Director, Growth Innovation

  • Company: eBay
  • Location: San Jose, California
  • Posted: October 20, 2017
  • Reference ID: R0020117

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

Are you innovative? Do you inspire others to be bold and push the boundaries? The Head of Growth Innovation will be responsible for creating a strategy to implement, deploy and test growth opportunities for new user growth across eBay’s global user experience on web and mobile.  The landscape of experiments for growth has no bounds - social, viral, visual, data driven, UX, AI and ML to name a few – and you will innovate to drive growth through product optimizations, viral hooks, invite flows, and features.  In addition, the team will test and evolve industry best practices for growth innovation.  This is a unique opportunity to innovate across every aspect of eBay’s product and global businesses. The Head of Growth Innovation will be reporting to the Chief Product Architect and is a critical role in helping eBay achieve its vision of becoming where the world shops first. This is a newly created role and you will build a team from scratch.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create vision and strategy for Growth Innovation at ebay.
  • Build a team from scratch and manage a self-contained agile team of Product Managers, Development Manager/Engineers, UI/UX and QE, to implement growth innovation.
  • Lead and create new innovative product features that drive virality.
  • Drive user growth strategies based on data patterns.
  • Transform the potential strategies of growth into reality.
  • Create new avenues of growth that may push the boundaries of the ordinary.
  • Develop innovative and scalable strategies to maximize growth.
  • Establish growth habit and culture of experimentation and implement growth experiments.
  • Partner closely with other leaders to implement growth innovation in core products.

Job Requirements:

  • Proven PM leader who has built or managed a high performing, small, and self-contained agile development team.
  • Deep experience in building highly engaging customer-centric software products.
  • 10+ years of experience in a product definition and outcome leadership capacity.
  • Track record of leading the product vision of successful and widely respected consumer web and mobile products. 
  • Commerce and/or consumer products background.
  • Software development full lifecycle ownership - responsible from product plan to customer release.
  • Experience and comfort presenting to executives.
  • Highly motivated to excel with an intrinsic drive for continuous improvement.
  • Willing to take risks and make decisions with imperfect information.
  • Build strong partnerships in a matrixed organization.

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