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Senior Product Manager


New York, NY 04-26-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With over 800,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com

Job Overview:

This position is a strategic product role that contributes to the day-to-day management through successful launch of projects, overall annual planning process, product roadmap & project prioritization aligning with overall organizational & department goals. Strong active listening skills & presentations skills for a variety of audiences (business stakeholders, senior leadership) are critical to success in this role. The incumbent should also have strong cross-team collaboration abilities, including developers, designers, marketing and legal teams

Areas of responsibility / accountability:
• Ongoing day-to-day management & successful product launches throughout the discovery, design, requirements gathering, development, UAT, production release & post launch phases
• Assumes the role of ''product lead'' which includes development of a user research plan, problem statements, KPIs, and development of a phased execution plan to achieve overall project goals
• Ability to gather & interpret data from user research and analytics tools to report on achievement of previously established KPIs and inform future strategic direction/ new areas of opportunity
• Ensures that business/ functional user stories are accurate, complete so that design can produce their assets and the technology team can successfully complete development
• Primary lead in documenting & moderating requirements gathering sessions
• Establish him/herself as a subject matter expert & becomes the trusted advisor to key business stakeholders & cross-team members
• Works successfully with project managers to: develop a detailed project plan, weekly status reports, escalation plan, working sessions, stakeholder meetings, risk mitigation plan and UAT planning
• Collaborates with the design team to ensure that flows, designs and the overall user experience align with previously established strategic goals & innovate on more efficient and/or forward thinking solutions for our ASCAP members
• Attend and manage progress & prioritization of key deliverables during quarterly planning, daily standups, and backlog refinement meetings with the technology team
• Creates, documents and executes a clear launch plan that includes critical path activities across departments
• Completes documentation for cross- team trainings sessions
• Consultation & collaboration with the ASCAP legal team to ensure that all deliverables & messaging are vetted thoroughly
• Collaborates with Marketing to develop & maintain a go-to-marketing and/or communication strategy (internal/ external) that is socialized & approved by Senior Leadership

• 8+ years' experience in digital product management
• Master's degree preferred
• Experience working with Analytics to statistically influence decision making
• Excellent organizational skills
• Avid storyteller that can craft & convey influential messaging & provide clear recommendations to a variety of audiences (colleagues to senior management)Strong consensus and relationship-building skills
• Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development environment

Besides providing a unique and dynamic work environment, there are a few other reasons you should consider ASCAP in your career planning. We offer generous benefit options that are comprehensive and provide the flexibility that most employees want and need. These health care and financial plan options include the following:
• Very generous time-off policy
• Paid time off for approved volunteer events
• Immediate eligibility for 401(k) participation with an employer provided match
• An additional Employer paid retirement savings program regardless of your participation in the 401(k) Plan
• A choice of either network only provider medical and dental plans or more flexible medical and dental plans where you can see providers in or out-of-network
• Vision plan that offers both in and out- of network provider options
• Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
• Company provided basic life and AD&D insurance
• Supplemental and dependent life insurance options
• Pet Insurance, Legal Services and Identity Theft benefits offerings
• Employee Referral Bonuses

ASCAP is an equal opportunity employer. All ASCAP employment decisions are made on the basis of individual qualifications and performance and not on the basis of race, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, genetic information, disability, handicap, color, creed, religion, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gkkq14-18-206-238-77-42 in your application.

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Company Profile

ASCAP is home to more than 790,000 music writer and publisher members across all genres - the greatest names in music, and thousands more in the early stages of their careers. We are the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy, and service for music writers and publishers, and are the only PRO in the US run by its members including songwriters, composers, and music publishers.