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Product Manager

Company: GumGum
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:

Summary
GumGum is a contextual-first global advertising technology company that captures people's attention, without the use of personal data. We believe that a digital advertising ecosystem based on understanding a consumer's active frame of mind rather than behavior builds a more equitable and safer future for consumers, publishers and advertisers alike. Founded in 2008, GumGum is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and operates in 19 markets worldwide. For more information, visit gumgum.com.
GumGum's Product Manager will advance GumGum's advertising business by identifying opportunities that improve the quality of our products offering to both our publisher and advertising clients by driving development through the management of our platform's backlog and prioritization. The Product Manager will be challenged by solving problems across our technical product at significant scale. This role plays a critical role in GumGum's strategy to continue to grow our business and introduce first-of-its-kind advertising.
This role reports to our Senior Product Manager and supports GumGum's broader Product Management Team including a number of key internal partners - sales, marketing, operations, and engineering.
Note: GumGum currently operates in a 'work from home' virtual environment with sporadic opportunities for in-person business and morale events (health guidelines permitting). There will not be any requirement to go into the office on a daily basis moving forward. GumGum is only open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and MN. -
Responsibilities


  • Solve for ambiguous problems, and execute on a solution with a team of engineers across ad server, data, and web engineering by breaking down business requirements and use cases
  • Prioritize projects and initiatives based on value to the client by working with our growth, programmatic, and supply teams
  • Drive change through influence and collaborate effectively across the organization
  • Be the domain expert demonstrating a passion for advertising, staying up-to-date on industry trends and providing invaluable insight to our company -
  • Be both detailed-oriented and a big picture thinker to drive improvements to existing technology alongside innovative breakthroughs
  • Understand the product landscape to build effective solutions across our publisher partners -
  • Lead execution and strategy of our product solutions and features specifically in the advertising space
  • Define reporting and measurement solutions across different devices, communicate and educate internal team members on the differences between environments

    Minimum Qualifications

    • BA or CS Degree or equivalent work experience
    • 3+ years of digital product management experience
    • Experience at an advertising technology company or similar industry is a plus
    • Has worked directly with an engineering organization to execute on product enhancements and features
    • Interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to build credibility, communicate and distill technical content for a multitude of audiences
    • Strong Project Management skills and the ability to prioritize based on balanced commercial outcomes and customer needs
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, and quantitative skills with a data-driven approach to decision-making
    • Ability to drive consensus through both verbal and written communication
    • Ability to coordinate a team of colleagues to meet deadlines, anticipate potential bottlenecks, and resolve issues independently
    • Can start with an ambiguous problem, research the market, and make decisions based on resources and impact
    • Ability to communicate technical requirements about product features with engineers in a collaborative and effective way
    • Self-starter, with the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
    • Has product intuition; can decipher between must do, like to have, and won't do
    • Humble but confident - willing and able to talk with people across the organization and seek first to understand but can help groups move to consensus and commitment

      Benefits & Perks

      • Medical Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee + spouse/family -
      • Vision Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee + spouse/family
      • Dental Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee + spouse/family
      • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
      • Employer-Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan
      • Life Insurance and AD&D
      • Business Travel Accident Insurance
      • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability -
      • Stock Incentive Program (role dependent)
      • Paid Parental Leave - Birth parents can receive up to 16-18 weeks for birth recovery and baby bonding. Non-birth parents can receive up to 10 weeks for baby bonding
      • Transitional Return-to-Work Schedule -
      • Modern Family Support: Cleo App
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Legal and Identity Theft Protection
      • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
      • WFH Stipend -
      • Wellness Reimbursement -
      • Flexible Time Off -
      • Veterinary Discounts
      • WeWork Monthly Pass
      • Pet friendly organization - We love our fur babies! Check us out on Instagram @dogsofgumgum
      • Incredible work/life balance with a collaborative and friendly work space
      • A team that has transitioned to remote work impressively, and remains highly collaborative and connected
      • GumGum Gives Back volunteering opportunities
      • Virtual company events and (optional) in-person celebrations
      • Virtual monthly team bonding events
      • Anniversary recognition and awards

        Career & Development Focus

        • Ongoing learning and development for education opportunities such as webinars, books, classes, relevant conferences and events
        • Opportunities to pursue business related side projects and yearly Hackathon
        • Highly encouraged to contribute to open source software, including our own open source software
        • Environment of learning from peers, including meetups, presentations and blog posts
        • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology
        • Life Skills sessions - geared towards the whole life/ health / person
        • Leadership Bites Dinner Series - connecting current and future GumGum leaders over great food and meaningful conversation -
        • The VOICE Coalition - through our council committee, The VOICE Coalition's mission is to build an equitable, supportive, and inclusive culture where all voices are heard and all differences are celebrated through thoughtful, engaging, and authentic programming and community involvement. We've created awareness and appreciation for our employees through Hispanic Heritage month, Women of GumGum, Asian Pacific American, GG Pride, etc.

          Follow us on our socials...Our Instagram: @gumgum & @dogsofgumgumFollow us on LinkedIn: gumgumTweet us: @gumgumStay connected on Facebook: gumgum

Keywords: GumGum, Santa Monica , Product Manager, Executive , Santa Monica, California

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