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Yahoo!, Inc.

Director, YSB Product Management

Yahoo!, Inc. - Sunnyvale, TX

Job Description:

Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of 50 media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media.

Yahoo Small Business (YSB) is a stand-alone business unit with an independent P&L managed by the GPS SMB Product organization. The asset is considered to be a highly strategic element of Verizon's Small Business strategy with aggressive growth expectations. YSB's current digital portfolio is designed to help small businesses get online, be found online, and sell their services online.

The Director of YSB Product Management is a seasoned product leader who can create and evangelize a transformative vision for Verizon's YSB portfolio; build and develop a world-class product team; collaborate internally and with an ecosystem of partners to deliver a compelling and innovative new product portfolio. The new portfolio will have a best-in-class digital-first experience aimed at transforming Verizon's SMB portfolio and expanding into new digital market opportunities to deliver $500M-$1B net incremental growth by 2022. Success will require this director to act as a change agent, championing process, skills and cultural change to drive Verizon's digital transformation as well as new commercial models & operational capabilities.

Directly accountable for the performance of YSB's products and all aspects of product lifecycle management. Ensures the YSB portfolio is highly-competitive, meets growth & margin targets, and provides a high quality customer experience. Responsible for developing and maintaining a product strategy that leverages YSB and Verizon's assets to align with market demand and Verizon's SMB vision. Guides direction of individual products in alignment with overall strategic vision for the portfolio. Owns all product development efforts to realize YSB-related product concepts and collaborating to successfully bring them to market including: forecasts and planning, P&L management, collaboration with marketing on GTM & channel strategy, compensation inputs, training strategy, customer research, commercial model, pricing approach and models, business case, prototype/exploratory development, user stories, usability trials, UX design, and roadmap prioritization.

Accountable for creating a high quality customer experience across all touch points and interactions. Responsible for developing a compelling customer experience, managing release processes, testing scheduled deployments, and identifying, triaging, and resolving defects that negatively impact customers. Additionally, the senior leader will work proactively and cross-functionally to identify, define, and execute on opportunities to continuously improve products, processes, and experiences - with the objective to optimize the overall quality and experience for customers, and ultimately ensuring sales and revenue targets are met.

This cross-functional leader must bridge the technical and business worlds as they design disruptive ways to reach our market segments, establish new beachheads, and help position the brand to deliver compelling value to convert and retain customers. A core member of the YSB & SMB Product leadership team, working to shape YSB's global strategy to inflect its trajectory and to make YSB & Verizon a visible and significant player in the small business ecosystem.

The ideal candidate will have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities. The position requires a technical understanding of systems that support business customers, along with understanding of the competitive landscape, and digital technology trends.

The role requires high engagement, ability to build collaboration, and drive strategic direction by raising visibility of trends, issues, and opportunities across the organization. It also requires attention to details to connect the dots and to ensure key business deliverables are met. The candidate has to possess strong analytical skills, being able to interpret data to provide recommendations and develop strategies to the vast leadership teams.

The leader must build a strong team of product owners and designers. They will coach, train, motivate, and retain the best talent in a performance-driven organization - with a key focus on professional development.

Minimum Qualifications:

BS Computer Science/Engineering with 15years of relevant and practical experience; or MBA/MS with 10 years of relevant and practical experience.

Demonstrated ability to recruit and lead high performing product management teams responsible for delivering against measurable objectives.

Demonstrated ability to lead and drive technology processes from concept development to completion of project deliverables. Familiarity in working in an Agile development environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

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6 days 16 hours ago

Yahoo!, Inc.


Director, YSB Product Management Yahoo!, Inc. - Sunnyvale, TX, United States


Location: Sunnyvale, TX

Company Profile:
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