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Technical Senior Product Manager (Foundation Products)

Mercari Tokyo | Remote
EN: business
JP: business
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description 

Team’s Mission / Work Responsibilities

Team mission:

  • Provide a stable business foundation for all Mercari products to deliver new customer value.
  • Maintain and support continuous product improvements for Foundation products

(Learn more about Mercari's mission and values here.)


  • Leading the product lifecycle from ideation through technical development to launch, including defining product roadmap, setting milestones, driving deliverables, and considering stakeholder feedback
  • Collaborating with different cross-functional teams to align product vision, ensuring the product meets both user needs and business goals
  • Establishing, monitoring, and measuring product success using various key technical metrics and analytics
  • Identifying, documenting, and communicating technical product requirements and specifications to the engineering department
  • Responding promptly to any technical issues encountered after product launch and working towards their resolution
  • Managing stakeholder communication effectively, keeping them updated about progress, seeking necessary approvals, and addressing queries in a timely and concise manner
  • Ensuring the alignment of product developments with company mission, goals, and objectives
  • Prioritizing product feature backlog to ensure focus on delivering maximum business value is maintained
  • Defining and prioritizing product features based on business goals and customer needs.
  • Ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and organizational standards and requirements.

Unique and Bold Challenges

At Mercari, we are focused not just on improving our service for our users, but also on expanding our perspective and adopting new ways of thinking. In this context, our product managers must not only possess knowledge of engineering but also an eye for trends/user needs and the ability to turn those opportunities into concrete business plans


Required Qualifications

  • Shared understanding and belief in our company’s mission and values
  • 10 years+ technical product management experience
  • 5 years+ experience working with complex systems
  • Leadership skills to drive people
  • Passion for Products
  • A BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of C2C and/or B2C commerce systems
  • Experience in product development using Agile development methods
  • Experience in planning and management for middle or bigger projects
  • Experience in contributing in a prominent manner to the achievement of KPI goals

 Screening Criteria

  • Willing to "go bold" and ready to learn from their mistakes
  • Capable of thinking/moving of their own volition and willing to take initiative for the success of the team
  • Possessing a strong sense of ownership in regards to their work and willing to give their absolute best for every project they’re involved in

 (See this page for details.)

 Language Requirements

  • Either of the following is required:
    • a. English: Independent (CEFR - B2) / Japanese: Basic (CEFR - A2)
    • b. English: Basic (CEFR - A2) / Japanese: Independent (CEFR - B2)
  • *For details about CEFR, see here 

About the Company

Our Mission

Mercari is a Japan-based company with the mission of “creating value in a global marketplace where anyone can buy & sell.” Having continuously worked toward this goal since our founding in 2013, we are now transforming from a startup into a global player. While this transformation brings its own specific set of challenges, we believe that solving them one after another will allow us to fully achieve our mission. Are you interested in working together to take on these exciting challenges?

Our Culture

Mercari’s culture has been central to the company since our founding, with the three core values of Go Bold, All for One, and Be a Pro. In addition, the “Trust & Openness” value was introduced to embody our culture of mutual trust, where information remains transparent and rules are kept to a minimum. Regardless of how big Mercari gets, our culture is essential to achieving our mission and will be promoted throughout our organization.

Circulate all forms of value to unleash the potential in all people

"What can I do to help society thrive with the finite resources we have?" The Mercari marketplace app was born in 2013 out of this thought by our founder Shintaro Yamada as he traveled the world. We believe that by circulating all forms of value, not just physical things and money, we can create opportunities for anyone to realize their dreams and contribute to society and the people around them. Mercari aims to use technology to connect people all over the world and create a world where anyone can unleash their potential.For more information about Mercari Group’s mission, see Mercari's Culture Doc.

Equal Opportunity Hiring

Here at Mercari, we work to realize a world in which no one’s potential is limited by their background and everyone has the opportunity to freely create value.

We also firmly believe that a mindset of Inclusion & Diversity is essential for us to achieve our mission.This, of course, extends to our hiring practices as well. Mercari is committed to eliminating discrimination based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, physical disability, and other such factors so that anyone who shares our mission and values can join us, regardless of their background.

For more details, please read our I&D Statement.

Working Conditions

Employment Status


  • Probationary period: First 3 months after joining the company. (During this period your contract conditions will be the same as that of a permanent employee.)



  • Smoking is prohibited within our offices
  • Mercari has introduced a work style policy called “Your Choice.” Each member is free to choose whether they want to work in the office or work fully remote. *Exceptions made for certain kinds of work.

Work Hours

  • Full flextime (no “core time” or “flex time”)
    *Does not apply to all positions


  • Two days off per week (as well as national holidays, New Year's break, etc.)
  • Paid leave, congratulatory and bereavement leave, relax days, sick leave


  • Annual salary paid in 12 monthly installments (including fixed overtime allowance)
  • Based on skills, experience, and abilities
  • Reviewed twice a year


  • Complete health and social insurance
  • Incentive program
  • Support systems, including those that benefit the employee’s family members
    *See this page for details.