SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER - RESTAURANT AND DINING VERTICAL

| Chicago

About this role:

The Senior Product Manager, Restaurant & Dining Vertical is part of the Vertical Solutions Team and is responsible for developing and owning the most advanced digital marketing solutions for our clients.  This role will be the vertical product leader responsible for establishing and continuously evolving the vertical product/feature roadmap, competitive positioning and marketing approach.

 

Who you are:

  • Resourceful self-starter with ability to move between macro and micro level. This role requires deep curiosity and the desire and technical ability to get under the hood and evolve solutions.
  • Able to perform data-driven prioritization, confidently make strategic recommendations and make tough decisions and stand by them.
  • Capable of successfully managing multiple diverse initiatives and projects simultaneously with minimal oversight
  • Be energized by complex challenges, push yourself to grow, and learn something new every day.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Create and own the overall vertical vision and product roadmap development featuring a portfolio of product solutions and features that enable Conversant to be a vertical market leader.
  • Own the building of market-leading solutions based on our unique data assets by partnering with a cross-functional team of sellers, engineers, analysts, product managers, creatives, vendor partners and clients.
  • Drive and be responsible for the adoption of these strategic vertical solutions by our clients and the Conversant sales organization as they extend from our core offerings. 
  • Coordinate/train Sales, Operations and Product on the what, why and how of the vertical portfolio of product solution offerings empowering them to understand and evangelize.
  • Support the sales team by participating in client conversations and evolve the portfolio of product solutions based on Sales and market feedback.
  • Work with Marketing to drive vertical customization of Conversant product positioning, case studies and marketing collateral that clearly articulates the Conversant difference in market.
  • Unexpected opportunities/challenges will occur.  Role requires ability to quickly assess situations and make a decision.

 

Requirements:

  • 6 – 8 years of experience in product management, digital advertising and/or consulting.
  • Minimum 3 years of restaurant & dining industry experience, preferably in a digital media role.
  • Past experience building successful online advertising solutions in one of the following areas: display, video, mobile, email, site and/or and marketing technologies (e.g., DMP, ad server, etc.).
  • Successful or not, owned a product or solution from introduction through launch and into maturity. This should include iteration based on the needs of the market.
  • Experience driving product marketing including market positioning, competitive analysis and sales support on go-to-market.
  • Strong and confident presentation skills (written and verbal).
  • Able to lead outcome-oriented meetings and ensure accountability from the cross-functional teams.
  • BA/BS in a business, technical or analytics discipline, or equivalent experience. Advanced degree desirable.
  • Ability to travel occasionally as necessary – less than 15%.

 

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Location

101 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of Conversant

What's something quirky about your company?

We have a company band, made up of anywhere from 30 to 40 employees at a given time. The band has a large following and performs at charity events around Chicago. They also perform a full set at Conversant’s holiday party each year at the House of Blues. My jaw hit the floor when I saw my peers up on stage rocking out.

Paul

Associate Automation & Infrastructure Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

My days are a mix of execution, idea generation and collaboration. Our focus on executing revenue-generating strategies for clients requires attention to quality while looking to automate and innovate our processes. My creative mindset comes into play daily when discussing how we should approach a client campaign and other objectives.

Omair

Client Integration Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Conversant is deeply invested in helping you grow your career. I started as a Database Administrator and was promoted to Senior Database Administrator. After a brief stint away from the company, I was re-hired as a Senior Client Integration Engineer in Operations and am now a Senior Solutions Integration Engineer.

Susan

Senior Solutions Integration Engineer

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

Conversant has a very good work-life balance, including unlimited PTO. As a young adult, traveling around the world is one my top priorities and working with a company that aligns with that is a huge plus. I have had the flexibility to visit 7 countries. That flexibility is one of many things that has kept me at Conversant for five years.

Alba

Team Lead, Engineering

What are Conversant Perks + Benefits

Conversant Benefits Overview

At Conversant, we offer benefits and perks that enable our associates to thrive and foster a culture of innovation.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Conversant participates in local community activities such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Off the Street Club, Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Conversant has a Social Committee that organizes social, charitable and sports activities.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Conversant's team fitness initiatives include intramural softball, volleyball and soccer.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Conversant provides back-up care benefits.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Conversant hosts an annual summer boat party on Lake Michigan and a holiday party at the House of Blues, where our employee-run band performs the live entertainment all night.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Foosball, Shuffle Board.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Conversant offers employees professional development opportunities like on-site training courses and the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Conversant hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program and career mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
Conversant encourages employees to complete 48 hours of professional development training per year.
Online course subscriptions available
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