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Head of Digital Services- Music & Streaming

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Date: May 5, 2021

Location: Kingston, JM, WI

Company: Digicel

About Digicel

As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.

 

Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of 8 apps spanning sports (SportsMax), music (D’Music), news (Loop), local radio and podcasts (GoLoud), TV streaming (PlayGo), enhanced messaging and marketplaces (BiP), cloud storage (Billo) and self-care (MyDigicel app), Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.

 

Serving consumer and business customers in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, its investments of over US$7 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 3 million people to date.

 

With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 7,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.

 

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more.

 

 

Primary objectives:

Digicel has transformed to become a truly digital Operator.
Primary responsibilities will be:

  • Responsibility of a number of digital services (apps)
  • Delivering World class Digital products
  • Direct Organisational change through delivery of world class apps
  • Drive Digital adoption across the organisation
  • Drive the charge from Telco to Digital operator

 

 

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Achieve targets and drive the business to do the same.
  • Commercialization of products.
  • Lead a number of business units to achieve business objectives of Digitization and revenue growth.
  • Execute multiple app objectives simultaneously.
  • Create and manage best of breed services.
  • Provides overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of product development and success.
  • Direct new and existing product development for private label and branded products.
  • Align product lines to core customer segments and enable optionality, tradeoffs, and strategic decision-making.
  • Collaborate cross functionally with technology teams, UX, other product teams, customer service, analytics and business partners to determine what features to move forward and in what priority order.
  • Ensures the management of life cycle of all products or product lines; including evaluating customer needs, product enhancement, and determining end of life timing and strategy.
  • Compare the company's product to competitors' products to ensure competitive advantage and differentiation.
  • Drive the team from ideation through design, development and implementation
  • Ensure best-practices are maintained at all levels of decision making.
  • Articulate, execute, and deliver on strategically aligned goals at a senior level.
  • Synthesize complex ideas and concepts and communicate them in technical, business, or layman’s terms based on the audience.
  • Synthesize feedback from customers, competitors, and market trends to create business problem statements for new and existing products and services.
  • Work with engineering teams to define and prioritize, and execute flow of feature development.
  • Work closely with cross-functional leadership in execution of the various components of the process to meet and exceed strategic goals.
  • Work closely with both individual contributors and executive leadership to keep teams aligned.
  • Weigh and justify product development decisions between short-term needs and long-term strategic direction.
  • Develop metrics defined to assess the real world impact of projects and initiatives they champion.
  • Drive a culture of innovation by exploring trends, attending relevant conferences and openly exploring business opportunities that align with the corporate strategy.
  • Continuous customer discovery, translating insights to strategy, roadmaps and specs.
  • Implement, manage, and monitor the delivery processes for internally and externally facing product education, demonstrations, training, and documentation
  • Lead the Product team by enabling and enhancing their skills towards the collective goal of defining, developing, and delivering valuable capabilities that solve customer business problems
  • Identify, analyze, evaluate, and champion strategies and initiatives that will deliver top and bottom line growth.
  • Provides direction in the market analysis process for new products/services to determine customer needs, industry direction, competitive product and market positioning and overall product strategy.
  • Understands and communicates the drivers, goals and strategy associated with the product and program portfolio. This includes a deep understanding of the users and business processes that surround the product.

 

 

Academic Qualifications and Experience required for position:

  • 10+ years of product management leadership experience.
  • Deep experience in managing apps in one of the following spaces: Streaming, Music, TV+ or content
  • Could be required to travel
  • Needs to be comfortable with constant change: activities and work priorities may change from one day to the next.
  • Located in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Native English speaker, with additional languages (French, Spanish, Dutch) a bonus.
  • Could be required to travel

 

 

Functional Skills:

  • Directs and Manages team of Product Managers and Products across all countries.
  • Extensive experience in Product Management
  • Deep experience in managing Streaming, Music, TV or content apps
  • Responsible for creating Executive Committee-level updates to influence decisions about new projects / initiatives
  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally while also maintaining a challenger viewpoint in the room
  • Comfortable directing UX and working closely with the software team
  • Conduct detailed assessments of customer use, needs, and gaps.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in managing priorities, delegating, and influencing.
  • Define and leverage customer insights into excellent agile user stories.
  • Direct hands on experience with writing user stories and coordinating/prioritizing conflicting requirements in a complex enterprise environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Strong attention to detail that drives the big picture.
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, Google Suite (Sheets, Docs, Slides), Slack
  • Managing products that include: Android, iOS, device(s), Web services.

 


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