Product Director, Distribution Innovation

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA (preferred)

Responsibilities:

  • Establish the product strategy
  • Define what a leading product solution means for the Hospitality and Online Travel space that meets internal strategic and financial goals
  • Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with customer/partners of IBS.
  • Plan and conduct Partner CGI and/or Working Groups to validate pain points as well as collect key requirements
  • Work with BAs to create Use Cases
  • Own the Product Roadmap including solutioning of road map features
  • Proactively identify, resolve or escalate issues that may impede the team’s ability to deliver solution(s) against committed timelines and revenue
  • Attend/Support client calls with Account Managers and Sales as required i.e. product demonstrations
  • Participate in industry conferences and working groups as needed
  • Make informed decisions on product re-engineering/refactoring requirements after doing proper cost benefit analysis
  • Evaluate various solution options and identify ways of optimizing project operations through reuse, productivity improvement tools, etc.
  • Design the integration between different functional modules and with external systems
  • Accountable for the quality of design and code for product/modules of ownership
  • Conduct compliance audits against defined design and coding standards

Competencies:

  • Online Travel and/or Hospitality industry experience
  • Understanding of electronic distribution and its landscape i.e. Hotel PMS & CRS, GDS, OTAs, etc.
  • Excellent critical thinking and strong operating skills.
  • Significant and demonstrable industry experience in managing product lines, preferably in e-commerce.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage trade-offs and evaluate opportunistic new ideas with internal and external partners.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Creative, energetic, and enthusiastic. Team player.

Experience & Qualification:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Business Administration, MBA preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in technology and/or product management positions.
  • Experience in customer facing engagements in a supporting or primary role
  • Proven success in managing products and driving projects from inception through delivery in a high growth environment
  • Proven experience of working with technology teams, communicating product vision, and decision making to design and develop platform capabilities

Leadership/Growth Behaviors:

  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our customers, and key stakeholders.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible.

Travel:
Must hold a passport, and be available for domestic and international travel.

We offer:

At IBS you can look forward to:

  • Working with the latest technologies
  • Operating with the brightest minds in the industry
  • Gaining in-depth domain knowledge
  • Receiving global exposure
  • Benefiting from continuous learning programs
  • Performance-based career growth
  • Diverse, global work culture
  • Competitive compensation, company paid employee benefits, vacation, sick and personal leave, company matched 401k

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