The Senior Program Manager will report to the Director of Search Alliance Performance, Global Search Business.
Program managers work closely with their engineering and product manager counterparts to lead products to fruition.
Program managers work to ensure the roadmaps they oversee are aligned with Yahoo! product priorities, and they reinforce these priorities in planning and execution and when necessary, drive the team to make tradeoffs.
Program managers understand the business and technical value proposition of all projects within their programs. In addition to the execution roadmap, program managers maintain a prioritized backlog of projects across all delivery teams.
They ensure quality through all aspects of their program, understand system dependencies, project implications and downstream customer-facing impacts.
An ideal program manager is execution oriented and a proactive problem solver.
He or she seeks to predict problems, drive teams to resolution and remove roadblocks.
To assess progress, program managers conduct project and team reviews and track and communicate any changes in scope.
Additionally, program managers coordinate with teams including market readiness, customer support and product marketing to ensure these teams are ready and able to support the product launch successfully.
Much of the role of program manager is handled by guiding and influencing people who do not report to them and key decisions.
Communication skills are key to this process.
Proven performer with a history of delivering projects.
Ability to multi-task and juggle many competing priorities and deadlines
Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines as the business’ growth requires
Working knowledge of Product Management processes and proven track record in using analysis to drive decisions.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong leadership skills including:
Proven ability to work in a matrixed organizational structure
Excellent rapport with internal teams to gather requirements, synthesize data and communicate results