Product Manager

Location: London
Reporting to: Product Director
Internal: Technology

Role Overview

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager to join our Technology team working on Advertising related product areas. You will be gathering business requirements, designing user stories and wireframes, creating and prioritizing the product backlog working with stakeholders across our Editorial and Commercial teams. Using Agile, our software delivery methodology, and working alongside our talented team of software engineers, you will deliver new features to grow and optimize our advertising offering and maximize revenue.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and talented individual and offers the right candidate a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, rapidly expanding digital media company and influence its development and success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead development of new and extension of existing digital advertising and video products at Time Out.
  • Conduct in-depth market, industry, and competitive analysis to inform product development.
  • Work closely with Commercial and Editorial stakeholders to understand company goals and business requirements and develop recommendations to meet those needs.
  • Create and present product specifications, user stories & relevant metrics for project success.
  • Support the QA process to assure the delivery of the requested features on time with the right quality. 
  • Measure the success of features after release and optimize their performance through data-driven iteration.
  • Lead product design, planning, review and daily stand-up meetings.
  • Participate in and lead your team’s regular activities: grooming backlogs, tracking product roadmaps, updating relevant business stakeholders, etc.

 

Skills and Experience

  • Strong written and verbal English and communication / presentation skills.
  • Organizational competency; ability to keep track of multiple projects.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to collect and draw insights from data.
  • 4+ years of product experience at a consumer web company
  • Experience working with and integrating digital advertising products, including DFP, prebid/header bidding, programmatic platforms, DMP
  • High level of proficiency in Excel and knowledge of SQL a plus
  • Ability to work well in a cross functional environment with many stakeholders.
  • 2:1 (or equivalent) degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Marketing or a related field is desired.

 

What we look for in a candidate

Time Out is a company filled with individuals as diverse as the cities we live in and cover.  At the same time there are common characteristics and values we all share. To join our team, you’ll want to…

  • Be commercially astute
  • Either have experience at or want to dive headfirst into a fast-paced digital-first company
  • Think globally
  • Have excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive
  • Be a team player

 

Culture Fit

At Time Out Group we believe in diversity and equal opportunity for all people.  We do not discriminate against external or internal candidates on the basis of age; disability; gender reassignment; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; and pregnancy and maternity. We believe that diversity develops creativity and enables personal and professional growth where we all learn from each other. We believe in an open culture where ideas are shared candidly and where there is no fear of failure, but rather an understanding that we must experiment and have the freedom to succeed. We believe that everyone has the right to express themselves as they are as this enriches us all. We believe in an open world and the pursuit of happiness, after all, we are in the happiness business.

Company Overview – Time Out Digital

Time Out Group comprises two business divisions. Time Out Market and Time Out Digital. Time Out Digital is the Group’s multi-platform media, entertainment and e-commerce business with a global content distribution network comprising online, mobile, apps, social channels, magazines, guides, Live Events and international licensing agreements. Time Out seeks to grow earnings from B2C and B2B relationships through e-commerce and offers as well as through advertising from businesses, including both global brands and local businesses. The Group manages its own operations across 76 cities and 20 countries and extends that reach through franchise partners in a further 32 cities across the world.

About Time Out Group plc

Time Out is, and always has been, your best friend in the city. It all began in London in 1968 when Time Out helped people explore the exciting new urban cultures that started up all over the capital and we have consistently maintained our status as the ‘go to’ source of inspiration for both locals and visitors alike. Today, we are bringing our hunger for discovery and our honest voice to 108 cities in 39 countries all over the world, reaching a global monthly audience of 217 million. We are proud to say that we are now the leading global media and entertainment business that inspires and enables people to make the most of the city. If you want to know about food, attractions, art, culture, shopping, nightlife and travel, then Time Out is your social companion.


Everything we do helps people discover, book and share what the world’s cities have to offer. From our powerful content and top-quality curation to the products and selected offers that can be booked directly with us, the solutions for partners to connect with our audience, or the imagination of our Live Events – we are global and no one knows the city like us. Our global reach includes a massive online presence, mobile applications, city magazines, guides and more. Now Time Out Market is taking that to the next level, bringing the best of a city together under one roof in Lisbon, and in other cities around the world soon.


In 2016, Time Out Group was listed on London's AIM stock exchange, raising investment to position the company for the next stage of its growth and development. It is an exciting time as we are evolving this iconic brand into a digital, transactional business and continue to shape the future of the city experience for both locals and visitors.


Time Out is a dynamic, pioneering brand and so is our team. We want to work with the best and brightest talent because we work for the world’s greatest cities, the people enjoying them and the businesses in them. As a truly global team we get to collaborate with colleagues from New York to Paris, Tokyo and Sydney and beyond. We are all driven by our passion to deliver the very best of the city experience and by our belief in the power of discovery. Our integrity, passion, curiosity, creativity and openness make us successful and a unique team.

 

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