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 Product Management Director, CBS Sports Mobile
Publication or Company CBS Interactive
Job Title Product Management Director, CBS Sports Mobile
Industry Internet/Online/New Media
Salary
Benefits
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements Position Overview:
 
Love sports?   Got a veteran’s track record in product management and experience in mobile?   Interested in leading the product strategy for innovative mobile products utilized daily by millions of sports fans for one of sports media’s biggest brands?
 
CBS Sports Mobile is seeking a product management director, who is passionate about sports and mobile, to drive product vision, strategy, and execution for its industry leading interactive sports apps and mobile Web site.
 
Role & responsibilities
 
·        Define and execute the long-term roadmap for the portfolio of CBS Sports mobile products, including Fantasy Sports and bracket games apps, scoring and news apps, and mobile Web.
·        Achieve audience growth and revenue goals associated with mobile product portfolio.
·        Direct a team of product managers charged with planning and leading new product design and development, seasonal product enhancements, and opportunistic product deployments.
·        Manage project schedules and direct project resources across own and key cross-functional teams.   Direct mobile product planning and concepting, launches, maintenance, and product sunsetting.
·        Be exemplary in product management fundamentals, providing and coaching product managers to provide clear vision and scope documentation, use cases, workflows, wire-frames, design requirements, product requirements, and other materials as needed to support UX design and development.
·        Partner with Business Development to select, establish business relationships with, and collaborate with third party vendors on development projects supporting CBS Sports mobile product portfolio.
·        Establish business processes across own team and key cross-functional teams supporting mobile product management efforts in areas such as:
o    QA testing
o    In-market product support, including off-hours monitoring and escalation procedures
o    Go-to-market procedures
o    Customer service
o    Advertising operations
o    User experience design cycles
o    Rapid prototyping and agile dev cycles
o    Audience measurement
o    Budgeting
·        Ensure that CBS Sports mobile products are consistent with the CBS Sports brand and experience guidelines for CBSSports.com.
·        Set go-to-market plans with Marketing and support the marketing process, including the creation of on-air, desktop Web, and mobile Web promotions.
·        Oversee distribution of CBS Sports mobile products through platform app stores and CBSSports.com.
·        Track and analyze mobile audience, user feedback loops, and industry benchmarks, publishing reports on product performance, trends, and risks/opportunities and feeding insights back into short and long-term planning.
·        Lead, operating independently and decisively while managing multiple competing priorities, projects, and tasks in a fast, round-the-clock, results-oriented environment.
Keep on top of and act as the internal expert on the latest trends in mobile devices, technology and sports.

Experience requirements:
·        Must be self-motivated, entrepreneurial, detail-oriented, challenged by accountability, and an innovator.
·        Excellent client management and communication/interpersonal skills
·        Must be a mobile expert–knowledgeable and on the cutting edge of mobile applications, WAP, SMS/MMS technologies, mobile media, emerging mobile technologies, and mobile marketing.
·        7-10+ years of experience in online or mobile product management, project management, or product marketing with some understanding of consumer research, product strategy, pricing, and online promotion
·        Experience writing Product Requirement Documents (PRDs) and creating forecast models
·        Experience working with and account managing wireless carriers, developers, and/or other mobile service partners
·        Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
·        Business writing skills required
·        Passion for sports and interactive technology required
·        Must be proficient in MS Office, including MS Project, Visio, Excel and PowerPoint
·        Familiar with XML, HTML, and Photoshop
·        Knowledge of iOS, Android, Windows 7, WebOS, and Blackberry Platforms
Additionally: 
App Development (iOS, Android)
Wireframing
Design/Flow
Have released multiple apps and project managed each
Previous work in Sports a plus
Advanced degree a plus
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