Director of Product Management

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Director of Product Management

About Us:

Artnet is the world leading internet platform. It was founded in 1989 with the goal of serving and advancing the art market by creating price transparency, and improving communication, and transactions. Today artnet operates the largest database of art sales and provides the art market with 12 information and transaction products. These products improve the speed and reduce the cost of art sales, communication, and information.

Position Summary:

The Director of Product Management will report to VP of Technology and have a key role in defining product strategy for all digital products. Along with that, you will act as product owner for one or more agile scrum teams while overseeing the product owners for each team. Additionally, you will oversee a team of product managers, quality assurance and UX specialist.

Job Requirements

• 7+ Years of digital product management experience

• 2+ Years’ Experience working in a product owner role in an Agile environment

• Ability to mentor and support junior team members

• Proven ability to develop and articulate in-depth Functional Requirements including but not limited to formal specifications documents, use case development and analysis, and workflow definition.

• Significant experience with business analysis and strategy, and the ability to compliment and leverage that knowledge in the product development process.

• Strong experience with and knowledge of the typical Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) approach to Product Development and the role of a Product Manager in that process covering both Planning, Execution, and ongoing Maintenance and support of a given product.

• Strong understanding of Web Technology including basic web and database architecture, UI-focused development, API’s/Feeds, search technology, email technology, front-end technology (AJAX, jQuery, Javascript), mobile, SEO, online advertising and other product-supporting systems.

• Solid experience with Web Analytics and product measurement and the ability to leverage product data to create and improve product functionality.

• Excellent spoken and written communication skills and diplomacy; the ability to work with a wide variety of teams and individuals of varying functions and levels.

• Strong experience with Project Management process and principals – project estimation and planning, project implementation, project communication, risk management, scope management, and process management.

• Experience working with agile methodologies is required.

• Degree in computer related area is preferred.

Job Responsibilities

• Act as product owner in agile team. As product owner, convey the vision and goals at the beginning of every release and sprint, participating in daily stand ups, sprint review meetings as well as end of iteration product reviews with stakeholders.

• Lead our internal process to define the product strategy, roadmap and priorities.

• Articulate product specifications in a variety of formats to a high degree of detail including ‘page-by-page’ breakdowns of functionality, descriptions of workflows, definition of conditional or dynamic elements within those pages and workflows, use cases, etc.

• Support the project management process by working with Software Manager to manage the sprints and release cycles.

• Work with cross-functional team consisting of Business Owners and strategy team to illicit and refine business requirements, turn those business requirements into functional requirements, work with the implementation teams to review and refine those requirements, and maintain the product after launch.

• Build and maintain an intimate understanding of existing Products and Tools, and leverage that knowledge to drive a product-specific strategic roadmap.

• Build, maintain, and leverage a strong understanding of artnet’s business model, process flow, business units and their function.

• Identify new products and enhancements to existing products with the potential to g


Jul 9, 2014




New York City


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