Tuesday 30 October 2012

Product Lead - ASOS

Founded in 2000, ASOS is the third most visited apparel website on the planet (comscore data April 2011) with 1,500 new product lines being introduced each week. Aimed at fashion forward twenty something’s globally, sales for the financial year ending 31 March 2012 were £495 million.

ASOS continues to grow internationally with 59% of retail sales now coming from outside of the UK. In 2010 and 2011, ASOS launched local websites for the US, France and Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia. The ASOS Group now has over 900 employees based in the UK and recently recruited its first global employees based in Sydney, Australia to help promote awareness of the ASOS brand internationally.
Our ambition is to be the world’s no.1 online fashion brand for 20-somethings, having set ourselves a target to reach £1bn annual sales by 2015. Therefore it is integral that ASOS continues to attract top talent across the globe to help us realise our goals.
The Role

ASOS, the most visited fashion site on the planet, is looking for a sharp, customer focussed, energetic and entrepreneurial Product Lead to curate and deliver our experience roadmap and develop the Product Manager and Ownership functions, which sit alongside the User Experience (UX), Customer Intelligence and Engineering teams, to deliver a world class fashion experience for the worlds 20-somethings.
The objective of this role, aligned to our laser focussed company strategy, is extremely clear; however the journey we take to get there will take many forms and iterations. This is what makes the role and working at ASOS so exciting. It isn’t for everyone, but the right person will thrive.
Reporting directly to the eCommerce Director, this person will have the ability and freedom to make their mark on the customer, the organisation and to create a team in their own image.
You will also get to build amazing experiences for customers all over the world, on all kinds of screens, in our store, on our social platform, Fashion Finder, and our Marketplace. The trade-off is being able to handle the ever changing, dynamic environment that is ASOS and to be hands on when the moment requires it – eCommerce still likes to think we are a start-up at heart. If this sounds like you and you have significant experience working on building customer facing Products, please get in touch with us.
The Detail
  • Translate customer wants and needs into an experience roadmap that delivers them
  • Own and prioritise the roadmap and backlog
  • Stay close to new product innovations & opportunities out in the market
  • Work closely with all internal teams to communicate new product developments
  • Work closely with Customer Intelligence, UX and Technology teams to continuously build, test, measure & deploy.
  • Build and manage a team of Product Managers and Owners

The Person

We are passionate about our people; they’re the future of our business, which is why we invest time and effort in recruiting the perfect match! Our employees are passionate about ASOS, their role and the overall success of the company. We are all motivated to drive our own success and achieve individual objectives. Communication is key to any role here as our employees continually build relationships at all levels across the business. We’re fast paced, so all employees need to able to adapt to change pretty quickly, be enthused and excited about what’s around the corner for us.

Yes to all of the below
  • Experienced Product Manager
  • Organised yet Impulsive
  • Analytical yet Instinctive
  • Creative yet Technical
  • Can-Do attitude
  • Friendly
  • Confident in the right measure
And we want you to be all about The ASOS Way too;
  • Customer Obsessed
  • Restlessly Innovative
  • Collaborative & Respectful
  • Passionate
We really love hearing from you but before applying ask yourself the following…
  • Is this the area that I really want to work in? Research all the roles and apply for a specific vacancy. We want to really know why you have chosen this career.
  • Be realistic. Do I have the skills and experience required for this role? We will only consider applications that match the required criteria.
  • Spell Check. As simple as it sounds make sure your application is to the highest standard. You will be surprised at how many people apply with spelling mistakes on them. To allow us to manage your application, please only apply for one role at a time.
To apply, head to

Camden (NW1), London, UK


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