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Business Product Owner - Linear Ad Formats (f/m/d)


Location: Hamburg, Berlin, Köln, Düsseldorf, Gütersloh, München or remote!


At smartclip we are shaping the future of video and TV advertising. Our proprietary technology empowers advertisers and agencies with true cross-screen storytelling on all devices, and enables publishers to monetise their content in the most efficient and effective way possible. The smartclip portfolio encompasses best-in-class broadcasters, publishers, and brands that seek to traverse the boundaries of traditional advertising by delivering innovative, premium video ad experiences that propel the industry forward.


smartclip is Europe’s largest open adtech development unit designed specifically for European broadcasters and streaming services. As a subsidiary of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, smartclip is part of RTL Group — Europe’s leading free-to-air broadcaster group. Headquartered in Hamburg, smartclip has offices in Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf, Gütersloh, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Milan and Rome.


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Your role

Do you feel excited about how the Digital and the Television industry are coming together when it comes to advertising technology and ad serving?


Then you are in the right place. For our Leading broadcaster clients you will be responsible for guiding and providing them with the right insights, the right products for joining both worlds together. With the digitization of classical TV and radio advertising a new challenge as arised: while in the traditional digital advertisements have been designed to fill an ad opportunity with only a single ad, modern ad decision systems need to be capable of filling ad opportunities with a sequence of ads which has to follow complex rule sets and also hybrid models of digital and linear ads are required. This is a new field in digital advertising and your role will be to do pioneering work in this area.


Beyond the feature definition and implementation you are also playing a vital role in the prioritization of feature requirements. You will be the person to assess the potential value add of the different feature requirements and to discuss the prioritization of with the different stakeholders. If necessary you are also in direct contact with our biggest clients to directly discuss feature designs. The breadth of tasks are making the job one of the most colorful and varied roles in our company but at the same time requires a very good understanding of the business combined with a solid knowledge of ad serving technology, paired with good communication skills.


Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Responsible for designing, having a clear product vision, and backlog maintenance, based on information from the business owners and the market, regarding linear Video and Audio solutions we provide to our clients, where we bridge the Digital world with the TV world.
  • Handling communication with the business stakeholders, regarding requirements, business importance and planning.
  • Contributes and assists in the creation of the general product roadmap by supplying clear feature requirements with appropriate business based prioritization.
  • Understands and maps out the dependencies of the product and its features to 3rd parties and the different technical product units.
  • Responsibly for understanding the product both fully from a business as from a technical perspective to be able to translate the business requirements into initial technical requirements.
  • Joint client calls upon request to facilitate and assist in requirement clarifications and consultancy.
  • Monitors the use and success of the responsible products and supplies our training and product marketing team with input to have and maintain appropriate functional documentation.


Requirements and qualifications

  • At least 2 years of experience in Product Ownership/Management in the adtech/martech area ideally in the field of digital video advertising
  • First Experiences or/and understanding of TV advertising logics, ad Insertion methodologies used.
  • A good understanding of machine learning and predictive analytics uses and know clustering and segmentation approaches from your professional practice
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of Javascript, JSON and XML, HLS and Transcoding methods.
  • Working knowledge of product development architectures and processes
  • Ability to balance technical knowledge with business sense
  • High degree of organizational skills, individual initiative and personal accountability
  • Proven track record in launching new products or features in partnership with the technical teams and business units.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire business owners to drive collaboration and alignment.
  • Fluent in English, but written and verbally. Any additional language (German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish) is a big plus.
  • Higher or Academic professional education or experience level.


Our benefits

  • Whether Mac, Linux, Windows or a specific tool, you will receive your state-of-the-art work tools with top equipment
  • High degree of flexibility – parents with small children are also welcome, because we understand that flexible solutions are especially important here
  • Interesting projects using the latest technologies with plenty of scope for personal design and development
  • A wide range of training opportunities, both personal and professional, that are tailored to you
  • Appropriate and attractive salary
  • Modern office space with the possibility to work in the Mobile Office
  • Company social benefits, such as discounted fitness offers, JobRad, fresh fruit and drinks and joint company celebrations
  • Collegial and pleasant working atmosphere in a competent team


smartclip is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other diverse characteristics.


HR Contact

Christian Osterhues

Executive Director Europe I Human Resources




Company: smartclip Europe GmbH 

Country: Deutschland 

State/Region: Berlin 

City: Berlin, Köln, Gütersloh, Düsseldorf, Hamburg oder bundesweit im Home-Office

Postal Code: 20457, 33332, 10405 

Job ID: 211342

Datum:  07.09.2022

bundesweit, BE, DE, 20457, 333

Jobsegment: TV, Advertising, Product Marketing, Social Media, Creative, Bilingual, Marketing

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