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Dir./Sr. Product Manager

Product | Palo Alto, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

ShareThis uncovers the topography of human behavior, unlocking the power of digital behavioral data while providing stewardship and respect for global consumers who share their data.  

ShareThis is known for our free sharing tool, first offered in 2007.  From the 3 million websites around the world that use our sharing tools, ShareThis assembles data from billions of page visits every month, under agreements with site owners and with the consent of site visitors.  From this data, ShareThis builds products to help marketers understand and connect to groups of consumers most likely to be interested in that marketer’s products and messages.  We partner with agencies, brands and many leading advertising and marketing technology companies.  Our clients and partners choose ShareThis data for its unparalleled scale, breadth, and insight.

About This Role:

ShareThis is looking for a talented, experienced product developer to drive innovation and growth in a critical part of our business.  By joining a leader among digital data companies, you will have the opportunity to participate in the development of an ambitious and well-differentiated product in this rapidly growth data industry. 

This role is the right fit for you if 

•You are an effective listener, able to grasp the different needs and perspectives of sales, engineering and operations, and then to chart a path that harmonizes these conflicting agendas while prioritizing positive change and profitable growth

•You will thrive as the advocate of greater structure and clarity in an environment that is accustomed to a more organic approach to product development

•You love technology, but you are driven by the urge to use it to satisfy and delight a customer

Responsibilities:

Serve as owner for a core ShareThis data product offering, one representing roughly one third of the company’s revenue.  

•For this product, guide product development by identifying needed improvements in processes and valuable new features.  Document required changes, determine and plan the steps required to accomplish them, and work with engineering, marketing and operations to execute these plans.

•Drive profitable growth by selecting new market segments to enter, based on your independent research and analysis of their technical and business fit and potential.  Develop practical approaches to gaining adoption in these new segments, and lead in executing these plans, including adding features needed to successfully enter the segment.  

•Rapidly develop a deep understanding of the company, both its people and its capabilities.  Through close engagement with sales and account leadership, as well as direct contact with customers, develop a rich understanding of buyer needs and decision processes, and use the knowledge to generate high-value avenues for product improvement and innovation.

•Provide leadership to enable the engineering, sales, marketing and operations teams to together produce a great data product, delivered and serviced to a high standard, through the quality of your thinking, planning and communication, and a deep understanding of the market, the customer, and the technology.  

•Collaborate intensively with other members of our small product management organization to accomplish team objectives.  Share your knowledge and strengths to help other team members develop, and invest to develop your own skills, through your personal efforts and with the support of your colleagues.

•In addition to core product responsibilities, take responsibility for other projects that will result in new capabilities, such as helping develop new approaches to ID synchronization to address the expected deprecation of Chrome features including third-party cookies.

What You'll Need:

  • At least ten years business experience, including 5+ spent in product management roles  
  • Experience with data products  
  • Some level of hands-on experience, knowledge and skill in technical disciplines such as databases, computer science, analytics, and/or statistics

Preferred:

•Relevant experience in programmatic advertising and more broadly in advertising or marketing technology 

•An ability and appetite to analyze and understand new markets for technical products 

•Expertise in the discipline of product management, especially 

oExtending the reach of existing products by entering new market segments

oDeveloping approaches and guidelines to enable sales to sell within the capabilities of a product while still addressing specific customer needs and requests

oSelectively involving external technical vendors to supply components of the product offering, including negotiating partnerships and managing integration