Product Manager

5 months ago
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Job Description

Kindle BU in Amazon is an inventive BU that designs and engineer’s high-profile, portable consumer electronics products, high quality eBook content and innovative services, like the Kindle eink, Fire Tablet, eBook store, cross platform reading app, vendor management platform and Kindle Unlimited. This senior product manager position will work in China Kindle Content product management team and the specific products/features we design and engineer are easy-to-use and offer customer benefits that customized for China readers & publisher’s requirements.

As a Senior Product Manager in Kindle Content team, you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive, design and develop innovative reader facing software /services. Your key stakeholders include local filed, global Kindle content PM and global Development team. You are responsible for 1) landing global product/features in CN to address CN special requirements if any, 2) delivering CN specific products or features and 3) driving a new product/feature initiating from CN but benefit ROW.

This person has a business-orientation and is responsible for the development and implementation of product plans. S/he is the voice of the China customer to the specific software development team in Amazon. This person is responsible for capturing, documenting and communicating the needs of the customer and is involved throughout all stages of the product lifecycle management. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment.

The specific role and responsibility include:
  • Think big on CN eBook market customer needs to own an initiative and build concrete proposal to facilitate the executive’s product decision following a PR/FAQ process.
  • Define and own feature sets, roadmaps for the specific customer facing SW/Services and working with dev team to have dev commit following BRD/Scoping process.
  • Proactively engage with global Kindle content PM team to build in specific China reader use case during early product concept stage and leverage global development resources in a smart way.
  • Manage cross team coordination related to product scope, development, and lead team to made hard tradeoffs decision of feature set to define right MVP.
  • Deliver products to market successfully via working together with local VM/TAM/Content demand & global team while managing future product iteration plan.
  • Own post launch feature measurements and collect BI data to ensure customers are happy and we are building the right features over time.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualification
  • You love to create & define products. Proven relevant product management experience of 5+ years, with some experience in China relevant industry (one of them- Consumer HW/SW products, Mobile apps, Digital content)
  • You love working in teams – have the ability to work with developers and business leaders cross China and Seattle to generate buy in for the product direction you are setting
  • You are driven by data - reliance on analytics and data to shape the product decisions you make or facilitate executives to make, and empower you to track the effectiveness of your changes.
  • You have ownership to lead cross functions peers to responsible for the success of product delivery.
  • You know CN customers – know business customer and consumer are different, so both work. For Native English speaker candidate, this is not a blocker but you could understand China customers’ requirements very quickly.
  • You are a reader – if you don’t love reading, you probably don’t want a hand in building its future.
  • Bachelor’s degree, 7+ years’ work experience.
  • Fluency in English verbal communication and Strong English written skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualification
  • Have built, or worked on, a mobile app.
  • Have built, or worked on, a digital content/services related product.
  • MBA preferred
  • For Native English speaker candidate, could understand mandarin.
  • Technical background to understand and discuss technical concepts, making tradeoffs decisions with technical team is a plus.

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