Head of Product - Partner Products - #49682

Property Finder


Date: 1 week ago
City: Dubai
Contract type: Full time

Company Profile


Founded by Michael Lahyani in 2005 as a magazine (Al Bab World), Property Finder today is the leading property portal in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) region. The platform offers a host of products and services tailored to make the home search process transparent for millions who visit the portal while creating value for the partners who advertise on the platform.

Over the years, we've expanded our operations to Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt, solidifying our position as a regional powerhouse in the proptech space. With over 500+ dedicated people in 6 regional offices, we facilitate more than 7 million monthly visits across our platforms. We have become the go-to destination for consumers in search of their next home.

Our promise to talent

We encourage our people, called creators, to move fast, to be bold and offer them countless ways to make an impact in a fast-growing and talent-centric organisation.

Our goal is to ensure that our people find their time at Property Finder a rewarding experience where the company’s growth also means personal growth.

Overall it is a place for you to be your best self.


The Position

Position Title


Head of Product - Partner Product


Reports To

Vice President, Product

Position Summary


Property Finder, the premier online real estate marketplace in the Middle East, invites a visionary and dynamic Head of Product to lead our Partner Product initiatives. This pivotal role is at the heart of our mission to revolutionize real estate services, delivering unparalleled value to Real Estate Professionals across the diverse landscapes of the Middle East. As the Head of Product, you will orchestrate the development and success of our products, ensuring they serve the needs of our partners, Real Estate Professionals, and our business, while maintaining a delightful experience for property seekers interacting with our platform.

At Property Finder, we're not just transforming the real estate industry; we're offering you a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation in one of the most dynamic markets in the world. If you're ready to lead with vision, drive, and collaboration, we want to hear from you. Apply now to become the Head of Product Management for Partner Products and shape the future of real estate in the Middle East.


Key Responsibilities


  • Strategic Vision and Roadmapping: Craft and execute a forward-looking product vision and roadmap, aligning with Property Finder's strategic goals and anticipating future market dynamics.
  • Cross-functional Leadership: Lead and foster collaboration across design, analytics, sales, and customer experience teams to conceive, develop, launch, and refine high-impact products.
  • Product Accountability: Assume comprehensive responsibility for your product suite, ensuring relevance, impact, and alignment with both B2B and B2C audiences across all touchpoints.
  • Objective Setting and Execution: Collaborate with the VP to set clear organizational objectives and key results (OKRs), translating these into actionable and measurable goals for your team.
  • Quality Assurance and Release Management: Guarantee the excellence of each product release, overseeing testing, training, and cross-team coordination throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Go-to-Market Strategy: Lead go-to-market strategies, coordinating with Product Ops, Commercial, Customer Experience, and Marketing teams to ensure seamless product launches and adoption.
  • Innovation and Efficiency: Introduce innovative practices to enhance product development efficiency and ensure the successful management of the product lifecycle.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Utilize key performance indicators to inform decisions, set up A/B testing, and conduct experiments to optimize product features and performance.
  • Leadership and Development: Model and instill Property Finder's leadership competencies and guiding principles within your team, fostering an environment of growth, innovation, and excellence.


Competencies


  • Product Execution & Delivery: Expertise in navigating complex trade-offs to maximize value delivery, leveraging team strengths, and identifying unmet needs to enhance efficiency.
  • Quality Assurance: Champion a quality-first mindset, ensuring consistent delivery of superior products.
  • Customer Insight & Data Fluency: Utilize data and user research to guide product development, uncover new opportunities, and maximize customer value.
  • User Experience Design: Promote a design-centric approach, staying abreast of best practices and fostering a strong collaboration between product managers and designers.
  • Strategic Impact: Make significant contributions to company strategy, articulating the strategic importance of team investments and driving meaningful business outcomes.
  • Influencing & Stakeholder Management: Build and maintain strong relationships across the company, ensuring alignment and broad support for your team's projects.
  • Team Leadership & Managing Up: Develop and execute career development plans for your team, aligning with company priorities and ensuring executive-level support and visibility.

The Person

Desired Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • 8+ years of product management experience, preferably in the real estate or online marketplace industry.
  • Proven experience in guiding a product through its lifecycle, with a strong focus on building and implementing product roadmaps.
  • Experience in working with agile methodologies and continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of web, iOS and Android platforms.
  • Robust analytical skills and the ability to use data to inform decision-making.
  • Proven ability to execute according to plans.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent planning and project management skills.
  • Strong ability to manage up and down, engaging in big picture thinking and C-Suite conversations.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional, and international environment.
  • Proficiency in English language (Arabic is a plus).

Property Finder Principles


  • Move fast and make things happen
  • Data beats opinions
  • Don’t confuse motion with progress
  • Failure is success if we learn from it
  • People over pixels

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