2021-10-28
Full Time Posted 21 days ago
Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality content with a footprint of more than 1 billion consumers in 32 territories through print, digital, video and social platforms. The company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler/Traveller, Allure, AD, Bon Appétit and Wired, among others. Condé Nast Entertainment was launched in 2011 to develop film, television and premium digital video programming.

Job Description

About Condé Nast Global Product and Technology (GPT)

Our mission in Global Product & Technology (GPT) is to empower our brands for business and creative success by creating the next-generation suite of content publishing, membership and commerce experiences. We are a group of product managers, designers, engineers, strategists, and researchers dedicated to building innovative, user-centric products. 

You will be working alongside international colleagues across the world, working with stakeholders in our US and UK HQs as well as within our 10 other markets. We strongly emphasize cross-functional working through partnering directly with our functional pillars in GPT for Product, Engineering, Architecture, Design, UX and Delivery; as well as our business partners in Consumer Marketing, Commerce, Commercial and Licensing, Editorial and Data.

 

Conde Nast Product Career Framework

We offer a flexible career framework, so the role will evolve over time based on company priorities - therefore the brand or platform responsibility may change based on the agreed strategic roadmap & delivery priorities in a year or quarter.

Your responsibilities can be broadly divided into four areas: strategy & business acumen, customer experience, technical, planning & delivery (shipping). 

 

Job Description 

Condé Nast is seeking an innovative, collaborative, and proven Senior Product Manager (SPM). The candidate will lead product planning and shipping activities for a leading Brand with GPT.

You will create a vision based on analysis of customer behavior and needs, gain buy-in from senior level stakeholders, define the prioritization of features & user stories and work with the multi-discipline teams to implement product solutions and software increments to agreed sprint deadlines.

You will need to work closely with other Product Managers, Product designers and engineers to align the user experience and maintain consistency of the product across the platform - inclusive of all markets.

This role is based within the Vogue global product ecosystem. You may be working on anything within Vogue that includes Customer Engagement, Content & Storytelling, Commerce & Community. More details will be provided in the interview.

 

Strategy & Business Acumen

  • Set, develop and execute the digital strategy and product roadmap with key metrics to track

  • Understand core business & revenue concepts across all monetization activities

  • Conduct analysis to understand customer behavior, usability problems and opportunities

  • Undertake competitive analysis and benchmarking with our Customer Research teams

  • Understand the needs of internal stakeholders (Marketing, Commercial, Customer Services, Production)

 

Customer Experience

  • Act as the voice of the customer, be passionate about their needs and how to continually improve their product experience. 

  • Provide the link between the customer (whether internal or consumer), development team, and any third party regarding software functionality, throughout the product development lifecycle

  • Closely collaborate with with product design, user experience to conduct needs assessments, competitive research, user research, prototyping & user testing

 

Technical

  • Partner and collaborate with engineering to account for tech complexity and achieve the right balance of time to market vs future scalability of the platform

 

Planning & Delivery (Shipping)

  • Drive product prioritization within a 0-6 month time horizon

  • Manage day to day product planning & delivery. 

  • Establish quarterly objectives and track performance metrics aligned to overall business goals.

  • Create and manage all product documentation, communicate strategy, project status, conflicts, and resource needs to management

  • Define user problems / epics / themes stories and propose product solutions to address these

  • Constantly evolve processes and resources to improve quality and speed of delivery

  • Experience in product developing and user, A/B and multivariate testing to drive improvements

  • Relentless focus on shipping and go to market strategies

Leadership, Collaboration & Communication

  • Lead a single large scale or multiple product teams within a distributed engineering teams within agile framework

  • Work closely with the Product Director to deliver the product strategy & delivery program

  • Line management (optional) of Product Managers / Associate Product Managers

  • Thrive in a global environment working across multiple teams and key stakeholders

  • Team culture. Be a key contributor in creating a healthy and high-performing team culture

  • Collaborate with all teams to translate organizational objectives into product strategy and implementation roadmap

  • Must be a proven relationship builder with strong verbal and written abilities who can diplomatically and effectively work across departments as well as with external partners

 

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Will obsess over metrics such as Audience Engagement & Audience Acquisition

  • Experience applying commercial metrics - LTV, AOV, CVR, ARPU

  • Improve conversion rates/reduce CAC by optimizing user experience and developing cross-sell and up-sell strategy across affiliate and commerce initiatives

  • Design experiences & solutions that directly impact commercial performance (business KPIs)

  • Monitor, and analyze performance metrics, and communicate them to stakeholders

  • Develops hypothesis driven framework for team

 

About you - Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • You typically have 3-6 years of product experience in a field relevant to your product

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required

  • Experience in leading and delivering world class products in any of the following

    • Consumer Brand Product experiences (ideally in the Traditional Media, Social or Content Platform companies)

    • Paid Content Products  & Experiences (Paywalls, Membership Programs)

    • Publisher Commerce Experience - affiliate, shop, marketplace & dropship programs

  • Self-driven, motivated, and ability to drive objectives forward and see projects and initiatives through to completion

  • Extensive experience with experiment & data driven consumer product development techniques

What happens next?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below, and we will review your application as soon as possible. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.

Condé Nast is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status and other legally protected characteristics.

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