Overview

Rise Interactive (http://www.riseinteractive.com), a rapidly growing full-service interactive advertising agency, is looking to hire a Product Manager for our Innovation team in our Chicago office. We are looking for a self-directed, detail-oriented individual who thrives in an entrepreneurial culture as we grow our quickly expanding client base.

Summary and Scope

We’re looking for a Product Manager who will work closely with Digital Marketers, Engineers, Interaction Designers and other stakeholders to help define, prioritize, and deploy new or improved features and functionality. They will bring an ‘own-it’ attitude to build web-based tools within Rise’s Digital Marketing Platform and will drive the associated product discovery and development activities. Additionally, this person will support Sales, Marketing and Client Service teams with product marketing, sales and launch efforts. This person will have shipped multiple products with active end users in B2B environments and knows how to be a team player to make things happen.

Responsibilities:

Executes against the product vision and maintains a roadmap of prioritized features that is based off of business opportunities and persona needs
Manage a Product Owner to help support and execute against the roadmap.
Works with UX Design, technical leads, subject matter experts and business leaders to fully discover new features for execution. Product Discovery will include requirement gathering, design, user feedback sessions, story writing and estimation.
Works closely with digital marketing professionals and account representatives to identify business needs and reviews alignment with overall product strategy.
Collaborates with and helps lead dedicated scrum team over bi-weekly sprints to deliver and support scalable product solutions.
Defines operational processes to efficiently onboard new customers / users of their product and collaborates with product support and account teams to institutionalize methods.
Trains users on product and ensures wide awareness of product value within Rise through product roadmap roadshows, presentations and online updates.
Stays abreast of new and innovative trends in the digital marketing industry.
Prepares and communicates product status/progress within the Innovation team and across the entire Rise organization as well as with Executive leadership.
Collaborates with Product leadership to continually evolve our development and agile delivery methods.
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

This list of essential responsibilities and functions is not exhaustive. Rise Interactive reserves the right to supplement this list, particularly if the scope of duties in this position changes.

Required Skills:

Undergraduate degree in Computer Science related field or related work experience
Pragmatic Marketing and/or Scrum Product Owner training
3 years of product experience; special consideration given to candidates with experience in highly analytical oriented products and/or digital marketing
Experience creating a new product from the ground up
Experience aligning across multiple product teams
Experience collaborating with and leading UX interaction designers and front-end developers to create compelling product prototypes and features
Superior listening, presentation, and writing skills
Writing effective and clear user stories, conducting requirements & feedback gathering sessions with executives/customers/stakeholders.
Effective at self managing work and priorities; thrives and invents structure in an evolving, amorphous startup environment
Has shipped at least two highly complex products leading a cross functional scrum team.
Ability to equally articulate business value of product roadmap features through quantitative measures and qualitative use cases as well as discussing technological approaches and tradeoffs with software and test engineers.
Performing acceptance testing of user stories
Ability to identify and resolve team impediments in an constructive a supportive manner

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