Vice President of Product Development, eCommerce
Christie's - New York, NY

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the International Managing Director of eCommerce, the Vice President of Product Development and his/her team will be tasked with defining product vision and strategy, through product discovery and design, right down to execution for

Responsibility Data:
  • Business and Product Definition – With input from business stakeholders, develop business and product requirements, prioritize needs, and manage milestones and overall roadmap. Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners
  • Detailed Product Specifications – Oversee development of detailed product and UI requirements for large-scale and complicated features and products to drive simple, intuitive workflows for customers.
  • Drive Development Activities across Cross Functional Teams – Work closely with software development and project management teams as well and partner organizations to lead product feature launches.
  • Measure and Improve – Analyze product effectiveness and drive improvements through scalable, scrappy new features and processes to optimize resources at all times
  • Continuously test and learn, leveraging data to drive decision-making

Skills & Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred
  • 5+ years in product management in a consumer-facing or technology role
  • Excellent customer experience intuition; demonstrated success in creating innovative and user-friendly websites and customer-facing features
  • Strong strategic aptitude; proven ability to define a winning business strategy and product roadmap
  • Solid experience in directing a creative product development team, combining process management with the nurturing of a creative environment that encourages new ideas and innovation
  • Demonstrated analytical skills; business trend analysis and forecasting
  • Experience in bringing technology products to market in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills; demonstrated success building buy-in for an innovative and bold vision
  • Nimbleness and comfort with ambiguity; demonstrated track record of creative problem solving; thinks big, starts small, grows fast
  • A proven track record of setting and exceeding aggressive goals; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, experience, and judgment
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to roll up sleeves and execute to get the job done
  • Experience operating in a global environment

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Christie's, originally founded in 1766 by James Christie, pursued an innovative real estate venture in 1995 by acquiring Great Estates, a...