Product Manager - Search Engine

Paris or Remote from France
Product & Experience – Product Management /
Permanent /
About BlaBlaCar
BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading community-based travel app enabling 26 million members a year to carpool or travel by bus in 21 countries. Our team of 800 employees counts over 50 nationalities and is spread across our 5 global offices, 30% working fully remotely.

Your mission
We are seeking an experienced Product Manager to lead our new Search Engine team. As the Product Manager for Search Engine, you will be responsible for enhancing the quality of search results across all supplies (carpool, bus, train), as well as laying the foundation for offering intermodal rides. You will work closely with cross-functional teams including engineers, data scientists, designers, and business stakeholders to drive product strategy, roadmap execution, and delivery.

Your responsibilities

    • Define and communicate the product and engineering strategy and roadmap to all stakeholders
    • Define the associated backlog and roadmap, prioritizing the highest impact projects 
    • Lead the prioritization, specification and delivery follow-up of the Search engine team
    • Formalize and generate alignment on major decisions related to the Search Engine scope
    • Deploy, follow-up and communicate about its execution among different teams
    • Be the “go-to” product person on all Search Engine topics
    • Cross-functional Collaboration: work closely with engineering, data science, design, and business teams to drive product development from concept to launch. Foster a collaborative environment and ensure alignment across all stakeholders.
    • Data-driven decision making: utilize data analytics, user feedback, and market insights to make informed product decisions. Conduct A/B tests and experiments to validate hypotheses and optimize product performance.
    • Quality assurance: ensure the quality and reliability of search results by implementing robust testing and monitoring processes. Collaborate with engineering teams to address any issues or bugs promptly.
    • Stakeholder communication: communicate product vision, roadmap updates, and key milestones to internal stakeholders and executive leadership. Solicit feedback and actively engage with stakeholders to ensure alignment and support.
    • Multimodal journey planning: drive initiatives to build a foundation for a multimodal journey planner, including integrating various modes of transportation and optimizing route planning algorithms.

Your qualifications

    • 4+ years of work experience as a Product Manager
    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or a related field.
    • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in data analysis tools and techniques. Ability to derive insights from data and use them to inform product decisions.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across diverse teams and influence without authority.
    • Experience with agile development methodologies and product management tools (e.g., JIRA, Confluence).

    • Strong plus:
    •  2+ years of experience as a Product Manager specifically focused on optimizing search engines/algorithms, with a proven track record of delivering initiatives that have had a positive business impact
    • Experience working in an international environment, collaborating with diverse teams across different geographies
    • Experience working for an Online Travel Agency (OTA) or e-commerce site or app

What we have to offer

    • Full remote possible in the country of employment
    • 4 additional weeks of Maternity leaves and Paternity leaves paid
    • Financial support for home office equipment
    • Minimum 25 days holiday per year 
    • Local meal plan policies (Swile card in France)
    • 50% transportation paid in France (Forfait Mobilité Durable)
    • Relocation package and visa support
    • Free unlimited carpooling & bus rides
    • Personal growth via trainings, mentorship, and internal mobility programs
    • Employee Stock ownership plan
    • Regular team building events
    • Mental health support through

Interested in joining the ride?

    • A 45-min video-call with our Talent Acquisition Managers to get to know you, understand your career expectations and answer your questions
    • A 45-min video-call with our Head of Product Demand, Shahil Hiridjee , to deepdive into your knowledge and experience as a Product Manager
    • A fully remote exercise to evaluate your craft and your ability to solve problems with simple and smart solutions, including a presentation to key stakeholders
    • A following live working session with future peers to evaluate your ability to integrate feedback in your reflection and propose alternative solutions in a fast paced environment
    • A 45-min video-call with our VP Engineering Demand, Gilles Laborderie, and the engineering manager of the Search squad, Louise Guibal, to discuss your experience working with engineers
    • A 30-min video-call with Benjamin Retourné, VP Product, for a final validation
BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, tell us why you’d still be a great fit for this role in your application.