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Group Product Manager, Discovery

Scribd

Scribd

Product
United States · Canada
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024
At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), our mission is to spark human curiosity. Join our team as we create a world of stories and knowledge, democratize the exchange of ideas and information, and empower collective expertise through our three products: Everand, Scribd, and Slideshare.
We support a culture where our employees can be real and be bold; where we debate and commit as we embrace plot twists; and where every employee is empowered to take action as we prioritize the customer.
We love collaborating and investing time in our Scribd community, and we create intentional in-person moments with each other to build culture and connection. And, it is through our flexible work benefit – Scribd Flex – that we enable employees, in partnership with their manager, to choose the work-style that best suits their individual needs and preferences.
About the Team:
The Discovery Pillar is revolutionizing the discovery and consumption experiences with the power of generative AI across all three Scribd brands. Our mission is to create a world-class experience for helping customers find content they are interested in and building a reading habit.
We have two key competitive advantages that enable us to revolutionize the field of natural language processing. Firstly, we have one of the largest document corpuses in the world, which provides us with an unprecedented amount of data to train our models on. Secondly, we have millions of users around the world that interact with our content, which improves the overall experience for each customer.
Our culture of innovation and collaboration ensures we deliver cutting-edge products that meet the evolving needs of our customers. We leverage our knowledge, expertise, and machine learning platform to quickly deploy new experiences powered by AI, providing significant value to our customers. Lastly, we do not just ship AI products in isolation; we deliver holistic customer solutions in partnership with the broader company.
Role Overview:
As the Group Product Manager for the Discovery Pillar, you will be the driving force behind shaping and enhancing our user discovery journey. We are seeking an accomplished leader with a proven track record in managing core discovery products (such as recommendations and search) and a deep understanding of Generative AI. In this role, you will lead a team of 3-5 Product Managers, steering the overall strategy, development, and optimization of our discovery products. If you are passionate about building innovative consumer products with an ambitious team, we would love to hear from you.
Key Responsibilities:
User-Centric Approach: Champion a user-centric approach to product development, incorporating user feedback and data insights to enhance the overall discovery experience.
Product Strategy: Develop and execute a comprehensive product strategy for our discovery experience, aligning it with the company's overarching goals and user expectations.
Deliver results: Ship 0 to 1 features and enhance existing capabilities that enable the pillar to achieve its goals for input and output metrics
Generative AI Expertise: Leverage your past experience with Generative AI to enhance and innovate our discovery products, ensuring they deliver unparalleled user value.
Core Discovery Product Leadership: Bring your expertise in managing core discovery products, such as recommendations and search, to drive continuous improvement and innovation.
Team Leadership: Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of 3-5 Product Managers, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and high performance.
Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with engineering, design, data science, and other cross-functional teams to ensure seamless execution of product development initiatives.
Industry Awareness: Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies, applying this knowledge to keep our discovery products at the forefront of innovation.
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field; advanced degree is a plus.
• Minimum of 8 years of experience in product management, with a focus on core discovery products.
• Proven experience with Generative AI, machine learning, data analysis, and a strong technical understanding.
• Successful track record as a high-impact IC PM and leading and developing high-performing product management teams.
• Experience working in a social, subscription, or top-tier media company is highly desirable.
At Scribd, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package and is determined within a range. Our pay ranges are based on the local cost of labor benchmarks for each specific role, level, and geographic location. San Francisco is our highest geographic market in the United States.
In the state of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $143,000 [minimum salary in our lowest geographic market within California] to $231,500 [maximum salary in our highest geographic market within California]. In the United States, outside of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $118,000 [minimum salary in our lowest US geographic market outside of California] to $220,000 [maximum salary in our highest US geographic market outside of California].
In Canada, the reasonably expected salary range is between $147,000 CAD[minimum salary in our lowest geographic market] to $218,250 CAD[maximum salary in our highest geographic market].
We carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including but not limited to experience; job-related skill sets; relevant education or training; and other business and organizational needs. The salary range listed is for the level at which this job has been scoped. In the event that you are considered for a different level, a higher or lower pay range would apply. This position is also eligible for a competitive equity ownership, and a comprehensive and generous benefits package.
Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd
*Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Scribd and the geographical location where you work.
• Healthcare Insurance Coverage (Medical/Dental/Vision): 100% paid for employees
• 12 weeks paid parental leave
• Short-term/long-term disability plans
• 401k/RSP matching
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Learning & Development programs
• Quarterly stipend for Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort
• Mental Health support & resources
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Referral Bonuses
• Book Benefit
• Sabbaticals
• Company wide events
• Team engagement budgets
• Vacation & Personal Days
• Paid Holidays (+ winter break)
• Flexible Sick Time
• Volunteer Day
• Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs
Want to learn more about life at Scribd? www.linkedin.com/company/scribd/life
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We want our interview process to be accessible to everyone. You can inform us of any reasonable adjustments we can make to better accommodate your needs by emailing accommodations@scribd.com about the need for adjustments at any point in the interview process.
Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, and believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.
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