Product Lead, China Outbound

China

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

The Community You Will Join:

Airbnb launched its Chinese mainland business in 2016 and has grown since with a long-term focus on China's outbound travel. We believe that supporting nearly one-fifth of the world’s population as they explore the world is an important way to contribute to our global network and fulfill our commitment to connecting people from communities and neighborhoods around the world. 

Since the resumption of China cross-border travel in January 2023, we have been seeing a continued and steady recovery of China outbound travel. We are encouraged to expect that China outbound travel will surpass 2019 levels by the end of 2024, and continues to be a cornerstone of Airbnb’s international growth, especially across the Asia Pacific markets. 

Our China Outbound team is excited about and committed to capture China's outbound opportunity, by focusing on three key strategic pillars: 1) product innovation, 2) brand enhancement, and 3) global network and supply readiness. We are pumped to provide the hundreds of millions of Chinese Millennials and Gen Zers the most local, authentic travel experiences that only Airbnb can offer. 

 

The Difference You Will Make:

We are seeking an experienced and driven Product Lead (Individual Contributor) who is passionate about making an impact for Airbnb users and business. You will focus on product initiatives supporting international growth. As a Product Manager at Airbnb, you will be responsible for driving the vision, strategy, and execution of key product initiatives. You will lead cross-functional teams to identify and prioritize new product initiatives that can delight our users and drive business growth.

 

A Typical Day: 

  • Understand user needs and identify market opportunities, to define and drive the product vision, strategy, and roadmap, aligning with company-wide goals and objectives. 
  • Look deep into the status quo for the real problems and causes, and propose product solutions to tackle the problems identified
  • Lead a cross-functional group of Engineers, Designers and Data Scientists to ensure successful product delivery, and measure success against defined goals.
  • Communicate product proposals, plans and status to senior management and key stakeholders. Communicate concisely in spoken or written form, and own outcome
  • Build alignment across product teams and cross-functional partners (Financial, Operations, Trust, etc.)
  • Continuously monitor and analyze data and user feedback, and use those insights to generate the next innovation of product offerings.

 

Your Expertise:

  • 8+ years of experience in product management, with a successful track record of delivering scalable products.
  • Strong strategic thinking abilities, with demonstrated experience in product strategy and roadmap planning. Ability to identify key user problems and prioritize innovative solutions.
  • Strong leadership skills, open-minded and adaptable to a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing priorities and multiple stakeholders. Able to navigate ambiguity, with the ability to inspire cross-functional teams to achieve shared goals. Experience in managing and coaching direct reports is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex product ideas and strategies to a range of stakeholders, including executives, working team, and end-users.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to use data and market insights to inform decision-making and continuously optimize product performance.
  • Career experience in the travel industry/eCommerce/, building products for international markets, or working for start-ups is highly desirable.
  • Fluent English and Mandarin in oral and written communication.

 

Your Location

This position is China - Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. Your recruiter will inform you what cities you are able to work from depending on your personal legal working identity and Airbnb internal policies.

 

Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.