The Hired Guns are seeking a strategic-minded Principal of Product Management, E-Commerce Strategy to steer customer strategy and product innovation for a top-ten e-commerce company.
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!
This booming e-tailer is defining and delivering new ways of shopping — think immersive experiences, new mobile technologies, and more – and to help make it happen, they’re looking for a Principal of Product Management (a director-level position) to join their team and lead strategy and execution for new projects. An example of a project you’d get to lead? One of your first assignments will be to define the future of this iconic retailer’s digital product strategy for gifting (no biggie). Depending on the outcome of the gifting strategy, you could either move on to work with engineers to build portions of the strategy, or if it makes more sense, hand off execution to other teams. You will help manage a redesign initiative, but you will be largely focused on program management (e.g., defining phases, priorities, etc), stakeholder alignment, and execution. You will work closely with a lot of product managers to understand their various products and propose recommendations to fit customer needs. This is a highly coveted role for the right person and a massive opportunity to get your foot in the door at one of the nation’s fastest-growing, iconic re/e-tailers.
Note, if you’re not in NYC, that’s ok, but you need to be able to commute to NYC offices for meetings from time to time.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
Repeat after me: Strategy, strategy and more strategy! The ideal candidate for this role has a very strong product sense coupled with proven strategic ability. You are obsessed with users – delighting them, exciting them, and turning pain points into pleasure. Experience with discovery/research to define customer needs and opportunities is a must. You also have previous experience with large complex and/or end-to-end products. Your first remit will be to reimagine the gifting strategy for millions of consumers, and the mere thought of this is super-exciting to you. You have very strong stakeholder management, indirect influence, and matrix skills, which means your communication skills are next-level. You know what to say to whom, when to get collaboration, buy-in, and results. You have grit, adaptability, and a positive, can-do attitude. On top of it all, you can’t wait to try exciting big, blue-sky ideas in a platform / environment with millions of customers.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!
If you do this job right, you can take full ownership of the product vision and execution for a top-ten e-commerce giant. You can say you helped accelerate innovation for an iconic retailer experiencing double-digit online growth in 2022 and beyond. Let’s be honest, opportunities like this don’t come knocking everyday. If you think you’re a fit, we want to hear from you ASAP.
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