Product Manager - People Recommendations, Marketplace optimisation in Barcelona


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We strongly encourage people of colour, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Bumble is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

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Bumble is looking for an outstanding, technically-minded Product Manager to join our team, working on the recommender platform, which serves profiles to our users across multiple interfaces within Bumble and Badoo apps. This role will be based in London, reporting to the People Recommendations Product Lead.

Badoo and Bumble are non-transactional two-sided marketplaces, where each user is part of supply and demand at the same time. The focus of this PM role is to improve our recommender platform’s ability to manage activity distribution on the granular market level, to ensure that both user and business goals are met within each interface where people search for people.

You’ll dive deep into understanding complex network effects in the ecosystem to inform the strategy for your team.

Bumble was first founded to challenge the antiquated rules of dating. Now, Bumble empowers users to connect with confidence, whether dating, networking, or meeting friends online. We’ve made it not only necessary but acceptable for women to make the first move, shaking up outdated gender norms. We prioritise kindness and respect, providing a safe online community for users to build new relationships.




  • Be responsible for defining and executing strategy for the marketplace component of the recommender based on the wider people recommendations vision

  • Collaborate directly with the data science & analytics team on identifying research and experimentation strategies

  • Work cross-functionally with engineering, data science, analytics and acquisition teams to identify opportunities to improve marketplace performance

  • Understand ecosystem dynamics through applied research and fast paced experimentation

  • Act as a knowledge centre of recommendations and best practices across Bumble; collaborate with adjacent teams on broader product innovations

  • Define and analyse metrics that inform the success of your product area

  • Ensure that every change is well documented and understood by the team




  • Proven experience with large scale consumer facing marketplace products

  • 5+ years of product management experience within an in-house development environment

  • Strong knowledge of appropriate product performance metrics and a background in data-driven decision making

  • Hands-on experience in balancing long term innovation and short term improvements

  • Demonstrable interest and understanding of the social discovery/dating industry

  • A sound grasp of experimentation approaches suitable for marketplaces with network effects

  • Economics background is a strong plus




  • You are thrilled by the opportunity to solve truly complex problems and are comfortable with ambiguity

  • You’ll be used to quick iteration and able to drive efficiency in a dynamic environment where innovation is the norm

  • You are positive, committed with a 'can-do' attitude and a flexible approach

  • Time management is your strength and you know how to effectively manage multiple priorities, breaking large projects into manageable pieces

  • You have exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail; ability to break large projects into manageable pieces, prioritising according to value

  • You are deeply passionate about Bumble’s brand vision and values: kindness, growth, respect, accountability, courage and equality.


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