Director- Mobile Product Management
MediaNews Group - Corporate - Denver, CO

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Director, Mobile Product Management

Summary Description

The Director, Mobile Product Management, will oversee a portfolio of mobile products from conception to
market delivery and ongoing evolution. This position necessitates a keen interest in digital media, and the
drive to consistently remain a thought leader. This individual should be comfortable forging new ground,
leading through influence, working collaboratively and building buy-in and support.

The ideal candidate has a background in mobile product management, experience at a consumer-facing
Internet and/or mobile company, prior team management experience, and a strong familiarity with mobile
technologies and development processes. This position also requires strong strategic and analytical prowess
and proven success building profitable mobile products.

Responsibilities
  • Establish the long-term product strategy across mobile platforms and services, including the mobile web and mobile applications.
  • Outline vision and key phases of mobile product releases and deliverables on product roadmap.
  • Ensure product definition and roadmap support the key business drivers (revenue, audience, cost savings, strategic value).
  • Lead cross-functional teams in developing and executing against product roadmap.
  • Guide, develop and motivate staff, including remote staff and vendors, working to deliver quality products in tight timelines.
  • Identify, evaluate and work collaboratively with vendors/partners ensuring optimal delivery and service levels are achieved.
  • Serve as a product owner and subject matter expert on mobile product development projects.
  • Create concise product documents including PRD, P&L, business cases to justify (ROI) investments and provide insight into making tradeoff decisions.
  • Use data to monitor product usage and customer behavior and identify actionable insights.
  • Follow industry trends, emerging technologies, competitive landscapes, and product ideas / best practices to improve products.
  • Foster effective teamwork by proactively sharing information and working collaboratively with internal stakeholders including sales, editorial, finance.
  • Work to ensure timely delivery of opportunities from idea through to revenue recognition.
  • Quantify, track and regularly report on KPI metrics to goal(s)
Qualifications
  • BA/BS, MBA preferred
  • 5+ years product management experience delivering mobile products and technologies
  • Demonstrated attention to detail with a strong ability to defend and debate design and interaction choices
  • Excellent organization and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to think strategically about market needs, business impact, and product design.Strong understanding of the mobile industry, including mobile technologies and mobile business models.
  • Strong quantitative and analytic abilities coupled with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a matrixed organization to create a results-driven, team-oriented environment.
  • Self starter with ability to work independently and take initiative

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