Senior Director, Product Management

Amazon.com - Newark, NJ (30+ days ago)3.6


Job Description
Imagine a company with millions of the most satisfied customers on the planet, that has been delighting those customers for decades, and that has consistently pushed the boundaries of technology, entertainment, education, and self-improvement. Now add to that a company culture that not only puts the customer at the center of every decision and action, but that also strives to elevate those customers, enriching their lives in every imaginable way. Your role is to lead the team expanding the reach of those myriad benefits to additional millions in new ways and in new places, to amplify that success to new levels.

You will be finding ways to bring the power of the spoken word to people who need it most and whose lives can be completely changed by what you deliver. You’ll be working hand-in-hand with mission-driven business leaders to consider how to bring Audible into other companies, schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, or anywhere people want to engage their minds through the medium of the spoken word. You’ll focus relentlessly on customer needs, working with user experience designers, to craft product capabilities that you’ll help marketers and software engineers to build. You’ll also be working with international teams to bring these capabilities into new markets emphasizing cultural and intellectual sensitivities, creating an Audible that delights a broad spectrum of listeners.

This team is all about bringing our award-winning service to a wider audience, by imagining new capabilities and service innovations, experimenting and iterating quickly, and quickly delivering to customers. You will lead a product team that articulates new possibilities and then moves fast to make them a reality. Your team will meet with potential listeners in new segments and new places, and will open up Audible to a whole new set of champions.

ABOUT YOU
You have an insatiable appetite for understanding your customers and are relentless in finding solutions that meet their needs, sweating the details and tying them back to the big picture. You know what customers value about what Audible does. You are passionate about bringing the spoken word to even just one more listener. You are an evangelist for Audible. You believe in the mission. You want to change people’s lives.

You deeply understand your product, and the alternative ways customers spend their time. You know how best to match what your product can do to what your customers know they need and to what they have yet to understand they need. You know what is easy to change about your product and what is challenging. You know how to evolve the product to meet evolving needs, moving the product ahead, leaving nobody behind.

You’re an accountable, hands on problem-solver with a positive attitude, letting nothing stand in the way. You know how to clarify the path forward and prioritize work. You know how to influence others.

You’re a natural collaborator equally comfortable talking tech with developers, user experience with designers, copy and positioning with product marketers, numbers with finance and marketing, and strategy with executive leadership. You pay attention to people, connect with them, and know how to achieve great things together.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Drive product development from conceptualization through launch creating actionable plans, work streams and tactics and execute on those in support of new product launches.
Define and manage the product roadmap, setting expectations with all relevant stakeholders.
Lead a team of product owners and support them in sprint grooming, prioritization, and definition efforts.
Interface with the development team to drive the creation and execution of the product roadmap
Drive cross-functional teams (including development, content, marketing, analytics, designers, and legal) to build great experiences together.
Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the organization’s ability to meet its strategic, financial, and technical goals.
Leverage data/analytics to make decisions, but know how to make the call when all the data isn’t there.
Eat, sleep, and breathe digital media. Know the competition. Identify the whitespace. Become subject matter expert.

Basic Qualifications
8+ years’ experience in digital product management with increasing responsibility
Extensive experience in product ownership/management in an agile environment
Experience leading product teams to successful product launches
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Entrepreneurial spirit and motivation to roll up your sleeves and try different things with minimal direction
A demonstrated record of partnering with teams across the organization and influencing to achieve business results across multiple teams who may have different goals
Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, schedule tradeoffs and champion opportunistic new ideas with technical and non-technical employees.
Preferred Qualifications
MBA
Experience managing content-driven products in B2C and B2B environments
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