Rakuten | Product Manager


Product Manager, Rakuten PointClub App - Incentive Platform Department (INPD)

    Product Manager|Rakuten
    Product Manager|Rakuten
    Product Manager|Rakuten

Job Summary


Japan, Tokyo
Partial remote
Apply from Anywhere

Language requirements

English: Business
Japanese: Not required

Key skills

  • Agile
  • WebApplication
  • Mobile application

Job Description

Job role

Product Manager

Job description

Business Overview
Are you interested in building the next generation of Internet services that will be used by millions of users across the globe every day? Rakuten is one of the leading e-commerce companies in the world. Our mission is to empower people and society through the Internet while aiming at becoming the No.1 Innovative Company in the world. By joining our TECH community, the IT powerhouse of the Rakuten Group, you will be part of a diverse global team and play a central role in our technology and innovation.

Department Overview
Aligning with TECH’s innovative nature, our Incentive Platform Department (INPD) is thinking big: building scalable platforms that powers the Rakuten Ecosystem worldwide.
And we in Point Section are responsible for developing and operating Rakuten Point Platform, the most popular loyalty program in Japan. Through Rakuten Point, millions of users are connected everyday with popular Rakuten services such as EC, Bank, Card, as well as thousands of convenience stores all over Japan. However, our mission doesn’t stop there: Rakuten Point is now expanding all over the world, from Europe to the Americas and the APAC region, and our next mission is to connect them all under a single global platform.
By the time you finish reading this, hundreds of thousands of point transactions have been processed through our platform! Interested in hearing more? Come talk with us!

Why We Hire
As a Product Manager you will have the responsibility to implement the strategy for Rakuten PointClub App. You will define business and system requirements with business clients, and develop a product roadmap to communicate the plan with stakeholders. You will join daily huddle and work closely with engineers to solve issues, support and handle some development tasks, follow up internal and external app trends and questions from clients in order to drive the delivery.

Position Details
- Develop deep understanding of our platform vision, mission and business model
- Build a strong relationship with businesses to capture requirements, identify improvement points and lead the change delivery
- Build a strong relation with team members including tech leaders and architects, developers, QA, operation engineer and other team engineers
- Own the product development process from managing road map, prioritizing, create the features and lead its delivery with clear acceptance criteria
- Execute the plan and lead its delivery with clear acceptance criteria for consumer-facing app
- Be both quantitative and qualitative, and able to quickly understand and assess complex issues in order to take the right decision
- Be a role model to the team members when it comes to ownership, proactivity and taking responsibility
- Be the domain expert in point platform and eco-system loyalty programs and be able to recommend improvement solutions

Required skills and experiences

Basic qualifications

- Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Engineering, Economics, Business, or related field;
- 3+ years of experience in web system development or smartphone app
- Experience working in an Agile development environment
- Experience in KPI-driven service development
- Experience writing requirement specifications & acceptance criteria
- Strong verbal & written communication skills
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Understanding of the technical architecture of web applications

Preferred qualifications

- Advanced Degree (MS or PHD)
- Experience in App development and management
- Experience working with clients and business stakeholders to define project scope
- Programming experience
- Project management experience
- Experience in release management
- Experience working on multiple products/projects in parallel
- Experience in working in cross-cultural development teams
- Knowledge of Loyalty Services

Job Details

Employment typeFull-time
LocationRakuten Crimson House, 1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo158-0094
(1 min walk from Futakotamagawa Station on the Denentoshi Line)
Apply fromAnywhere
Remote workPartial remote
Working hours9:00am - 5:30pm (Every Monday, work hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm due to morning meeting)
Holidays・2 days off per week (Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays are holidays)
・10-20 days of annual paid vacation (the minimum number of days is the number of days granted after six months of employment)
・120 days off per year
In addition, year-end and New Year vacations, paid vacation, congratulation or condolence leave, maternity and paternity leave, etc.
*Once a year, you can take 9 to 12 consecutive holidays by using the long vacation (Success Vacation) system.
Employee benefits・Commuting allowance
・Housing allowance
・Health insurance
・Employee pension insurance
・Unemployment insurance
・Workers' accident compensation insurance
・Retirement allowance system
Supplemental education and qualification support
・English learning support (in-house TOEIC(R) test IP test, English conversation, etc.)
・Career challenge system (challenge the department of your choice)
・Job return system (rehiring system for those who retired due to marriage, childbirth, nursing care, etc.), etc.
・Stock Option Plan
・Cafeteria system with three free meals
・LILO Club (preferential treatment at sports clubs, accommodations, leisure facilities, movie theaters, etc.)
・LILO Club (sports clubs, lodging, leisure facilities, movie theaters, etc.) (Running, mountain climbing, cooking, etc., part of the expenses paid by the company)
・Reward system
・Free English conversation lessons by native English speakers
・Support system for certification acquisition
・Qualification support system, etc.
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