Product Manager

Performance London, England


Position at The Exchange Lab



Position: Product Manager (Data)


Location: London, Some travel to New York and Toronto

Field: Online Advertising

Reports to: Head of Product



Company Overview


The Exchange Lab (, part of GroupM [m]Platform, is a specialist programmatic company connected to the world’s largest marketplace. The company’s proprietary Meta-DSP–Proteus, unifies the top demand side platforms (DSPs), marketing technologies, media platforms and exchanges into a single touch-point, empowering direct advertisers and GroupM agencies with the highest level of efficiencies and analytics.


Proteus is integrated into ten of the largest and most respected DSPs including; MediaMath, AppNexus, ONE by AOL and The Trade Desk. This unique programmatic technology creates a holistic view of the digital ecosystem providing advertisers with unparalleled audience reach, scale, campaign insights and efficiencies – future proofing brands.


Founded in 2007, The Exchange Lab services more than 700 clients across 50 markets worldwide with offices in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Singapore.


The Role


The Data Product Manager will work closely with the Product Owner to gather data and reporting requirements across the business.


The Product Manager is responsible for the planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, including: gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with engineering, sales, marketing and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Product Manager’s job also includes ensuring that the product supports the company’s overall Global strategy and goals.


As Product Manager, you will drive, define and coordinate the development of both existing and new product lines for the business. You will build products from initial concepts, and help to develop new ideas.


You must be able to communicate with all departments of the business, both local and global. You will work with an engineering counterpart to define product release requirements, including product scope, technical roadmap and resource allocation. 





Key Responsibilities


  • Gather user requirements, write functional specs and user stories.
  • Work directly with developers to prioritise the team’s workload to reach business goals and manage development time to incrementally deliver value.
  • Understand core business needs, summarise into requirements and create clear specifications for developing this work.
  • Understand the downstream impacts of any new features or development and coordinate with the relevant teams to ensure a seamless release process
  • Support local resources (Deployment team, Project Management) to make sure the roll out of Proteus is as smooth as possible.
  • Support the Product Management and development team throughout the development cycle of the product.
  • Attend daily stand up meetings to ensure product features are on track as specified.
  • Brief and train internal and external teams on new product releases.



Experience & Skills


  • General SQL and database/ ETL knowledge.
  • Previous experience in working with big data technologies like EMR, Hadoop and Spark desirable.
  • Previous experience working with large data at scale.
  • Previous experience as a Product Manager working in adtech is a plus.
  • Good understanding of how data is transformed and used within a business.
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills with a good attention to detail.
  • Client facing product management experience.
  • Client facing experience in delivery of enterprise software.
  • Able to handle complex requirements from multiple clients and pull together into a comprehensive plan.
  • Technical background.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent communication and team skills.
  • Previous experience using Tools like Confluence, Jira and Balsamic a plus.



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