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VP, Product Management

Job ID: 16762
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: Feb 9, 2024

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Job Description

Position Overview:

As the Vice President of Product Management within the Guitar Center Technology team, you will be a people leader and strategist for the product offerings of the organization overall. You will collaborate closely with the c-suite, executive stakeholders, potentially the board of directors, and cross-functional teams, including engineering, marketing, retail sales and operations, and digital marketing, to ensure the successful development and delivery of products that align with our business objectives and delight our customers.

This role requires a visionary thinker - ideally with a strong understanding of retail and omnichannel trends - with excellent leadership skills, and a passion for delivering innovative solutions. This role will have the unique ability to champion the voice of the customer, the voice of associates, and advocate for the interests of the business.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

Product Strategy and Roadmap:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive product strategy placing high value on business impact; driving the company’s vision and strategy defining where the product is headed and why it matters.
  • Create and maintain a roadmap that outlines the prioritized features and enhancements for our product portfolio.

Team Leadership:

  • Lead and inspire a high-performing product management team, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to team members, helping them grow in their roles and contribute to the organization's overall success.
  • Guide team decision-making while being accountable for the "why" and desired business outcomes.

Cross Functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with engineering, marketing, retail sales and operations, and digital marketing teams to ensure alignment and integration of product initiatives across the enterprise.
  • Act as a bridge between technical and non-technical stakeholders, facilitating effective communication and understanding.

Market Research and Analysis:

  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitor activities to inform product strategy and identify opportunities for differentiation.
  • Conduct market research and customer feedback analysis to drive data-driven decision-making.

Product Development and Lifecycle Management:

  • Oversee the entire product development lifecycle, from ideation to launch and ongoing optimization.
  • Define and measure key product performance metrics, ensuring continuous improvement and meeting customer and associate satisfaction goals.

Budget and Resource Management:

  • Work closely with executive leadership to define and manage the product management budget.
  • Allocate resources effectively to meet strategic objectives and maximize return on investment.

To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • Proven experience (12+ years) in product management leadership roles.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and launching successful products in a competitive market.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to influence and inspire cross-functional teams.
  • Strategic thinker with a data-driven and customer-first approach to decision-making.
  • Preferred requirement: Strong understanding of retail trends, consumer behavior, and omnichannel strategies.
  • Bachelor's/Master’s degree in business, marketing, engineering, or a related field; or 4 years of relevant experience.

Why Guitar Center Company? Here’s just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave—take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.

Pay Rate: $225,000.00 - $275,000.00 annually depending on background and experience. This position is eligible to participate in the Guitar Center Company bonus program based on Company performance.

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

Love this gig and want to apply? Send your resume today along with salary expectations!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid jobrelated requirements.

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