OpportunitiesDirector – Product

Director – Product

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON


Join AutoTrader and shape the future of automotive e-commerce. We are on a mission to reinvent the digital retail experience for automotive consumers. Come to Trader and join a diverse workforce, working with the latest tech to pave the way for innovation.


We are proud to have built an environment where everyone has an opportunity to be their creative best. A place where we value collaboration, curiosity and excellence. A place, where we trust teams to work autonomously, make data-driven decisions and become masters of their craft through numerous learning opportunities.


Sounds like something you would enjoy?


We are looking for a Director- Product for the largest automotive marketplace in Canada.


In this role, your focus will be on 

Autotrader is the #1 marketplace in Canada that connects vehicle buyers and sellers in one place.  Buyers search either for vehicles based on their preference, and connect to sellers or dealers through a lead, conversations, and appointment bookings. 


The Director of Listing Upgrades will be responsible for the portfolio of services that allow dealers to increase the visibility and reach of their vehicle inventory in the marketplace to attract more potential buyers.  S/He will be a key contributor of Trader’s growth and will be responsible for shaping the product strategy for this portfolio while overseeing the execution of the roadmap.  


S/He will lead the projects and initiatives end-to-end with cross-functional areas including product, engineering, analytics, sales, marketing, among other teams, to plan, build, launch, engage and monetize ensuring impact to the Company goals.

In this area, your experience and drive will provide leadership in the Product Development process and one of the core areas of Trader. Your responsibilities will include assess the current portfolio, identify opportunities and strategies through new or existing features, review analytics, partnerships and work across the product team to create strategies and execute a roadmap to meet the needs of consumer and dealers while driving revenue growth. 


You will need to research and understand dealers and consumer needs, competition, technology and vendor solutions that can be integrated, develop business cases and work collaboratively with key internal stakeholders and collaborators across the organization to ideate, develop and launch solutions to market.

  • Conduct customer discovery, market research and product benchmarking to identify customers un-solved needs, competitive positioning and market trends that will support your product strategy 
  • Develop business cases or impact analysis to the Company goals or OKRs to set priorities 
  • Work with internal teams and VP of Product to set the product roadmap and planning cycle
  • Define and drive feature requirements through the development cycle for its products
  • Work closely with the agile teams providing the vision of the product, description of the problem to solve, user stories and continuous feedback on the impact the team is making to OKRs
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to develop plans for product development, product engagement and go-to-market. 


Education and Experience

  • Post-Secondary in Engineering, Business or related discipline 
  • 7-10 years in a product management role
  • 2-3 years experience in a product leadership position
  • 3-5 years within an internet firm or digital product business, Marketplace or Ecommerce preferably 
  • Experience in data-driven, performance, or AI products a plus
  • Experience in developing, delivering and launching successful products in an Agile environment
  • Proven experience in developing and executing longer-term roadmaps and strategies
  • Experience with both B2B and B2C products required


Soft Skills:

  •  Excellent presentation skills with the ability to influence senior management
  • Strong written and oral communication skills at all levels of the organization
  • Commercially-minded, comfortable working closely with sales teams
  • Proactive, Results-oriented 
  • Organizational and planning skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Very facts and data oriented, ability to tell the product story with data and customer or user insights 
  • Consumer and Customer focus with a desire to find win – win solutions for both segments
  • Comfortable with autonomy, and ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment 


What’s in it for you…

We understand that there is life at work and life outside of work. Here are a few benefits we all benefit from that support us to be our creative best.

Fitness and wellness

We provide discounts to nation-wide gyms, onsite gyms (when we’re in the office), an Employee and Family Assistance Programme, as well as a virtual wellness program.

  • Day 1 health benefits
  • Gym discounts
  • Local in-office free gyms
  • Employee and Family Assistance program
  • Weekly virtual wellness events

Learning allowance

In addition to in-house training, we provide an annual allowance of $1500 so you can grow your skills.

  • Tuition allowance
  • Conferences & training budget
  • Regular internal training programs

Financial planning

Let us help you invest in your future with 3% matching towards your pension and multiple forms of income protection.

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus structure
  • 3% CPP matching