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0nline educational platform that pairs students with private tutors remotely via online chat

Product Manager (Payments)

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Preply is one of the most exciting start-ups in Europe today. The company is on a massive growth trajectory and announced it’s most recent fundraise in March 2020. You’ll be joining a passionate team of 135 employees of 25 nationalities, helping to shape the future of effective learning. As the company looks to increase momentum and scale geographically, this is a unique opportunity to join a group of passionate international talent whilst living in Barcelona; one of the most vibrant and attractive start-up communities in the world. As part of your experience at Preply, you will also be given a monthly allowance to learn new languages on Preply.com.

Mission: Help define and execute Preply’s content product strategy, ensuring company is utilizing the most out of their potential. This role will be responsible for owning & optimising the global checkout experience on Preply; integrating new payment methods in specific markets such as direct debit in Europe; improving the payment disbursement process for our tutors; improving our fraud detection and prevention processes

Outcomes

  • Manage the entire product life cycle from inception to launch.
  • Develop and execute on product strategy, including new product initiatives, such as:
  • Solve complex liquidity management problems, balancing global demand for learning with;
  • Find the best tutors across the globe to teach with us
  • Optimise our onboarding flows, ensuring our students have the best possible learning experience, and our tutors know how to best teach their students on our platform
  • Dive into complex machine learning algorithms that help us match the right tutor with the right student, every time
  • Work with our subject methodologists to redefine education in an interactive and multimodal environment
  • Help us grow enter new markets;
  • create new product offerings targeted at entirely new customer segments
  • Collaborate with a multicultural cross-functional team of technology, design, marketing, and data to build amazing product
  • Become an authority on your product area and identify areas of opportunity through research and data.
  • Define, understand, and improve key funnels and metrics.
  • Own features and experiments end-to-end, including writing product specs, driving cross-functional execution, making thoughtful product decisions along the way, and sharing insights and results throughout the company
  • Inspire the team with the product vision, and work cross-functionally to bring the product to life

Competencies

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in product management
  • Experience building a product in a rapid growth and fast paced environment, while supporting multiple initiatives at different phases of development with different needs
  • Experience managing products through entire life cycle – from inception to launch
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to deliver products to worldwide markets
  • Strong analytical ability and proven process of data-validated, hypothesis-driven, experiment-tested decisions (You deeply understand how your products work and how to measure long-term impact. You know every step of the funnel. You can design, run, and interpret experiments and A/B tests)
  • Natural leadership. You know how to influence people to get things done across any job function. People love working with you.

Hard Skills

  • A/B Testing platforms — experience with multiple platforms preferred: what testing platforms do they have experience with: 3rd party products/services or internal/homegrown tools
  • Testing methodologies A/B, AB/n | multivariate
  • ability to define tests explicitly (percentage of users in test, control groups, entry criterion; test success metrics)do they have experience running multiple concurrent tests at scale
  • Statistics/math/physics -- hard sciences background/experience
  • understanding of statistical significance, comfortable with data/sql/R(?)/excel — general data manipulation
  • experience reading and calling tests
  • Ability to map quantitative to qualitative
  • Good understanding of retention/activation marketing

Additional Desired Hard Skills

  • - An Understanding of design/UX
  • understanding of the tools and technologies employed in making UI changes
  • familiarity and comfort with rapid prototyping and qualitative customer testing
  • familiarity with multi-modal user journeys and how various entry points/journeys can impact tests (and thus should be controlled for)
  • - Marketplace/subscription experience
  • understanding of marketplace dynamics, & the need to balance both sides of the marketplace (sell/buy side)understanding of revenue dynamics, LTV, seasonality, YoY comparisons, churn

Soft Skills

  • Vision & Simplicity
  • Effective communication/conversation skills
  • Decision making ability
  • Servant leadership
  • Should possess immense curiosity, and have the ability to empathise with their customers

Preply at a glance

0nline educational platform that pairs students with private tutors remotely via online chat

Preply focuses on Internet, E-Commerce, Education, Search, and Language Learning. Their company has offices in Barcelona and Brighton. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Preply has raised $15.7M of funding; their latest round was closed on March 2020.

You can view their website at https://preply.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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