Senior Director, Product


New York, NY, USA Remote

Full time

Product Management

Nov 7

Kargo unites the world's leading brands and premium publishers on mobile devices using innovative creative ad formats. At Kargo, we're all about bringing together the best of the best with a spark of creativity to stand out from the crowd. The same is true for our employees. What makes Kargo and each Kargo team member exceptional makes our company special. Kargo believes differences should be celebrated and is committed to diversity in the workplace. As an Equal Opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or other legally protected status. Individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Kargo is 400 employees strong across offices in New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Auckland. But we’re not stopping there, so stay tuned as we expand our map and our team.

Title: Senior Director, Product

Job Type: Full time, Hybrid

Job Location: New York, NY 

Salary Range: 190,000 - 250,000 OTE (Flexible) 

Summary of Job's Purpose:

As a Senior Director of Product Management at Kargo you will not only lead and own the product vision, goals and roadmap for one or more products, you will directly oversee a number of products and initiatives and act as a business leader within the organization. You will have the opportunity to manage, be responsible for the success of a product team with a particular focus area and heavily contribute to Kargo’s overall product and business strategy.

The Position: 

  • Lead and mentor a team of product managers.
  • Oversee the strategy and guide success of Kargo’s key product.
  • Work closely with senior leadership to set, communicate, and execute on Kargo’s business strategy.
  • Contribute directly to one or more product initiatives. Operation autonomously to effectively deliver on product timelines and KPIs;
  • Work with customers, business stakeholders, project, engineering and design teams to discover, define, and create product innovations.
  • Define requirements and guide execution in an Agile Scrum development environment.
  • Collaborate with Product Marketing on go-to-market activities to ensure full value is delivered to the market.
  • Contribute to broader business and product strategy.
  • Work with other members of the Product Team to provide a full suite of market solutions.
  • Maintain and mentor others on a deep understanding of Kargo’s overall business strategy and the broader advertising technology space.
  • Prepare company wide training and communication materials as needed.
  • Monitor and report on product metrics and business KPIs.
  • Serve as an exceptional example of how a product manager can apply their skills to understand market problems and help create smart and effective solutions.
  • Be an advocate for continuous improvement of Kargo’s management and delivery of product strategy.

The Requirements: 

  • 3-4 years in advertising technology.
  • 5-8 years of experience in product and project management including experience leading cross functional initiatives and teams.
  • Experience and success in owning client/customer relationships and communications.
  • Proven ability to dive deep in understanding the product, business, and the competitive landscape.
  • Strong record of mentorship required with a proven track record of effective management.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Focus on data-driven decision making.
  • Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills, ability to use data and metrics to make decisions and develop business cases.
  • Ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, solve problems, scope business, technical requirements and prioritize project work.
  • Demonstrable ability to develop and present complex concepts easily and succinctly to all levels of an organization.
  • Strong understanding and experience with product management techniques especially as it relates to SCRUM and Agile process.
  • Proven track record of delivering successful products to market.
  • Execution focused, owner mentality and willing to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is necessary.
  • Experience with Pragmatic Marketing or Scaled Agile Framework a plus.

The Recognition: 

Kargo and Kargo leadership are regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements, including: 

  • B&T’s Best Media Platform (2021)
  • Digiday Awards’ Media Award for Best Digital Product Innovation (2021)
  • Martech Breakthrough Awards’ Content Management Innovation (2021)
  • Three MMA Smarties (2018)
  • Adweek Innovative Mobile Ad Player (2017)
  • Best Places to Work (2017)

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