Senior Product Manager, International Marketplace Growth

| Chicago
Upwork is the world's largest freelancing website. Each year $1.5 billion of work happens through Upwork, allowing businesses get more done and helping professionals break free of traditional time and place boundaries and work anytime, anywhere on projects they love. At Upwork, you'll help build on this momentum. Together, we'll create economic and social value on a global scale, providing a trusted online workplace for businesses to connect with extraordinary talent and work without limits.
As a two-sided marketplace, our business is dependent on building and capturing client demand for talented freelancers and finding the world’s best talent to work with these clients. We have amazing freelancers on our platform and an impressive array of clients including Fortune 100 brands - but we believe there is a step-change opportunity to optimize the dynamics of our marketplaces both within countries and globally. Your role as the International Marketplace Growth product manager is to be the expert in the company on how to identify and develop a robust international marketplace. The work will include opportunity sizing, expansion, localization, supply and demand analysis and UI improvements.

In this role, you will:

  • Create and execute strategic roadmap focused on driving more value for customers across multiple geographies
  • Launch strategic features into new marketplaces and drive incremental learning of international market dynamics
  • Identify growth opportunities in key marketplaces relating to hiring manager conversion, freelancer rates, category mix, and matching
  • Invent, design and build solutions that push the limits of our market dynamics resulting in growth of freelancer earnings and hiring managers spend and retention
  • Work with partners in engineering, data science, analytics, product and marketing to design innovative features
  • Conduct A/B tests and perform other quantitative and qualitative analyses to measure impact

To win in this role, you need:

  • Experience launching large scale features across multiple countries
  • Analytical chops for breaking down complex problems and solving them with data. Experience either in Product Management, Business Analytics, Management Consulting, Banking or VC. Basic SQL skills are a must.
  • The ability to go broad as well as deep: solving for the bigger picture and long term goals whilst rolling up your sleeves to write user stories in jira and debug issues
  • Flexibility to efficiently pivot and react to rapidly evolving goals and priorities
  • Deep empathy for customer needs, frustrations, and aspirations. Familiarity with designing user experiences and their impact on conversion funnels.
  • Compelling written and oral communication skills

Things that will really knock our socks off:

  • Demonstrated brilliance in solving hard challenges at another two-sided marketplace - especially an aptitude for managing supply and demand
  • Experience using agile development methodologies with globally-distributed teams
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, including a willingness to take risks

Come change how the world works. At Upwork you’ll help shape the future of work. From our offices in San Francisco, Mountain View and Chicago, together we’re creating exciting new opportunities for a world of professionals. You’ll be part of a vibrant culture built on shared values: Inspire a boundless future of work, Put our community first, Have a bias towards action, and Build amazing teams. Along the way you’ll have fun and enjoy the perks of a people-first company: Work from Home Wednesday's, daily breakfast and lunch, regular in-office happy hours, top-notch benefits … and more. Check out Upwork’s spotlight on The Muse for a glimpse of our daily work/life balance. Upwork is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Location

Our office is located in Chicago's West Loop. We are close to public transportation and restaurants galore.

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What's something quirky about your company?

The best part of our company culture is our Work Online Wednesdays, it gives me a better understanding of the experiences many clients and freelancers have using Upwork to grow their business. It's also important to me that Upwork values championing the future of work by empowering its employees to work flexibly each week.

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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The Enterprise team is solving for how organizations engage talent and how talent finds opportunity. In an "on-demand" economy, technology has changed the way we commute, lodge, and shop. The workforce is rapidly evolving and technology is fundamentally changing work now, too.

Mandela

Enterprise Account Executive

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started my professional life in HR and due to the shifting labor market, I saw an opportunity to be part of something special with Upwork. I took a leap into the unknown as the second sales rep in the Chicago office. Fast forward a year and a half later, I’ve been able to grow my career from sales rep to leading the first Mid-Market sales team.

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How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Making myself available before and after working hours demonstrates commitment to seeing them grow and succeed. Casual sit downs over coffee outside the office to get to know individual contributors and managers on a more personal level allow me to further understand what drives and motivates them inside and outside of work.

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VP, Enterprise Solutions

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to connect businesses with great talent to work without limits. Companies have struggled for far too long to find the talent required to propel their businesses forward. Traditional talent resources do not have the capabilities to meet the demands of the future of work. Upwork solves these problems.

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