Product Owner, Bidding Optimization, eCommerce Travel - Bangkok

London, England
17 May 2017
14 Jun 2017
Stefania Cook
Job function
Full Time
Contract Type

Product Owner, Bidding Optimization, eCommerce Travel - Bangkok

Please note this role is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Our client is very keen to hear from individuals who are willing to relocate. They offer very comprehensive salary package but full relocation and visa sponsorship.


Our client is one of the world's largest and fastest growing online travel agents and is now established among the premier ecommerce companies Asia. Coming from over 60 countries, their 2,000+ person team is energetic and hyper-focused on every last detail of the internet. Despite their size, they feel like a startup. Their product owners interact with C-Level executives all day, every day and are empowered to create, measure and improve every aspect of the business with very little overhead or bureaucracy.


Metasearch Engine (MSE) and Pay per click (PPC) algorithmic bidding is at the core of this company's marketing strategy, and they are one of the top-spending and most sophisticated advertisers in the world, whether it's on TripAdvisor, Google, Bing, or any number of search and metasearch engines where they advertise.

The Bidding Optimization Product Owner role is part of the overall PO organization, headed by the Chief of Product Officer and based in Bangkok. The Bidding Optimization PO is responsible for defining and executing the overall bidding optimization roadmap as well as liaising with marketing business owners in order to achieve performance targets.

The product owner drives the relentless innovation required to stay ahead in an extremely dynamic and competitive industry. The PO will see the big picture and the small detail at the same time. He or she will understand the broad needs of the business, scan the competitive landscape in which their product operates, spot trends and technical developments and update the product roadmap as needed. At the same time, he or she will understand every detail of the product from design to functionality to usability.

The Bidding Optimization PO will collaborate on a daily basis with data scientists to build world-class machine learning models. He or she will need to understand various ecommerce metrics and concepts across all functions very well - conversion, repeat rates, ROI, site performance metrics, bounce rates, return on investment, etc.

The PO needs to be a strong communicator. The PO will create and maintain a product roadmap and will be responsible for communication with all stakeholders (business heads, marketing, developers, and senior management) to ensure that Agoda's products continue to perform at the highest possible level and serve the needs of our many customer groups.

In summary, the Bidding Optimization Product Owner can expect to work on the cutting edge of technology, data, digital marketing, algorithmic decision-making and consumer psychology - all at a scale that very few ecommerce companies in the world today can offer.

This role is based at Bangkok, Thailand.


  • Lead company-wide product innovation in Bidding Optimization
  • Lead the marketing/product relationship to experiment & execute on product innovation
  • Drive experimentation through product on all bidding
  • Expand and maintain our current suite of bidders
  • Beta testing of new search engine features (Get access to all the new Google features 3 months before everyone else!)


  • Experience as a data scientist or a background in data science and machine learning, preferably in ecommerce
  • Excellent at managing large scale technology projects across multiple countries
  • Able to build large data structures, write complex SQL queries
  • Extremely comfortable with data. Proven ability to leverage analytics and quantitative methods to inform and influence decision-making
  • Experience implementing innovative ideas or products in complex organization
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and high growth environment
  • Enthusiasm to develop engineered processes and technologies and to apply innovative solutions to make organizational improvements while encouraging creative thinking and innovation
  • Ability to motivate and inspire development teams to achieve beyond what they imagined possible
  • Entrepreneurial and analytical; effective at managing change in a fast-moving and constantly evolving business
  • Experience with the latest internet trends and technologies preferred

In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies and skill sets:

  • Relentless curiosity and an urge to innovate, measure and improve
  • Openness to change and new information
  • Proven skills in recruitment and staff leadership
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Recognizes own strengths and weaknesses
  • Process oriented and strong problem-solving skills
  • Capacity to identify and keep up to date on relevant global trends
  • Collaborative and consensual approach.
  • Commitment to 'speed wins' philosophy
  • Highly ethical
  • Sense of humor, humility

This role is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Visa/Work Permit and Relocation will be offered to the eligible candidate.

If this role sounds like it's for you please send us your CV right now. Our client will be starting interviews imminently.

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