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Product Manager – Supply Access and Optimization

AdGear (belonging to the Samsung Ads business), is an advanced Advertising Technology Company located in the heart of downtown Montreal. AdGear/Samsung Ads focuses on enabling brands to connect with Samsung TV audiences as they are exposed to digital media across all devices. Being part of an international company such as Samsung and doing business around the world means that we get to work on big complex projects with stakeholders and teams located around the globe. 

Samsung Ads is an advanced advertising platform where advertisers find and connect with audiences across over 100M Samsung Households around the world. Samsung Ads delivers high-quality audience targeting powered by three key components: first-party audience data at scale, world-class data science, and brand-safe cross-device ad inventory. Using our data, insights, and scale, we help advertisers reach consumers across CTV, our native apps, mobile and desktop. With Samsung Ads, advertisers can buy the way they want, reach who they need, and prove business results.

Our purpose is to deliver unparalleled results for our customers. By using the industry’s most comprehensive data to build the world’s smartest connected audience platform, Samsung Ads is uniquely positioned to transform the advertising landscape. We deliver on Samsung Electronics’ 51-year commitment to excellence through smart, easy, effective advertising solutions to make advanced video advertising work.

 

About “Supply Access and Optimization”

Our group is responsible for managing, growing and optimizing product access to high-quality programmatic ads supply to effectively, intelligently and safely satisfy demand. We are responsible for handling more than 106 bid requests per second and over 109 per day across multiple data centres.

 

What you’ll do

As a member of the product team, you will report to our Domain Lead. The chosen candidate will be joining AdGear at an exciting time of growth and opportunities, where product managers are key contributors to the evolution of the core platform as a Product Manager dedicated to supply access and optimization.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Define and manage the product roadmap for supply and machine learning based optimizations.
  • Work closely with the sales teams to gather detailed functional requirements to meet corporate objectives.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to identify feature details and prioritize backlog.
  • Document functional specifications, map transaction flows, and operational processes.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s or Masters in a technical field such as Computer Science or Computer Engineering or in an analytical field such as Business or Economics with a strong interest in technology;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in software development and 3+ years as a PM in an Agile environment;
  • Experience in building machine learning based products and features is a nice to have;
  • Experience with advertising technologies and the digital advertising ecosystem;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (English and French) to collaborate interact with cross-functional teams located across multiple cities and continents;
  • Goal-oriented, detail-oriented, ambitious, and strong ability to follow-through on commitments;
  • Up-to-date understanding of market trends and interest in following emerging technologies;
  • Passionate self-starter who shows a lot of initiative, stays ahead of problems, and has a sense of ownership and responsibility;
  • Collaborative nature to work closely with business stakeholders and engineering teams;
  • Some travel required
  • Enjoy working on complex technologies.
  • Creative, analytical, curious and team-player.
  • Capable of managing many stakeholders across different cities and countries.
  • Proficient in quantifying value and effort and possess a sound framework to justify backlog prioritization.
  • A great communicator that can inspire their team by conveying the vision and business value.
  • Comfortable working in an Agile/Scrum format.
  • Contribute to product vision and roadmap
  • Available to the scrum team to clarify requirements and make decisions

The candidate should thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and effectively handle working across different teams and priorities. The candidate should have an entrepreneurial mind-set, taking ownership in creating opportunities, aligning to the yearly plan but also being flexible to take advantage of new opportunities.

If you're interested in joining a rapidly growing team working to build an outstanding, world-class advertising organization with a relentless focus on design and customer experience, you've come to the right place.

 

About our culture…

We are proud to have built a world-class organization, grounded in an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit. Working at Samsung Ads offers one of the best environments in the industry to learn just how fast you can grow, how much you can achieve, and how good you can be. We thrive on problem-solving, breaking new ground, and enjoying every part of the journey.

 

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