Xandr is looking for a Product Manager with expertise in online advertising to lead end-to-end product management and strategy in our Marketplace Product group, specializing in private marketplaces. This person will define the product strategy, identify and develop key product road map items, inform product requirements, collaborate with engineering on implementation, take products to market, and be responsible for commercial success. This is a fantastic opportunity to own and develop innovative, industry-changing products and initiatives at the heart of our business.
Xandr is dedicated to one overarching goal: powering the advertising that powers the Internet. The Marketplace Product team drives forward strategic initiatives which span all aspects of the business, with a particular focus on solutions for buyers on the Xandr exchange. Our Product Managers are strategic thinkers with an eye on the next big thing and work together with the entire company to make that a reality. Product Managers have skills and expertise based on product management and commercial experience and are expected to have deep industry knowledge. We engage deeply with customers, partners, and field organizations to identify market opportunities and break complex problems down into actionable roadmaps. Serving as the critical bridge between our technology and our business, we touch nearly every part of the organization - from our Sales and Services teams to Engineering, Marketing, and Design. We are encouraged to experiment, build, fail fast, and think creatively and holistically in order to create game changing advertising technology innovations.
- Participate in the full product lifecycle for a designated product area, including research, scoping, prototyping, validation, productionalization, and rollout
- Manage product performance to set goals and KPIs
- Conduct market research and engage with customers, prospects and partners to identify market needs and opportunities
- Articulate and contribute to product strategy
- Consolidate, rationalize, and prioritize market requirements into a product plan
- Collaborate closely with engineers through all stages of product development, offering business context and insights, providing clear and consistent priorities, working through tradeoffs, and communicating plans and requirements effectively
- Contribute to product roll out efforts with marketing, sales and other client facing teams to create collateral including white papers, case studies, demos, training material, etc.
- Act as the key product evangelist and guide for external users as well as internal teams
- 2+ years of experience in a product focused role for an enterprise technology product; experience in online advertising is a plus
- Experience managing products and working cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment
- Experience working closely with Advertising Platforms and/or with data platforms, data modeling, behavioral targeting technologies, etc. is a plus
- Detail-oriented with strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
- Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively with business and technology leaders within AppNexus and at customer/partner organizations
- Demonstrated ability to partner with engineering teams in a highly technical environment
- Experience collaborating with a broad range of other functions, such as commercial, legal, services, etc.
- Strong domain expertise in ad technology, strategies, and trends preferred
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