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Vice President, Consumer Product at CarGurus (Cambridge, MA)

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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 makes a real impact. We’re the most-visited car-shopping site in the US, and we are growing fast in our international markets. Ready to come along for the ride?

CarGurus is looking for an experienced, motivated, innovative and results-oriented VP of Consumer Product to join our team. As a leader in the organization, you will have overall responsibility for developing and implementing the consumer product vision and strategy for CarGurus’ industry-leading and evolving car shopping service! The ideal candidate will bring extensive product management skills, people leadership expertise, and business understanding to the role.  Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, you will work with a diverse group of partners and your team to take CarGurus’ already market leading core consumer experience to the next level. You will identify ways to continue to differentiate with a focus on consumer needs and capitalize on opportunities to continually improve and grow CarGurus’ innovative used car shopping experience. The Product leader will partner with the engineering teams to identify the highest potential product improvements and new consumer opportunities, and then collaborate with engineering to bring ideas to fruition- measuring and optimizing results. The role is highly cross-functional, leading a team of dynamic product managers as well as partnering across the organization, requires strong analytical and research skills,  and will require someone who has a passion for innovation.  

What you'll do: 

  • Actively partner with engineering and build a product roadmap that continues to expand CarGurus’ market-leading proposition to empower consumers as they go through their car buying journey. 
  • Become a "guru" on the car shopping landscape. Identify and deliver on unmet consumer needs. Use consumer research, competitive analysis and market feedback to evolve the CarGurus’ web and mobile app experiences and to provide the consumer platform for CarGurus future growth. 
  • Facilitate cross-functional ideation and prioritization of the highest value opportunities, assessing both ROI impact and resource requirements. 
  • Partner with our world-class Engineering and UX Design teams to define, build, and launch new consumer shopping capabilities, and optimize existing site performance. 
  • Drive deeper consumer engagement, in partnership with our consumer acquisition team, through SEO, SEM, and consumer retention strategies. 
  • Collaborate with the Consumer Marketing team to promote new features to our customer base. 
  • Promote and secure consensus for consumer roadmap priorities throughout the broader organization and ensure all teams are collaborating to drive product initiative success. 
  • Lead and Inspire a group of Product Managers and enable success and growth opportunities for the team. 

Who you are: 

  • 10+ years of Product Management Experience; ideally in a high-growth environment 
  • Experience leading a high- performing team, strong mentorship skills 
  • Strong problem solving, analytic, and decision-making skills. Able to interpret data and trends and formulate innovative and effective actions plans to address opportunities or challenges 
  • Experience and comfort with evolving business processes to scale with the needs of a rapidly-growing organization 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience working across varied teams 
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to build success metrics, driving teams towards achieving goals 
  • Willingness/ability to roll up your sleeves and do, not just direct 
  • Strong team player that works well in collaborative situations 
  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic performance; MBA a plus  
  • Good sense of humor and likes working in an unstructured, fast-paced environment 

CarGurus Culture:

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

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.

CarGurus employees in the US can choose to work from home / remotely for the duration of 2021, or participate in a phased return to our beautiful office spaces. We expect most roles to be in-office at least 3 days a week beginning January 2022. In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada and the UK. 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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What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

CarGurus Benefits Overview

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.

Volunteer in local community
CarGurus hosts fundraisers and volunteer outings year-round. During our 2022 service week, 450+ Gurus helped 12 nonprofit partners with career coaching, food prep & service, outdoor cleanups, and more
Partners with Nonprofits
CarGurus partners with many orgs working to drive equity and inclusion, support people in need, and train tomorrow's tech leaders, including Building Impact, the Red Sox Foundation, and Hack.Diversity
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We connect Gurus to drive initiatives across CG and our communities, including the IT Software Governance Committee, Open Source Fund, Charitable Giving Committee, and our DEIB Advisory Council
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diverse voices power innovation! Our managers, directors, and leaders bring a range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to our work each day
Unconscious bias training
Unconscious bias has the potential to impact decision-making, team dynamics, and career growth. Training on how to identify, challenge, and avoid it is required to be completed by all Gurus
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have 6 ERGs that welcome, support, and connect [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], CG Salutes Service, [email protected], and [email protected] We also have Women in Tech and Women in Sales communities
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We promote diversity in hiring by sourcing candidates with a range of backgrounds through various job boards and partner orgs and support them with an inclusive and equitable recruiting experience
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
To best support our Gurus and their families, CarGurus offers three different Flexible Spending Accounts to help employees cover qualified health care and/or dependent care expenses
Disability Insurance
In the event of a non-work-related injury or sickness, CarGurus pays a monthly benefit for short-term disability for up to 12 weeks, and long-term disability for those who qualify
Dental Benefits
Our Blue Cross Blue Shield dental coverage includes four cleanings a year to help Gurus keep their teeth healthy and smiles bright
Vision Benefits
Our vision coverage through VSP includes an annual eye exam along with other benefits such as lenses and frames. Gurus also have access to discounts on prescriptions and laser vision correction
Health Insurance Benefits
Health insurance is provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield with two PPO options to choose from including a PPO $750 Plan or a PPO Saver Plan with HSA, to which CG contributes
Life Insurance
We offer Basic Life and AD&D Insurance through Sun Life Financial, providing beneficiaries with 2X your annual earnings up to $500K. Add'l coverage can be purchased for spouse/kids/domestic partner
Wellness Programs
Visit our wellness rooms for prayer, quiet time, and meditation. Ongoing programming includes onsite eye exams, nutrition and mental health seminars, Red Cross first aid training, and more
Team workouts
Gurus break a sweat together in person and virutally through our #peloton Slack channel, Studio SWEAT onDemand membership, and workouts with local orgs like InnerCity Weightlifting
Mental Health Benefits
Gurus get a free Headspace subscription, counseling/support services through our Employee Assistance Program, and access to guest speakers covering stress management, burnout prevention, and more
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
We offer traditional and Roth 401K plans through Fidelity with automatic enrollment after 30 days. CarGurus will match 50% of your contributions up to 8%. Employee contributions are always 100% vested
401(K) Matching
CarGurus matches 50 cents of every dollar of your 401K contributions up to 8% of your eligible compensation. You're 50% vested after one year of employment, 100% vested after two
Company Equity
We offer Restricted stock units (RSUs) to new hires, subject to time-based vesting tied to employment. Gurus have the potential to earn more RSUs through retention programs and eligible promotions
Performance Bonus
We reward your hard work. Depending on your role, you will be eligible for either our sales incentive or employee bonus program
Match charitable contributions
Our Charitable Giving program is funded annually to help Gurus give back to non-profit organizations with which they have a personal connection
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits membership gives Gurus access to babysitters, nannies, senior caregivers, home health aides, dog walkers, pet sitters, and more plus 8 free days of emergency backup care
Generous Parental Leave
We offer 100% paid pregnancy-related medical leave up to 16 weeks plus 15 days of gradual return. For parental leave, we offer 100% paid leave up to 8 weeks
Flexible Work Schedule
Our hybrid model gives Gurus flexibility to integrate work and life. Perks like free lunch, paid commuter fees, and pop-up events make in-office time easy to enjoy
Remote Work Program
Field sales roles are remote by design, as well as select roles on other teams on a case-by-case basis
Family Medical Leave
CarGurus has a private plan through SunLife, which provides benefits as generous as the MA Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) program
Adoption Assistance
All employees are eligible for 8 weeks of parental leave plus 4 weeks for adoption/foster care. We reimburse adoption expenses of up to $10K annually, up to $20K, through Carrot Fertility
Restricted work hours
We respect after-hours and PTO boundaries, and encourage Gurus to pause notifications, block focus time, and update their Slack status to help manage their time
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
In partnership with our [email protected] ERG, we host ongoing in-person and virtual family events year-round, including a Halloween party and holiday gingerbread house decorating
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Our unlimited PTO empowers Gurus to take time away for doctor visits, parent-teacher conferences, home repair appointments, etc. Some use PTO for religious holidays that we do not already have off
Paid Volunteer Time
CarGurus offers paid volunteer time during our annual service week through which we support nonprofit partners with career coaching, food prep and service, waste cleanup, and more
Get one month off after 5 years at CarGurus, and another after 10. People use this time to take dream vacations, visit family abroad, and attend playoff games... or to do nothing at all!
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Our unlimited sick leave allows Gurus to take the time they need to care for their own physical or mental health and/or that of a family member
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
We keep it casual and don't have an official dress code because we want Gurus to come to work as their authentic selves
Commuter Benefits
Our commuter benefits cover 100% of your parking, train fare, and other expenses depending on how you travel to work. A quarterly stipend is available to those who walk or bike to the office
Company Outings
We connect regularly in and out of the office, including at our legendary annual party. IYKYK
Free Daily Meals
In-office employees select lunch from 4-7 local restaurants each day. We ensure that options include the diverse cuisines of our local communities and accommodate food allergies and preferences
Game Room
Take a break in our game rooms to play ping pong, foosball tables, and more. Beers and wines on tap are rotated weekly
Stocked Kitchen
Sweet, salty, crispy, chewy, crunchy, and caffeinated--we have it all in our well-stocked kitchens
Some Meals Provided
We provide free lunch every day in the office and an abundance of snacks. Our Dining Club connects employees and leaders for dinner at local restaurants
Happy Hours
Catch up with friends and make new ones at our regular happy hours. These typically feature an open bar and fun bites
CarGurus employees don't worry about where they will park with our on-site or nearby garage options and parking subsidy
Recreational Clubs
Gurus connect in-person and virtually for game nights, Peloton rides, book clubs, travel talk, scotch tastings, dining out, and more
Relocation Assistance
Relocation assistance is available depending on role level and location. Ask your recruiter for details
Fitness Subsidies
Get a free gym membership and reimbursement of up to $300 for fitness-related expenditures, plus a free subscription to the Studio SWEAT onDemand fitness app
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Our Career Development Model includes time for outside learning and development. We think this makes our people more well-rounded and connected
Tuition Reimbursement
We offer up to $10K per calendar year for tuition reimbursement for graduate-level courses and $5K for undergrad for employees working 30+ hours a week
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Our regular info sessions include a monthly "Welcome, Ask Me Anything" (WAMA) series with senior leaders, quarterly Town Halls, and product and skill-focused seminars with internal and external SMEs
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our popular Elevate mentorship program pairs employees with experienced leaders to discuss personal and professional development while growing participants' skills and network
Continuing Education stipend
We offer up to $10K per calendar year for tuition reimbursement for graduate-level courses and $5K for undergrad. Plus, all Gurus have access to over 16K courses through LinkedIn Learning
Time allotted for learning
Our Career Development Model builds in time for outside learning and development, and we encourage Gurus to pause notifications and block focus time as needed, including for LinkedIn Learning courses
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
To help our Gurus reach their personal and professional development goals, we offer stipends for industry certifications that vary by role and department

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