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Sr. Product Manager, Store Categories and Recommendations



The job is for a Senior Product Manager for Store Categories and Recommendations at PlayStation in San Francisco. The role involves building technology to personalize and improve game discovery experiences for players on the PlayStation platform. The responsibilities include driving content discovery metrics, collaborating with cross-functional partners, defining player and operator experience, and managing a backlog of initiatives and features. The ideal candidate should have 5+ years of experience as a Product Manager, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to think creatively while collaborating on new products, solutions, and features. The estimated base pay range for this role is $150,200—$225,400 USD, and the role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package. Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job description

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Sr. Product Manager, Store Categories and Recommendations

San Francisco, CA (Hybrid)

The PlayStation Store Content Discovery team focuses on helping our players find their next game to play in our catalog. The primary challenge for the Content Discovery team is building out the experiences, systems, tools, and operating models to create a more personalized and dynamic game discovery experience for our players on our platform. As a member of this team, you will help drive key initiatives and projects that drive value for our Players, Partners, and our business.

As a Senior Product Manager focusing on Store Categories and Recommendations, you will play a vital role by building out the technology that powers browsing collections of games from our catalog. You will work with cross-functional partners in Marketing, Sales, and Operations to help our players find new ways to explore our catalog of games. Our team is looking for an experienced product manager to define the player and operator experience, strategy, KPIs and services to support this integral part of the PlayStation business.


  • Drive primary content discovery metrics throughout our platform by building tools, systems, and experiences that allow categories and recommendations to show our players the right game at the right time

  • Work closely with key internal global business partners to elicit requirements for new functionality.

  • Partner with Program Management as they supervise delivery, manage timelines, resolve blockers and risks.

  • Support User Experience in the design of new functionality

  • Partner with Business Analysts to define business logic and requirements

  • Partner with Product Owners and Engineering leads to prepare stories for delivery

  • Partner with Global Legal Teams to create a customer-centric, compliant, and optimized experience wherever in the world customers access it from.

  • Interface with engineering teams to clearly convey requirements and provide insight into business rationale/benefits, including presenting at large planning events & to senior management

  • Ensure features are backed by important metrics, and that success is measured on an ongoing basis.

  • Manage a backlog of epics and features, as well as driving prioritization in alignment with an identified short term monetization plan.

  • Continually learn and develop in order to be a subject matter expert with respect to the competition and technology around digital retail and conversion optimization

  • Be responsible for the backlog of initiatives and features and drive prioritization.

What we are looking for:

  • 5+ years experience as a Product Manager or similar role

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to present ideas to large audiences.

  • Be self-motivated and results oriented.

  • The ability to think creatively while collaborating on new products, solutions, and features.

  • The ability to travel domestic and international when safely able to do so


  • Machine Learning / Data Science / Personalization experience a plus

  • Proven track record working with partners, vendors and project team members to further the business goals of our products and services

  • Experience working in an agile/scrum development environment

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills - You will be interacting with all types of people (sales and marketing, operations, user experience designers, engineers, managers, vendors, partners, etc.)

  • Experience with experimentation and various methodologies


At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$150,200—$225,400 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Location: United States, San Francisco, CA

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-04-29

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