Back River Search Group

Product Manager, Hotels

Back River Search - Cambridge, MA

Company Description:

Our client is a tech company focused on making online travel better. Every day millions of people in over 30 countries look to their tools to help them find flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages. Their website and mobile app enable their users to easily compare hundreds of travel sites at once.

They're looking for creative thinkers who can help us continue creating the best technology in travel. You'll be challenged, and you'll have fun.

The Position:

KAYAK is seeking an analytical product manager to join our product team in Cambridge, MA. The ideal candidate has expertise creating innovative consumer technology products and thrives in an agile, collaborative and data-driven environment.

The candidate will help identify, define and deploy features and enhancements that will deliver a great end-to-end travel experience for KAYAK’s millions of users. This role requires a strong understanding of consumer behavior and an ability to work closely with cross-functional teams to iterate on and prioritize features. The successful candidate will be an expert communicator and multi-tasker, have a passion for designing thoughtful UX on both web and mobile platforms and be very comfortable leveraging A/B experiments to test ideas. The candidate will combine strategic and operational skills to enhance and grow our Hotels vertical.


  • Define and own roadmap for Hotel product at KAYAK

  • Work with cross-functional teams, as product and project manager, define specifications, and help launch features, against realistic deadlines and goals

  • Measure product performance and identification of key levers of improvement - including design and analysis of relevant reports

  • Identify gaps in functionality and content offerings and prioritize for development

  • Communicate goals, progress, blockers and launch plans to key constituents across the KAYAK organization, including senior management

  • Monitor competitive landscape and stay abreast of the latest technology and capabilities across various platforms


  • Background in consumer products, ideally in e-commerce and B2C

  • Specific experience in supporting and managing product strategy, including a proven ability to champion products and drive to key decisions

  • Good business judgment, BS/BA required, technical background strongly preferred, MBA or equivalent experience a strong plus

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills at all levels of an organization

  • Highly detail-oriented and analytical skills required

  • Ability to collaborate with teams across different cultures and timezones

  • A passion for travel with the Trip Stats to back it up a big plus

  • Knowledge of Hotels and Accomodations space a plus, but not required

Benefits And Perks:

  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Generous retirement plans
  • Awesome health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • No stupid meetings
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.
  • Flexible hours
  • Free massages from professional masseuse
  • Regular team events/excursions

Posted On: Monday, March 4, 2019

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