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  Sr. Ad Platform Manager
Industry: Radio - Music Job Posted: 3/26/2019
Location: West Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD

Job Description:

Pandora is looking for a Sr. Ad Platform Manager to play a critical role in driving and managing concurrent projects related the successful roll out, communication and commercialization of ad products and capabilities. This is a highly cross-functional senior individual contributor role that will report into Platform and Partner Operations and combines aspects of program management, product management, product marketing, marketing communications, and training.The ideal candidate will have proven experience managing large scale ad operations projects for online or mobile advertising departments or go-to-market experience in another field. You should be able to build robust proactive communication programs and possess an ability to distill complicated issues into meaningful, actionable components for disparate audiences. You should be knowledgeable with requirements for enabling new products within CRM systems, order management solutions, ad serving and the sales supply chain. You should demonstrate past success in being a liaison with executive cross-functional leaders in Sales, Product, Engineering, Marketing and Ad Technology. You should make recommendations for efficiency, scale and automation, and always question how to make things better, faster, easier. You should be able to work autonomously, but thrive on collaboration. You should enjoy working in an extremely fast-paced and rapidly changing environment. Expert program management, relationship-building skills, communication, and experience with executive audiences are crucial. And, of course, you should love music.

Key Responsibilities:

• Lead key strategic go-to-market initiatives that have significant impact on Pandora, AdsWizz and SiriusXM’s monetization strategies
• Define program scope, objectives and delegation/execution of deliverables throughout lifecycle of program
• Drive buy-in on program strategy from executive leaders of cross functional teams
• Develop and coordinate realistic program plans, project estimates, plans and/or metrics
• Drive working groups, manage program plans, program status communication and related documentation
• Manage in-house/remote project execution teams with associated programs to ensure successful completion
• Communicate expertly and partner with Product, Sales, Ad Operations, Engineering to build consensus and meet projected deadlines
• Manage partner relationships as necessary
• Drive, manage and communicate status on programs from conception through launch, and provide post launch analysis by building strategic communication framework for internal constituents; manage proactive and reactive communications to various internal & external stakeholders
• Drive development and rollout of best practices around new ad products/capabilities and technology platforms
• Partner with Ad Innovation Strategy team to develop product marketing materials as needed
• Partner with Training & Enablement team to produce materials and training programs as needed


• BS or BA degree
• 5-7 years in a Program Management, Technical Project Management, Client Services, Operations, or Business Analyst role at a digital or mobile media company or related industry
• Outstanding written/verbal communication skills with internal & external audiences; polished and professional demeanor
• Executive presence; prepared to surface updates and/or deliver presentations to C-Level executives
• Past success building executive-level relationships, leading cross functional teams and influencing decision-making
• Expert knowledge of market trends & competitive landscape
• Experience and proven success managing large scale programs with Sales, Product and/or Engineering teams in a leadership capacity
• Capacity to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects concurrently
• Established competency and thorough understanding of Pandora’s advertising products, systems, and internal tools
• Strong competence with industry standard web and mobile advertising operations vendors and concepts
• Understanding of ad marketplaces, SDKs and APIs a plus
• Excellent analytical skills
• Good judgement and great attitude
• Mastry with SFDC, Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, SmartSheet, JIRA and other productivity tools



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