WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE INTERACTIONS PRODUCT MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

We are looking for an experienced product manager to own our lead generation between couples and wedding pros. You’ll be in charge of growing and balancing quantity and quality of leads to our Wedding Pro network, and thinking through new ways to start meaningful conversations between couples and Pros.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Run A/B tests to optimize for lead quantity.
  • Interview Pros and Couples to understand how to improve quality of The Knot’s leads.
  • Develop a product roadmap to optimize leads and balance quantity and quality, gain internal signoff and support, and execute.
  • Prioritize bugs, cross-team support tasks, and new features to keep the team on track.
  • Conduct user research, including user interviews, wireframing, and user tests.
  • Work closely with development, design, operations, sales, and marketing to execute against a strategic plan.
  • 10% travel time required.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years of experience in product management.
  • Proven success in optimizing lead forms and driving user engagement.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize day-to-day tasks while executing a broader, longterm vision.
  • Familiarity with scrum and agile processes with experience running agile teams.
  • Experience with user research and UX principles.

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

  • Health Benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Free drinks and snacks, Game Room, Koi Pond, Great spot with lots of restaurants very easily accessible, Guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentorship program.

Things you’ll love!

  • Amazing Coworkers, Unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), Weekly happy hours – enjoy a few drinks with your amazing co-workers, Transparent and approachable executives

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER ROLE AND THE LOCAL DISCOVERY TEAM:

The Knot’s wedding vendor marketplace is XO Group’s largest revenue business, accounting for nearly 60% of company revenue. We believe personalization, search, and discovery will be the #1 driver of growth and improved user experience. We also are inventing new monetization products that will allow our wedding vendors to expand their reach on The Knot in targeted, user-relevant ways. We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to own these related high impact initiatives. This back-end focused role would invent the systems and algorithms to power discovery across all parts of the customer journey: TheKnot.com, The Knot Wedding Planner mobile apps, and email marketing. You would lead a dedicated squad of engineers and provide strategic direction to our Austin-based data science team, reporting to the VP of Product.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Product strategy - what is the best path to achieving our goal; are we working on the most thing
  • Product discovery - are we using user science and hypothesis testing to maximize learning and accelerate achieving our goals
  • Execution - are we building premier products that achieve the desired outcomes for our couples, our wedding vendors, and the business
  • Process - is your squad optimized for maximum impact and velocity
  • Collaboration - you’ll be working with other squads to integrate your results into their features, and working with business teams to identify the parameters and algorithms that would lead to the most impact; are all partners aligned on strategy and tactics

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years experience as a product manager in an agile environment
  • Experience in personalization, recommendations, data science, demand shaping, or similar use of quantitative mechanics to drive user behavior
  • You can diagram 3-5 different ways to implement recommendations, with pros & cons
  • You care about Outcomes over Output - the goal is more important than the roadmap

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

  • Health Benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Free drinks and snacks, Game Room, Guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentor program.

Things you’ll love!

  • Amazing Coworkers, Unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), Weekly happy hours – enjoy a few drinks with your amazing co-workers, Transparent and approachable executives