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PRODUCT PLANNER

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The primary responsibility of the DIRECT Latin American Engineering Product Planner is to lead the strategic planning effort to create, communicate and maintain an integrated product and technology roadmap. He/She will partner with DTVLA business units to drive the definition and alignment of product requirements based on technology, capabilities and overall strategic vision.

On a daily basis, the DTVLA Engineering Product Planner will be working in the following subject areas: Mobile, Set-Top Box software, Consumer Premise hardware, interactive TV/applications, Commercial market, and head-end systems/infrastructure that enable personalization, recommendations, search and discovery of content.

Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as a liaison between DTVLA Business partners and Engineering organization to coordinate and communicate product development initiatives
Serve as a liaison between DTVLA Business partners and US Product organization to align DTVUS and DTVLA Functional Specs and Product Roadmaps
Validate overall feature roadmap for feasibility with Engineering and User Experience teams to ensure requirements and feature sets are viable
Continuously evaluate the accuracy of the vision throughout the project lifecycle
Work with User Experience teams to create the product experience, ensuring a UX and UI that is unified across all platforms
Collaborate with DTVLA Business teams to define overall competitive technology assessments and educate the Engineering organization
Drive clear and concise direction for Engineering team to execute based on well-defined plans that distinctly outline agreed upon features and requirements
Plan short and long-term roadmap for products/features/services with clear strategic vision
Prepare and speak to presentations to help communicate product capabilities, functionality and roadmaps
Create and maintain functional specifications detailing product/feature functionality, limitations, assumptions and risks

Qualifications / Skillset:
Strategic thinker who understands the broader vision and can formulate a cohesive plan around that vision based on inter-related components
Solid interpersonal skills - demonstrated ability to influence and develop strong working relationships with a broad range of individuals across different functions and levels.
Holds a combination of technical and business acumen.
Able to synthesize and articulate complex issues, see how details come together to form the bigger picture
Has the mindset of a team player who works in a collaborative, cross functional manner
Creative with an appreciation for product and UX design
Strong communication skills – able to distill key information from different points of view, create presentations and articulate recommendations to senior management
Experience with Latin America Market
Minimum 10 years experience in product/program/project management and/or business/systems analysis.
College graduate, MBA preferred.
Consulting experience highly desired
Preferable: Spanish and/or Portuguese proficiency

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