Product Manager - AI/ML Smart Pricing

İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey

At VavaCars, we're not just a tech start-up. We're visionaries, innovators, and trailblazers in the used car industry, committed to revolutionising the automotive landscape in Turkey. Our company thrives on a culture of deep engagement, proactive initiative, and entrepreneurial spirit. Our employees aren't just doing a job, they're pushing boundaries and breaking norms. We believe in the power of practical, inter-departmental collaboration and challenging the status quo, not only within our own industry, but beyond.

Regardless of your Professional background, educational history, or the industry you hail from, if you have a track record of exceptional work and a passion for innovation, we want you on our team. At VavaCars, it's not just about what you've done, but what you're capable of.

Join us in this exciting journey as we redefine the future of the automotive industry. Our work is not just about buying and selling cars, it's about creating an unparalleled user experience that reshapes how people perceive the used car market. We're not just changing the game - we're creating a new one.

Are you ready to steer your career into the fast lane? Embark on the VavaCars journey today

PRODUCT

Join a global team of experienced product managers, developers, and quality assurance professionals crafting innovative solutions for the most diverse range of products in the market.

This is an individual contributor role, and reports to Director of Product & Delivery. 

Requirements

What to expect from Product Manager position at VavaCars:

We are seeking a highly experienced and driven Product Manager to lead the development of AI and ML-based pricing strategies for our second-hand car products.  

In this role, you will work closely with our AI/Data Science (“AI”) and Business Pricing (“Pricing”) teams to design, implement, and optimize pricing models that drive our business objectives and enhance customer experience. The objective is simple: buy the right cars at the right price using AI/ML. 

You will be responsible for managing the entire lifecycle of our AI/ML driven pricing initiatives, from ideation to execution, and ensuring alignment with our strategic goals. 

  • Strategic Planning: Develop and execute a comprehensive product strategy for AI/ML-driven pricing solutions, aligning with the company’s overall vision and business objectives.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with AI and Pricing teams to translate business requirements into technical specifications and model requirements. 
  • Product Development: Lead the end-to-end product development process, including requirement gathering, documentation, prioritization, roadmap creation, and execution. You will be in charge of translating business requirements into User Stories with clearly defined acceptance criteria. 
  • Market Analysis: Conduct market research and competitive analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and threats in the second-hand car sales market. 
  • Stakeholder Management: Act as the primary point of contact between AI and Pricing team, and other key stakeholders such as C-level executives. Facilitate communication and ensure that all parties are aligned and informed. Having excellent presentation skills. 
  • Performance Monitoring: Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) in collaboration with the team to measure the success and impact of pricing strategies. Continuously evaluate performance data to identify opportunities for improvement. 
  • Innovation: Stay updated on the latest advancements in AI, ML, and pricing strategies. Drive innovation by exploring new technologies and methodologies. 
  • Compliance: Ensure that all pricing strategies comply with legal and regulatory requirements. 

What you will bring:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field. MBA or advanced degree preferred. 
  • Experience: Minimum of 4 years of experience in product management. Focus on AI/ML, pricing strategies and experience in the automotive or second-hand car sales industry is a plus. 
  • Technical Skills: Strong understanding of AI/ML concepts and their application in pricing strategies. Experience working with data science teams and familiarity with data analysis tools and techniques. 
  • English Level: Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Turkish level: Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Business Acumen: Deep understanding of pricing strategies, market dynamics, and customer behavior in the second-hand car market. 
  • Leadership: Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams and manage complex projects. Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills. 
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and quantitative skills. Ability to analyze data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions. 
  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Comfortable with ambiguity and changing priorities. 
  • Passion: Genuine interest in AI, ML, and their application in transforming business processes and enhancing customer experiences. 

Who we are

At VavaCars, we're more than just a platform for used car transactions in Turkey; we're revolutionising the automotive industry. Our mission is to transform the car buying and selling experience into a seamless, transparent, and trustworthy process.

With a priority on simplicity, transparency, and convenience, we have made it possible for our customers to browse, evaluate, and purchase cars online from the comfort of their homes. Our comprehensive services extend beyond just transactions, with initiatives such as VavaServis and VavaGaraj, we cater to every vehicle-related need - from maintenance to tire purchasing, ensuring a stress-free experience for our users.

Since our launch in 2019, VavaCars has not only successfully traded 000s of cars but also earned the trust of customers, global sponsors, and investors. We believe in not just delivering exceptional service, but in constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

At the heart of our success is our dedicated and experienced Vavan team. As we continue to grow and redefine the market, we look forward to welcoming forward-thinking individuals ready to join our journey of innovation. At VavaCars, it's not just about what we've achieved, but about the trailblazing future we're building together. We invite you to explore opportunities for collaboration and become part of our exciting revolution.

Benefits

We offer a unique and exciting package - nothing like this has been attempted in the local auto space before and we want to attract the best and brightest. Our benefits include:

  • Competitive salary, annual bonus
  • Equity through ESOP program
  • Health Insurance
  • Office location is European side, Istanbul (Hybrid)

* Salary range is an estimate based on our AI, ML, Data Science Salary Index 💰

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Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Equity / stock options Health care Salary bonus Startup environment Transparency

Region: Middle East
Country: Turkey

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