The Hired Guns are seeking several experienced product visionaries to join up with a top-flight web agency as they supercharge their Product Strategy team. Your core mission will be to define the high-level approach to digital products for your clients in close collaboration with the agency’s design and development teams. To land this opportunity, you need to have an impressive product management pedigree, preferably at a media company or e-commerce company, along with agency experience and a love for working consultatively with clients.
With a history of managing product lifecycles and go-to-market campaigns as a product leader for big brands and major sites, you are ready for a highly strategic, consultative role that offers the challenge of defining the big-picture digital product strategy for numerous clients in a variety of industries. Experience with media or e-commerce sites are a particular plus. You have also worked on the agency side, and even though every launch becomes a part of you, you are able to look at builds as finite processes with a beginning, a middle, and a hand-off. (If you have trouble letting go, this might not be the role for you.) Critical success factors will include your capacity to work in high-pressure situations with cross-functional teams, your ability to communicate broad strategic initiatives to key stakeholders, your passion for building your expertise on new businesses and industry verticals, and your desire to create sustainable, innovative user experiences for some of the largest brands on the Web.
The Product Strategy group at this agency is a tight-knit, collaborative team of brainiacs with a broad focus and ambitious goals, from developing long-term holistic digital strategies to dreaming up social media and mobile initiatives. They are way into “the next big thing”: just realize, it’ll be your job to figure out what that will be! To land this opportunity, you must be at the top of your game when it comes to digital strategy and have got to love consulting and taking clients to the next level.
There are multiple levels available, but in all cases you’ll be partnering with the agency’s design and development teams to define the best approach for your clients’ digital products. To do this, you’ll assess client business models, develop compelling strategic visions, communicate those visions to the client, participate in new business development, and contribute to the group’s growing domain knowledge base through the development of first-party research.
This agency is a collection of some of the foremost minds in the digital product development world, so be ready to demonstrate your ability to think big and deliver big results. And whatever social and mobile expertise you bring to the party, be sure to dress it up and show it off.
We’re looking for established thought leaders as well as thought leaders in the making, with real product vision, a great track record, and a future of delivering fantastic results against some awesomely large-scale projects.