This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of August 30, 2014)

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Director of Product Management @ Techpros (North of Boston)
Keywords: B2B, Compliance, Data Governance, Product Management, Risk
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1028&lf=twf

Ad Product Manager @ Hearst Digital Media (New York, NY)
Keywords: Ad Operations, Advertising, Campaign, Digital, Product
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1027&lf=twf

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In the Now with Matthew Smith #TBPP

TBPP2013_alt-abrv-114More segments from the Q&A session I had with Matthew Smith  — and shedding some light onto just exactly what made Matthew an outstanding runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2013.

Take a moment and congratulate this year’s runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2013: Matthew Smith. (tweet)

In the Now

> Whose shoes would you like to walk in for a day? why?

I actually don’t have a single person in mind, but I have always wanted to be part of a “product person swap”.  Specifically, I’ve had this idea that it would be amazing to due a week of work at various companies to understand how they handle product.  There is no handbook and there are no hard and fast rules for product people, but there are general guidances that most of us believe in, and they come from our experiences.  So if we could amplify those experiences, then I think it would be amazing. 

image> What excites you about your current products?

Right now I am working on a new business; we are basically a startup within Shutterstock (it’s called Offset.com), and it’s amazingly fun.  We are building everything from the ground up and re-defining a space.  The business came from customer feedback, and we believe that we can make something amazing that our customers are going to love.  We get excited every time we get a piece of feedback, good or bad, because we know that it’s leading to something special.

> What do you like most -and least – about being a product manager?

Let’s start with the thing that I like least.  The hardest thing about being a product person is that you have to be aware of all aspects of the business, and you have to make sure that other people in the business are aware of what’s going on.  In that light, I’d say that the thing I like the least (and it’s not that bad, but it’s all comparative) is there can be a lot of cooks in the kitchen; managing those stakeholders can be daunting. 

The thing I like the most is making something new.  I love white-space, I love creating new products, I love figuring out where a business needs to be next.  Its the hardest thing to do, but by far the most fulfilling for me.

More to Come

Over the coming weeks we will be speaking with and learning more from Matthew Smith.

Amazon.com Gift Cards - In a Gift Box - Free One-Day ShippingThank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2014 has begun!  The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded!  This year, the first nominator of Adrian received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.comNominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://tbpp.wufoo.com/forms/the-best-product-person-of-2014/

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate this year’s runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2013: Matthew Smith. (tweet)

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

About ‘The Best Product Person’

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy (https://tpgblog.com) and The Product Group (http://meetup.com/theproductgroup).

TBPP Recognizes 1 person each year, invites them to speak and share their knowledge and experience with the larger product community. The nominations can be submitted by anyone. And, if you are the first to submit the winning nominee, you too will be rewarded  Over the course of the year, the various nominees are interviewed and the finalists narrowed down to: The Best Product Person of the year . The finalists are interviewed and evaluated for excellence in Product along the following lines… Becoming a Product Person, Your Product, Advice to Product People, and Future & Trends.

TBPP is both (1) the way the Product community gets together to recognize excellence amongst our ranks as well as (2) provide, to a large audience, insights into that excellence in a manner we can all learn from and leverage in our own Product journeys.

For more information about The Best Product Person award and past winners visit https://tpgblog.com/tbpp

About ‘The Product Group’

The Product Group is an opportunity for Product Managers, etc. to come together to meet, interact, and network. It’s an awesome way to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational environment within which sharing and learning can flourish and complement the knowledge base for all on a peer-to-peer basis. The NYC chapter of The Product Group meets the first Thursday of each month. If you are interested in a establishing chapter near you, please contact The Product Guy or The Product Group for more information. (https://tpgblog.com/theproductgroup/ )

This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of August 24, 2014)

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Product Developer @ FactSet (New York, New York )
Keywords: financial analysis , market data , product management, project management, user experience
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1025&lf=twf

Director Consumer Product Management @ Mobile Technology Company (NYC or Pittsburgh, PA)
Keywords: Consumer, Consumer mobile technology products, Get stuff done, Location based apps, Mobile
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1026&lf=twf

Guesterly, Execution and September Viewings!

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Please submit your nominations for 2014’s great product management candidates @ http://TheBestProductPerson.com ! (prizes and recognition for both winner and nominator)

Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at MTV Networks / Viacom, as well as to our other sponsors, SUMMIT, Balsamiq Studios, Sunshine Suites, and Ryma Technology Solutions.

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Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were…

Featured Product: Guesterly
exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from the importance of every customer to beyond the wedding (thanks to Rachel Hofstetter)

Execution
from lean ux to onboarding

The Product Group meet-ups are an opportunity for Product People (managers, strategists, marketers, etc.) to come together to meet, interact, and network in a roundtable setting. It’s awesome to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational gathering.

If you are a Product Person and are interested in having your product featured or participating as a featured guest expert at an upcoming meetup of The Product Group, contact me (or email at jhorn (a-t.) tpgblog DoT com).

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meetup

Thursday, September 4th @ 7PM
RSVP Now!
 

Stay tuned for more announcements about September’s Featured Product, Ziggeo.

tpj-logo-w_lkwAnd, don’t forget to check out our new job board exclusively dedicated to Product jobs!Visit  http://TheProductJobs.com and happy hunting!
TPM-Short3-Logo4If you are interested in being a Product Mentor or seeking Product Management Mentorship…

Visit http://TheProductMentor.com and
Sign-up today!

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

P.S. Interested in becoming a sponsor or host of The Product Group? contact me.

This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of August 9, 2014)

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Product Management Instructor @ General Assembly (New York, NY)
Keywords: Education, Mentor , Product Management, Startup , Technology
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1008&lf=twf

Product Manager – Web Analytics @ TMP Worldwide (New York, NY)
Keywords: Agile, Analytics, SDLC, User Stories
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1012&lf=twf

Associate Product Manager @ TMP Worldwide (New York, NY)
Keywords: Agile, SDLC, User Stories
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1011&lf=twf

Product Manager @ eFront (Boston or New York)
Keywords: Adobe, Angular.JS, jQuery
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1010&lf=twf

Sr. Product Manager – Consumer – 10909 @ WebMD (Midtown NY)
Keywords: Agile, analytics, product management, user experience
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1024&lf=twf

Senior Product Manager, News & Reference – 10898 @ WebMD (Midtown NY)
Keywords: product requirements, software product management, user experience, wireframing
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1023&lf=twf

Product Manager, Mobile Apps – 10835 @ WebMD (Midtown NY)
Keywords: Agile, Android, iOS, mobile, user experience
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1022&lf=twf

Product Manager– Consumer – 10883 @ WebMD (Midtown NY)
Keywords: card sorting, digital video user experiences, UX design, wireframing
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1021&lf=twf

Product Manager – 10828 @ WebMD (Midtown NY)
Keywords: software product management, user stories, web technology, wireframing
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1020&lf=twf

Sr. Product Manager, Mobile @ Refinery29 (New York City)
Keywords: agile, management, mobile, product, refinery29
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1016&lf=twf

Head of Product @ E-commerce Leader in Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Keywords: B2B, B2C, E-commerce, Leadership, Product
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1019&lf=twf

Senior Product Marketing Manager @ Yodle (New York, NY)
Keywords: Marketing, Pricing, Product , Regression, Strategy
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1018&lf=twf

Director of Product Management @ Yodle (New York, NY)
Keywords: Agile, Management, Product, Roadmap, Strategy
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1017&lf=twf

Product Associate (Product Technology) @ Hearst Digital Media (New York, NY)
Keywords: a/b , content , platform, product, user experience
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1015&lf=twf

Product Lead – Advertising Platforms @ Viacom Media Networks (New York, New York)
Keywords: analytics, Freewheel, java
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1014&lf=twf

Sr. Product Manager, Content Distribution & Workflow @ Viacom Media Networks (New York, New York)
Keywords: Atom, content creation, ETL, RSS, XML
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1013&lf=twf

This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of July 12, 2014)

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Product Consultant @ Amplify (Brooklyn, NY)
Keywords: Agile, Consultant, Digital, Product Manager, Technology
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1007&lf=twf

Product Manager @ DailyBurn (New York, NY)
Keywords: consumer facing, fitness, subscription, video content
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1006&lf=twf

Director of Product Management @ Artnet (New York City)
Keywords: Agile, Product Manager, Product Owner, Project Manager, Scrum
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1005&lf=twf

Associate Product Manager @ ALM (New York)
Keywords: b2b, digital, legal
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1004&lf=twf

Costs, Crowds and August Albums!

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Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at MTV Networks / Viacom, as well as to our other sponsors, SUMMIT, Balsamiq Studios, Sunshine Suites, and Ryma Technology Solutions.

Please submit your nominations for 2014’s best product management candidates @ http://TheBestProductPerson.com ! (prizes and recognition for both winner and nominator)

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Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were…

Featured Product: Grapevine.im (formerly known as Vintage)
exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from activation to rebranding(thanks to Andy Kennedy)

Minimizing Cost
from switching to opportunity

The Product Group meet-ups are an opportunity for Product People (managers, strategists, marketers, etc.) to come together to meet, interact, and network in a roundtable setting. It’s awesome to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational gathering.

If you are a Product Person and are interested in having your product featured or participating as a featured guest expert at an upcoming meetup of The Product Group, contact me (or email at jhorn (a-t.) tpgblog DoT com).

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meetup

Thursday, August 7th @ 7PM
RSVP Now!
 

Stay tuned for more announcements about August’s Featured Product, Gusterly.

tpj-logo-w_lkwAnd, don’t forget to check out our new job board exclusively dedicated to Product jobs!Visit  http://TheProductJobs.com and happy hunting!
TPM-Short3-Logo4If you are interested in being a Product Mentor or seeking Product Management Mentorship…

Visit http://TheProductMentor.com and
Sign-up today!

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

P.S. Interested in becoming a sponsor or host of The Product Group? contact me.

This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of July 5, 2014)

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Product Manager, Data & Analytics – JW Player @ JW Player (New York City)
Keywords: Advertising, Analytics, Big Data, Data
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1003&lf=twf

Product Manager, Video Workflow – JW Player @ JW Player (New York City)
Keywords: Content Management, Media Workflow, Streaming, Video
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1002&lf=twf

Using Lean Methodology

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor, Steven Cohn, lead a conversation around “Using Lean”.  We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world.  Signup to be a Mentor Today!

View the live stream…

 

About The Product Mentor

The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals…

Better Decisions. Better Products. Better Product People.

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals…

  • Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats
  • Sharing experiences with the larger Product community
  • Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A

Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Throughout the program, each mentor leads a conversation in an area of their expertise that is live streamed and available to both mentee and the broader product community.

Meet the mentors…

PictureBecky Yelland
Senior News Product Manager, Thomson Reuters

Becky is an experienced Product Management Strategist with over a decade of experience across a wide spectrum of sectors and industries. With specialist knowledge and experience in Financial News Products, SaaS for professional services, Personal Media publishing apps and TV Media Product Strategy and Management. With a proven track record in defining a product suite/proposition in a sales driven B2B organisation through to being core lead for the operational readiness on a UK wide consumer product delivery. Becky has also shown a proficiency in recruiting/defining strong product teams, coaching and training new to the role PMs as well as adapting the soft skills of product management methodology to each new channel, end user type and content area.
Becky is a strong leader whose strengths include; product strategy,  product management methodology and process, concept development, creating and communicating a strategic vision, owning a Business Units P&L, defining business strategies and creating business cases for products as well as being proficient in creating new and re defining product mangement and launch processes, improving efficiency and cross organisation communication, managing stakeholders and board level expectations, line management coaching and mentoring.
• Thirteen years of product and team management experience
• Nine years of Product Management Experience, 3 at a senior management level
• MA in Interactive Media

PictureBeth Temple
Digital Product / Business Consultant, bethtemple4u llc

Beth Temple has been building new digital products since 1994 for companies like Target, HBO, and Wells Fargo. During that time she learned a lot about why products fail and how to build successful products that grow markets and revenue. She founded and named her firm, bethemple4u llc, to emphasize the ‘embedding’ nature of her approach to building new digital products with internal teams. Her work for Credit Suisse HOLT – defining, developing and deploying a transformative global online platform – resulted in a MIT/Sloan case study. In addition, she is on the Board of Directors of ordr.in (a Google Ventures backed business) and mentors at two accelerators in NYC (eRoundTable Accelerator and Women Innovate Mobile).

PictureCalvin Chu
Senior Technology Licensing Officer, Columbia Technology Ventures

Calvin Chu is a maker, gadget nerd, entrepreneur and product guy.  He’s currently in charge of commercializing Columbia University’s computer technology portfolio into products and companies.  At the start of his career, he entered product management by way of an engineering background in the Silicon Valley.  He’s worked on enterprise infrastructure products that are now part of Compuware, Goldman Sachs, Williams Energy.  As part of his startup career, products he designed have been integrated into MacOS X, and deployed to thousands of locations around the world.  His last company, Mobile Crossing focused on hardware for consumer electronics, agriculture, government/municipal, and tourism markets.

PictureRaviv Turner
VP Product, TapInfluence

Raviv brings over 13 years of product management and startup experience, building profitable, consumer and business software products. In his current role as VP of Product at TapInfluence, Raviv is leading a team of talented engineers, designers and product people out of Boulder, CO, building the first influencer marketing SaaS + marketplace for top brands and agencies looking to connect with online influencers. Previously Raviv was the Co-Founder & CEO of Guerillapps, a NYC based, social gaming startup. Raviv graduated from the Interactive Telecommunication Program at New York University.

PictureDavid Shoenberger
Product Innovation Specialist

Award-winning product management, marketing and business operations innovator with deep digital/mobile experience at both start-up and Fortune 500 alike. Recognized for passionate leadership, results-orientation, customer-centric mindset, creativity, and a very wicked humor. A tireless, strategy-minded executive (equally adept at execution) my professional ambition is to help people lead better lives in a technology-enabled world.

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CEO, Brainmates

In 2004, Adrienne Tan co-founded Brainmates with Nick Coster. As the Brainmates CEO, Adrienne draws on 20 years of senior Product Management experience gained at The Microsoft Network, Telstra BigPond and AUSTAR. Adrienne has a Masters of Economics (Social Science) with distinction from The University of Sydney. She majored in Industrial Relations in her undergraduate degree. Her other academic pursuits include lecturing at the University of Technology Sydney in Information and Interaction Design and co-authoring a chapter in the book Digital Experience Design. Adrienne recently contributed to two Product Management books; 42 Rules of Product Management and the 42 Rules of Product Marketing.

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Founder and CEO, ProdThink

I try hard to be a good father, husband and entrepreneur.”  That summarizes me well.  Professionally, I am a multiple time founder who sold both prior startups (to LivingSocial and TripAdvisor).  I have also held corporate jobs at Merrill Lynch, DoubleClick, IBM and Quantcast.  But my strength is in innovation, the Lean approach to product development and the managing ups and downs of early stage products.  I also have an MBA from Harvard.

PictureAri Tiktin
Head of Product, Healthgen Neonatal

Ari is an award-winning executive who has led cross-functional teams to launch dozens of multiscreen products for premier consumer brands. He is currently the product head for a healthcare startup aiming to introduce innovative solutions to help parents with young children. Previously, Ari launched WebMD’s mobile web business and grew it to 23+ million monthly unique visitors. Prior to that, he launched Discovery Mobile which included two-dozen mobile web sites, smartphone and tablet applications.

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Director of Digital Innovation, Wilshire Axon

Adrian Chernoff helps organizations articulate new products and leads teams to focus and deliver what’s next.  Beginning from market insight and the simplification of an idea to sell-in and execution across organizations, Adrian brings together executives, engineers, designers and marketers to make it possible. Honored with over 20 awards and 89 patents, he has made an impact at inventing future transpiration at General Motors, launching consumer digital products at Eastman Kodak and creating rides at Disney. As a consultant he has developed office products for Staples, provided novel methods to sell luxury at the The Gucci Group, created digital connectivity solutions for Madison Square Garden and strategized digital health products for Equinox. Adrian balances left and right-brain thinking to visualize and strategize new opportunities as well as lead programs in building and launching new products and services.

 

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of June 28, 2014)

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Director of User Experience and New Platforms @ Viacom (New York City)
Keywords: Product, UX
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1001&lf=twf

Product Manager – Content Platforms, Bloomberg Content Service @ Bloomberg LP (New York)
Keywords: content, identify, licensing, management, technical
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=998&lf=twf

Product Operations Manager – Bloomberg Media @ Bloomberg LP (New York)
Keywords: analytical, digital, organizational, project
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=997&lf=twf

E-commerce Product Manager @ GATE Staffing, LLC (Brooklyn)
Keywords: Agile, ecommerce
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=993&lf=twf

Product Owner Cloud/SAAS @ Automatic Data Processing (New York, NY)
Keywords: Product Owner, Saas, Service, UX
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=992&lf=twf