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Principal Product Manager (Self-service Performance Advertising)

Principal Product Manager (Self-service Performance Advertising)

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Project/Program/Product Management--Non-tech
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Job Description

Amazon has expanded to over 35 product categories since starting with books in 1994. Today, these categories cover a wide range of physical and digital products, consumables, and services, and are discovered by our customers through multiple channels, including desktop PC, mobile devices, and emerging technologies such as Alexa. Advertisers seek ways to engage Amazon customers at all stages of their journey to purchase, an experience that varies considerably among these categories. We help our advertisers meet this challenge by building easy to use advertising products that simplify this complexity. Amazon shoppers benefit from our innovation through more useful, engaging and relevant advertising, which helps them discover and purchase products they would not otherwise be aware of.

Our team drives innovation to expand the reach and impact of our advertising products. We incubate new advertising formats and placements, targeting and relevance models, and advertiser controls that extend the capabilities of our self-service advertising platform to create value for advertisers that isn’t available through our standard self-service experience. Our engineering team builds new features and services to create new functionality in ad placements, ad sourcing, targeting and auction, and advertiser experience to unlock value for advertisers. We invent where we can create value, and where possible, we extend and innovate on the capabilities of existing systems. We build advertiser adoption and engagement programs to grow our business to its full potential within each product category. We partner with leaders in retail and marketplace to help categories use self-service advertising to accelerate their growth.

We are looking for a visionary product manager to be the single threaded owner of the advertising business for the Media categories globally (Books, Music, Video, DVD, Video Direct, Games). You will own the overall vision, strategy and roadmap. You will partner with a diverse set of global stakeholders including search experience, retail customer experience, marketing and many others. You will guide a dedicated engineering, design and program management team to deliver your initiatives. This is a highly visibile role as Media is a strategic category for the retail and advertising teams.

Responsibilities will include:
1. Defining customer, advertiser and publisher experience
2. Communicating this vision to senior leadership for buyin
3. Partnering with engineering, marketing, design, sales, category and other teams to execute on your vision
4. Reporting on our progress in weekly and monthly business reviews
5. Owning all aspects of the annual planning process for these categorie

Basic Qualifications

· 10+ years of product management experience delivering results in a consumer facing product management role
· Experience working cross-functionally with engineering, design, and project management counterparts to deliver products/services
· Excellent customer intuition; demonstrated success in delivering innovative and user-friendly customer-facing products and services
· An outstanding oral and written communicator; has the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization
· Keen analytical and quantitative skills, ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop business cases, attention to detail
· Strong bias for action; ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and create a sense of urgency in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
· Understanding and practice with product management methodologies, especially those that support agile software development environments

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA
  • Track record of complex and creative problem-solving, and the desire to create and build new businesses
  • Experience in online advertising
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for having fun.