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Senior Director, Product (WiFi - Hospitality)

Cox Communications Inc
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *6205-B Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Communications Inc
*Job Level: *Director/Senior Director
*Travel: *Yes, 15 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *214475

*Role Summary*

Provides continuous and visible leadership for current product performance and future development and deployment plans for all WiFi and Hospitality/Arena focused products and services. Within the umbrella of Hospitality/Arena Services are all products offered by Cox Business Hospitality Networks (HN) to provide Video and Wifi managed services to major hotel and casino properties, national hospitality brands, and other large venues such as conference centers and stadiums; Accountable for and serves as the authority on all aspects of product portfolios lifecycle including: solution capabilities/functionality, operational processes, launch, customer experience, financial and operating metrics, enhancement priorities and product roadmaps; Recognized as corporate leader and authority over portfolio of products; Leads cross-functional teams by example demonstrating passion and drive to satisfy customer needs and optimize customer experience through product innovation and/or improvements to internal organization, processes and technology; Oversees the synthesis of information to determine both current and future (years in advance) customer needs; Accountable to plan and allocate resources to successfully address/balance customer needs; Devises, maintains, and owns Cox Business WiFi and Hospitality/Arena vertical product strategy and multi-year roadmap, partnering with Sales, Marketing, and Operations to identify and capitalize on opportunities to drive revenue growth, realize operational savings through CPE rationalization, and remove operational barriers to best-in-class customer experience; Operates with autonomy to translate high level goals into tactics; Able to achieve group results without direction from superiors; Negotiates critical issues with executive leadership on ideas and solutions that impact industry and/or corporate results; Directs the development of innovative solutions to highly complex and/or emerging technologies; Champions, provides influence and leadership to department leaders and executives on ideas and solutions that impact industry and/or corporate results; Typically supervises managers and exempt professional or technical staff; may operate as an individual contributor with considerable influence company-wide.

*Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions*

* Accountable for the delivery of a portfolio of product development and launch projects and achievement of aggregate business objectives through planning, budgeting, resourcing, and monitoring accuracy of work, etc. Ensures success through adequate resourcing of initiatives.

* Oversees the allocation and consumption of resources for product development and lifecycle activities across portfolio. Directs the adjustments to budgets and forecasts as necessary for success.

* Serves as champion for product portfolio to obtain necessary executive sponsorship. Directly and indirectly influences others to garner needed resources and support.

* Provides leadership, development, mentorship at executive level to product teams. Typically manages a team of Directors and Senior Managers.

* Accountable to ensure product roadmaps and plans satisfy consumers expectations and unmet needs. Directs product portfolio from ideation through deployment.

* Reviews data, insights and interpretation of metrics. Reviews development of optimal recommendations.

* Formulates and executes upon documented portfolio vision to ensure alignment with customer needs, market and competitive trends and corporate strategy.

* Directs team to translate strategy into clear and defined business requirements.

* Provides oversight in the development of business cases that define the product value proposition to support product and services roadmap investments.

* Direct the prioritization of product improvements and necessary resources across the product portfolio to optimize customer experience and strengthen financials.

* Communicates with Executives and stakeholders to maintain alignment and awareness of current product state and vision.

* Oversees and reviews the optimization of operational practices and procedures to drive efficiencies

* Monitors developments within the industry, vendor community and technology trends and considers these in light of product roadmaps.

* Is a recognized leader and authority in the organization in a broad product portfolio and leader of product team.


* 10 or more years of experience required in related field (e.g. Technology, Marketing, Process Improvement, etc.)

* 5+ or more years of experience in a management role preferred.

* Proven ability to lead and inspire teams. Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills. Strong ability to directly or indirectly influence and mentor others at executive levels.

* Demonstrate strong technical and market knowledge.


* BS/BA degree in related discipline strongly desired (e.g. Business Administration, Engineering, Computer Science, etc.)

* Advanced degree preferred (Masters degree, etc.).

* Experience in telecommunications or high-tech environment

* Experience in a Product Management role working with the Hospitality vertical, with a working knowledge of vertical specific customer requirements across Video and WiFi

* Understanding of industry trends and technology advancements related to Mgd WiFi Services (for all industry verticals) and Managed Video Services for the Hospitality/Arena customer segment

* Experience managing all phases of product development lifecycle from ideation through product launch and lifecycle support

* Strong background in WiFi and wireless technologies, concepts, and protocols to identify areas of opportunity as well as influence decision making processes

* Working knowledge of OSI model and WAN/LAN networking (e.g. VLANs, TCP/IP, CIDR, network firewalls, switching protocols, routing protocols, DNS, VPNs, NAT/NAPT, PON/Fiber, DOCSIS, WiFi, QoS/DSCP, CoS, PoE)

* Familiarity with technologies and commercial considerations in the Bulk Video arena such as franchise agreements, content rights/management. video encoding, video definition formats (e.g. MPEG-2, MPEG-4), encryption, digital rights management, content delivery networks, local network & signal distribution technologies

Who We Are
*About Cox Communications*
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Were dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.
Posted: 2021-06-07 Expires: 2021-07-12
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