Netflix and iTunes upended the entertainment industry, and this Hired Guns client is looking to do the same to the photography industry. Obviously, that’s going to take true ingenuity and hard work. To get it done, they’re looking for a Mobile Product Manager to own the mobile strategy and product development for the brand. The mobile product is currently more or less a blank slate, so the emphasis is on vision and innovation. Think you’re up for it?
Entrepreneurial, empathetic, and a little obsessed with Mobile, you can effortlessly balance both strategy and tactics. Your years in product management have given you a firm grasp on both traditional and Web 2.0 technologies and a rare talent for synthesizing different points of view into a unified plan. You’ve got a working knowledge of — or better yet, relevant experience in — the photography/stock/design industry, and you are already highly experienced with Agile/Scrum development methodologies.
As a company, these guys are working on two major initiatives: empowering content creators to earn revenue through their craft — whether that’s photography, filmmaking, or anything else they decide to deliver into the marketplace — and then integrating that product into the workflow. They’ve purposely steered clear of any official roadmap, in anticipation that the company will undergo a major evolution over the next year (an evolution that you’ll be driving).
As the Product Manager of Mobile, you will be leading the team in improving the site’s user experience by developing product strategy for mobile devices that support the product’s customers and contributors. You’ll act as the business owner for all mobile apps and workflows and will work with multiple department heads to create company-wide goals and objectives. You’ll work with outsourced teams and vendors to deliver great mobile experiences and perform both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the site and market. You’ll be working in a true Agile development environment, tackling big problems and breaking them into small, metrics-driven increments that provide immediate value each step of the way.
Spark our imaginations a little. Where do you see the low-hanging fruit right now, as it relates to the stock photo industry? And how would you tackle those initial challenges?
These guys will put a few guideposts up, and then it’s up to you to blaze the trail. You’ll be an evangelist for your team and your products, and a leader in a growing company.