Product Manager

<p>Material is a leading integrated marketing services company that leverages deep human understanding to help brands deliver material outcomes and experiences for their customers and the communities they serve. We build B2C and B2B brands from the insight out by providing a seamless journey that combines data and analytics, insights-led consulting, and experience activation into one integrated offering.</p>

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<strong>Material is a collaborative built from legendary practices across research, strategy, design, and brand building. Eleven pioneering companies united as one to solve wider, deeper, and more innovative challenges together.</strong><br /><br /><strong>We uncover what&rsquo;s important to people and create experiences that pull them in and open our worlds. We seek curious, experienced, and deeply empathetic humans to enrich our diverse teams of leaders and do-ers. Want in?</strong><br /> <h5>LRW | Kelton | T3 | Karma | Greenberg | Tonic | MotiveQuest | Salt Branding | Killer Visual Strategies | Strativity | Aruliden</h5>

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Overview: <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Overview&nbsp;</strong></span> <br /><br />Reporting to the&nbsp;Director, Product Management as a member of the SWE team, the Product Manager is an individual who&nbsp;deeply understands&nbsp;Material technologies,&nbsp;identifies&nbsp;and develops technical solutions and&nbsp;works with&nbsp;colleagues &amp; partners on the Product, Process Engineering, IT, Analytics and Data Engineering, and Marketing and Data Science teams&nbsp;to deliver improvements and innovation.&nbsp;This individual&nbsp;works&nbsp;closely with internal decision makers, project teams and partners&nbsp;to&nbsp;identify, recommend,&nbsp;define, develop, implement, and support cost-effective and ROI-driven technology solutions to achieve business goals for the organization.<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Company Description&nbsp;</strong></span><br /><br /> Material is a&nbsp;modern&nbsp;marketing services firm powered by sophisticated analytics,&nbsp;deep human understanding&nbsp;and a specialized type of creativity, design thinking.&nbsp;&nbsp;Headquartered in LA, the company has grown consistently&nbsp;for nearly 50 years&nbsp;to&nbsp;1200+&nbsp;employees in 20 offices including NY, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, and London.&nbsp;&nbsp;Material has actively acquired a portfolio of businesses to build a unique, integrated marketing services business with key capabilities in analytics,&nbsp;intelligence&nbsp;and experience for an array of top tier clients in entertainment, tech, retail, healthcare, and packaged goods. We believe people are people, not data points.&nbsp;We believe in diverse and inclusive problem-solving. Data and creativity are complementary, both being equally essential. Breaking down silos improves efficiency and creativity. Combining people, insights, and ideas uncovers hidden truths. Putting humans at the center of everything we do creates&nbsp;opportunities to improve lives.&nbsp;&nbsp;
Responsibilities: What does success look like?&nbsp; A successful Product Manager will have mastered the arts of:  &nbsp; <ul> <li>Defining a growth strategy in new and existing products</li> <li>Improving user experience to meet the everchanging needs of our business and our clients</li> <li>Building trust across multiple stakeholders, partners and leaders</li> <li>Reportingfindings across the company to champion your product vision and growth plan.</li> <li>Consistency in assessing product health and risks</li> </ul> Responsibilities&nbsp; <ul> <li>Act as the Product Owner representing the voice of the customer in the definition of innovative digital solutions</li> <li>Gain an understanding of user flows and pain points and make recommendations</li> <li>Become a subject matter expert and provide insights into products, technology and market trends</li> <li>Collaborate with multifunction and multidisciplinary teams including business stakeholders, developers, quality assurance and release to document, design, test and deliver innovative solutions, enhancements and bug fixes</li> <li>Assist as Scrum and/or work Project management throughout the product lifecycle (development, quality assurance and release)</li> <li>Maintain and create product backlogs, technical and non-technical user stories including mockups, wireframes, and acceptance criteria</li> <li>Ability to work directly with developers, quality assurance and release engineers for new product enhancements and bug fixes</li> <li>Ability to work with UX designers to gather and manage product feedback through surveys, concept testing, analytics tools, and A/B testing</li> <li>Maintain and monitor and report on product KPIs</li> <li>Assist in the facilitation and maintaining the product roadmaps</li> <li>Assist with the development of business cases and operating plans</li> <li>Assist with in communicating and presenting progress to internal and external stakeholders</li> <li>Assist in the development of new business proposals</li> </ul> Collaboration:&nbsp; <ul> <li>Engage &amp; Support business stakeholders to drive and maximize value out of our&nbsp;software development solutions</li> <li>Pivot &amp; navigate to the right people, processes &amp; technology solutions,&nbsp;delivering&nbsp;the best outcomes for all our users and clients.&nbsp;</li> </ul> Operations: &nbsp; <ul> <li>Communicate engagingly with&nbsp; stakeholders for alignment, expectation management&nbsp;and&nbsp;clarity&nbsp;of Material&rsquo;s software engineering goals.</li> <li>Support&nbsp;theProduct team&nbsp;in&nbsp;day-to-day operations including&nbsp;support tickets and ad-hoc client requests</li> <li>Take ownership&nbsp;of a specific roadmap to ensure that value is being driven by the technical solutions you implement</li> </ul>
Requirements: Requirements&nbsp; <ul> <li>A&nbsp;Bachelor&rsquo;s or&nbsp;Master&rsquo;s&nbsp;degree in computer science or related field, or applicable experience</li> <li>2+ years of experience in product management, technical product management, engineering, UI/UX, or a related field/discipline.</li> <li>2+ years of experience in Agile project management framework</li> <li>1+ years of experience in working with outsourced/remote development, quality assurance and release teams</li> <li>BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Business management or related field, or equivalent practical experience</li> </ul> Competencies:&nbsp; <ul> <li>A communicator,&nbsp;humble and patient&nbsp;individual&nbsp;working effectively with distributed teams&nbsp;who&nbsp;is equally a mentor and a mentee</li> <li>A creative&nbsp;mindset that brings ideas to life by leveraging technologies in new ways that could have high impact in every aspect of operations&nbsp;</li> <li>A multi-tasker,&nbsp;working&nbsp;in a fast-paced environment without getting overwhelmed easily.&nbsp;</li> <li>An analytical thinker, can take understand often complex backend logics related to data and analysis and translate them to concrete requirements</li> <li>Mindful of the employee experience- articulate, confident &amp; well-spoken in all forms of communication, comfortable to be the voice of our customer to&nbsp;Material&nbsp;, and the face of&nbsp;Material&nbsp; to our customers.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul>