About the job
Yahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love—from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news—with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.
A Little About Us
We are sports fans. We love our teams and our fantasy teams. We love our code, our data, our products, and our people. We are relentless about improving ourselves and are looking for someone who shares our values to join our team and make us even better.
We are driven to improve our industry-leading products, and to solve problems that will define the future of fantasy sports. This role provides an incredible opportunity to contribute to products that millions of users love and engage with every day.
The right candidate will possess a mixture of quantitative chops and creative intuition– someone who loves digging into the data to drive insights while at the same time identifying the open space where we can grow. If you’re passionate about fantasy games and like to move quick, make data-driven decisions and flex your creativity, keep reading.
A Lot About You
As a fantasy sports product manager, you inspire and focus your team(s) using great listening skills, your influence, and crisp, effective communication. You complement these skills with technical knowledge that makes you a credible leader and informs your judgment regarding timelines, scope, quality, priorities, and tradeoffs. You round your skills with a passion for and expertise in sports and fantasy games that will help define, shape and drive us towards a complete sports fan experience. You are the expert on how products are designed, used, measured, improved, and drive engagement. You support this expertise with a keen ability to break down large, complex problems into well-defined, manageable problems, and an ability to use data to inform your judgment. You are also experienced working in heavily regulated industries, supporting our sports betting business.
Direct, design, and implement a fantasy sports growth strategy with an understanding of the market, customer, and competition.
Responsible for the definition and ongoing management of our fantasy growth strategy at all stages of the product life cycle
Identify user needs and define > develop > launch > scale innovative experiences to address them.
Fully understand and optimize all aspects of the conversions funnels across the entire network
Build strong relationships across functions and organizations through on-time delivery, high quality products, and innovation.
Pull and analyze data to drive decisions based on data, not assumptions.
Strategize and conduct growth experiments – analyze results and iterate.
Manage a kanban board in order to effectively prioritize work within a sprint cycle.
Present ideas, goals and results to leadership and stakeholders across the organization
Perform competitive research
Communicate with customer care, design, editorial, engineering, marketing and user research teams.
You must have:
Passion for sports and knowledge of the competitive landscape
Excellent problem solving, listening & communication skills
An ability to multitask, organize & lead sophisticated projects, detail orientation, and able to summarize
Action oriented attitude with a passion to see your projects in production.
Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.
At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.
US Only: Please be aware that Yahoo requires all employees entering a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events) are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination to enter a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events). Yahoo is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.
The compensation for this position ranges from $45,760.00 - $135,200.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.
Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.
If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.
Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.