Director, Ad Platform Product Management - Activision Blizzard Media

Job Title:Director, Ad Platform Product Management - Activision Blizzard Media
Requisition ID:R000085
Job Description: Job Title: Director, Ad Platform Product Management
Reporting To: VP of Ad Product
Department: Product
Location: San Francisco, CA
Your Mission
We are seeking a skilled Product Management leader that has a passion for digital advertising and data-driven platforms. You enjoy gaining a deep understanding of relevant technology and your target customer, creatively solving tough problems, and can effectively communicate your solutions. You are a team player as well as skilled manager. You enjoy playing with data to support your decisions, pinpointing areas of product prioritization and helping align tactical implementation with corporate strategy. Working with internal teams and external stakeholders you will identify product opportunities and partner with Engineering to build effective solutions. You will be responsible for the provision vision, strategy, roadmap, and feature definition of our overall ad platform. You need a strong understanding of the back-end workings of an ad platform such as ad serving, yield optimization, forecasting and targeting as well as understand how to make customer-facing features as usable as possible.

  • Work with key stakeholders to evaluate product needs and identify key business drivers in order to develop a product strategy and roadmap aligned with our overall vision.
  • Manage, motivate and grow a team of highly effective product managers.
  • Develop detailed product requirements and work with engineering to verify understanding and determine LOE.
  • Build business cases and analytical support/insight for new business initiatives; this requires identifying and understanding key issues for particular customer personas, quantitatively analyzing these issues, and communicating key insights and results.
  • Collaborate with Ad Experience product team to ensure the technology platform can support highly innovative experiences.
Player Profile
  • Minimum 7+ years as a product manager with at least 2 years managing direct reports in digital advertising or related industry required. Ideally, you will have a strong understanding of programmatic media buying.
  • Ideally you have worked on the supply side at a leading publisher with bonus points if it had a large mobile presence.
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities evidenced by a proven ability to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze product concepts, strategic opportunities and competitive threats.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to influence cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, startup-like environment.
  • Strong organizational skills; able to align your team against several projects at the same time while making sure they focus on the highest priorities.
  • Strong communication skills so that senior executives understand your product goals and support them.
  • Have worked in large global organizations and managed a distributed team
  • Bachelor's degree required. MBA preferred.
Your Platform Activision Blizzard Media is a rapidly growing business built to connect brands with our 350M + global player base across Activision, Blizzard and King. We create premium, innovative advertising experiences for world-class casual mobile games like King's Candy Crush Saga. Looking ahead, we plan to launch advertising across the Activision Blizzard portfolio, including high growth areas like eSports. This is an exciting time to join this growing business. Our World Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the world's largest interactive entertainment company, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™, and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet! We're proud to be recognized as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies To Work For®" for four consecutive years and have earned a spot on FORTUNE's "Most Admired Companies," and "Future 50" lists. Our 10,000+ global employees are some of the best and brightest talents across entertainment, media, and technology. The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

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