September 08, 2016

Product Manager, Ad Buying Experience - Post-Sale

Pandora Media Inc. - Oakland, CA

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  • Company
    Pandora Media Inc. Pandora Media Inc.
  • Location
    Oakland, CA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
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Job Description


* Define and drive the vision for one or more components of Pandora's ad buying platforms (e.g. planning, campaign management, billing, self-service, API-based buying) with a core focus on post-sales workflows.

* 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

* Develop and communicate a clear ad buying roadmap to stakeholders, owning the \\"What\\" and \\"Why\\" at a macro level while writing feature requirements with detail and clarity

* Collaborate across teams including design, engineering, QA, sales, ad operations, and finance to design, create, and launch ad buying platform features that help grow the next billion dollars in revenue

* Partner closely with ad operations and other key stakeholders to ensure alignment and product adoption

* Walk the line between product vision and execution to effectively lead the development of features in your area of responsibility throughout the product lifecycle


* 3-5 years software product management experience

* 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 the approach 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

Pandora is committed to diversity in its workforce. Pandora is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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