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Advantage Solutions Product Manager - REMOTE in United States

Summary

Product Manager

Adlucent is looking for a Product Manager (PM) to serve as an interdepartmental liaison who seeks to understand our client & account team’s needs and helps to satisfy those needs by prioritizing requests, communicating product requirements to the Technology teams. In addition, the PM proactively identifies and addresses gaps with the capabilities of our technology products relative to the changing landscape of performance marketing, the needs of Adlucent and Client users, and the competition.

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • Competitive salary

  • Comprehensive Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off and Flexible Schedules

  • Named “Best Places to Work 2022” by Built In Austin

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in defining product roadmap, planning, and execution of new features

  • Evaluate the internal technical needs of the organization and recommend solutions

  • Lead user interviews in order to gather insights for requirements, specs & wireframes

  • Actively manage product plans, quality of deliverables, dependencies, and outcomes to ensure that the product objectives are achieved on time

  • Prioritize user requirements and communicate the with Development to develop technical specifications according to user needs

  • Assist with product testing (QA) to ensure quality of new features and enhancements

  • Collaborate with the Training team to drive product awareness, increase adoption & create documentation/facilitate training as needed.

  • Track market trends and interface with users to drive product direction and ensure capabilities meet team needs and satisfaction goals

  • Serve as subject matter expert on product(s) and possess high level of technical acumen

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience working as a Product Manager on multiple (3+) digital products, especially web apps and API development.

  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Able to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences (CS team, Leadership, and Clients)

  • Ability to lead horizontally and complete projects involving multiple departments

  • Good at interviewing to unravel an issue to its core revealing deeper insights than initially obvious.

  • Can take one or more problems and connect them to a larger theme to solve more than one thing at a time

  • Can thrive in a fast-paced and fluid environment, coping well with ambiguity

Great to Have:

  • Some experience or knowledge of digital marketing and advertising

  • Technical background or hands-on knowledge or experience with at least one programming language (e.g. Javascript, Python, PHP, Java, etc.)

  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) products (e.g. BigQuery)

  • Proficiency in SQL

About Us:

  • Adlucent is the performance marketing agency that proves outperformance has no limit. Powered by our purpose-built platform, Deep SearchTM, Adlucent unifies the best of human and machine for a scientific approach to marketing. We work transparently in partnership with B2C and B2B retailers and brands to create custom, predictive programs that drive ever-better outcomes. Our services include paid search, shopping, social, Amazon, display media, video, performance creative, consulting, and measurement. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Adlucent is part of Advantage Solutions and ranked one of the top marketing companies in the U.S. by AdAge.

  • Our Mission: Inspire the problem-solvers of tomorrow to reimagine client outcomes

  • Our Vision: Lead the industry evolution toward always-relevant marketing

  • Our Values:

  • MAKE $#%& HAPPEN: We solve problems efficiently. We know when to iterate and when to innovate. Some days we get to win and some days we get to learn.

  • KEEP IT REAL: We all have a little weird in us. Come as you are, and stay that way.

  • DON’T BE A JERK: We don’t count ego as a KPI. We act with empathy and make others matter. We are the coworkers you want to work with.

  • Location: Adlucent is a remote-forward digital performance marketing agency headquartered in Austin, TX

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Product Manager manages company-wide products throughout the product lifecycle. This position will collaborate with business stakeholders to define the vision and scope of the product, develop a roadmap, and identify key measures of success. This individual will serve in a cross-functional role, executing project management, and leading the execution and delivery of assigned projects. This position will also be responsible for the design of complex transformational strategies and maximizing the business value of products, managing major product lines, and bringing those products to market.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Product Management

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to define product scope and goals.

  • Lead efforts to gather and translate business requirements into system specifications.

  • Gain a deep understanding of business processes, use cases, and data needs of stakeholders.

  • Define product roadmap, including features/milestones for major and minor releases.

  • Partner with Executive Stakeholders to build consensus.

  • Evaluate the suitability of various platforms and technologies, suggest alternative approaches and recommend technical solutions, methodologies or strategies.

  • Perform research to commercialize a product line

  • Managing major systems and platforms

Strategic Planning

  • Work with Leadership to develop product portfolios for IT Service offerings. Develop a strategy for the implementation and rollout of these service offerings.

  • Utilize a wide array of analytical and design tools to understand and address the needs of the enterprise (running workshops, stakeholder interviews, secondary research, working with specialists).

  • Network and collaborate with business units in the company to assess needs across the various business units and identify strategic opportunities to consolidate systems and capabilities.

  • Consult with business units to understand current business processes and provide recommendations on how to leverage technology to streamline processes.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct Reports

  • This position may have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

  • This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements:

  • Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Must have an undergraduate degree in business, management information systems, computer science or equivalent job-related experience. PMI Certification is desired but not required.

  • 5+ years of experience in in project management of varied complexities and scope.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

• Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

• Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

• Ability to work effectively with management

• Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

• Ability to be creative in designing products

• Previous experience taking a product line to market is preferred

• Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

• Proficient in Project Management tools (i.e., MS Project) or similar project tool (s)

• Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

Environmental & Physical Requirements:

Office / Sedentary Requirements: Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions:

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-TX-Austin | US-CA-Irvine | US-MD-Baltimore | US

Primary Posting Location : City Austin

Primary Posting Location : State/Province TX

Postal Code 92612

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2022-420169

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

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