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The NFL is looking for a motivated Product Management leader who will be responsible for defining and executing the long-term Product strategy for several critical NFL services. First, the Director, Product Services will oversee our API & Identity ecosystems, defining our Product strategy and working cross-functionally to ensure that these key services are properly maintained and are able to consistently evolve to the meet the needs of NFL Owned and Operated products (NFL+, NFL.com, NFL Mobile, Fantasy, CTV, Clubs, etc.) and NFL partners. In addition to managing the evolution of our login/registration platform and content/football data APIs, the Director, Product Services will play a critical role in defining and executing the long-term strategy for the integration of NFL’s proprietary Next Generations Statistics (NGS) into NFL properties, with a focus on driving user engagement and increased conversions for our Direct-to-Consumer products.

Responsibilities

  • Manage efforts to consistently evolve NFL SSO platform and extend it to all League & Club digital/mobile properties and direct-to-consumer products

  • Identify & develop personalized experiences that encourage sign in/registration

  • Responsible for intaking new data feature requests from API consumers for inclusion in our Product Backlog

  • Collaborate with data providers to gain access to new data points for ingestion and exposure within our API offerings

  • Evangelize and reinforce the core tenets of our APIs: a) that they are building blocks/domain specific endpoints and b) consumers are expected to make multiple calls for various pieces of data

  • Define requirements and prioritize new features/attributes to expose in the API

  • Expand API documentation and resources to make the API more self-service

  • Be the NFL Product Management team’s subject matter expert on all NFL APIs, as well the specific integrations of our APIs with NFL properties and partners

  • Define vision and roadmap for integration of NFL’s Next Generation Stats into NFL’s Owned & Operated properties

  • Understand user needs, evolving market trends, technology innovations, and competitive offerings to grow and develop new products and features

  • Communicate product needs through the collection and creation of functional specifications, business requirements, user stories, and data analysis

  • Identify opportunities for operational efficiencies and work across multiple teams to implement solutions

  • Ensure products are in line with the overall digital strategy and support broad NFL business goals

  • Own and manage the complete product life cycle from strategic planning to tactical implementation, using analytics to inform project priorities

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of Product Management experience working in consumer technology or digital media

  • Proven experience overseeing all elements of the product development lifecycle

  • Remarkable attention to detail, and an ability to thrive in a creative, deadline-driven environment

  • Expertise in modern forms of product discovery, planning, and development

  • Experience working with Identity (login/registration) platforms

  • Experience working with APIs and content management systems

  • Experience working closely with technical resources, bridging the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, proven ability to build and maintain relationships and to influence and lead without direct authority

  • Ability to make decisions quickly and independently with minimal oversight

  • Demonstrated ability to gather and synthesize requirements across diverse functional areas and convert them into a product roadmap and vision

  • Experience working in an agile environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years management experience

  • Passion for sports, especially football

Other Key Attributes / Characteristics

  • Must be an effective team player, but also self-directed, self-motivated with a strong work ethic

Travel

  • 0-10%

Terms / Expected Hours of Work

  • Full-time NFL employees are required to work at least 40 hours per week.

  • This role requires the ability to work a flexible schedule that may include some weekends and holidays.

  • The NFL maintains a Flexible Workplace Policy that provides members of our workforce with opportunities to periodically work from a location of their choice, while maintaining a priority on in-person work at an NFL office, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success.

  • We also continue to prioritize the health and safety of our NFL workforce. Consistent with that commitment, considering the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our NFL workforce be fully vaccinated. Exceptions are available only for those who need an accommodation for a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.

  • The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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