PRODUCT MANAGER, SMART VIDEO

US-NY-New York
Brand
Nickelodeon
iCIMS ID
2017-7601

Overview and Responsibilities

You are the ideal candidate if this is you:

  • You love preschoolers- learning from them, making them laugh, and expanding their imagination!
  • You live vicariously through their experiences- laugh at what they laugh at, feel what they feel.
  • You are an agile evangelist - iterate fast, fail fast, have a bias towards action, adore your backlog, prioritize like a boss.
  • You are a self-sufficient problem solver. You can be given the criteria for success from your manager and then run with your own implementation details.
  • You have an innate appreciation for the power of a cohesive team.
  • Your enthusiasm for awesomeness is infectious. Your attention to detail is admirable.
  • You’d rather speak to a person than type an email.
  • You have a natural curiosity for how complex systems work.
  • You possess technical and domain literacy in the areas of app development and streaming video.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • FEEDBACK: Synthesize the product and engineering requests from multiple sources inside and outside the company- customer service, QA, executive champions, usability, consumers - into a single backlog. Work with your manager to prioritize the requests by customer value/impact.
  • RESEARCH: Work with our Research department to set up and define usability tests. Review test results to translate findings into actionable feature improvements.
  • REPORTING: Parse our reporting metrics to measure success on KPIs. Tie these metrics to actionable tasks - product features, adjustments, opportunities.
  • SPRINTS: Shepherd tasks to completion in the agile sprints. Articulate acceptance criteria, answer questions, review completed work, close tickets.
  • PRODUCT LIAISON: When necessary, reach out to external sister teams for collaboration, issue resolution, and issue escalation.
  • SCOPE: Work closely with PM to make sure scope and resources are aligned for milestone releases.
  • DOCUMENTATION: Proactively update our Product Bible with the latest specifications.
  • PRESENTATIONS/DEMOS: Assist the Sr. Director, Product – with the preparation of presentations, reports and other product meetings that require assets, materials, data or research.
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE: Maintain a close analytic perspective on competitive services that will help identify new feature opportunities.
  • BUSINESS TRENDS: Stay current with SVOD, Television, Internet, Mobile, and Connected TV trends, to help inform areas of product development
  • RELEASE PROCESS: Help to shepherd releases through our established process of sign-offs and approvals including legal, engineering, marketing, design, editorial, and more.

Basic Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills & a passion for kids.
  • 3 + years of Product Management experience in at least 2 of the following areas: Games, Mobile, Apps.
  • Proven track record of on-time, on-budget project delivery
  • Experience with product and project management working in a software environment
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal communications skills
  • Experience developing product specs and ability to identify and prioritize product and project requirements
  • Excellent relationship management along with budget management, negotiation, and organizational skills
  • Competent soft skills necessary to work across cross functional team
  • Accustomed to driving results in collaborative, cross-functional environments with little instruction or oversight.
  • Eloquent communicator (both written and oral) comfortable speaking in front of diverse audiences. Great enthusiasm for kids and advocacy for our user experience.

 

Additional Qualifications

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