Overview

Product Management at Rent the Runway:

The Product team at Rent the Runway offers a very unique role, as we face complex business challenges that have yet to be tackled by other retailers – allowing for true creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.

RTR is an omni-channel company which spans across desktop mobile, and retail stores. Product candidates need to be visionary as they think about how the customer experience will work across all channels.

Role & Responsibilities:

The Mobile VP role is responsible for leading the overall mobile strategy for Rent the Runway, while leading role large scale mobile projects from product discovery to launch. The role is responsible for initiatives that can dramatically impact the business, and the individual within this role should exude passion about the responsibility that this role entails.

Rent The Runway is growing its platform and is focused on becoming more mainstream in order to leverage customers on a more frequent basis. Rent The Runway is looking for a product leader who can focus on innovation, not just optimization. This person will serve as a Director of Product Management tasked with bringing innovative mobile products to market and translating inspirational ideas to ready-to-ship products. This person will be someone who can think creatively and strategically, someone who can cross-manage over a variety of functional teams; and someone who is constantly focused on the customer’s experience. They must be a very strong leader with the ability to influence and push initiatives through the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify business opportunities that support the Rent the Runway mobile strategy, which ultimately leads to the creation and ownership of a product roadmap
  • Must be a product visionary with the ability to build out a mission-critical platform with a high degree of usability; customer experience as main focus
  • Collaborate with business owners to understand business needs and requirements
  • Own large scale projects throughout the entire product lifecycle; including post-launch 
  • follow-ups regarding metrics and areas for improvement
  • Break long term goals and projects into short term wins that allow us to learn and iterate quickly
  • User Acceptance testing of all requests before they launch
  • Maintain close relationships with technology to ensure that all requirements are clearly understood; adjusting details/scope as necessary
  • Active competitive analysis of other mobile solutions to continually identify ways to grow the user experience
  • ROI analysis on new project opportunities, to assist with prioritization discussions
  • Partner with UX to iterate through wireframes to convey specifications and interaction models that best suit user needs, then partner with designers to create a compelling visual experience
  • Negotiate scope and proactively address problems
  • Involved in primary research such as Usability testing and Focus groups

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field
  • Minimum of five years product management experience with mobile products
  • Outstanding organization skills
  • Excellent written and oral capabilities
  • Expert knowledge about Mobile and eCommerce. Also, comfortable with technology
  • Experience bringing mobile products from conception to implementation, including defining roadmaps, communicating specifications, managing resources, and leading cross-functional teams
  • Experience with Agile development
  • Experience with web analytic tools such as Google Analytics

Personal Attributes:

  • Passionate, organized, smart, engaging, driven
  • Highly creative, can push the boundaries
  • Understands they are in the business of making women feel good
  • Experience working in a Consumer Facing and E-commerce environment
  • Must be personally committed to Rent the Runway, its customers and drive the organization through technical growth
  • Must be an outstanding leader with the ability to set high but reachable goals, clearly communicate those goals to employees and then infuse the team with a sense of purpose and urgency in attainment of those goals
  • Flexible, able to adjust and change direction as the business environment and technology universe evolves and changes
  • Experience working in a high transaction/volume mission critical environment
  • This person should be entrepreneurial in spirit

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree
  • 5+ years managing mobile products across multiple teams to successful delivery
  • Knowledgeable with desktop experiences and how to translate mobile experiences to the desktop
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams that have built and scaled platforms
  • Experience in a competitive, fast-paced and challenging development environment

 

About Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway is revolutionizing fashion by allowing women to rent thousands of designer dresses and accessories. We focus on convenience and a top-notch customer experience on all our platforms, including online, mobile, and retail locations in New York City, Washington DC, and Las Vegas. With styles from more than 270 top designers, Rent the Runway introduces women to new brands and gives them the opportunity to have an endless closet. Our fun, dynamic team is filled with passionate go-getters who dream big, execute their ideas, and deliver an incredible experience to our customers. 

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