Overview

We need someone with experience from the trenches of back end projects like integrating with channel managers or other supply channels, or you may have worked on dynamic packaging products, or on yielding and pricing products. The right candidate will be leading the charge with the senior sales team stakeholders on understanding and translating their requirements to tech to ensure we build the right structures to ensure continued future growth.
About Secret Escapes

Secret Escapes is the UK’s biggest members-only website that runs best-in-market flash sales of four and five star hotels and holidays worldwide. We offer our members exclusive rates of up to 70% off.

We’re looking for grafters and self-starters to join the gang, who can keep up with the pace and want to make a difference. We still work in relatively small teams, so there’s no room for coasting along. We’re friendly, happy, and most importantly, we work hard. We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty and we’re all madly passionate about our brand.

Questions you will help answer OR Problems we are trying to solve

Secret Escapes is one of the most successful UK start ups ever. We are entering a new phase in our development where we need to focus a lot on our backend functionality to ensure we can connect with the appropriate channels to deliver awesome escapes to our 37million members worldwide.

We need someone with experience from the trenches of back end projects like integrating with channel managers or other supply channels, or you may have worked on dynamic packaging products, or on yielding and pricing products. The right candidate will be leading the charge with the senior sales team stakeholders on understanding and translating their requirements to tech to ensure we build the right structures to ensure continued future growth.

Things you’ll be working on

  • Working closely with the Director of Strategic Products and Chief Sales Officer and team to manage the delivery of supply projects.
  • Requirements gathering from multiple stakeholders throughout the business
  • Prioritise and manage the product backlog
  • Product documentation, reporting and analysis
  • Light QA work on product features
  • Working on multiple features simultaneously with the design and development teams, ensuring that they are completed accurately and within tight deadlines

How the magic happens

We’re a team of 6 product minded people in London and Poland. We work hard, build great relations with our stakeholders and have the full support of our two Co-Founders (one Co-Founder is very easy to spot in the office, he wears an animal themed jumper every Friday).

On a day to day basis we are part of the wider Product & Tech team. The Tech team is distributed across London, Berlin and Poznan, but we are in constant communication with them through our agile teams. We use both Kanban and Scrum to deliver quality software for our members and internal users.

The deal breakers

  • Can demonstrate a track record managing complex development products spanning in house and external platforms
  • Commercial experience working in an Agile/Scrum/Kanban environment
  • Highly numerate, confident and passionate about working to targets on project delivery
  • Experience in managing product development projects from inception to delivery
  • Experience working in lean product development environments
  • Excellent communication skills and stakeholder management
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across departments
  • Experience product managing the upgrade of a legacy product whilst still trading is preferre

And you are…

  • Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty
  • Eager to solve any problem thrown at you
  • A critical thinker, never just accepting an obvious solution but going to the core of the issue
  • Data driven and customer centric
  • Keen to have real ownership while working as part of the team
  • Someone who exceeds people’s expectations on a regular basis
  • Results driven, yet light hearted and fun
  • Things you should know about the Product and Tech teams

We love a good time, and after all, our work is to inspire the world to escape.

We come from all over the world, so expect tasty and less appealing treats to pop up on a regular basis. Be a sport and say they’re wonderful!

Hackday is sacred and our Product managers love to work with the tech team on crazy stuff. We’re real geeks and nerds.

We also like a beer or two or more… after work and especially Friday afternoon. We’ve got a tiki bar and we aren’t afraid to use it!

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