Director Product Management Host Experience (f/m/d)



Munich, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Director Product Management Host Experience (f/m/d)

Munich, Germany
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Holidu is a fast growing travel-tech company with travel enthusiasts from 60+ nations. Together, we are striving to revolutionize the vacation rental industry by helping hosts to manage their vacation rental with ease and guests to find the perfect holiday home they truly enjoy. In October 2022, we secured €100 million Series E funding, allowing us to constantly improve our services and achieve the next milestone on our journey. Our team is united by a passion for modern technologies, an ambition for constant improvement and the drive to bring the best experience to more than 100 million users each year. Want to achieve amazing milestones with us? Then pack your bag, hop on board and get ready for take off!

Your future team

The Host Experience department is responsible for providing a cutting-edge software and service solution tailored to vacation rental hosts, empowering them to efficiently distribute and manage their properties. It’s a highly international department consisting of 4 engineering teams distributed across 3 offices with 29 (and growing) product managers, designers, technical support engineers, engineering managers, front / backend engineers, and quality assurance engineers.

Your role in this journey

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Director of Product Management to lead our product development efforts and commercial distribution partnerships to drive our host software solutions to the next level:

  • Lead the product vision, strategy, and roadmap, articulating them in a clear and compelling manner to all stakeholders, ensuring alignment with company goals and understanding across the organization.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional departments including engineering, design, marketing, finance, and sales to define product requirements and priorities.
  • Navigate complex stakeholder landscapes, balancing the needs and expectations of various teams and individuals with competing priorities.
  • Facilitate productive discussions and decision-making processes to drive consensus and move initiatives forward in a timely manner.
  • Establish product development best practices, from discovery to delivery, within the Host Experience department and broader organization.
  • Drive the full product lifecycle from concept to launch, ensuring timely delivery and high-quality execution.
  • Foster a host-centric approach, advocating for user needs to deliver exceptional host experiences.
  • Manage and mentor a team of product managers, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Conduct market research and competitive analysis to identify opportunities and inform product decisions.
  • Define and track KPIs to measure product success and hold teams accountable to delivering impact.
  • Take ownership of establishing and nurturing strategic partnerships with commercial distribution channels, negotiating mutually beneficial agreements to expand market reach and drive revenue growth.
  • Adapt quickly to changes and challenges, maintaining focus and composure to drive results amidst ambiguity and uncertainty. Demonstrate resilience and agility in navigating the complexities of a rapidly evolving industry landscape.

Your backpack is filled with

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or related field.
  • 7+ years of experience in product management, with at least 3 years in a leadership role, preferably in a startup environment.
  • Proven track record of successfully launching and scaling software products in a fast-paced, agile context.
  • Strategic thinker with a results-oriented mindset and a passion for driving impact and innovation, effectively identifying and addressing customer pain points to achieve high levels of satisfaction.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate data into actionable insights.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and inspire cross-functional teams.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken; additional languages are a plus.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset: you are self-driven, organized, proactive with a hands-on approach.

Our adventure includes

  • Have an impact on the millions of people using our product every month.
  • Grow with responsibility from day 1 and develop yourself further through regular feedback, workshops and knowledge exchange.
  • Use your personal development budget and 2 extra days off to enhance your professional skills by visiting conferences, buying books, attending courses and more.
  • Connect and have fun with international, diverse and yet like-minded people at work, regular events and weekly office days with your team.
  • Get to know the world with our flexible home office policy and the opportunity to work from other local offices.
  • Go traveling for 28 vacation days + the possibility to take up to 10 unpaid vacation days with interesting discounts on our Holidu Homes.
  • Get a sneak peek at the adventure that awaits you on Instagram @lifeatholidu.

Want to travel with us?

Apply online on our career page! Your first travel contact will be Victor from HR.

We champion diversity in every aspect of life. We encourage applications from all genders, corners of the world and individual backgrounds. Please feel welcome to submit your application without a photo and details on your gender, date of birth, marital status and nationality. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


Munich, Germany