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Director of Product
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Toronto, ON, Canada
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Have delivered a portfolio of consumer electronics devices, ideally with a focus on content and media
  • Understand the importance of design and end user experience for the success of consumer devices, and know how to determine the most important user problems to address
  • Have very strong analytic and quantitative skills and probably have a technology background (and maybe an MBA). But, that's less important than experience as a product manager delivering high impact consumer products while working with hardware and software development teams
  • Complement your analytic abilities with insight, excellent communications skills, and the ability to work effectively with different people across the organization
  • You will lead the eReader portfolio product management function, with responsibility for the definition of Rakuten Kobo's device portfolio
  • You are proficient with the four core functions of product management:
  • Understand the user, our business and the broader market. This means working with our user experience, industrial design research and product marketing teams to become the expert in the market space of ereaders
  • Identify the right user problems to solve based on user and business impact
  • Deliver by working with the software and hardware development teams to prioritize, plan, and implement
  • Analyse the data to understand how the product is working and then plan for what comes next
  • You will define a vision, strategy and roadmap for the eReader device portfolio and the associated software roadmap and communicate it throughout the organization to gain alignment and prioritization
  • You will lead a small team of device software product managers passionate about delivering an outstanding reading experience and a welcoming and personalized book buying experience
  • You will work closely and cross functionally with engineering, design, marketing, sales and other functions within Rakuten Kobo

201-500 employees

eReading and Digital Bookseller