Director, Product Management
Director, Product ManagementWe are looking for a Director of Product Management with strong domain expertise in online advertising to lead end-to-end product management efforts on one or more products. As a Director, you will be expected to run a team of Product Managers, as well as own a significant piece of our product offering. The Director will define the product strategy, develop the product roadmap, identify product requirements, collaborate with product development on implementation, and then take the product to market. Developing innovative, industry-changing products is the heart of our business at AppNexus, and this is a fantastic opportunity to join the team that sits on the front lines.About the team:The AppNexus Product Management team is dedicated to one overarching goal: powering the advertising that powers the Internet. Our Product Managers are strategic thinkers with an eye on the next big thing. 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 areencouraged to experiment, build, fail fast, and think creatively and holistically in order to create game changing advertising technology innovations.About the job:Lead the full product lifecycle for one or more products or services covering concept, specification, design, launch, and enhancement phasesConduct market research and engage with customers, prospects and partners to identify market needs and opportunitiesCollaborate commercial and engineering stakeholders to understand product gapsConsolidate, rationalize, and prioritize market requirements into product roadmap to define GTM strategy and timeline for product features and enhancementsDefine success metricsDesign functional specifications and make feature, resource, and timeline tradeoff decisionsCollaborate closely with engineering leaders and their teams through all stages of the product development. If needed, take on "Product Owner" role on a scrum teamLead and coordinate product rollout efforts with marketing, sales and other client facing teams. Collaborate with Product Marketing and Customer Training groups for collateral on overall offering including white papers, case studies, demos, training material etc.Act as the key product evangelist and expert for external users as well as internal teamsAbout your skills:6+ years of hands on product management experience, 8+ years of total experience building large scale, enterprise level software.Must have people management and/or product portfolio management experienceExperience managing products in fast-paced, agile environmentStrong domain expertise in one or more areas of real-time ad exchanges such as DSP, DMP, SSPs, etc. is a strong plusDirect experience with UI/UX is a plusDetail oriented with strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skillsExcellent oral and written communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with business and technology leaders within company as well as at customer/partner organizationProven track record of partnering with engineering teams in a highly technical environmentTechnical background is a plus - BS/MS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent hands on software development experience indicating strong technical backgroundMBA and/or experience collaborating with sales, business leaders preferredMore about you:You are passionate about a culture of learning and teaching. You love challenging yourself to constantly improve, and sharing your knowledge to empower othersYou like to take risks when looking for novel solutions to complex problems. If faced with roadblocks, you continue to reach higher to make greatness happenYou care about solving big, systemic problems. You look beyond the surface to understand root causes so that you can build long-term solutions for the whole ecosystemYou believe in not only serving customers, but also empowering them by providing knowledge and toolsLearn. Teach. Build.AppNexians make greatness happenJoin our communityAppNexus is proud to offer equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. We strive to foster a diverse, inclusive and engaging work environment. We welcome applications from all candidates and look forward to receiving yours. Our diversity in action:Partnering with Path Forward to offer returnships to help caregivers reenter the workforceSharing feedback openly through roundtable discussions on how to make progress on our Diversity & Inclusion goalsCelebrating our diversity with affinity groups (including OutNexus, AppNexus Women’s Network, AppNexus Latino alliance and AppNexus Black Alliance to name just a few!)
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