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Director of Product, Media Optimization

| Chicago

About the Company

Have you seen how data can be used to significantly transform how decisions are made within organizations? At Civis Analytics, we believe that organizations need to build a “system” around data-based decision making in order to be competitive in the marketplace. And those that do will truly differentiate themselves. These systems incorporate people, data, technology, and science. Over the last four years, Civis Analytics has become the premier partner for organizations seeking to build those systems. We blend world-class data science talent with proprietary data and cutting-edge software to help companies solve their largest problems.

Civis Analytics helps businesses use data to gain a competitive advantage in how they identify, attract, and engage loyal customers and employees. With a powerful combination of best-in-class proprietary data, cutting-edge software solutions, and an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, developers, and survey science experts, Civis works with Fortune 500 companies and the country’s largest nonprofits to make data-driven decision-making essential to how the world’s best companies do business.

Civis embraces the individuality of our employees and we celebrate each other's differences. Our products, services, and culture benefit from and thrive on the unique perspectives brought by each person in our Civis community. We're proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, age, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know

About the Role

As Director of Media Products over our Media Optimization and Attribution solution, you will be responsible for the Civis media offering, leading and developing a cross-functional team of contributors that brings measurement solutions to market. You will lead a team of engineers and data scientists working to answer the toughest questions in advertising today:

1. How should a client spend their advertising budget to maximize their KPI?

  • Across products and channels?
  • Within products and channels?

2. Are their current campaigns/audiences/creatives performing well? 

  • What should they move away from? Move towards?

Responsibilities

  • Conduct analysis to understand the strengths and weakness of our current and potential competitors. Define competitive positioning and guide the team on what to build
  • Develop a deep understanding of user needs to identify and fill product gaps, generate ideas to drive market share, improve user experience and generate revenue growth
  • Share ownership of the holistic view of the Civis product portfolio, containing products for both technical data scientists and business decision-makers; ensuring that our products work in an integrated manner and can meet the needs of multiple customer types and stakeholders
  • Validate market on new opportunities
  •  Be an internal and external advocate for data-driven media performance evaluation in both TV and digital
  •  Educate clients/partners on Civis measurement methodology and the importance of using correct methods to attribute and optimize media spend
  • Drive launches, working collaboratively with software development, marketing, and sales teams to ensure promotional messaging aligns with the product strategy
  • Partner with revenue teams to establish pricing strategy for all products
  • Product lifecycle management from concept to phasing out of the product(s) across all products/product lines
  • Champion a customer-centric approach to products and services definition and development
  • Address complaints and resolve problems
  • Translate and communicate customer outcomes to help teams understand the impact of their work
  • Act as key evangelist serving as the public face of products with the press, market analysts, strategic partners, and other industry leaders
  • Conduct product demos and training as needed to educate organization about the products and features built
  • Commit to being a presence at a range of industry events including conventions, panels, and forums
  • Submit and present talks to establish the business leadership in the marketplace

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or analytical discipline or a related subject. Advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years experience in building products in enterprise business-to-business software, with 3+ years in the digital space.
  • Working knowledge of digital marketing technologies including ad-servers (DoubleClick, OpenX, etc.), enterprise web analytics packages (Omniture SiteCatalyst, WebTrends, Google Analytics, etc.) demand side platforms (DBM, The Trade Desk, Centro, etc.), and data management platforms (Adobe Audience Manager, Oracle DMP, etc.
  • Working knowledge of the TV ecosystem (tools, partners, etc.) from buying to reporting
  • Successful ownership of a technical product from introduction through launch and into maturity
  • Understanding of the programmatic tech landscape including ad serving technology, RTB, DSP, SSP required
  • Data-driven prioritization, strategy recommendations and decisions
  • Strong presentation and customer-facing social skills (written and verbal)
  • Unexpected opportunities/challenges will occur. Ability to quickly assess situation and make decision
  • Experience working with engineering, design, sales, and marketing leadership
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries

Location

"With a central location in Chicago’s Loop, our newly renovated office depicts glass conference rooms named after famous scientists!"

An Insider's view of Civis Analytics

What's something quirky about your company?

One of my favorite parts about Civis is the culture of learning—talking about academic papers is encouraged as well as sharing weird facts about things people are interested in. I also love the people at Civis because they genuinely care about each other and also serving the wider world.

Evelyn

Software Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Even though our department has the primary responsibility for our customers' success, we work with people from every single department to make it happen. Helping our clients succeed is something that every department actively wants to be involved in.

Sean

Team Lead, Solutions Architects

What are some things you learned at the company?

At Civis, I get to use my interest and abilities in science to solve real problems that matter to real people. I get to learn from my colleagues every day, and often get to teach in the places where I'm the one with expertise. There's a real diversity of backgrounds, interests, and experiences.

Katie

Director of Data Science

What are Civis Analytics Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $6000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 50000 times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 1% of contributions up to 100% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 4 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Civis believes that if you are sick you should stay home. We have a flexible sick policy with no stated limits.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Parental Leave. Short & Long Term Disability + Life Insurance. Halloween Costume Contest, Monthly Birthday Celebrations, Happy Hours, & Other Fun Events!

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