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Director of Ad Platform Product Management - Activision Blizzard Media

17 days ago by King

San Francisco (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Product Management

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Activision Blizzard Media is a rapidly growing business built to connect brands with our 350M + global player base across Activision, Blizzard and King.

We create premium, innovative advertising experiences for world-class casual mobile games like King's Candy Crush Saga. Looking ahead, we plan to launch advertising across the Activision Blizzard portfolio, including high growth areas like eSports. This is an exciting time to join this growing business.

We are seeking a skilled Product Management Leader that has a passion for digital advertising and data-driven platforms. You enjoy gaining a deep understanding of relevant technology and your target customer, creatively solving tough problems, and can effectively communicate your solutions. You are a team player as well as skilled manager. You enjoy playing with data to support your decisions, pinpointing areas of product prioritization and helping align tactical implementation with corporate strategy.

Working with internal teams and external stakeholders you will identify product opportunities and partner with Engineering to build effective solutions. You will be responsible for providing the vision, strategy, roadmap, and feature definition of our overall ad platform. You need a strong understanding of the back-end workings of an ad platform such as ad serving, yield optimization, forecasting and targeting as well as understand how to make customer-facing features as usable as possible.

Your role within ABM

  • Work with key stakeholders to evaluate product needs and identify key business drivers in order to develop a product strategy and roadmap aligned with our overall vision.
  • Manage, motivate and grow a team of highly effective product managers.
  • Develop detailed product requirements and work with engineering to verify understanding and determine LOE.
  • Build business cases and analytical support/insight for new business initiatives; this requires identifying and understanding key issues for particular customer personas, quantitatively analyzing these issues, and communicating key insights and results.
  • Collaborate with Ad Experience product team to ensure the technology platform can support highly innovative experiences.

Skills to create thrills

  • Minimum 7+ years as a product manager with at least 2 years managing direct reports in digital advertising or related industry required. Ideally, you will have a strong understanding of programmatic media buying.
  • Ideally you have worked on the supply side at a leading publisher with bonus points if it had a large mobile presence.
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities evidenced by a proven ability to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze product concepts, strategic opportunities and competitive threats.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to influence cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, startup-like environment.
  • Strong organizational skills; able to align your team against several projects at the same time while making sure they focus on the highest priorities.
  • Strong communication skills so that senior executives understand your product goals and bu into them.
  • Have worked in large global organizations and managed a distributed team
  • Bachelor's degree required. MBA preferred.

About Activision and Our Family of Brands

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one (or more!) of our games. We have developed more than 200 fun titles and offer games in over 200 countries and regions. King has game studios in Barcelona, Berlin, Bucharest, London, Malmö, and Stockholm along with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, LA, Malta, New York, and Tokyo. King is an independent unit of Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) which acquired King in February 2016.

Activision Blizzard is a member of the Fortune 500 and S&P 500, and the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company.

We delight hundreds of millions of monthly active users around the world every day through franchises including Activision's Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®, and King's Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™, Bubble Witch™ and Farm Heroes™.

We’ve been one of Fortune’s "100 Best Companies To Work For®" for the last four years. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, we have operations throughout the world, and our games are played in 196 countries.

More information about our company and products can be found on our website, www.activisionblizzard.com.

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