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Product Manager

Kargo is the only mobile advertising company that creates groundbreakingly innovative campaigns for over 200 of the world’s best-known brands and partners exclusively with a handpicked consortium of over 70 of the most highly respected publishers in the industry, reaching 100% of all smartphone users, an audience that eclipses Google and Facebook in terms of scale. Kargo is the first and only mobile advertiser to achieve 100% ads.txt compliance.

Kargo’s achievements have been recognized by some of the industry’s most prestigious awards and rankings including: Adweek Mobile Innovator (2017), Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 (2015-2017), Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (2016, 2017), EY Entrepreneur of the Year NY (2016), Great Place to Work (2017), Top 25 Workplaces in NYC (2017), and Inc. 5000 (2015-2017). Kargo employs over 275 people in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Dallas, London, Sydney and Auckland.


For more information, visit Kargo at www.kargo.com or follow Kargo on Instagram (@kargomobile), Twitter (@kargo) and LinkedIn (Kargo).

Product Manager

The Ad tech team manages all aspects of the evolution of a mobile Ad Product from creative ideation to development and ad serving. Working closely with Engineers, Project Managers, and QA the Ad Tech Team is responsible for managing all of Kargo’s innovative Ad Products, the Ad Tag that enables them, and all its micro-services that ensure their success in market.

Kargo is looking for a tech enthusiast Product Manager, to help bridge the gap between technical knowledge and business needs. The Ad Tech Team plays a critical role in Kargo’s success, and Product Managers help shape and drive the vision of Kargo’s Ad Technology in market.

Reporting to the VP of Ad Innovation, the Product Manager, Ad Tech will gain broad exposure internally, interacting with every internal department at Kargo including Senior Leadership. The Product Manager would be responsible for acting as the company-wide Subject Matter Expert of their product, communicating value propositions and technical permutations, as well as working with various teams to validate needs, gather feedback, and implement improvements. 

The Responsibilities:

  • Work efficiently with a team of engineers, designers, and product leads to cultivate a collaborative work environment
  • Gather competitive intel, data analysis, and industry research to help inform decisions for new products and create new opportunity assessments
  • Actively participate with the technology team in daily stand-ups, sprint planning, retrospectives, backlog grooming, brainstorms and other product-related meetings
  • Document and track business requirements for new features, as well as measure success once in market and identifying room for improvement
  • Collaborate with Product leadership to forge Kargo’s ad technology roadmap in line with corporate priorities and strategies
  • Communicate with all stakeholders regularly regarding enhancements, timelines and work with them to solve problems
  • Lead internal product trainings to various departments across the organization

The Qualifications:

  • Experience working directly with product management, engineering or design/ UX Teams
  • Fast-on-their feet and can understand the broad picture but also be detail oriented
  • Proficient project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects, meet aggressive deadlines and prioritize accordingly
  • Self-starter who doesn’t shy from taking initiative
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with all other departments
  • Excellent written & communication skills
  • Intermediate working knowledge of software development and documentation tools such as Confluence, JIRA, Github, etc. Knowledge of Debugging tools a plus.
  • 2+ years professional experience working in technology, advertising or on digital products, or relevant development experience (CS Degree or other technical equivalent a plus)
 
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