Product Manager - Digital Retail
Audible, Inc. - Newark, NJ

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Audible ( www.audible.com http://www.audible.com/ ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com located in Newark NJ, is the Internet’s leading provider of spoken audio programming – including books of any genre, magazines, radio shows, daily newspapers, and more. Titles downloaded from Audible are compatible with hundreds of mobile devices, including the Apple® iPod®. Audible prides itself on providing listening experiences that enhance the commute, working out at the gym, or simply relaxing at home.

Position Title: Product Manager – Digital Retail
Compensation: Audible offers competitive compensation and benefits packages, including equity incentives
Work Location: Newark, NJ

Job Overview:
The position of Product Manager – Digital Retail presents an opportunity for an innovative product owner to develop key aspects of Audible’s digital retail experience by defining and building cutting-edge features on a variety of emerging platforms to support a first-rate digital shopping experience. Additionally, the role will own ongoing optimization of core retail flows, including account creation & checkout, account management, product search, and digital-content management (i.e. Content Library, WishList, etc.). We’re seeking a highly-motivated leader who combines a great instinct for defining compelling products with a strong focus on the end user.

The right candidate will understand the product development process from concept through delivery and will have previous, hands-on experience building successful retail solutions for high-profile, internet-based consumer brands. To succeed in this role, you must have a keen eye for standards-based web design and understand that an excellent user experience has a direct impact on a product’s success, and you must enjoy solving problems innovatively, knowing how to craft solutions, both strategically and tactically. A background defining and delivering digital retail or ecommerce applications is preferred.

Key Responsibilities:
Define Audible’s core shopping strategy, developing an actionable roadmap that strikes the right balance between speed-to-market & innovative development and drives key business metric improvements
Develop and document business requirements and product specifications for new retail shopping features, as well as refinements and improvements to existing flows
Work closely with engineering team to track progress, work through solutions and meet deadlines; and act as the single-point business lead
Balance business needs and technical constraints while maximizing business benefit and building great customer experiences
Continually assess the competitive landscape and emerging industry trends to inform the feature roadmap
Build strong relationships across Audible and Amazon, influencing multiple teams to deliver the right results for the business
Source (and recommend where appropriate) third-party solutions to inform or improve our core shopping experience
Drive user research, scenario development and iterative design framework definition in partnership with the interaction design team
Monitor retail conversion metrics, seeking areas of improvement to drive measurable impact to Audible’s bottom line

Basic Qualifications

Strong leader with excellent verbal and written skills; ability to communicate successfully at all levels of the organization
Leading-edge awareness of multiple emerging platforms, including HTML 5.0, Chrome, and mobile
Deep understanding, based on prior experience, of on-line consumer retail standards & best practices, with a track-record of developing and defining optimized e-commerce solutions
Experience in delivering technology products/services in a high growth environment, with a demonstrated ability to translate customer needs into business and product requirements
Both technically adept and business savvy enough to successfully manage cross-functional teams
A natural inclination for taking ownership and driving results
Proven analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and feature concepts
Education: Bachelor's degree is required
Experience Required: 6 - 8 years in consumer-facing product management is required

Preferred Qualifications

10+ years in retail consumer marketing is a plus
MBA highly preferred
Audible is an Equal Opportunity Employer .
When contacting recruiter@audible.com , please include your resume and a 3-4 paragraph cover letter on why you are intrigued by this opportunity and why you think your background and talents conform to the challenge.
Only qualifying candidates will be contacted.

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