Product Manager - Seller Efficiency

  • Stockholm
  • Full-Time

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Acast was founded in 2014 and is one of the most eminent podcast platforms, and a pioneer in the open 
podcast ecosystem, connecting all podcasting stakeholders to one common software infrastructure.
Through its infrastructure, Acast allows advertisers to efficiently target an engaged audience of listeners 
through dynamic ad insertion, while podcasters are given access to a range of monetization opportunities and the necessary tools to expand their listener base.
The company has a global footprint across 12 countries and, during 2020, had approximately three billion 
listens on Acast-connected podcasts. Today, Acast hosts more than 30,000 shows. Acast’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden and the Company has nine local subsidiaries including UK, US, Australia, Norway, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico and Canada.

About the role:
We are looking for an experienced product manager to join our advertiser product team, to be responsible for our efforts in bringing automation and efficiency to our sales planning workflows. 
You will join the expanding Advertiser Product Team at Acast and you will play a key part in the company's operational scaling objectives. You’ll have a high degree of autonomy in developing our bespoke media planning tool with the goal to significantly shorten media planning times and reduce our current manual workflows.
Working with teams around the world, you’ll own product development across discovery, scoping, planning, development, testing, and release, focusing on both the architectural design as well as working with product marketing and sales operations to ensure adoption of new tools and workflows. 

You will:
•Become an expert of the Acast ad tech product suite
•Analyze the current Acast sales processes and become an expert in how the Acast business operates
•Manage the roadmap for the new seller efficiency team within the Acast marketplace
•Work with other Product Managers to ensure the successful integration of the processes within all the relevant systems within the Acast product offering
•Work on creating problem statements, translate business requirements into product requirements and creating scoping documents 
•Work with the Engineering Manager and the wider Engineering team of the area to prioritize roadmap items and evaluate capacity each quarter
•Act as Product Expert for the area attending the Agile rituals and being the main product stakeholder in the day by day for engineering
•Educate engineering on the business context of their work
•Provide training to sales and business stakeholders on the product as well as working with product marketing on collateral/training material to provide to the business

Who you are:
As a successful candidate, you have experience working with medium to large sales organizations having previously worked in a sales operations, product or solution engineering role. You’ll have a great passion for automation of manual processes and scalability, and an overall willingness to challenge existing habits and processes to ensure company growth and scalability.
You will have worked in a product management role, ideally with a complex ad tech platform and/or targeting solution and you’ll be proficient in breaking down big epics into smaller problems that can be easily digested by the tech team. You would be technically educated, either you will be coming from a product or a solution engineering background and you will be able to understand the basic of APIs, overall system architectures as well as general adtech challenges.

Where you will be:
•Most of our teams are hybrids with some members co-located in offices and some working remote.
•With a remote first way of working we want you to feel productive regardless of work location!
•Where? For this role, it can be within the UK or Sweden
•Working hours? We want to avoid teams distributed over time-zones, so this team will operate within the CET time zone for collaboration.
•This setup allows us for more flexibility and work-life balance.
 

Acast was founded in 2014 and is one of the most eminent podcast platforms, and a pioneer in the open 
podcast ecosystem, connecting all podcasting stakeholders to one common software infrastructure.
Through its infrastructure, Acast allows advertisers to efficiently target an engaged audience of listeners 
through dynamic ad insertion, while podcasters are given access to a range of monetization opportunities and the necessary tools to expand their listener base.
The company has a global footprint across 12 countries and, during 2020, had approximately three billion 
listens on Acast-connected podcasts. Today, Acast hosts more than 30,000 shows. Acast’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden and the Company has nine local subsidiaries including UK, US, Australia, Norway, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico and Canada.

About the role:
We are looking for an experienced product manager to join our advertiser product team, to be responsible for our efforts in bringing automation and efficiency to our sales planning workflows. 
You will join the expanding Advertiser Product Team at Acast and you will play a key part in the company's operational scaling objectives. You’ll have a high degree of autonomy in developing our bespoke media planning tool with the goal to significantly shorten media planning times and reduce our current manual workflows.
Working with teams around the world, you’ll own product development across discovery, scoping, planning, development, testing, and release, focusing on both the architectural design as well as working with product marketing and sales operations to ensure adoption of new tools and workflows. 

You will:
•Become an expert of the Acast ad tech product suite
•Analyze the current Acast sales processes and become an expert in how the Acast business operates
•Manage the roadmap for the new seller efficiency team within the Acast marketplace
•Work with other Product Managers to ensure the successful integration of the processes within all the relevant systems within the Acast product offering
•Work on creating problem statements, translate business requirements into product requirements and creating scoping documents 
•Work with the Engineering Manager and the wider Engineering team of the area to prioritize roadmap items and evaluate capacity each quarter
•Act as Product Expert for the area attending the Agile rituals and being the main product stakeholder in the day by day for engineering
•Educate engineering on the business context of their work
•Provide training to sales and business stakeholders on the product as well as working with product marketing on collateral/training material to provide to the business

Who you are:
As a successful candidate, you have experience working with medium to large sales organizations having previously worked in a sales operations, product or solution engineering role. You’ll have a great passion for automation of manual processes and scalability, and an overall willingness to challenge existing habits and processes to ensure company growth and scalability.
You will have worked in a product management role, ideally with a complex ad tech platform and/or targeting solution and you’ll be proficient in breaking down big epics into smaller problems that can be easily digested by the tech team. You would be technically educated, either you will be coming from a product or a solution engineering background and you will be able to understand the basic of APIs, overall system architectures as well as general adtech challenges.

Where you will be:
•Most of our teams are hybrids with some members co-located in offices and some working remote.
•With a remote first way of working we want you to feel productive regardless of work location!
•Where? For this role, it can be within the UK or Sweden
•Working hours? We want to avoid teams distributed over time-zones, so this team will operate within the CET time zone for collaboration.
•This setup allows us for more flexibility and work-life balance.
 



Acast is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or any of the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Culture is our number one priority as a business. We believe people come first, and we work every day to enable autonomy, continuous improvement and bring out the best in people. We’re global and have remote teams, so it’s even more important that we strive for an open, inclusive and caring environment where everyone feels visible and welcome. We consider ourselves a modern organization driven by strong values to create the best, most fulfilling and nurturing culture.

We very much look forward to finding the next great person to join our cause!