Head of PMO (Senior Director) - Product Operations and Project Management Systems at Yahoo! Inc.

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Champaign, Illinois

Job Description:

Yahoo serves as a trusted guide for hundreds of millions of people globally, helping them achieve their goals online through our portfolio of iconic products. For advertisers, Yahoo Advertising offers omnichannel solutions and powerful data to engage with our brands and deliver results.

Description: Responsible for structuring, developing and operationalizing a team of TPgMs, the Head of Consumer PMO will lead central Product Operations and Project Management across the Yahoo Home Ecosystem Consumer Businesses (Mail, Search, News + Platforms).

In this role, you will put in place dedicated, vertical TPgMs to support squads through training, toolkits, documentation, standardized roadmapping and velocity tracking. You will also assess ongoing and upcoming business-critical projects to ensure adequate TPgM / Project Management alignment on business objectives and on-time, on-budget milestone tracking, execution and delivery.

You will be the key connector to the CEO office to communicate progress, risks and opportunities around squads and critical initiatives.


  • Develop "selective and effective" central tools and functions to drive efficient operational routines across squads throughout Home Ecosystem.

  • Implement program around trainings, including kick-offs, improving workshops, story and backlog writing, and squad charter/strategy development.

  • Drive and scale basic project development life cycle approach with clear steps and expectations: how teams sequence work, map dependencies, kick off, identify and meet with cross-functional teams, execute and communicate updates, launch, demo, retro, wrap-up and report out impact.

  • Prioritize, staff and supervise execution of high-priority opportunities across verticals.

  • Provide clear communication of objectives, status, tactics and results to all relevant stakeholders.

  • Build and leverage tools and systems to evaluate, analyze and action on information and data in a way that drives impactful and scalable results.

  • Foster a culture of continuous process improvement that emphasizes and encourages real-time, tangible feedback and fosters collaboration, positivity and productivity.

Key Capabilities:

  • Collaborative, with the ability to influence across boundaries

  • Experience working in and leading teams within large, complex organizations

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex messages to a broad, diverse audience

  • Curious, with a desire to constantly innovate

  • Self-aware and able to foster collaboration and empowered execution

  • Agile and comfortable making decisions in a rapidly changing environment

  • Highly organized and process-orientated

  • Culture leader


  • 8 years minimum in a combination of contributor and supervisor roles in Program Management, Project Management and/or Product Operations in technical organizations.

  • Clear career pathing from contributor to leader, with proven track record of implementing processes to improve results.

  • Appreciation for and understanding of how to establish and map KPIs and OKRs on squad/business/corporate levels.

  • Deep knowledge of tools, process and structure around agile squad model.

  • Flexibility in how, when, where and what to deploy to increase productivity.

  • Emphasis on simplicity and efficiency rather than overwrought processes.

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html ) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion ( www.yahooinc.com/diversity/ ) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $172,645.00 - $375,285.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don't require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you'll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you're curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.

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