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Amazon Sr. Product Manager-Tech, Companion Products & Services (ComPAS) in Sunnyvale, California

Description

Are you passionate about shipping great products? Have ideas that our customers would love?

ComPAS (Companion Products & Services) product management team delivers 1P accessories and companion devices for multiple product verticals such as E-readers, Tablets, Fire TV, Echo, and Smart Home with both in-box and standalone products, at world class margins.

In this product role, Sr. product manager will ideate and own the product vision and roadmap for 1P accessories. PM will develop, support and grow strategic Amazon branded accessories that delight our customers. This role is inherently cross-functional and the PM will work closely with engineering, design, operations, finance and executive teams as well as partnering with multiple internal and external partners to bring new accessories and experiences to market. The PM is highly analytical, able to work extremely effectively in a matrix organization, and adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies and capabilities into high quality, simple products that customers love.

Key job responsibilities

 Lead the development of customer-focused product strategy, roadmap and vision supported by internal and external analysis

 Define creative, high quality, strategic product roadmaps based on team strategy and vision

 Develop detailed, crisp business requirements and user stories that can be used to create product specifications and architecture for each product and application

 Manage prioritization and trade-offs among customer experience, financial returns, performance and operational support load

 Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners

 Work closely with PR, GTM, Sales, legal, engineering and program management to deliver products to market

 Drive product launches including working with marketing, executives, and other product management team members

 Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals and opportunities

 Manage both executive and working-level relationships with internal and external stakeholders

A day in the life

The day in the life of a Sr. Product Manager in ComPAS can be a whirlwind of meetings, analysis, and creative problem-solving. Here's a glimpse into what their typical day might look like:

Morning:

• Fuel Up and Focus: The day starts with a quick scan of industry news and competitor updates. Sr. PMs need to stay ahead of the curve and be aware of the ever-changing technology and consumer landscape.

• Prioritization and Planning: A good chunk of the morning is spent prioritizing tasks for the day and the week ahead. This might involve reviewing project timelines, identifying roadblocks, and reviewing tasks to cross functional team.

• Meeting Marathon: Meetings are inevitable, and the morning often consists of catching up with cross-functional teams like engineering, design, and marketing. These meetings could be about discussing new features, reviewing prototypes, or aligning on launch plans.

Mid-Morning:

• Deep Dive and Analysis: Time to dive into data and user research. Sr. PMs need to understand how users are interacting with existing products and identify opportunities for improvement. This might involve analyzing sales data, customer feedback, and usage metrics.

• Product Refinement: Based on the findings from the analysis, the PM might spend time working on refining product features or specifications. This could involve collaborating with designers on user interfaces, writing user stories for engineers, or creating product roadmaps.

• Staying Informed: In between meetings and tasks, the PM might take some time to stay updated on industry trends and new technologies. This could involve reading industry blogs, attending webinars, or networking with other professionals.

Afternoon:

• Lunch and Learn: Lunch might be a quick working lunch with a colleague to discuss a specific project or challenge. It's also an opportunity to learn from others and share different perspectives.

• More Meetings: The afternoon might involve more meetings, this time with external stakeholders like partners, suppliers, or cross functional teams. The PM might be presenting product demos, negotiating MLP, or gathering feedback.

• Unforeseen Challenges: There's always something unexpected that pops up. A bug in the latest prototype, a competitor's surprise launch, or a shift in consumer demand - PMs need to be adaptable and ready to tackle these challenges head-on.

Evening:

• Catching Up and Planning Ahead: The end of the day is often used for catching up on emails, responding to messages, and planning for the next day. PMs are always thinking ahead and ensuring that everything is on track.

This is just a general overview and gives you a sense of the dynamic, fast-paced, and ever-evolving nature of this role.

About the team

We are a customer-focused, fast-paced, and collaborative team. Our goal is to provide innovative products and experiences that deliver a disruptive value and exceptional experiences that make it easy for our customers to engage and interact with our devices. We expect our PMs to be the voice of the customers, be leaders and lead with autonomy amongst ambiguity. We strongly believe in diversity and it has been instrumental to our success. We treat our co-workers and partners with consideration, respecting differences, and helping when they are in need.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of technical product or program management experience

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Experience owning/driving roadmap strategy and definition

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in representing and advocating for a variety of critical customers and stakeholders during executive-level prioritization and planning

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon 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.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $121,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $235,200/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.