Senior Product Manager Blurb
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Blurb is a self-publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb?s platform makes it easy to design, publish, promote, and sell professional-quality printed books and ebooks.
Blurb offers a full suite of free bookmaking tools, online book promotion tools, and an online bookstore where authors can sell their books and keep 100% of their profit. Blurb is known for high-quality, creative range, and beautiful books.
Blurb was founded by Eileen Gittins in 2005, and includes a team of design, Internet and media veterans who share a passion for helping people bring their stories to life. Blurb has served more than one million customers and in 2011, Blurb shipped 1.8 million books to more than 69 countries and territories. In 2010, Blurb was ranked the fastest growing media company on the Inc. 500.
Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London and our website is available in seven languages. We have fun, work hard, and love helping people discover the thrill of being published.
If you?re interested in rolling up your sleeves and joining the team, keep reading.
Blurb is looking for an experienced senior product manager to join the team responsible for the self-publishing marketplace experience for buyers and sellers of printed books and ebooks, including social marketing tools, community features, website and mobile purchases, and purchases via distribution of books to partners. The ideal candidate will be passionate about creating great user experiences and collaborating with smart, motivated teammates to grow the business.
Collaborate with key stakeholders to create and drive an efficient, company-goal-supporting product roadmap for the commerce experience at Blurb.
Develop strategy and goals for your product area and track key metrics of success. Manage your product backlog, and communicate to ensure key stakeholders are informed on prioritization and progress.
Identify and analyze new product opportunities and enhancements, staying abreast of market trends, consumer behavior, and the competitive landscape.
Lead post-launch optimization: conduct testing, manage incremental feature deployment, and triage issues that impact customer satisfaction or revenue growth.
Work in partnership with other product managers to identify and manage dependencies, and deliver projects that support the growth of the Blurb platform and eco-system.
5+ years relevant experience.
Proven track record of delivering products that customers love and that drive value for the business.
Demonstrated mastery over all phases of the product lifecycle, including strategy development, opportunity assessment, discovery, implementation, post-launch optimization, and sunset.
Hands-on experience running analytics reports and the ability to develop and present recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data.
Is a master of execution. Understands a vision and drives to make it happen. Strategic thinking while executing with great attention to detail.
Desire to work in a fast-paced, success-driven team environment and confidence in working with strong, passionate personalities.
A high degree of analytical ability, critical judgment, and intellectual curiosity.
Must have a team-player mentality and excellent written and verbal communication skills
Bachelors degree required; MBA or equivalent experience a plus
Nice to Have:
Previous work in social commerce, social networking, community building, international e-commerce, or marketplace e-commerce
Book industry experience
Blurb is a small, high-growth company, which means tremendous challenges and opportunities. We are looking for smart people who learn fast, solve problems, and get the job done. Our products and services are focused on the user experience, so you'll need to be user-focused as well. We have a world-class team drawn from companies such as Apple, Adobe, Intuit, Corbis, Current TV, eBay, Kodak, Macys.com, Method, Microsoft, Sun, CNET, Yahoo!, Lonely Planet and Sony.
We?re in the financial district, and there are plenty of great eating spots close by!
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)
401(k) retirement plan
Employer-paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)
10 paid holidays
15 days paid time off per year (with tenure-based increases after two years)
Free lunch on Wednesdays
||580 California Street |
San Francisco, CA 94104
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