Senior Product Manager, BlinkFeed – Connected Services Team

Location: Seattle, WA
Department Code: CSST00 Connected Services
Job Number: 514
# of Openings: 2


Position: Senior Product Manager, BlinkFeed – Connected Services Team


Location: Seattle, WA


HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry and a recognized pioneer in smartphones. HTC is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe.


HTC has created a number of game-changing mobile experiences in the new HTC One which was recently named “Best in Show” at Mobile World Congress 2013. Among these experiences, HTC BlinkFeed™ turns your smartphone home screen into a live feed of snack-size content from your social networks as well as over 1400 available online content providers.  
About the role:
HTC Connected Services is searching for a Senior Product Manager to be responsible for product execution and strategy for HTC’s BlinkFeed™. If you are passionate, seek a fast-paced start-up environment and are eager to delight tens of millions of people with your work, this is the job for you!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Define requirements, product strategy, roadmap, feature planning, content strategy alignment with Product & Marketing and User Experience organizations
  • Execute product vision and take ideas to commercialization for a multi-million user global audience
  • Interface externally with potential partner executives and provide sell-in support when needed
  • Interface with partner management to plan 3rd party integrations, content acquisition plans, and manage priorities for integrations  
  • Interface with the User Experience and Design teams to build a compelling experience that grows BlinkFeed™ usage and adds value to HTC's services and business goals
  • Secure Engineering, Operations and Executive Management buy-in to proposed product plan
  • Help to develop and implement product components to achieve the business plan for the service
  • Develop product overview documents on BlinkFeed™ and new features to educate internal and external teams

The successful candidate will have:

  • Passionate about making consumers’ lives better through HTC devices and experience
  • Passionate about products and understands how everything we do creates value for consumers + realizes how HTC should position that value in the marketplace
  • Proven experience collaborating and negotiating with industry leading 3rd parties to secure a product vision and resources needed to execute programs
  • MBA from a top school or equivalent experience from industry
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience working in product marketing and product management in the mobile industry
  • Extensive experience managing projects across large global teams in a leadership position
  • Broad knowledge of mobile industry, market trend and basic consumer electronics technology
  • Strong leadership; capable of influencing and inspiring others that do not directly work for them
  • Excellent analytic and communication skills
  • Strategic thinker that can also get things done and pays attention to detail
  • Ability to provide input during the negotiations process, including approving redlines

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