Senior Director, Product Operations

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Car shopping is complicated. At CarGurus, we use data and technology to make it simple, giving people the tools they need to confidently find, buy, finance, or sell a car. The best part? Our work’s made a real impact. We’re the most-visited car-shopping site in the US, and we’re expanding globally. Ready to come along for the ride?

CarGurus seeks a Senior Director/VP of Product Operations to build out a team that will support the build and launch of our product offerings. This new team will be focused in getting our products to market more efficiently and ensuring success for stakeholders both internally and externally. You will to enable CarGurus Product teams to launch new innovative products quickly, deliver excellence for consumers, dealers, and partners, and continue to grow revenues. You will work across Consumer and Dealer product offerings and truly be at the center of driving innovation around the car buying experience.

What you’ll do:

  • Be accountable for the success of all product operations activity to drive external commercial adoption, operational excellence, customer satisfaction and financial performance
  • Contribute as key stakeholder to product requirements gathering, new product definition, and partner selection
  • Ensure internal operational efficiency for new products through the development of new processes, systems, and analytics
  • Drive the go-to-market strategy of new pilots and products to ensure Sales teams outperform at product launch and exceed revenue expectations, making informed decisions through testing and developing trainings
  • Manage ongoing partner relationships. Develop, monitor, and analyze partner objectives, SLAs, and KPIs. Craft a way to facilitate the flow of data between vendors.
  • Monitor operations for new product execution and analyze efficiency. Track costs and find opportunities for financial savings
  • Work with PMs to conduct post-release analysis to measure impact on customers, revenue, and business performance metrics as well as identify key problem areas post-launch to inform future product iterations

Who you are:

  • 10+ years of experience in Product Management, Operations, or Product Strategy
  • A Builder: You are excited to start a team, define processes, and are energized by the process of building something from ideation to production- and beyond
  • Collaborative: You have proven success working with internal business partners including engineering, marketing, and sales
  • Creative: You have built training materials and processes for both internal and external customers
  • A Problem Solver: Your ability to evaluate new systems or processes quickly and see opportunities for efficiency is unmatched
  • A Great Listener: You know how collect feedback through customer satisfaction/NPS surveys and can analyze results for product improvement opportunities
  • Organized: You have experience prioritizing a variety of equally important request and can manage expectations and resources
  • Data Driven: You can surface customer or operational use-cases and edge-cases to validate requirements and propose product solutions

CarGurus Culture:

At CarGurus, we invest in our people’s professional growth with everything from learning and development programs to tuition reimbursement. Want to work on projects that expand your skill set without sacrificing your work/life balance? You got it. We also strive to provide perks and benefits that employees actually care about like free lunch, commuter subsidies, and more. That includes equity in the company—our way of showing that we want you here for the long haul.

We work hard every day to build the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace, but trust and transparency don’t just apply to our consumers. They extend to our talent, too. We aim to create a workplace where everyone feels they can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential—where you don’t just fit, you thrive. We don’t discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada and the UK—with other markets on the horizon. We have offices in Cambridge, MA; Detroit, MI; Dublin, Ireland; San Francisco, CA and London, UK. Check out our careers page to learn more. 

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2 Canal Park 4th Floor , Cambridge, MA 02141
CarGurus' tech teams solve tough problems — sometimes by questioning the problem itself

What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
CarGurus participates in local volunteer activities such as the The Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup Challenge, The Freedom Run 5k, etc.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
CarGurus has committees that are re-elected annually and manage events and programs such as the Charitable Giving Committee and Community Council.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
CarGurus offers company equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and 401K match. We also offer 16 weeks paid primary caregiver leave and 2 weeks secondary caregiver leave. In addition, we also offer perks including gym memberships, commuter passes, daily catered lunches, company outings and more.

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