The Director of Product Development will support and lead cross-functional teams responsible for delivering and evolving our iHotelier Central Reservations System (CRS) and our Channel Management platform (CM).
You will support in the creation and delivery of product investment vision
You will maintain and grow the iHotelier CRS and CM platforms to maximize revenue and growth
You will create product business requirements and definitions
You will establish product milestones
You will Manage the implementation and evolution of the product development cycle
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to bring new product features/capabilities to market
Maintain strong relationships with a variety of different organizations including the product commercial teams, operational teams, and R&D
The Director of Product Development anticipates the needs of its target market/existing customers, anticipates changing demands, and shapes the business, product and investment strategies.
Are you the next Director of Product Development we are looking for?
Support in the creation of the CRS/CM product vision & strategy
Translate the product strategy into a concrete execution plan/ product roadmap to ensure fulfillment of short, mid and long-term business objectives
Source and shape priorities from across the organization and target customer base to develop and maintain a product roadmap that delivers continuous business impact and value
Interface with key stakeholders (Sales, Operations, R&D, etc.) and maintain the pulse of the changing customer and industry demands and influence overall commercial strategy for new product enhancements and capabilities
Drive customer research and leverage insights to create product features, customer adoption & satisfaction
Product Development – CRS/CM Product:
Lead the creation and completeness of business requirements for product development and drives adherence of the requirements through the product development process ensuring delivery in line with client and market commitments
Lead the balance of business needs with technology assessments, and recommends alternative technical approaches to meet design requirements when needed
Control and coordinate priorities given to products, projects and developments and secures deliveries to meet business targets.
Partner with engineering to drive technical projects and provide leadership in an Agile development process, setting scope, and ensuring effective prioritization of features & stories, managing daily progress, and defining acceptance criteria
Communicate the product vision to ensure product delivery is aligned with strategy.
Run regular leadership updates and build consensus in Enterprise Platform investment decision making
Product Management Organization:
Collaborate to improve our product management process and lifecycle
Collaborate in the continued innovation of our agile product development process
Support in evangelizing product management process and lifecycle with key stakeholders across the organization
Go to Market Enablement:
Lead cross-functional teams to drive value of delivered product capabilities including:
Effective communication of new products/product changes and their associated customer, operational, system, & process impacts.
Support organization wide product training and enablement, contributing to the articulation of product value propositions, go to market strategy, pricing and impact to messaging for delivering products/services.
About the ideal candidate:
Education: Bachelor's. Master’s an asset.
Relevant Work Experience:
Minimum 8 years' experience in Product Management; ideally in hotel reservation and distribution management
Minimum 8 years’ experience in leading a product, project, or technology initiatives
Experience in agile software development working practices
Experience defining product vision and roadmaps for digital products
Experience using tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Rally, and other product and project management tools
Profound Knowledge of the Travel industry: providers, travel agencies, technology, trends, strategy
Hotel distribution industries: hotel suppliers, distribution channels
Computing: MS Office, Reporting tools
Languages: Excellent command of English, oral and written
What we can offer you:
The opportunity to work for one of the world’s top leading travel tech companies; a company that originated in technology innovation and sees the world with a technology-first perspective
Skills development and opportunities to try new ideas
A global diverse work environment
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