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Product Lead, Business Planning & Operations

Product & Customer Experience   |   Job ID  2124105
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JOB SUMMARY

Job summary
Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes.

ABOUT THIS ROLE
Audible is seeking a Product Lead, Business Planning & Operations to support our Product Operations function. This individual will tackle the most hotly debated topics within our product organization. You will partner closely with Product leaders to identify the biggest ‘dogs not barking’ in our organization. You will look around corners to define these lurking questions about the current and future state of our business, and tackle them with urgency and comprehensiveness. Successful candidates for this position will have strong problem solving, communication and organizational skills and the ability to influence stakeholders without direct authority, along with a good understanding of product development, roadmaps, and digital media businesses.

ABOUT YOU
  • A self-starter who is biased for action, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and employs impeccable organizational and analytical skills with an eye for process improvements.
  • A data-driven strategic thinker who will readily abandon closely held-ideas in favor of stronger evidence — constantly iterating to improve the customer experience.
  • A rare combination of “thinker” and “do’er” paired with a strong aptitude for understanding of product strategy and operations.
  • An exceptional communicator with a knack for making complex data simple and evangelizing and inspiring people at all levels of the organization.
  • A transformer who is passionate about figuring out what the future looks like, with a relentless focus on creating and improving customer value.
  • A hands-on multitasker who can quickly change focus and balance the needs of the moment with longer-term goals with a high tolerance for ambiguity and complexity.
  • Resilient with positive attitude – even the stiffest challenges are possible with the right amount of creativity, good judgment, and hard work. Exhibit strong integrity and ability to follow through on commitments and deadlines.

As a Product Lead, Business Planning & Operations, you will...
  • Partner with senior product leaders to continually review and refresh our long-range (three-year) business plan.
  • Proactively identify problems to be solved in service of improving the customer experience. Partner with senior product leaders to assess the ROI of potential cross-functional product initiatives.
  • Develop decisive, data-driven recommendations into presentation-ready deliverables for senior leaders.
  • Partner with Data Science and Finance to analyze existing data, define and fill data gaps, and calculate ROI and P&L impact for strategic product initiatives.
  • Partner with Audible’s Innovation team to source and assess long-term business opportunities.
  • Draft and support strategic communications, narratives, and presentations for product operations function.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in a combination of FP&A, management consulting, business operations/analysis, revenue optimization or an equivalent field.
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Business, Math or related fields.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal). Can succinctly and clearly communicate, and are able to produce documents and presentations that are ready for leadership review.
  • Superior writing skills to communicate complex ideas simply and advocate for recommended decisions.
  • Self-starter attitude and ability to rapidly build rapport and trust with across business functions.
  • Deep understanding of and interest in digital media content, specifically subscription streaming services and/or two-sided marketplace business models.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work seamlessly with a variety of personalities and functional disciplines.
  • Product or program management experience.
  • MBA.
  • Will consider candidates with 3 years of work plus 2 years of MBA.

ABOUT AUDIBLE
At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, we've redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. The stories we tell have the ability to transport and transform everyday moments into meaningful experiences and it's our people who make Audible's service possible. We're listeners, storytellers, and problem-solvers. Our perspectives and experiences power our ideas and come together in our mission to unleash the power of the spoken word.

The pay range for this position in Jersey City is $115,600- $160,000 (year); however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Pay Transparency Regulation of Jersey City Municipal Code. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.


Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.
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