimize our availability and customer service handling, or other data-informed products across the traveller journey.

You will work hand-in-hand with your team of data scientists, designers, and/or developers to constantly find and test improvements having high commercial impact. This Product Owner is an experienced leader with significant responsibility, and we will offer you a fantastic opportunity to improve the traveller journey of the world's largest online hotel reservations website. If you have a strong commercial focus, a solid background in statistics / data science, and experience leading analytics teams, we want to chat with you!

Your impact:

Be the voice of the customer and the driving force behind product innovation from in-depth product understanding to feature development through experimentation.

  • Identify customers behaviours and needs through research and analysis.
  • Take full ownership of the product, the prioritisation of new features and enhancements to existing features.
  • Empower and collaborate with your team to unlock their full potential.
  • Analyse, understand, and share learnings from experimentation to build a strong knowledge base of the product.
  • Thrive to achieve optimal implementation of changes made to the product.

Who you are:

Be humble. Be yourself.

  • User-focused individual who keeps the customer at the heart of everything you do, while having strong commercial awareness.
  • Data-driven. Base your decisions on facts rather than opinions.
  • A go-getter who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty and dives into a project to achieve success by problem solving.
  • Eager to learn and aware that valuable information can come from both positive and negative results through experimentation.
  • Passionate about product development and constantly looking for ways to improve it.
  • Open-minded team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Agile and innovative with the tenacity to thrive in a constantly changing environment.
  • Self-motivated and results-driven with a take charge attitude to manage the full development cycle of a product.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable, and motivational to others. Open to diversity in all shapes and sizes.

Your experience:

Ideal candidates will have some combination of the following

  • 5 years of experience using analytics to inform product or marketing strategy and tactics
  • 3 years of experience leading cross-functional analytics teams or in an analytics-based product management role
  • Good knowledge of data science / analytics techniques
  • Experience running A/B tests (or exposure to A/B testing concepts)
  • Experience making data-driven decisions
  • Experience with web analytics software such as Google Analytics is a plus
  • Previous involvement with high traffic (50,000+ visitors per day), preferably E-commerce sites is a plus
  • Knowledge and experience in conversion optimisation, digital marketing, UX design and/or consumer psychology and research is a plus

What's in it for you?

The Product Owner, Data Science position is open to worldwide candidates. We provide assistance for you and your family with a generous relocation package, ensuring a smooth transition to working and living in Amsterdam. We have successfully relocated 300+ technology professionals to Amsterdam in the last year.

  • Headquarters located in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe: Amsterdam
  • Performance-based company that offers 26 vacation days, career advancement, and lucrative compensation, including bonuses and stock potential
  • Discount on Booking.com accommodations with the "Booking Deal" including other perks and benefits
  • Company-sponsored family and social activities to help our employees become integrated with each other and Dutch culture
  • Diverse, unique colleagues from every corner of the world

Key words: Product Manager, data science, analytics, conversion, A/B testing, innovation, e-commerce, Product Owner

The hiring company Booking.com BV is the company behind Booking.com™, the market leading online accommodation reservation service in the world. Booking.com BV is looking for a Product Owner - Recommender Engine in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. All references to "Booking.com" refer to Booking.com BV.


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