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ASSOCIATE PRODUCT MANAGER

| Chicago

We’re here to ensure the advertising industry and the people in it are healthy and engaging positively and effectively with those around them. We’re here, ultimately, to improve the lives of people working in the media industry. And we take our responsibility seriously.
 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT AND ENGINEERING TEAM

 

At Centro, we’ve always been about making people’s lives better—from our employees to our clients. Today, we’re building a unified platform to execute every digital media advertising transaction, thus providing a new level of automation and intelligence in ad tech. This is an enormous task that will disrupt an industry and improve the lives of those who work within it.

 

To do this, we’re aggressively growing our team of engineers, product developers and designers. We are imaginative, passionate, determined and relentless in our efforts. Of course, we are fascinated by the complexity of engineering problems at this scale—it’s what brings bright minds together. But what keeps us coming back (and why we love coming to work everyday) is the chance to improve how work gets done: freeing up people’s time so that they can dream bigger and make life better.

 

Come build something amazing with us.

 

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

 

Centro is looking for an enthusiastic and highly talented individual to join our team working on the Basis Platform. As an Associate Product Manager, the successful candidate will be steeped in the world of advertising technology, with a strong connection to the marketing organization. The role will have a direct impact on growing the business by helping to execute on our product roadmap. Applicants for this role should be highly knowledgeable about digital media buying.

 

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Define features that can be executed against realistically with detailed analysis and requirements
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify and then validate requirements
  • Clearly define the "what" of a feature, with details, and manage the feature delivery
  • Collaborate with other Product Managers on impact to other areas of a wide platform that will require coordination of changes and of resources
  • Attention to detail on functionality, accuracy, ease-of-use, and campaign performance
  • Responsible for helping to capture the voice of the customer
  • Provide clarity to Engineering, QA and Design about our feature plans, explaining the “why”
  • Be clear on task prioritization, logical sequences, and communicating those with internal stakeholders
  • Maintain and update product development assets, including: roadmap, feature specs, designs, JIRA plans, and Go-to-market materials
  • Gain a deep understanding of online advertising economics, and Basis’ business model in particular

 

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 2+ years of related experience
  • Operates from a strong base of knowledge and confidence in digital advertising
  • Understands the market, our product line, and the competition extremely well
  • Thinks in terms of delivering superior value to our users
  • Excellent and creative problem solver
  • Technical aptitude and ability to collaborate with development teams
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to break down complex problems into manageable tasks and then prioritize them
  • Sharp attention to detail with the ability to spot inconsistencies and troubleshoot potential issues
  • Proven ability to help uncover underlying needs through discussion with stakeholders
  • Excellent leadership and communications skills, with experience managing a variety of stakeholders
  • Superior communication skills (verbal, interpersonal, and written).
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Nice to have: Business Analyst or Product Management experience
  • Nice to have: Experience and proficiency with Demand Side Platforms and Programmatic Advertising

Centro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, gender, age, disability or any other basis protected under the law. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • PixelmatorDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Oracle EloquaLead Gen

Location

The Chicago Loop is a great place to work, located in a central area of Chicago accessible to major public transportation, dining and shopping.

An Insider's view of Centro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Instead of balancing work and life, it’s about blending the two. As a parent, I may need to leave for part of the day or before 5. Everyone here understands and I don’t feel guilty. Even if I’m not sitting at my desk from 9-5, my work and my teams work will still be done on time. Centro is giving me the opportunity to live the best life I can.

Matt Klaers

Manager, Financial Reporting

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

There’s an incredible balance of freedom, drive, and fun that I’ve only experienced at Centro. On an engineering team retreat this summer, the plan was to code from 10 AM – 2 PM on a fun team-based competition and then go outside to enjoy the day. The team would not stop coding until 10 PM! Of course, this was followed by 6 hours of karaoke.

Mike

VP, software engineering

What are Centro Perks + Benefits

Centro Benefits Overview

While our people work to change an industry, we reward them with industry-leading perks. It’s not just about the free snacks and onsite yoga (although they help)—it’s about making sure Centrons feel happy, healthy and fulfilled when they come to work.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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