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Head of Product Management, Kindle E-Reader

Head of Product Management, Kindle E-Reader

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

Amazon strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, where customers can research and purchase anything they might want online or offline. We set big goals and are looking for people who can help us reach and exceed them. The Amazon Device team designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics, including the best-selling Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Echo.

Kindle is the best-selling product in the history of and is recognized as one of the most innovative and popular consumer electronics devices on the market. Fire tablets have brought similar innovation and success into the market, with deep integration to the world’s largest digital ecosystem of over 33 million movies, TV shows, magazines, newspapers, books, songs, apps, and games. Amazon Fire TV brings innovative voice search and high quality gaming to the streaming media player category. And the new Amazon Echo is a new device designed completely around your voice. It's always on—allowing you to ask for information, music, news, weather, and more. It is just Day 1 for Amazon devices and we are looking for proven, customer centric product leaders to help continue to innovate and grow our device business.

This critical role will continue to build and grow on our success, specifically leading our Kindle product management team. He or she will manage a product management team that owns driving our global product strategy and vision, our short and long-term product roadmap, and end-to-end customer experience.

This person will lead the Kindle E-Reader product line with responsibility for:
- Creating, sponsoring and driving organization commitment for the product vision and roadmap for the Kindle product line, including the Hardware, software, and customer experience.
- Developing a product that represents the best customer experience available in the market and offers a unique value proposition. Success here will be a function of incredible attention to every detail of every element of the customer experience.
- Leading and driving a matrixed team to deliver a world class user experience and design, including deep integration with Amazon content and services.
- Leading and driving a matrixed team to speed ideation, planning, design, and development of new products and features across the organization
- Leading and executing product management through strong influence and collaboration across delivery resources.
- Partnering with other functions, including engineering, marketing, and content to produce the best quality product and services as a team.
- Ultimately delivering breakthrough products that exceed customer expectations and surpass all competitor offerings, that meet or exceed the unit volume and financial economic goals for the product line

Basic Qualifications

• At least five years of large scale consumer products and/or services experience.
• 8+ years of product experience with at least 4 years leading a consumer business.
• Experience working closely with engineering to define user experience work processes and practices.
• Has brought a large scale consumer product to market
• Experience leading through influence, building engagement, and partnering across organizations at the highest level, including engineering and design teams.
• Experience communicating products’ technical advantages into marketing differentiators.
• Experience supporting decisions through business analysis and data.
• Experience navigating and working within a complex, matrixed environment.
• Experience in driving out cost and complexity in products, while maintaining customer experience.
• Experience managing relationships, business dynamics, internal/external partners, and stakeholders.
• Experience gaining collaboration and buy-in from business unit leaders throughout the organization.

Preferred Qualifications

· Masters degree is preferred
· 3+ years of relevant experience in a business analyst/data analyst/statistical analysis role.· Ability to deal with ambiguity
· Understanding of data warehousing, data modeling concept and building new DW tables
· Communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate with both business and technical teams.
· Problem solving skills, project management skills, attention to detail, and organizational skills
· Ability to deal with ambiguity and competing objectives in a fast paced environment
- Embodies an incredible passion for consumer products, digital media and services subject matter, applications, and content.
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Can provide examples of leadership through influence and partnership, without direct authority over resources
- Entrepreneurial, with a proven track record in either transformational or high-growth environments.
- Hands-on, “roll up your sleeves” mindset, with a strong personality and ability to be a driver and change agent in an organization. is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation