Sr. Product Manager, AbeBooks


Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

May 5


Job summary

*About Us*

AbeBooks, an Amazon company, connects millions of buyers with sellers from around the world. We provide a marketplace for hundreds of millions of items that includes everything from exquisite manuscripts and long-lost books from your childhood, to postcards from Mohandas Gandhi and signed first editions of “A Farewell to Arms”.

*About the role*

At AbeBooks we work daily to help customers discover and own the books they love, by bringing together the broadest selection of physical books anywhere, from sellers across the world.

We are looking for a Product Manager who will define the strategy and vision for our purchase and post-purchase experience and order management services. In this role, you will use customer insights and industry trends, and partner with business experts, UX designers and software engineers, to deliver the services and tools that facilitate transactions, and empower our sellers to manage their orders and offer an exceptional customer experience.

You will influence technology and architecture choices for new products, and become the central point of contact for the tech teams responsible for ensuring the successful and timely delivery of new services.

*About You*

A successful candidate must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and excel at building structure from ambiguity. The candidate will not only develop and drive new products, but also roll up their sleeves, dig in and deliver alongside their team.

Key job responsibilities

* Create and set vision of new products, defining the customer experience and working with various stakeholders to create the technical approach to launches.

* Partner and work closely with business owners, engineers, designers, and stakeholders to set the vision, define the product requirements, create roadmaps, and establish measures of success.

* Drive and deliver these experiences to market, finding creative ways to ship fast, iterate, and learn as you go.

* Learn from customer feedback, user research, end-to-end analytics, behavioral measurements, and other data sources to craft better experiences and ensure we are building the right features over time.

* Engage with internal and external stakeholders to evangelize and create buy-in for your vision.


* Bachelor’s degree.

* 5+ years of engineering, product management, or relevant working experience.

* Experience defining product strategies and executing on associated roadmaps.

* Experience with advanced SQL writing, building reporting, and statistical modeling.

* Experience working cross functionally.


* MBA or Master’s degree.

* Deep technical understanding and curiosity. Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, suggest and evaluate technical solutions, and manage trade-offs.

* Passion for creating innovative solutions for customer experience.

* Strong analytical and quantitative skills to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions.

* High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.

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