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Product Manager, Digital Product 9/10/2016

Meredith Corporation Des Moines, IA

Company
Meredith Corporation
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
JR02080
AJE Ref #
576133097
Location
Des Moines, IA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The Product Manager is expected to perform all product management duties including: ideation with stakeholders, requirements gathering, user-insights and data analysis, road-mapping, user story generation and prioritization, quality assurance testing, sprint leadership, and post-launch product evaluation and maintenance.
The successful candidate will combine business and technical acumen with an intimate understanding of the content publishing and digital advertising space. This person will have the experience, vision, creativity, and drive to get up to speed quickly to perform this leadership role effectively and independently.
Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
The Product Manager is expected to perform all product management duties including: ideation with stakeholders, requirements gathering, user-insights and data analysis, road-mapping, user story generation and prioritization, quality assurance testing, sprint leadership, and post-launch product evaluation and maintenance.
The successful candidate will combine business and technical acumen with an intimate understanding of the content publishing and digital advertising space. This person will have the experience, vision, creativity, and drive to get up to speed quickly to perform this leadership role effectively and independently.
Ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
Flexible and open to change
Strong attention to detail and organization skills. Ability to multi-task, work under firm deadlines and within a rapidly changing environment
Proven ability to articulate business opportunities and customer needs into product requirements/user stories
In-depth understanding of user experience
Strong analytical skills - understands and utilizes metrics
Takes initiative to investigate and formulate recommendations
Collaborates and an effective team player

Essential Job Functions
35% Agile Team Management
Define product w/ associated KPIs
Translate product goals into business & technical requirements
Manage the product lifecycle
Manage scrum team roadmap & backlog based on overall roadmap priorities & business objectives (advertising, sales, marketing, edit, etc)
30% Strategic Thinking
Create strategy for product, translate strategy into product roadmap
Market trends & opportunities
Target audience research and analysis
Ongoing competitive research and analysis
35% Analysis & Insights
Define parameters to be tracked and analyzed
Analyze KPIs to maximize consumer engagement, enhancing user experience & communicate findings to digital leads
Recommend improvement, testing, enhancement plans based on evolving performance

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Education:
Bachelor s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Business Administration required, or equivalent education and experience.
Experience:
5+ years experience in digital product/project management or related experience with multiple product launches in an Agile environment
Hands-on in defining objectives & producing deliverables in fast-paced environment
Demonstrates experience managing the full product development lifecycle
Strong blend of analytical, decision-making & creative solving skills
Technical expertise necessary to guide implementation
Excellent communication & presentation skills
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must have ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing. Strong analytical and organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical knowledge. Candidate needs to be highly-motivated, self-directed and able to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously. Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
This position requires a self-motivated individual with excellent written and oral communication skills and experience in product development. In addition, we are looking for an individual who takes initiative, provides recommendations, and delivers.
% Travel Required (Approximate): 10%.