Principal Product Manager

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Description: 

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company’s mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Position Summary

 

Discovery is looking for an expert and customer obsessed Principal Product Manager, Commerce & Monetization for the digital and direct to consumer business for Food Network Kitchen and Digital Studios portfolio of sites, including Food Network, HGTV, Discovery, and Travel Channel. As the Principal Product Manager,  Commerce & Monetization, you will combine the inspiration of our food and home brands with a data driven approach to discover, develop, and ship products that delight customers.

 

In this role, you’ll own, drive and manage the vision, strategy, roadmaps and successful delivery for growing revenue across our portfolio.  You’ll work with colleagues across product, design, engineering, editorial, marketing and business development. You’ll thrive making decisions for products with a brand that customers know and love, based on user data and research. Your passion will be to discover and develop products and features that deliver both meaningful benefits to our users and strategic success for our company.

 

Day-to-day, you’ll succeed by learning what solutions are simultaneously usable, valuable, and feasible, through product discovery, design thinking & data driven experiments. You’ll connect regularly with customers to develop a deep understanding of our audience and industry. You’ll lead and motivate a dedicated, cross-functional agile team by communicating vision, prioritizing opportunities that deliver value to our customers and scale the product. You collaborate regularly and clearly with partners and stakeholders.

Responsibilities

1. Own the commerce & monetization product roadmap. Create and manage a customer focused plan for growing the Food & Home digital business through subscriber growth, commerce, advertising and new lines of business.

2. Exhibit deep understanding of the user, data analysis, and market analysis.  Drive rapid experimentation to understand how to best maximize value. Serve as a role model for customer empathy.

3. Set product priorities, manage tradeoffs and build shared understanding.

4. Own product development from start to finish;  driving alignment around a vision and priorities and shipping high impact products.

5. Drive ship cadence and ensure high quality, defect free products are launched. Inspire and encourage teams to push for a higher quality bar across the broader direct to consumer organization. Create and improve team and organizational processes and mechanisms to ensure product meets customer needs.

6. Create and use data and research to validate the impact of your products and demonstrate a consistent high bar for achieving high impact product and business goals. Share learnings across teams.

7. Exemplary written and verbal communication skills. Your business documents, use cases, user stories and product updates set the bar for PMs across the team.

8. Highly respected and effective partner for engineering, design, marketing, editorial and other relevant teams. They trust your work and view you as an ally.

Requirements

As the ideal candidate, you’re a driven, passionate advocate for your customers and your business, with a sense of urgency to make things better wherever you are. You make data-driven decisions and obsess about the customer. You have a strong point of view, but you’re open-minded. Your team loves working with you because you lead through inspiration and motivation. You build trust with all areas of the business and have a proven track record. You take end-to-end ownership and consistently deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
5+ years work experience in product management job function in ecommerce, media, technology, or relevant industries

  • Experience developing products to drive growth and maximize revenue with commerce and subscriptions based products. Experience in web, iOS, Android required; cross platform experience preferred.
  • Deep empathy for customers and other humans.
  • Excellent track record of product management and shipping business strategy for consumer facing features and products
  • Experience navigating ambiguous problems with demonstrated results
  • Experience removing roadblocks, making tradeoffs, managing risk and shipping high quality features on time
  • Strong analytical skills and adept at using data and metrics to identify opportunities, solve problems, and inform priorities.
  • Detail oriented; ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously
  • Comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment and delivering continuous innovation
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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What are Discovery Direct-to-Consumer Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Annual Impact Day where the office volunteers together. Opportunities to volunteer through People Portal. New Hires are given $25 to donate to cause of their choice. Discovery offers matching programs
Partners with Nonprofits
RISE, Turn Up Fight Hunger, Adopt a Family, Oceana, Discovery Project CAT, Give a Little TLC, Inspire a Difference, Building a Difference, Talent Unlimited.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Discovery Women's Network, ableDisability, Multicultural Alliance, Discovery PriDe, Parents at Discovery, Discovery GreenD, Generation D, Discovery Veteran's Association.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Discovery Women's Network, ableDisability, Multicultural Alliance, Discovery PriDe, Generation D, Discovery Veteran's Association.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Diverse slate required for leadership roles.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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