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Senior Product Manager, Yahoo Search



Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023
Yahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love—from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news—with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.

Senior Product Manager, Yahoo Search

Job Description

If you are customer-obsessed, a creative and analytical thinker, and seek the thrill of having a direct impact on how users experience search, this role is for you! We’re looking for a Product Manager for Search at Yahoo. We are looking for folks that are interested in pushing beyond the status quo to change the way folks interact and use search.

As a Product Manager for Search, you will help develop our search strategy and roadmap and lead its execution. The ideal candidate will leverage strong organizational skills and deep subject matter expertise to partner with design, science, engineering, and other key cross-functional teams. You will determine what we prioritize for our customers in our search experiences and bring the vision to life. You will also lead the effort to discover and amplify content from across the vast Yahoo ecosystem to create new and innovative search experiences across surfaces and for our Search App. The role is also responsible for identifying and documenting product and business requirements and taking them from concept to production, while working with a broad set of stakeholders that include marketing, sales, legal, editorial, design, UXR, and other teams.

We are looking for folks that have a desire to rise to the challenge in a dynamic space to discover and develop experiences that drive deeper engagement and delight for users. If this opportunity excites you -- come and join us!


  • Growing user acquisition and engagement through defining, managing, and implementing a product strategy & roadmap across engineering, design, media, marketing, legal, editorial, and platform teams

  • Pitch, develop, launch, measure and scale innovative new features and products that help achieve defined product and company goals.

  • Leverage search strengths to power and discover meaningful experiences in the ecosystem and beyond.

  • Strategize and collaborate with leaders from the broader Consumer Product group on overarching strategy and execution that drive meaningful progress towards goals

  • Define target users and develop an intimate understanding of their needs and goals

  • Enable and lead the team to find optimal design, implementation and features to develop and iterate on

  • Partner with the User Research team to continually vet product concepts, designs and discover new product/market opportunities

  • Run agile ceremonies like Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming, Daily stand-ups, Sprint Reviews and Sprint Retrospective, with the engineering and design teams

  • Communicate effectively cross functionally and among a wide team of senior leaders and stakeholders

  • Interface with executives on product, revenue, team, investment, and strategy approvals & updates

  • Passionate and enthusiastic about encouraging the flow of ideas from all levels of the team.

  • Driving product thought leadership and mentor junior PMs on the team


Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field and 7 years of experience with the following:

  • History of success in the full lifecycle of product management

  • Building search products or domain expertise in search or data oriented products

  • Driving product vision; balancing priorities against budget and timelines; a sense of urgency in driving execution; and a passion for developing products from an early stage

  • Experience in data analysis, addressing and solving problems, and strategic business development

  • Experience working in a matrixed team structure and influencing across product areas and teams

  • Familiarity with digital media with a focus on video, news and entertainment products

  • Monetization strategies for digital content, including advertising, sponsorships, subscriptions and commerce

  • Expertise in native ads and affiliate marketing and their use on properties

  • Experience applying user research and understanding techniques like Design Sprints, User Focus groups, Diary studies and user voice analysis

  • Knowledge of user market research, price analysis and go-to-market strategies

  • Performance tracking, revenue, and A/B testing

  • Roadmapping tools via specific software like Roadmunk, Trello, or Excel

  • Project management methodologies including Agile, Lean, or Scrum

  • Project delivery software and ticketing systems including JIRA

  • Be an expert at rapid prototyping with Balsamiq, Invision, Zeplin and Axure

  • Understanding of technical concepts like REST APIs

  • Experience working on and managing distributed web application architecture systems

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $136,125.00 - $283,750.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.