VP Product - Fanatics Trading Cards

Remote - USA

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Fanatics offers the broadest assortment of fan merchandise and memorabilia worldwide.

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Fanatics is building the leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans, and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Leveraging these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as the global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings across the sports ecosystem.  The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Trading Cards, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby and giving collectors an end-to-end trading cards experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Additional ventures that will build out Fanatics’ footprint across the broader digital sports landscape will be rolled out soon. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.  As a market leader with more than 8,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives. At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support.  We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.   
About the TeamFanatics Trading Cards is a new company working at the intersection of trading cards and technology. Backed by some of the best investors, sports properties and operators in the world, we are integrating with Fanatics’ global digital sports platform – which includes 900 sports relationships and more than 81 million reachable fans - to reimagine the trading card business for the 21st century.
Fanatics Trading Cards is looking for an experienced VP of Product, who is excited about building a next-generation card company.
As the VP of Product Management for all of FTC, you will drive the product strategy for the company across all it's pillars. Your goal is to maximize the impact of the various pillars and orient the company with an aggressive growth strategy. The role includes working with the executive team to build and execute a product strategy across a wide variety of disciplines. Excellent story-telling, communication and team-building skills are required to collaborate effectively with organizational leaders in other functions and lead the team. You will manage other product leaders and product managers towards a common vision and mentor them to do their best work — market and user research, requirements definition, and roadmap creation. You will work closely with marketing, design and engineering colleagues as well as other functions in sales and support.

Responsibilities

  • Develop long term strategy, vision and priorities for company wide initiatives
  • Partner with engineering leads to ensure teams of PM’s, designers and engineers are operating effectively at all levels
  • Manage cross-team dynamics to ensure the entire team is successful, proactively instituting process improvements across the organization
  • Plan the structure of the product management function in the company, managing headcount, and where necessary, participating in the external hiring process.
  • Present a compelling data-backed narrative of the product strategy, laddering up to company strategy
  • Create a transparent, collaborative and dynamic team culture
  • Set standards for the product team, including career growth planning and objective setting
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for product work within the company, providing guidance to the leadership team into customer needs, business strategy, marketplace dynamics and competitors
  • Attend conferences and customer calls, gathering information from current and prospective customers as well as helping close deals
  • Stay up to date on product development across the company, identifying dependencies, potential impact, and opportunities for to drive larger impact

Qualifications

  • Experience: You have 10+ years product management experience on technical  products.  
  • Management: You have 5+ years of experience managing teams of PMs, and have directly managed a team of 4+ product managers
  • Execution: You have led product at fast growing organizations which are able to execute consistently, delivering quality projects of the broadest scope and impact on time
  • Technical: You are comfortable working with engineering leadership to prioritize broadly and you understand technical complexities of your product areas
  • Analytical: You have a good grasp of experiment design, statistical analysis and multivariate testing.  You can use data to set OKRs, create dashboards to monitor product health, review analyses from across the company and develop basic models. You can construct a narrative for using data in order to drive the decision making process
  • Organizational skills:  You are able to manage multiple teams with stakeholders across the organization.  You have experience working closely with business & marketing partners
  • Communication: You’re a strong communicator, both written and orally. You enjoy working with complex concepts and distilling them down so that anyone can understand them. You’re comfortable working cross functionally with stakeholders and can manage competing needs to drive alignment and resolution
Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don’t fall victim to fraud.  Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants.  Fanatics recruiters will only reach out to applicants from an @fanatics.com or @fanatics.co.uk email address.  For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at www.fanaticsinc.com/careers
Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.
Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS/APPLICANTS: In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you (“Personal Information”). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information.  We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or other types of positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies.
Job perks/benefits: Career development Conferences
Job region(s): North America
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