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Wayfair Senior Product Manager, Product Data Services in Boston, Massachusetts

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Marketing Technology product team builds the global engine for the world’s leading online home destination that powers our customer acquisition and retention efforts touching hundreds of millions of consumers.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This Sr. PM role will own the middleware that knits together the millions of SKUs in Wayfair’s product catalog and inventory databases with our advertising vendors who depend on constant flows of this data to power customer marketing.&nbsp;</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This technology backbone, now relaunched as a net-new platform, is key to many of Wayfair’s marketing initiatives and its inputs and impacts span the entire company while also driving billions of dollars in yearly revenue for Wayfair. To be successful, this role will have interactions with key leaders from throughout Wayfair from merchandising and supply chain through marketing and also external partners such as Google and Facebook.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A successful candidate will have experience building complex, resilient Internet-scale data pipelines, with particular experience in on-line retail a plus. Understanding digital advertising mechanics, especially paid search and product listing ads, would be valuable in building business cases for future development. This is a technical product management position requiring enough fluency in the underlying technologies to credibly engage developers and data scientists in conversations around architecture and delivery.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The role will also closely partner with Marketing channel leaders to understand their business goals as they relate to product feeds. Our ideal candidate is a product athlete, fluent in Agile and other leading product development frameworks, with a history of successfully designing and launching B2B products.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This position can be based in Boston, Austin, Toronto, Mountain View, Berlin, or remote in other US cities with a 10% monthly on-site presence in Boston.</span></p>

<p><strong>You will:</strong></p>


<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Own product development and roadmaps for Wayfair’s advertising product data feeds ,data pipeline and feed optimization</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work with a wide array of upstream and downstream stakeholders to deeply understand the product’s business context and co-develop potential solutions to supercharge growth, improve efficiency, and increase automation.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop data quality and reliability standards and work with the operations team to automate monitoring and response.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work with external vendors such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft to fully leverage their capabilities, identify breakthrough opportunities, and resolve operational issues.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Use Agile processes to collaborate with Engineering and Data Science to execute on your roadmap while harnessing the power of emerging technologies.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Perform hands-on data sampling and analysis to assess feed issues and prototype new feeds.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work with the larger Ad Tech team to ensure tight technological and strategic alignment with Wayfair’s overall platform.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Communicate and evangelize the product vision and progress throughout Wayfair from C-level stakeholders on down.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop and monitor OKRs for key product initiatives and ensure alignment with stakeholder objectives.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work with leadership to improve product craft and processes throughout the extended Ad Tech team.</span></li>


<p><strong>Desired Skills / Experience</strong></p>


<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">6+ years in B2B software/SaaS product management with exposure to the full lifecycle from concept to launch and beyond.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">2+ years building highly reliable data pipelines, APIs, or feeds relating to structured content from diverse sources. Working with product information or in an e-commerce environment is a big plus.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Understanding of digital advertising format types (paid search, display, video, etc.) and workflows. Experience with paid search and product listing ads is a huge plus.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Builder mentality -- you think in terms of customer problems and technology solutions, and have demonstrated success in creating business-focused products.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sufficient technical literacy to both understand the underpinnings of products to make key decisions as well as effectively communicate with engineers and data scientists.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">SQL data wrangling skills, ability to create data stories and reports with visualization tools such as Looker, and experience calling APIs using Python or other languages is a plus.&nbsp;</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills at the senior leadership level.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Positive, people-oriented, and energetic attitude.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A “no excuses” mentality that pushes through issues with creative solutions and tenacity, while maintaining a grace-under-pressure demeanor.</span></li>

</ul><div class="content-conclusion"><p><strong>About Wayfair Inc.</strong></p>

<p>Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.</p>

<p>No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.</p></div>