Department: Digital Development
As the Product Manager for Advertising, you will be responsible for taking on the challenge of bringing client-focussed digital product at the Guardian into a completely new phase. You will be critical to guiding the company through one of the most challenging periods in the history of media to successfully support our mission and tradition of promoting liberal journalism. You will inform that path with an unmatched understanding of digital business models, user behaviours and value-exchange, current and emerging digital advertising products and ecosystems and the particular challenges of balancing editorial values with the needs of our clients and partners.
Develop a strategy for your product area based on an understanding of user needs, the Guardian’s broader strategy, and a deep knowledge of the wider context and industry that we operate within.
Contribute fully to quarterly planning for your product area with clear, quantifiable results.
Be recognised as a leader in your area and partner with stakeholders to inspire your team to deliver quality, world-class experiences and generate value for the Guardian.
Be a brilliant communicator, pro-actively sharing insights and expert knowledge with your teams, and delivering insight and analysis across the wider business.
Use and evangelise top-notch product discovery and optimisation methods to deliver genuinely impactful improvements to our users and business.
Embrace a “buck stops here” attitude: be proactive in removing blockers and actively contribute in raising team performance and implement best practices.
Key Skills & Experience
Proven ability to turn a digital business strategy into a winning product strategy.
Leading data-informed product development within a digital media environment. Ability to synthesise audience needs from market research, customer insights, analytics, and competitive insights to deliver successful experiences.
An in-depth knowledge of programmatic advertising products and technology ecosystem.
Experience of working with third party platforms on advertising or content/editorial related products and services e.g. Google, Facebook, Programmatic etc.
Thinking obsessively about how to drive greater positive impact, and maintaining clear performance metrics and dashboards. You can show how you set objectives and tracked progress against them in transparent, measurable ways.
Commercial experience of delivering towards OKR’s
Lean product discovery & agile delivery methods within an agile delivery environment
Utilising lean product discovery methods. You can show how you have used a range of lean testing methods and are able to identify the most efficient method to employ for a range of scenarios.
Managing product optimisations, resolving bugs and issues, and orchestrating cross-functional alignment. You have led teams in balancing the need to maintain product health with the need to advance product strategy.
Leadership & communication skills:
You are able to lead a cross disciplinary team and create and maintain an environment of high performance with a clear focus on measurable outcomes.
You are effective at creating effective partnerships across a wide range of stakeholders across the organisation.
You are organised and able to communicate clearly at an operational level with delivery teams as well as at a strategic level with senior leaders.
Education and Training
Ideally candidates should possess a University degree or equivalent with a highly analytical focus such as Computer Science or Finance
Closing Date for applications: 22nd March 2017