Exciting opportunity for a stellar Product Manager to join an award-winning VC-backed start-up during its rapid growth phase.
Skimlinks is one of the most well-known startups in the UK, described by Techcrunch as one of London’s leading startups, and voted in the top 10 of the Guardian Tech Media Invest. We build unique and compelling products that allow online publishers to monetize their content.
About the role
This exciting role will involve the following:
Managing the conceptualisation, launch and optimisation of products within your portfolio.
End-to end ownership of products, including user-facing interfaces, back-end systems, and user experience.
Engaging closely with the engineering and design teams to build interfaces, user experiences, and products which are not just functional, but exceptional with an aesthetic and usability that delights our clients.
Collaborating with the business development team and the founders.
Lead the product development lifecycle across all of the product suite: from prototype, to designs, write specs, manage build, launch, analyse performance, iterate.
Understand client needs and feedback from the business development team to conceptualise tools and reports that meet both explicit requests and unspoken internal and external customer needs.
Here at Skimlinks we love dedication, enthusiasm, and innovation. We’re shaking up the online monetization industry, and welcome candidates who want to be a part of this ambitious journey. But it’s not just hard work: we also appreciate a bit of quirkiness and fun along the way.
We are looking for someone with the following:
You have substantial product management experience and demonstrated experience building and launching products, managing product roadmaps and strategies.
You have experience working closely with engineers and designers in the agile methodology.
You have a strong understanding of UI/UX, and have delivered complex reporting or administrative interfaces.
You have demonstrable technical skills, and are comfortable collaborating with talented engineering and data science teams.
You have launched products which have measurably grown in scale and revenue.
You have a burning desire to work in a startup that is making waves in the online publishing and affiliate marketing world
Preferably we would also love if you have experience of:
Successfully designing and delivering systems like ecommerce marketplaces, ad networks, audience targeting products, bidded marketplaces, price comparison engines, etc.
Experience with / familiarity within the online publishing/ editorial industry
Ideally you will have experience working with Agile tools like Jira.
About the Company
Founded in 2007, Skimlinks is start-up behind an innovative service that helps online publishers make money from their editorial and user-generated content. Our base products convert relevant words and links in-text into monetizable links, with a suite of publisher tools and advanced reporting supporting them.
Our clients include the world’s leading online newspaper, content and blog networks, including Wordpress, Hearst Digital, T3.com, Pocket-lint, Mumsnet and over 150,000 more content sites, forums, web applications and blogs.
We make B2B sexy. We are a vibrant, passionate company that derives pleasure in knowing that we help publishers earn an income from what they do, and we do this in innovative user-friendly ways. We seek to offer a suite of automated and editorially-led tools to seamlessly monetize the commerce-related content of a wide-range of publishers across the world, and do this with a team of people who relish the chance to be part of building a company and making a difference.
After 6 years of growth, we are proud of what we have achieved to date. We have grown 2-3x year-on-year since we started, and are now processing 300 million clicks a month across 160,000 active websites. Last year $500 million of e-commerce transactions went through our platform. We have raised over $12 million in venture funding with well-known investors such as Greycroft, BDMI, Index Venture’s Accelerator Fund, NESTA, Sussex Place Ventures, and many well-known Angels and advisors.
We have won a myriad of awards, including Telegraph Startup100: Runner-up for Advertising & Marketing, Linkshare Technology Genius Award 2010, Best New Business and Special Award for Technological Innovation from New Media Age. Check out our blog for more awards and media mentions at http://blog.skimlinks.com
Find out more about what its like working at Skimlinks http://skimlinks.com/careers