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Position- Product Manager
Location-Toronto
Start date-August 1, 2016
Duration- Long term contract
Work is to be done onsite. Remote is not an option.
Local candidates only please
Hourly pay rate range- DOE

Our client is a leader in the telecommunications field and they’ve asked for our help identifying a Product Manager for a long term contract engagement in Toronto.


The Manager – Platform Strategy is an integral part of the Bell Media Digital team. Reporting to the Senior Manager – Platform Strategy, this person will assist in driving the unified roadmap of digital application development and distribution for all Bell Media brands.

This role requires a strong knowledge of the platform ecosystem as it relates to mobile devices, tablets, TV boxes, connected living-room devices, smart televisions, and nascent areas (IE: IoT, Automotive). This person will work closely with research, finance, revenue management, brand, development, engineering, design and user experience teams to align on business strategy and product feature set as BM builds experiences for our audience on these platforms.

Experience managing multiple initiatives at once across a matrix-style organization is key, with a keen focus on building stakeholder alignment. Ideally this candidate has experience with research and business case generation, with a mindset on maximizing return while aligning the company strategically into the future.

Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
-Conducting research into platform adoption in Canada and internationally
-Having a strong knowledge with respect to the competition
-Reviewing requirements from a variety of internal stakeholders
-Identifying clear action, goals, deadlines and project owners/collaborators
-Financial modeling to determine viability
-Making final recommendations for product roadmap and feature prioritization
-Mapping requirements to internal / external capabilities
-Ongoing measurement against performance objectives

Qualifications:
-5 years in the digital media industry in a strategic / product role
-Experience launching and supporting native applications and experiences
-Ability to read, analyze, interpret complex data relating to the business
-Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with vendor, OEM, and internal relationships
-Bachelor Degree in a related field
-Excellent teamwork skills

-Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
-Experience with agile software development methodology
-Ability to travel both domestically and internationally
-Strong communication skills (written and oral)
-Must be able to work in high-energy environment and adapt quickly to fast-changing situations

Additional Comments: This role is key to ensuring our remaining 2016 mobile app deliverables are met, and properly prioritized. Additionally, they will analyze and recommend opportunities for optimization and execution against new digital distribution channels, and new revenue. First step is clear and well defined Platform roadmap, which requires analytical research and competitive intelligence gathering support, in addition to cross-functional team leadership. This role requires a strong knowledge of the platform ecosystem as it relates to mobile devices, tablets, TV boxes, connected living-room devices, smart televisions, and nascent areas (IE: IoT, Automotive). This person will work closely with research, finance, revenue management, brand, development, engineering, design and user experience teams to align on business strategy and product feature set as we builds experiences for our audience on these platforms.

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