Nils is moving on for new challenges in life (new job, new house, new electric car ... He will probably talk about a puppy next week). So here we are looking for you, our new Product Manager (PM) to continue to take the product areas Communication & Identity to new heights. Do not worry, Nils has been doing an excellent job but our users safety and communication experience is nothing else than a top notch first class experience and priority. This is a role that brings infinite value to our dear millions of users, our business and our future. A role that affects real stuff like communication, trust, carbon dioxide footprint and everyone in our country. Actually a pretty cool role.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.
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As a PM at Blocket, you have a central role in finding the best opportunities for our product and developing solutions that our users love. Products and solutions that creates business value. You will work in an awesome cross-functional team with engineers, UX and data analyst, as well as collaborating with stakeholders within Blocket and Schibsted. You will also have a close dialogue with the rest of the PMs at Blocket since collaboration is our secret sauce when creating great products. We also truly believe that sharing is caring and a great way to become a better you at work.
Your responsibility is to be an expert in understanding what our users, customers and business needs and translate those into action. You, and your team, will therefore work closely with our users and customers to identify and solve key user and customer problems. You will run experiments to test your hypotheses and iterate your way towards your goals. In addition, it is you who are responsible for developing the team's vision, strategy and goals.
What we are trying to say shortly is that as PM at Blocket, you are a most important person. Not only as the glue in the cross functional teams and the key for the future business success, but for bringing great value to our 5 million users every week. As a side effect you are also reducing the carbon footprint since what you do at work is circular economy. Have you ever heard of a better side effect? Do not think so.Who you are
So communication and trust is the role's core but also the key in order to succeed in the role. Therefore you will need to have an ability to engage with engineers, designers and company leaders - well everyone - in a constructive and collaborative relationship. You know how to engage and get the buy in, that is one of your master skills.
You will be in the middle of the creation which means you need to understand the multiple functional areas of business. I.e. the complexity and the interactions of engineering with design, with finance, with sales and marketing etc. You get it - this is where the real business starts. You are ahead of it all. Not only are you ahead of the business, you are also ahead of strategy and problem solving. You are skilled in figuring out solutions to hard problems with many constraints and you know how to validate assumptions in a smooth way. With sound judgement to assess risks, with data as a base and structure, you know how to lay out your arguments verbally and in writing to get action, speed and collaboration into goals and results. Amazing results. To put it short - you bring the cherries to the top, the frosting on the cake, the sprinkles ...point taken. A PM at Blocket is a role that is crucial for our business.Qualifications/Skills
- Some years of experience from building and shipping digital user centric products (i.e. SAAS, marketplaces, e-commerce or similar)
- Demonstrated understanding of the techniques and methods of modern product discovery and product delivery
- Experience from working with cross functional product teams, stakeholder management and know how to set and communicate a clear vision, strategy and roadmap.
- Data analysis skills and familiarity with data analysis tools (we use Tableau, Optimizely among others)
Hello from Nils and Maral!
- University degree
- Swedish (verbal fluency)
- Experience from online marketplaces
What we like about working at Blocket is that we as a PMs have a great possibility to influence. The things we build have a very direct and measurable effect thanks to the large volume of data. We have a strong focus on being data driven in our work and constantly learn from the experiments and insights we do and get along the way. We work in cross-functional teams with skilled and committed colleagues. Colleagues who are passionate about Blocket's vision of a greener circulair future. That in itself feels awesome and valuable! Good support and inspiration is obtained from our tight PM team who are never more than a message/chat away.
Our manager Jonatan gives us a lot of responsibility and freedom, that we like! He is an unpretentious and empathetic manager, who leads in a transparent and engaging way. And if you encounter obstacles or need to brainstorm/exchange ideas, he will support you well.Hi from your new Manager!
I am Jonatan and lead the product department at Blocket. I have been working with product management more than a decade and I still love it!! I am a proud Blocketeer, proud over the amazing culture we have created, our strong brand and our products that bring amazing value to millions of people in Sweden every day.
In addition to this, it feels absolutely fantastic to be involved and contribute to a more sustainable Sweden. I have a passion for leading and developing product teams and I try to do that by giving my employees good opportunities and conditions to do their job in the best way. We are currently on an exciting journey of change that I can really recommend you to be part of. I want to bring the next great PM colleague to my team who can be involved and take Blocket to the next level. You will take on great responsibility and be able to make your mark quickly as we are still a relatively small organization. Doesn't it sound like an exciting challenge? I hope you hear from you.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 email@example.com#LI-BLOCKET
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