070|Product Manager
United Online - Downers Grove, IL

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Position Description: This position description provides the minimum job requirements as additional duties may be assigned by supervisors. The requirements listed are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities to qualify for the position. This job description is not a contract and does not change the employment “at will” relationship. FTD reserves its right to amend the job description at any time at its discretion.

Purpose of Position: The Product Manager will drive the long-term strategy, vision, development, and release of products and features for the platform. He/she will maintain pertinent knowledge regarding customer needs and perspectives, including identification of target markets and development of effective marketing strategies. The Product Manager will also define product specs, ensure that cross-company approvals are obtained, and then manage the product’s creation, development, and execution.

The Product Manager will guide cross-functional teams -- Engineering, Content Production, Business Development, Program Management, Product and Brand Marketing, User Experience and Design, Sales -- through each step of development and beyond to the evolution of new and existing product.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Managing the execution of key projects for the FOL business and other executive Stakeholders.

Develop detailed strategies and roadmaps and manage the strategic vision for the fol platform

Drive increased traffic and order volume by implementing a product strategy that includes:

Keyword Research / SEO Strategy

On-Page Optimization / Architecture

Link Outreach / Link Building

­Social Media Integration

Content Strategy & Development

Local Maps Optimization

Compose detailed requirements documents (MRDs, PRDs, Roadmaps, etc.)

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to execute on requirements

Write and manage project plans

Drive cross-functional team deliverables and schedules

Provide a vision for where this business will evolve based on a solid understanding of Internet technology

Evaluate and communicate financial impacts of potential product changes

Clearly prioritize amongst many competing possible alternatives and plans

Manage assignment of tasks and keep the teams on task

Ensure that all stakeholders are kept fully informed of project status and progress

Collaborate closely with executives during the complete product development lifecycle.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. If a reasonable accommodation is necessary, the employee must make the request and may be required to provide medical documentation. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

7-10 years of experience in a fast-paced technology environment. 4+ yrs. in a Product Management role with Internet or Web-based products.

Innovative thinker

Highly organized and task-oriented

Outstanding team player

Ability to coordinate people and activities across multiple functional areas and global locations

Experience in driving projects from requirements through launch

Demonstrated capabilities in communicating and presenting at all levels of the organization

Familiarity with mobile applications and mobile commerce

Experience in social media, search, community, or personalization products preferable

Specific & in-depth knowledge of the online portal products, including Media, online Direct Marketing and Search

Ability to be creative, problem solve & build strategic/visionary product roadmaps for future product needs

Experience developing & managing product plans across the entire product lifecycle from initial deployments through end of life.

Understanding of search advertising, contextual advertising, banner/rich media advertising, Search Marketing products & emerging platforms such as mobile commerce/advertising.

Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple constituents & a large number of small tasks

Proactive, entrepreneurial & detail-oriented individual

Strong prioritization capabilities such as analyzing levels of urgency, dependencies, etc.

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