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Vice President, Product (Ask Applications, B2C)

Product Management | Yonkers, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Vice President, Product (Ask Applications B2C)

Ask Applications 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. Our business solutions have been helping our partners increase their engagement and grow revenue for over a decade.

Description:

The mission for our B2C business is “to make cool software that makes life easier in just a few clicks,” and the Vice President, Product will be an integral part in fulfilling this mission. Reporting directly to the general manager of the business unit, you will provide leadership and strategic guidance to the overall Product team.

While managing a team of product managers to execute the bulk of the roadmap, you will be responsible for ensuring the company meets its strategic KPIs around financial performance, technical performance, and user value. This not only means ensuring we have the right new products and features in our near-term pipeline, but also looking out into the next few years and building out concepts in advance of future trends.

In addition to development, you will also be responsible for the operations of our products. This includes overseeing our Customer Support team and working closely with our Marketing and Analytics teams to monitor performance metrics. At times, you will need to deep dive into data to help diagnose issues and guide your teams in troubleshooting.

Skills:

  • Ability to lead and inspire a team of product managers, extracting the very best out of them

  • Blending of 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?”)

  • Must be extremely comfortable with data, to understand what our analytical resources are telling us and translate these into actionable next steps. Specific experience with marketing funnels and conversion data a plus

  • While not required to have coding skills, need to be able to understand the highly technical platforms our products run on so that you can translate your ideas into concepts a developer would understand

  • Experience distilling and presenting detailed technical information to an executive audience

  • Outstanding teamwork and diplomatic skills, as you coordinate activity between multiple disciplines towards a single goal

  • Solid problem solving skills, anticipating and mitigating barriers to success

  • Experience optimizing display ads on websites a plus

Requirements / must haves:

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

  • Experience of using Tableau a plus

  • 7+ years of experience in product management & development, with specific background in consumer facing applications

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

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

  • Experience managing to a revenue target

  • Strong analytical ability

  • 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 motivate and develop talent.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

*This role sits at our Yonkers Headquarters, located directly across the street from the Metro North train station!

 

"We're improving YOUR digital landscape, by intense collaboration"

Spend a few minutes with our amazing people and you'll see why they commute up to Yonkers, NY!  This is Ask Applications: unscripted, unfiltered, in all of our quirkiness and Ping Pong-ing intensity.  We love what we do, and how we do it. Check out what makes us unique and get a taste of what it's like to build a career here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Cib1NPjrc


*We embrace our diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment for all.

As an IAC Company (Nasdaq: IAC), IAC Applications brings together a unique collection of award-winning technology companies (Ask Applications, Apalon, Slimware), to form one of the world’s largest distributors of utility applications across browser, mobile and desktop devices.