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Executive Director, Product Management

Position Overview Work on the latest technologies influencing the innovation of products in a highly collaborative environment. Checkout is a revolutionary marketing research platform that captures consumer purchases from smartphones and transforms the data into information products for our many clients.  From millions of consumers we mine hundreds of millions of receipts - yielding transaction-level detail across all retailers, all channels, and over time.  Join this startup business with the financial backing of one of the marketing research industry's leading companies. As the leader of the Product Management team, this individual will be responsible for the management/enhancement of existing products and the development of new categories in line with the department's product and revenue objectives. Implementing efficiencies that correlate directly to cost/time reduction will be paramount within this role.  This individual will stay aligned with industry trends and clients' changing needs in order to actively identify/pursue new category opportunities. Specifically, this individual interacts with several cross-functional groups including Sales, Client Development, Retail Business Group, Operations, and Research Science to achieve objectives.  This position will be based in Port Washington, NY. Overall Responsibilities: Develop and execute the product strategy and drive pipeline planning for the product portfolio throughout the products'  lifecycles. Create product requirements, translating the needs across the clients into specs for product or capability at hand.  Work closely with the implementation team to bring the specs alive into a product, negotiating between scope, timing as needed.  Oversee the development of marketing objectives for the product portfolio, including target audience, positioning, competitive set, pricing and packaging, and assist the marketing team with strategy execution. Evaluate information on needs assessment and client satisfaction to formulate product strategy and requirements for new product categories/existing product enhancements. Stay abreast of assigned industries and align with Industry Analysts to ensure a consistent point-of-view on industry trends. Lead new data enhancement efforts to keep products relevant in the industry. Manage the maintenance of key components of existing products, such as helping to define the standards of data quality, and managing the maintenance of delivery tools/deliverables. Regularly evaluate product performance relative to objectives and implement enhancements or retirement. Examine revenue on a monthly basis and take proactive steps to ensure alignment with the overall portfolio revenue. Develop client-ready collateral and set training strategy on the features/benefits of new products or enhancements . Lead collaborative efforts with Operations, IT, Research Science and/or other support departments to articulate product requirements and manage the needs of the Practice. Qualifications: 7-10 years experience in market research, consumer goods or retail buying office. Strong experience working with POS and/or Consumer data, preferably in syndicated and/or custom research. Proven ability to analyze customer needs and goals to assist in generating thoughtful, creative proposals that exceed customer expectations and expand revenue opportunities. Strong organizational and project management skills. Strong leadership skills with a proven ability to develop and manage a high performing team. Ability to multi-task and deliver projects in an accurate and timely manner. Ability to understand the features and benefits of products and explain their usage to colleagues and clients with regard to their particular needs. Strong understanding of data and analysis, with the ability to translate the data into actionable business results for the clients.   Prior experience with NPD software and data a plus. Expert in all MS Office products. (Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Word). BA/BS Degree R000993
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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