Product Manager, Consumer



Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Who we are

At CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. We started as a small team of developers determined to bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we’re the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we’ve been profitable for over 15 years.

What we do

The market is evolving, and we are too, moving the entire automotive journey online and guiding our customers through every step. That includes everything from the sale of an old car to the financing, purchase, and delivery of a new one. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit each month, and ~30,000 dealerships use our products. But they're not the only ones who love CarGurus—our employees do, too. We have a people-first culture that fosters kindness, collaboration, and innovation, and empowers our Gurus with tools to fuel their career growth. Disrupting a trillion-dollar industry requires fresh and diverse perspectives. Come join us for the ride!

Role overview

CarGurus is looking for a Product Manager to join our Consumer team and own CarGurus' core Consumer initiatives. You will collaborate cross-functionally with Engineering, Design, Analytics, Data Science, Sales and Marketing to deliver exceptional products and a best-in-class car shopping experience.

Are you a driven collaborator with a strong track record of building customer-centric products? Do you bring curiosity, creativity, a passion for innovation, and analytical skills? Are you excited by the mission to help millions of shoppers find their next car? Look no further; we'd love to invite you to apply!

What you'll do

  • Be responsible for defining the vision, strategy, and roadmap of features and alignment with core business goals
  • Work closely with engineers, designers, data, research, and other PMs to develop new features and drive execution and launch
  • Use various testing techniques to generate insights, make data-driven choices, and maximize our key metrics
  • Own accountability for our marketplace product performance, including the impact on the business and our customers
  • Identify consumer needs and pain points in the experience and translate those insights into impactful product hypotheses
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Engineering, Design, Analytics, Data Science, Sales, and Marketing
  • Advocate for the consumer across the company

What you'll bring

  • 3+ years of product management experience in fast-paced, dynamic, and agile environments
  • Exceptional independent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, flexibility, and the ability to collaborate and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and quickly align a diverse group of stakeholders toward a common goal
  • Ability to drive projects of varying sizes and scopes simultaneously while prioritizing.
  • You have great instincts regarding what matters and have made tough but smart trade-offs
  • You are a strategic thinker who thrives when developing a long-term strategy and delivering tactical execution
  • Excellent analytical skills, always referring to quantitative and qualitative data when making product decisions, and have experience with analytics and research tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and can create and deliver winning presentations
  • Strong partnership with engineers, empathetic to their unique needs
  • Bonus: You have prior experience with search, marketplace, or e-commerce products

Working at CarGurus

We reward our Gurus’ curiosity and passion with best-in-class benefits and compensation, including equity for all employees, both when they start and as they continue to grow with us. Our career development and corporate giving programs, as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and communities, help people build connections while making an impact in personally meaningful ways. A flexible hybrid model and robust time off policies encourage work-life balance and individual well-being. Thoughtful perks like daily free lunch, a new car discount, meditation and fitness apps, commuting cost coverage, and more help our people create space for what matters most in their personal and professional lives.

We welcome all

CarGurus strives to be a place to which people can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential—starting with our hiring process. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We foster an inclusive environment that values people for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. That’s why we hope you’ll apply even if you don’t check every box listed in the job description. We also encourage you to tell your recruiter if you require accommodations to participate in our hiring process due to a disability so we can provide the appropriate support. We want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus. #LI-Hybrid