Principal Product Manager, Yahoo Sports Revenue Optimization
A Little About Us
We are sports fans. We love our teams and our fantasy teams. We love our code, our data, our products, and our people. We are relentless about improving ourselves and are looking for someone who shares our values to join our team and make us even better.
We are driven to improve our industry-leading products, and to solve problems that will make sports fans enjoy their favorite teams on a deeper level. This role provides an incredible opportunity to contribute to products that millions of users love and engage with every day.
The right candidate will possess a mixture of quantitative chops and creative intuition– someone who loves digging into the data to drive insights while at the same time identifying the open space where we can grow. If you’re passionate about sports and have experience leading data-driven product improvements, keep reading.
As the Principal Product Manager, Revenue Optimization for Yahoo Sports, you will be responsible for defining and prioritizing a roadmap that balances business, advertiser, and user needs across a diverse set of monetization products (direct & programmatic display ads, commerce, native, social, newsletters, subscriptions and video). You’ll be responsible for ensuring goals are met by helping teams prioritize, execute, and measure success on revenue initiatives. To be successful, you’ll need to influence other teams' roadmaps and be fluent in communicating across cross functional teams including engineering, design, marketing, sales, and analytics. It’s an exciting opportunity where you’ll have the ability to leverage the scale and resources of Yahoo’s businesses to make a big impact on the Yahoo Sports business. This role will report to the Director of Product, Revenue Optimization.
A Lot About You
The ideal candidate will have a track record demonstrating success across product competencies:
Product Strategy & Execution
Uses frameworks for prioritization based on business and user need
Expertly translates business goals into both milestone based roadmaps and technical requirements
Adjusts scope, pivots, or abandons projects as early as possible when they are not delivering expected results
Anticipates, captures and communicates the impact of revenue tradeoffs
Demonstrates experience balancing quality consumer experiences with long-term value generation
Drives business decisions using a heavy dose of data (especially A/B testing) and some intuition when not all data is available
Identifies key success metrics at project level and collaborates with analysts to ensure the measures are trackable and monitored
Builds strong relationships across functions and organizations through on-time delivery, high quality products, and innovation
Clearly communicates rationale behind prioritization decisions to senior leadership and key stakeholders
Create artifacts to ensure stakeholders can track decisions and project status
Successfully influences team members, stakeholders and leaders to support and contribute to initiatives
Deploys a wide variety of communication approaches based on situation
Listens, aligns and motivates peers, leadership, and teams around shared goals
You Must Have:
6+ years experience as a Product Manager driving user and revenue growth across desktop/mobile web & app
3+ years track record of executing revenue projects that show thoughtful prioritization and a balance between optimizing RPMs and user experience
Experience collaborating with demand/yield teams to drive eCPM growth
Nice to Have(s):
Familiarity with Google Ad Manager is a huge plus
Familiarity with monetization strategies on both content driven sites as well as Fantasy games
Familiarity with how advertisers are buying media and the operational workflows to traffic and report on advertising campaigns
Familiarity with contextual and behavioral advertising and how the current landscape is evolving
Familiarity with Looker or other analytics platforms
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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.
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