Tuesday 15 December 2009

Product Manager - Yahoo! Answers at Yahoo!

Job Description

The perfect candidate is an experienced Internet product manager with a deep understanding and exposure to social media, community and search based products and technologies. This candidate should also be analytical, detail oriented and comfortable with multitasking and prioritisation.

As Product Manager, you will play a crucial role in the feature development of Yahoo! Answers, understanding user needs, defining product specifications and working with the engineering team to deliver and manage new features through the full product lifecycle. You will work with as part product team to define product strategy and roadmap, collate and prioritise international requirements and track feature delivery against key performance indicators.


Effectively collaborate with business, marketing, technical and design teams to develop requirements, prioritise enhancements, and manage projects to completion.

· Define product specifications, gain approvals and manage the delivery of key features and enhancements. Work with our user experience designers and engineering teams to develop product specifications from concept phase to launch.
· Work with Product Operations to co-ordinate localization work and provide regular communication on feature delivery.
· Develop a clear understanding about the existing product features and identify opportunities for improvement and innovation.
· Work with the product development team, engineers and global market stakeholders to help define the Answers product vision & strategic framework.
· Define and track key product metrics.
· Conduct competitive analysis and identify areas for differentiation.
· Build positive relationships and trust over time through a strong commitment to high quality & on time delivery.


· Internet Product Management experience.
· A clear passion and understanding of social media and preferably experience of product managing a user generated content product.
· An excellent track record of developing, launching, and marketing products, including an ability to innovate.
· Experience with online products, search, social networking & media, and community based products is highly desired.
· Familiarity with agile product development methods.
Excellent communication skills, a keen eye for detail and the ability to multitask and priortise across multiple workflows

Company Description

Yahoo! Answers is the global category leader in the Web 2.0 Q&A space. With in excess of 130m million monthly unique users globally, this role is an exceptional opportunity to help develop one of the largest global online communities and drive product strategy and feature development.

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