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Director of Technology & Products

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Director/Senior Director

Division: Cox Enterprises

Location:

  • 601 E. Third St, Dayton, Ohio
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Description

Cox Enterprises is actively seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Director of Technology and Products. In this pivotal leadership position, you will play a central role in defining the strategic direction of our technology and product landscape. Beyond technical proficiency, this multifaceted role entails expertise in data management, development, product strategy, and collaborative engagement with key stakeholders across Content, Audience, Sales, and Operations. 

We are in search of an enthusiastic leader who aligns with our mission and possesses a diverse skill set. Responsibilities will span from strategic planning to a comprehensive understanding of our tech stack, including the ability to evaluate and integrate vendors to facilitate audience expansion and revenue enhancement. 

While direct oversight of product strategy is not within the purview of this role, you will spearhead the evolution of our tech infrastructure, collaborating closely with the leadership team to address various business objectives. 

Key Responsibilities:  

Technical Leadership (30%):  

  • Lead the strategic planning of the technology and product ecosystem, encompassing content management, subscription management, data management and sales fulfillment. 

  • Drive the globalization and standardization of product related technical and organizational success. 

  • Executes projects and make decisions that broadly impact long-term competitiveness and financial success. 

  • Leads projects/initiatives using significant conceptualization, reasoning and interpretation. 

  • Operates with complete latitude within area of professional expertise. 

Data Architecture: (20%)  

  • Responsible for effective data management, data warehousing, ensuring the integrity, security, and accessibility of our data assets. 

  • Collaborate with relevant teams to establish and maintain robust data management practices. 

  • Aligning data from multiple sources to feed a decentralized responsibility for insights and analysis of analytics for audience, subscribers, advertising, and revenue. 

Product Development (30%):  

  • Defines and drives execution of business critical product lines. 

  • Own the product roadmap. Partner with stakeholders to identify market trends, competitive landscapes, and customer needs to inform priorities. 

  • Formulates understanding of problems by customer and through assessment of competitive landscape. 

  • Assess product performance against KPIs and drive course corrections, end-of-life or related decisions. 

  • Develops, recommends and supports implementation of functional, operational and/or procedural changes. 

  • Strong technical background with direct experience in coding and familiarity with modern technology stacks. 

Stakeholder Collaboration (20%):  

  • Engages with leadership to help establish business objectives and determine operational priorities. 

  • Evaluates, recommends and pursues initiatives/opportunities with significant impact on organizational success.  

  • Partners with others to articulate forward looking awareness. 

  • Regularly contributes in establishing functional goals and teams direction, working directly with senior leadership, functional/technical authorities and business leaders 

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills, with a history of building strong partnerships with stakeholders. 

  • Ability to navigate complex organizational structures and lead cross-functional teams effectively. 

Qualifications:  

Minimum  

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Data Science or a related discipline and 10 years’ experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 8 years’ experience; a Ph.D. and 5 years’ experience in a related field; or 14 years’ experience in a related field 

  • 5+ years of experience within a leadership capacity  

  • Excellent communication skills, strong business knowledge, and the ability to collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization. 

  • Detailed Functional and Technical Knowledge of enterprise platforms  

  • Strong knowledge of project management and Agile methodology process 

Preferred  

  • Experience working with publishing and/or content organizations is a plus.  

  • Experience within a Newspaper Publishing Industry  

  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing product strategies that drive business growth that include coordinating, directing, and delegating complex projects such as system changes, vendor upgrades and product changes. 

  • Experience supporting publishing and editorial platforms such as Naviga, Affinity, ARC, Marfeel  


Compensation:

Compensation includes a base salary of $142,100.00 - $236,800.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.

Benefits:

The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 

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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.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s 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.

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