Group Product Manager, Ad Buying Experience

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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 1/25/2017

Pandora Media Inc. Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)



* Lead the Ad Buying PM team in defining and driving the vision for Pandora's ad buying platforms which support planning, campaign management, and billing for seller-assisted, self-service, programmatic and API-based buying

* Maintain the pulse of where the advertising market is, where it is headed, and how Pandora's ad buying technology will evolve to meet the needs of customers

* Work with the Ad Buying PM team to define a roadmap that balances the needs of running the business today with growing the business in the future

* Partner closely with ad operations and other key stakeholders to ensure alignment on roadmap priorities and feature adoption when launched

* Collaborate with leads on other teams including engineering, QA, sales, ad operations, and finance to scale the cross-functional team's ability to launch ad buying platform features that help grow the next billion dollars in revenue


* 7+ years software product management experience, 3+ managing a team of product managers

* Very familiar with the tools and operational workflows of the digital and/or broadcast ad buying industries from pre-sale through post-sale including planning, trafficking, optimization, billing, and revenue recognition.

* Experience using buy side or sell side ad systems, proprietary or 3rd party.

* Experience working with engineering and QA teams in building and launching ad technology features end-to-end

* Strong analytics background in assessing the value of features to inform roadmap priorities and being able to justify them to stakeholders

* Proven track record removing workflow complexity with simplified and superior product design solutions

* A problem solver that thrives on solving complex business and technical issues

* Excellent public speaking and one-on-one communication skills

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