Director - Product

Job description

Come change travel in Asia!

ZEN, one of the fastest-growing travel ventures in Southeast Asia is looking for a Director of Product.

We are proudly backed by leading institutional and strategic investors, including #1 Korean travel group Yanolja, a global leader in Hospitality technology (itself backed by Booking Holdings, who owns and Agoda), as well as Rocket Internet (behind multi-billion companies such as Lazada, FoodPanda).

About ZEN

We are an operating system for Southeast Asian budget & mid-range hotels. We allow our hotel clients to be more productive and competitive: increase revenue, optimize cost base and increase guest trust & satisfaction. Through technological and operational solutions, we address the deep, widespread inefficiencies in the Southeast Asian budget & mid-range hospitality sector.

By helping Southeast Asian hotels operate more efficiently: better value-for-money and safer, ZEN contributes daily to democratizing travel in Southeast Asia. Millions of travelers looking for the best value-for-money stay at ZEN partner properties each year.

ZEN Group is backed by the #1 Korean travel group Yanolja (funded by Booking Holdings) and a leading group of institutional technology investors including Rocket Internet (behind FoodPanda, Lazada, Groupon, etc)


ZEN Product & Technology teams are at the forefront of Hospitality technology, working closely with world-leading travel-tech companies like Yanolja and eZee. If scale and speed of execution excite you, if you are passionate about your craft, and if you are striving to build products that matter to millions of people around the world, ZEN Rooms will be the right place for you! Growing at an incredible pace we’re looking for sharp, passionate product managers & engineers that help us make our products and web platforms the best in the world.

As a Director of Product, you will be leading our Product team in Southeast Asia, working with best-in-class colleagues from 15+ countries in solving the problems of travel in Asia. You will conceptualize, launch and manage products across the region, continuously challenge processes and take on full responsibility. Ultimately, we are looking for someone with entrepreneurial drive, who is not afraid of challenges.


  • Own the overall product vision and development on multiple platforms (web, mobile web, native apps)
  • Analyze and identify the needs and use cases of all stakeholders, from end users to customer service
  • Scope and develop the medium-term and long-term roadmap in close collaboration with the top management
  • Work closely with the engineering team to ship high-quality and performance products
  • Manage the smooth handover of the product roadmap and knowledge base
  • Be part of the decision-making process, proactively deconstruct and analyze both technical and product requirements
  • Adopt, share and adapt conventions and best-practices
  • Find balance and compromises between “yes” and “no”
  • Actively track progress across multiple streams and create transparency and visibility


  • You have 4+ years of product management experience, preferably in the startup and web industry
  • You have world-class interpersonal and communication skills
  • You are an independent, proactive problem solver and have a hands-on approach
  • You are looking for a big challenge and want to have an impact on a global scale
  • You are self-motivated and strive to find pragmatic, incremental paths to success, even when faced with big challenges

Location: remotely anywhere in Asia