Senior Director, Product Management - Food



Job Title

Sr Director, Product Management - Food

Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

We seek a passionate, driven leader. A person who can take ownership of the premium Allrecipes brand, and evangelize and deliver upon a roadmap that drives the site to new levels of consumer engagement. You must understand the UGC model for content creation, and the unique relationship that a site based on UGC has with its consumer base. Further, you must be a leader in understanding new advertising models (native, sponsored content, shopper marketing), and how they can best be delivered within our site to deliver a win - win between our advertisers and consumers. 

You will have oversight of a product management team and will determine the roadmap and priorities for an engineering organization dedicated to this brand. We need you to understand how to lead a team effectively, and how to successfully work with stakeholders in other disciplines (marketing, sales, editorial) to drives success. You must be able to think strategically - deliver and evangelize vision at the executive level; while simultaneously driving your team to deliver on bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly goals. 

We believe in data driven development here. We seek an incredibly passionate product visionary who is excited about demonstrating the value of their vision through testing and analysis.

II. Essential Job Functions

Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

Vision and Strategic Leadership 

  • Define, articulate and champion the product portfolio vision to teams, peers, stakeholders and executives
  • Communicate a clear vision to senior executives and other stakeholders that simplifies complexity and generates excitement
  • Define goals and KPIs for short-term and long-term results and drive the team to achieve them
  • Establish and maintain the roadmap for Meredith’s Food Vertical portfolio, and drive prioritization decisions     
  • Maintain strong relationships with key business partners and senior executives to ensure product plans are aligned with company objectives/plans
  • Maintain a deep understanding of consumer behaviors, the competitive landscape and technology trends to shape strategic decisions, plans and priorities

Product Management Oversight and Practices

  • Stay current on all the leading Product Management tools, principles and practices, and advocate for continuous improvement that makes sense for the organization
  • Lead and facilitate organized and productive meetings with all levels of the organization
  • Partner with leaders in User Experience, Business, Sales and Engineering to establish and refine leaner, more iterative and collaborative processes across the full product development lifecycle
  • Provide prioritization decisions and oversight on product backlogs
  • Monitor and communicate performance against goals; identify and drive improvement opportunities

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


  • BA/BS Degree required


  • 10+ years’ experience in consumer web product management or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience managing direct reports
  • Experience with scrum development processes

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Passionate about web/technology
  • Excited about the intersection of consumers and monetization strategies
  • Capable of conceiving product strategies which can serve both high touch enterprise customers, and scale to drive economies of scale at the lower end
  • Persuasive communicator – able to explain complex or intangible concepts to stakeholders at all levels
  • Good listener – weighs input from multiple perspectives when forming opinions and recommendations
  • Collaborative and team oriented work approach
  • Experience gaining consensus among a large, diverse group of stakeholders
  • Experience managing, training and mentoring others in Product Management methodologies and best practices
  • Able to easily motivate and inspire team members, peers, stakeholders and executives
  • Innovative; thinks beyond boundaries
  • Analytical; solves problems at root cause and prioritizes effectively
  • Continuous improvement mentality; never satisfied
  • Comfortable speaking to large audiences and executives
  • Can be called on to speak with customers. Comfortable working with sales on customer calls
  • Flexible and open-minded; proactively seeks input from others
  • Entrepreneurial drive and spirit; enjoys working in a fast-paced environment

% Travel Required (Approximate): 10

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