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Director, Product Management - Search Products more...
Location:Sunnyvale, CA
First posted:March 24, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

The Yahoo Search team is building desktop and mobile search products that are more contextual and personalized for users. Search is the starting point to online experiences - whether you're looking for the perfect gift, a new restaurant or the answer to any question you may have. As one of Yahoo's core areas, we're committed to growing search user engagement and market share by building compelling experiences and delighting our users.

A Little About Us

Yahoo is committed to investing in our overall Search business by introducing compelling new products and experiences that are powered by deep science, knowledge, and data. We are making traditional and new Search experiences more exciting, useful, and fun.  Yahoo Search is the highest revenue generating product at Yahoo. 

A Lot About You

You will build products that become a daily habit for millions of users, partners, and merchants and develop software that powers experiences on smartphone, tablet, and desktop. You will collaborate with and learn from product managers, designers, engineers, data analysts and executives and create technically excellent software iteratively using agile methods. You will be responsible for improving revenue and user experience in Search, building richer ad formats that engage users and provide strong volume to advertisers.

Your Day

  • Drive the overall product vision, strategy, and requirements that will improve revenue and user experience in Search. 
  • Develop business cases to evaluate the financial opportunity, write product requirements, user scenarios and problem statements.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in delivering quality products, and make appropriate planning trade-offs between user engagement, features, and revenue.
  • Define product success metrics and analyze product performance
  • Continuously deliver advances in the product by defining the roadmap, maintaining a deep understanding of competitive offerings and how they impact consumer choices and preferences, and how they should influence the product.    

You Must Have

  • BA/BS required in technical disciplines, and 4+ years in product management with Internet, software, or related technology company, with track record of increasing responsibilities.
  • Experience with defining a product from concept stage through launch and maintenance
  • Experience writing concise and complete product requirements, user scenarios, and problem statements
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities evidenced by a proven ability to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze product concepts and strategic opportunities
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to motivate and influence business leaders, and technology leaders within a matrix organization
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, creative, innovative technology environment with a history of results!

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