Head of Product Management at Blocket

Head of Product Management at Blocket

Want to do good during working hours by being Head of Product Management for one of our biggest marketplaces? Do you want to keep on transforming the most known marketplace or the financially strongest one, and make sure new awesome, secure and trustable products are created and developed? Want to bring more product love to all our users - i.e., everyone (ish) in Sweden. If you at the same time are driven to grow something big into a way bigger context, where the amount of data is insane - then take your chance to do good at work in a cool, brand new management role. Hello karma! Hello next generation marketplaces!

We are Blocket, Sweden's largest and most popular marketplace with around 12,3M monthly active users generating 100 million sessions. We are proud of our work to enable second-hand trade in Sweden and our contribution to a positive environmental impact. Want to get a feel for the Blocket vibe? Check us out on Instagram & LinkedIn! Or read more on begagnateffekten.se.

To be super clear; we are currently updating our Product Management with two new roles. One to lead our product management within the Generalist marketplace (Blocket köp&sälj) and one to do the same in our Motor marketplace.

What you will be up to

As a Head of Product Management at Blocket, you will have an important role in leading product development for our Generalist or Motor marketplaces.

You will be one leader in the Product Area Troika - a collaborative leadership group consisting of three roles Product Management (you), UX and Engineering. The troika is tasked with leading several teams working towards the Marketplace Strategy and being a significant contributor to marketplace strategy and opportunity assessment. In the troika you are leading a Product Area, a cross functional organisation. Each product area is 25-30 people, with roles like Product Managers, UX, Service Design, Product Design, Engineering and Analytics. Staffed with the competence and capability to deliver impact, based on modern product development.

The product area's job is to find the best opportunities for the marketplace and developing solutions that our users love, and that creates value to the marketplace. The product area's responsibility is to find the right problems to solve and then solve them right, working in a continuous and concurrent way.

In addition, you will collaborate with other stakeholders within Blocket Nordic Marketplaces and Schibsted. To put it short - this is a key position where you will not only bring great value to our 5M users but at the same contribute to creating a sustainable Sweden. Have you ever heard about a more exciting opportunity?

Who you are

As the Head of Product Management, you are the people manager of the Product Managers in the Product Area within the marketplace. This means you are expected to continuously help shape and improve our way of working with product development, as well as coach, develop and inspire your Product Managers to do an amazing job, have fun and develop Blocket into the future.

You have the ability to engage with coworkers at every position in the company. You are an engaging leader and a great communicator. You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and be hands-on if needed.

Your key responsibilities will be to
  • Coach, develop and lead product managers in the product area.
  • Lead the teams in the area in collaboration with Ux and Engineering leaders.
  • Execute towards the product vision, based on marketplace strategy and marketplace business needs
  • Key contributor to shaping marketplace product strategy and marketplace product vision
  • Key contributor to marketplace product discovery, especially for value and viability risks
  • Make sure that products are loved by our users and deliver on business needs
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  • Several years of experience from building and shipping digital user centric products
  • Deep understanding of the techniques and methods of modern product discovery and product delivery
  • Experience of leading people, formal people management and informal leadership
  • Excellent communicator and well versed in stakeholder management
  • Fluent in English - verbal and written
  • Knowledge of online marketplaces
  • Swedish
Say hello to your manager!

My name is Andreas Bengtsson and I am Blocket's COO - responsible for our offer. I have worked in Schibsted for seven years, both locally in the Nordics and internationally, and I am a big fan of the possibilities that are in the groups' network. My passion is about collaboration and working fact based to achieve challenging targets. Reaching goals together is my favourite reward. For many years I worked with gambling and that was fun. But today, I am happy and proud, to have a job where I, together with everyone at Blocket, concretely contribute to a more sustainable society and endless opportunities. For everyone in Sweden. It is inspiring and amazing to spend your working days with engaged colleagues who enable recycling, simplify fellow human beings' everyday lives, and work with journalism that defends equality, democracy and free speech. A job can be a job, but a job can also be to make a difference. Welcome to Blocket!

Interested in joining the Blocket world?

We look forward to hearing from you! Send your CV or apply with your LinkedIn-profile and let us know what makes you tick. We would love to get to know you a bit better! Questions - feel free to reach out to sanna.spaak@schibsted.com



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Mer info
Område Stockholms stad
Yrkesroll Organisation & ledning, Produktchef
Typ av anställning Heltid
Sista ansökningsdag 30 sept 2021 (2 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

The Blocket journey began in Skåne 1996 - since then the concept of Blocket has been exported to over 40 other countries. Today, Blocket, which is owned by the media group Schibsted, is Sweden's largest online marketplace. There are approximately 600 000 items, vehicles, jobs and housing being advertised and discovered by its 5 million visitors every week. The value for all advertisements in 2018 amounted to SEK 714 billion - equal to 15 percent of Sweden's GDP. Thanks to second-hand trading at Blocket, 0.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases can be avoided every year. The output being equivalent to if Stockholm's city roads stood empty for about a year. Blocket has approximately 240 colleagues and the office is located in central Stockholm. Together, we are passionate about second-hand trading, the environment and the continued growth of Blocket - one of Sweden's largest sites. We are proud environmental heroes and enjoy working together. Read more on our career page.