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Adevinta Product Manager, Data Science in Amsterdam, Netherlands

(snr) Product Manager, Data Science Would you like to work for one of the largest online platforms, for one of the strongest brands, in Benelux? Are you passionate about using insights to help in real-world user problems? If so, then this might be a magnificent opportunity for you. Marktplaats in the Netherlands, and 2dehands and 2ememain in Belgium, are part of Adevinta: a global online classifieds specialist with marketplaces in 16 regions. The three brands are hosted on a multi-tenant platform, operated from our Amsterdam location, and are the top players in the classifieds space throughout the Benelux region. We run on both Android and iOS apps, and on the web. We offer consumers the opportunity to trade their unwanted products and contribute to a greener, circular economy. We offer businesses - of all sizes, from the smallest hobbyist to the biggest brands in Benelux - a platform to showcase their goods and services online to over 11 million monthly unique users. Adevinta is recognised as a sustainability leader and is one of only six companies listed in the Media & Entertainment industry group on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. About the role The role is open for candidates with varied backgrounds - we care that you are passionate about product, data, and machine learning, and that you have a strong focus on execution, delivery and customer impact. You will join the Buyer Matching team, a data heavy product team focusing on improving the buyer search experience and personalized recommendations. The team is multidisciplinary, composed of data scientists, data engineers, and developers - together you are responsible for building and improving ML products that are at the core of our platform. As a Data Product Manager you will collaborate closely with other product teams with the goal of improving the user experience for millions of users. Moreover, you will also collaborate with our Data Engineers and Analysts, as well as central Adevinta data and ML teams. This is why your new job is challenging: * Partner with the DS lead/manager to lead a cross-functional team with Data Scientists, Data Engineers, and Developers. * Establish the vision, strategy, and product roadmap for Data Science in Search and Recommendations; and execute on those, iterate and deliver value. * Define and improve processes that enable collaboration in the team, guide prioritization, identify dependencies, and align stories. * Work closely with highly capable data and engineering professionals. * Incorporate data, research and market analysis to inform product strategies and roadmaps. * Define metrics to measure the impact and success of your team and scope. * Develop a deep experience - of our customers and technology - in areas such as ads and content personalization, ranking, search, and content understanding. * Collaborate closely with Product Managers and teams from Marktplaats and Adevinta central to define how we can always have the highest impact and reach in our marketplaces * Act as subject matter expert on the team's data science system and technologies to non-technical stakeholders. * Be an advocate for data-driven mentality and approach in the organization. What we expect from you * Product management experience with digital products. * Understanding of the technical architecture and system design of complex data products * Experience working with machine learning and data scientists/engineers, and managing agile sprints for a team of engineers * Familiarity with data and/or development tools (e.g. SQL, R, Python, Java, etc.) * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You make complex topics easily understandable. * Knowing the commercial impact of your products is as important to you as understanding product development. * Data driven. Base your decisions on facts and research rather than opinions. * Self-motivated and able to act with a high level of independence. * Bachelor or Master degree, preferably with a quantitative background. Nice to have * Experience in an e-commerce or similar environment. * Experience with Search and Recommendations products. * Experience with modern data/ML stack * Experience with cloud infrastructure (GCP, AWS, etc.) * Familiarity with Machine Learning lifecycle, CI/CD, MLOps. What we offer * Meaningful Work: We are a diverse, international, highly skilled and passionate team committed to a world where people share more and waste less. Every day you will have the opportunity to make a huge difference for our users, customers as well as shape the future. * Flexibility: We believe that work is what you do, not where you do it. So we provide mobile work and flexible hours that gives you the autonomy, and scope to set your own working patterns and agendas. We empower our teams and people to decide which key moments they want to spend face to face, instead of fixing a number of office days. * Work-Life Balance: Our people really do come first and we have lots of options for greater work-life balance, including four weeks work from anywhere per year, part-time work, plus an additional three months fully-paid parental leave time. * Growth and Development: We are a global organization who truly believes in growing our people. To support this we offer lots of development and training opportunities as well as providing a budget for our team members. * Competitive Compensation: We know that our people are the key to our success and our compensation packages reflect this. * Connection and Inclusion: Our culture is the glue that holds us together. We believe in making meaningful connections and creating an inclusive atmosphere with lots of opportunities to connect both in your day to day work and through social team activities (online and offline). Benefits Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, Adevinta* offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Covid-19 People are the heart of Adevinta*, and their health and well-being are our first priority. We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls. eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is now part of Adevinta, an innovative leader in digital marketplaces. We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. As a global network of loved local brands, including eBay Kleinanzeigen in Germany, Marktplaats in the Netherlands, and leboncoin in France, our teams are there to make things better, safer and easier for the people who choose to visit and use our marketplaces every month. #LI-BG1