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Senior Director, Product, Ask Applications B2C

Product Management | Yonkers, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Senior Director, Product, Ask Applications B2C

As a division of IAC (Nasdaq: IAC), IAC Applications brings together a unique collection of technology companies to form one of the world’s largest distributors of utility applications, with its products downloaded more than one million times a day across desktop, browser and mobile devices.

Ask Applications B2C creates customized browser applications for consumers and businesses. Our consumer products such as Television Fanatic and Gaming Wonderland reach millions of users across the globe each day.

Job Description

The mission for our B2C business is “to make cool software that makes life easier in just a few clicks.” As part of the Product Optimizations team, the Senior Director, Product is responsible for accomplishing this mission through ongoing improvements to our product portfolio.

Our applications are downloaded by millions of users a month, so this is a major responsibility. Your role is to make our existing products better for the user, and more profitable for the company.

While managing a team of product managers to execute the bulk of the roadmap, you will also be responsible for strategic projects which improve our products across multiple KPIs: financial performance, technical performance, and user value. In partnership with the Technology team leads, you will balance the competing needs of product time, quality and resource availability.

In a world where browsers and operating systems are constantly changing, you will be required to update and optimize your portfolio against the ever-shifting policies and technical frameworks of Windows, Mac OS, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

Skills

●  You will require the ability to lead and inspire your product managers, and extract the very best out of your team.

●  You will require robust project management skills, with the ability to coordinate resources to tight schedules.

●  You will need to prioritize projects to achieve revenue goals while balancing against necessary day-to-day tasks such as bug fixes, maintenance, and technical cleanup.

●  You will need to be extremely comfortable with data, to understand what our analytical resources are telling us and translate these into actionable next steps.

●  You will need to marry good product intuition (“What will really delight our consumers? What will make this product awesome?”) with a rigorous attention to analytics (“What do the numbers show us to inform our product decisions?”).

●  While you are not required to have coding skills, you need to be able to speak to a team of software developers in language they can understand and be ready to dive into the weeds to solve problems.

●  You need strong communication skills, whether it is selling stakeholders on a product’s value, or writing a succinct product specification document.

●  You will need outstanding teamwork and diplomatic skills, as you coordinate activity between multiple disciplines towards a single goal.

●  You will also need to possess solid problem solving skills, anticipating and mitigating barriers to success.

●  You’ll need a high energy level, and a good sense of humor.

Requirements / must haves

●  7+ years of experience in software product management & development

●  Experience directly managing a team of product managers with ability to delegate directives, motivate and negotiate

●  Experience developing consumer facing applications or web sites

●  Passion for understanding the intersections between user experience, psychology, marketing, copywriting, design, and statistics

●  Experience managing to a revenue target

●  Strong analytical ability, Tableau experience a plus

●  Hands-on experience designing and reading A/B and/or Multivariate tests

●  Understanding of Direct Marketing funnels and Lifetime Value models

●  A strategic mind with a hands on can-do attitude

●  Ability to manage both up and down

●  Strong written and oral communication skills

●  Computer Science degree would be extremely helpful, MBA a plus

* This position is based in our Yonkers, NY office 

 

IAC Applications is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

As an IAC company (Nasdaq: IAC), IAC Applications is part of a family that includes many of the most successful media and internet brands in the world, including About.com, HomeAdvisor, Vimeo and The Daily Beast.  IAC is consistently ranked in Fortune magazine’s list among the world's most admired companies in the Internet Services & Retailing sector.