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Product Strategy Director

Signal is looking for a super smart, strategic thinker to join our Product team. Our Product Strategist will be responsible for understanding our clients, our competitors, and the market to help create products that maximize Signal’s value by enabling marketers to exceed their business objectives. You will bring knowledge of the ad- and marketing-tech landscape and a strong sense of our positioning in the marketplace. You’ll work closely across all internal teams for this role, too, as you will be in charge of refining our next generation products and building the financial or strategic case for future product investment.

As a future Signalite, you have a knack for understanding what marketers are trying to accomplish, how valuable those initiatives are to them, and how best to deliver them. You are able to take marketer needs, industry trends, competitor positions, and Signal capabilities and blend them into a powerful product roadmap that makes both Signal and our clients successful. If all this sounds interesting to you, keep reading.

So, what would you be doing?

  • As Product Strategist, you’ll influence Signal’s future product direction and investment decisions, while also driving go-to-market and operational efficiencies for new products.
  • You’ll input external client and market knowledge into the product organization; you’ll be responsible for understanding the market, validating customer needs, determining if and how Signal is the right technology partner to meet those needs, and how we will be successful in building new products to take to market
  • Lead the discovery and business  requirements phase for partnership driven solutions. Liaise with client services and sales teams on new product initiatives or feature requests and commercial implications ; you’ll understand our prospects and customers - know marketer’s business objectives, challenges, and their current toolsets, and anticipate future needs
  • Innovate today’s solutions to help clients achieve their marketing goals and derive greater value from the Signal platform
  • Understand the adtech/martech space deeply. Perform market/competitor research and understand what the landscape will look like in 6mo, 1yr, and beyond
  • Develop product pilot programs and assist in the delivery of products to market
  • Establish repeatable processes that can be leveraged throughout Signal to make us all more scalable and efficient.
  • Train the Client Services team on how to best use new product solutions to help clients accomplish their business goals.
  • Educate our potential customers and partners on the benefits of Signal’s products and identify new ways to unlock client value by applying Signal technology alongside their Ad Tech stack.

What do we need from you?

  • 5+ years of experience
  • Strategic thinking, data driven and a healthy respect for successful execution and follow through
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to develop a business case for new opportunities
  • Financial modeling skills
  • Ability to abstract patterns - you can gather diverse feedback from many sources and formulate that into a common pattern
  • You are familiar with the ad tech and martech industries, especially: Media buying, Onboarding, DMP, DSP, SSP, ESP, CRM, and Tag management
  • Superb presentation and communication abilities. You are comfortable being in front of an audience and building consensus
  • Project management skills to carry a solution through from concept to implementation and ensure the support team is able to manage it on an ongoing basis.
  • You are a self starter who is adept at building consensus around your ideas
  • You work well with others and can lead cross-functional teams
  • Empathy. You care about marketers and the jobs they do

Bonus points for:

  • MBA - only if it comes w/out a sense of entitlement
  • Prior experience in consulting, media technology or agency superstar
  • Must be comfortable w/ tech
  • Experience with strategic pricing strategies (EVC, conjoint analysis)

Outside the obviousness of the job, like all Signalites you fall in love with new ideas, can’t stop learning, and are a pretty nice person on top of all of it. You get that even the most fun kind of work is work, consider putting in the hours an obvious necessity, and easily deal with change. You think well beyond what’s asked of you, live and breathe the minutiae of the work.

What’s in it for you:

You will work with others who value culture and treating one another like adults. To support this we offer a competitive salary/bonus with great benefits, like: unlimited PTO, 401k, health/dental/vision, STD/LTD, snacks, parental leave, Hack Weeks, great colleagues.

How to apply:

Interested? Well, send your resume to us via the link below. The company and team we’re building is important to us, so include a note explaining what you’ve been doing and why you’d make a great addition to our team. Be yourself. We will only respond to people who meet qualifications and on whom we develop a professional crush.

About us:

Signal is a global leader in real-time, people-based marketing technology. With one platform, Signal’s integrated technology combines data collection, persistent identification, data onboarding and media activation for real-time cross-channel engagement. By leveraging Signal’s platform, brands and publishers gain immediate knowledge of buyers, access to high quality audiences and a simplified activation process to engage consumers within minutes of recognition.

Today, Signal’s technology runs on more than 45,000 digital properties in 158 countries. The platform facilitates billions of data requests monthly, supporting top brands around the world that generate more than $1.5 trillion in commerce, including Allstate, Audi, Crate & Barrel, GAP, JetBlue Airways, 1-800-Flowers.com, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and many more.

Signal has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including being named one of the fastest growing companies on the 2015 and 2016 Inc. 500 lists. Visit www.signal.co to learn more and follow Signal.

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Individuals seeking employment at Signal are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

 

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