Director, Product

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Director, Product

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Position Title: Director, Product - Homes.com

Location: Atlanta, GA (Hybrid) - Travel up to 30%

Reports to: VP, Product - Homes.com

Overview

Homes.com (a subsidiary of CoStar Group) is a growing marketplace, reimagining the home search experience for consumers and agents alike. We're building the new Homes.com Network to efficiently connect buyers, sellers, and their agents. This includes giving agents innovative tools for growth and collaborating with their clients, as well as connecting interested buyers directly to the listing agent. 'Your Listing. Your Lead.' is at the heart of everything we do.

CoStar Group is currently looking for a Director of Product to join our Atlanta, GA based Homes.com Product team. This is a critical role for one of the top growth opportunities at CoStar Group. He/She should have a well-balanced mix of strategy and execution to create and fulfill the Homes.com product vision of transforming the way that buyers, sellers, and real estate agents engage with content, home search, and tools along the home buying journey. This position will lead strategy and manage a team of product managers while partnering with leaders across the organization to successfully bring the product experience to market and grow revenue in the short and long-term.

This individual should be a highly collaborative and disciplined in product management with an innovation and growth mindset. The ideal candidate should be creative problem solver who can mesh together consumer and real estate agent needs to create a digital product experience that delights all users at every touchpoint. This position reports to the VP of Product for Homes.com.

You will thrive here if:
  • You can operate in a multi-dimensional and fast-paced environment
  • You can build partnerships across multiple disciplines that move our business forward
  • You believe data should drive decisions to optimize and/or pivot
  • You see feedback or failure as a path to learn and grow
Responsibilities:
  • Build, inspire, lead, mentor, and coach a team of product managers that share a common NorthStar
  • Own a suite of products, define long-term product strategy and vision, and drive strategic product communications across the organization.
  • Drive the development of products by clearly defining vision, strategy, and timelines
  • Clearly articulate the "why and what" needs to be developed to product management, design, and engineering teams
  • Consistently communicate progress, roadblocks, wins, and metrics to executive management through verbal/written communications and presentations
  • Partner with leadership across Sales, Engineering, Marketing, Analytics, Finance, Operations, Support and other key stakeholders to align product strategy with their respective areas
  • Build consensus and buy-in for the product vision within the team and with key partners
  • Define, own, and execute product roadmaps that align to Costar Group/Homes.com business goals
  • Define and manage market research, customer feedback loops, and consumer focus groups to collect ongoing feedback about the product and new opportunities to innovate, which includes conversations with customers and business partners
  • Understand customer/business feedback and requirements then translate them to product managers, designers and engineering to build the best-in-class digital experience
  • Oversee prioritization of features to ensure they align with business goals and timelines
  • Evangelize the product with clients, at industry conferences, and at expert-driven events
  • Engage in technical discussions with Engineering in building scalable, highly resilient product solutions with 99.999% uptime
  • Ensure that rigorous, disciplined product development processes are followed to result in high throughput, productivity, and morale
  • Work collaboratively with other Product teams to ensure a consistent approach to development
  • Recognize and reward individuals through accountability, innovation, and productivity
Desirable Experience and Qualities:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, or relevant field
  • MBA or equivalent professional experience is plus
  • At least 7+ years of progressive product management experience and a proven record of success at large scale B2B and B2C products
  • 'Make Things Happen' approach
  • Influential and effective at collaborating across boundaries with multiple stakeholders.
  • Innovative, pragmatic dreamer with a passion for both product strategy and execution
  • Experience mentoring and fostering product excellence and discipline in a team
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and willingness to make things happen.
  • Effectively and clearly present to executive management and clients
  • Proven track record in managing products at all stages of the lifecycle with agile/lean methodologies
  • Experience in working in a data-driven environment (A/B testing; KPIs' Tracking, Analytics, etc.)
  • Ability to make sound decisions from an ecosystem of inputs
  • Strong business acumen with strategic, analytical, and critical thinking.
  • Excellent communicator who is comfortable with leading customer discussions, articulating value propositions to diverse audiences at different organizational levels
  • Customer-obsessed with a pragmatic approach for discovering pain points and conceptualizing solutions in customer journeys
WHY COSTAR?
  • The industry leader with an energetic and fast paced dynamic culture
  • Innovative technology and a reputation for outstanding products
  • 95% customer renewal rate
  • Consistent 20%+ average of year over year growth
  • Outstanding sales and product training programs
  • Excellent career growth opportunities
  • Exceptional benefit plan including an employee discounted stock purchase plan
Be part of a team of sales professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don't just take our word for it -- see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVbJRnJ2sX0

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CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing
More Information on CoStar Group
CoStar Group operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in Washington, DC, Bethesda, MD, Richmond, VA, Philadelphia, PA, Florham Park, NJ, Boston, MA, Atlanta, GA, Hendersonville, TN, Tampa, FL, Miami, FL, Chicago, IL, Southfield, MI, Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ, Dallas, TX, Austin, TX, Phoenix, AZ, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. CoStar Group was founded in 1987. It has 4600 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 147 open jobs at CoStar Group, click here.
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