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Director of Mobile Product Management

Tom M.
user 8593822
Yorktown Heights, NY
Post #: 4

Mindspark has developed a number of market-leading, innovative, and fast-growing digital businesses including SmileyCentral, Coupon Alert, Excite, IWON, and Television Fanatic. We are looking to expand our portfolio on a range of mobile platforms including iPhone, Android, and tablet.

As Director of Mobile Product Development you will define and build future digital products and applications for Mindspark. You will play a key role in developing and communicating the strategy and vision for the group, leading the development of a roadmap, and establishing priorities based on that vision. This key position is responsible for hiring and leading a talented team while working closely with finance, marketing, and the executive teams to bring products to market and develop and grow business opportunities. A successful candidate will be highly analytical, able to work extremely effectively with cross-functional peers, and adept at producing high quality, simple products and applications that delight customers.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead the development of the product strategy and vision supported by internal data and external analysis
  • Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key partners
  • Define creative, high quality, simple product requirements and roadmaps
  • Manage prioritization and trade-offs among customer experience, performance and operational support requirements
  • Work closely with engineering teams, design, and program management in an agile environment to deliver products to market. Manage delivery of current products concurrently with future product planning.
  • Stay current and report on industry trends, including new opportunities, competitor capabilities, etc.
  • Drive product launches including working with public relations, executives, and other team members
  • Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals

    The successful candidate will demonstrate:
    • High attention to detail including proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
    • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically. Strong team-orientation.
    • Superior verbal and written communications skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation
    • Personal passion for (and early adopter of) emerging consumer technologies.
    • Committed to learning and expanding professional and technical knowledge.
    • Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills (includes advanced ability to use tools such as Excel); ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop business cases. Ability to clearly communicate data insights to others.
    • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is necessary; general manager / owner mentality

    Basic Qualifications
    • 10+ years work experience in related positions with increasing responsibility
    • 5+ years of work experience in mass market consumer electronics / software / wireless / Internet product management
    • 4+ years leading teams
    • Experience identifying and hiring world-class talent. Experience mentoring and coaching others to improved performance.
    • BA/BS in Computer Science, Digital Media or related field is required

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience leading Marketing teams, User Experience/Design teams, Business Development teams
    • Experience in an entrepreneurial environment
    • Agile development experience
    • MBA is preferred but not required


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