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Business Product Owner (f/m/d) - Programmatic Integrations


Location: Hamburg, Berlin oder Remote


Über smartclip

smartclip is the adtech development unit of RTL Group — Europe’s leading free-to-air broadcaster group. Our proprietary advertising technology is custom-built for the needs of European broadcasters and publishers — enabling media owners to implement smarter monetisation strategies. We are committed to delivering the most innovative video ad experiences spanning in-stream, out-stream, connected TV, addressable TV, and gaming — ultimately empowering brands with true cross-screen storytelling opportunities on all devices. The media sales division of smartclip will merge with RTL AdConnect and G&J iMS to form RTL AdAlliance, an international advertising and technology sales champion. Once the merger is complete, smartclip will focus strictly on technology development.

Headquartered in Hamburg, smartclip has offices in Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Gütersloh, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Milan, and Rome.


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Your role

Business Product Managers play a key role in our product and technology delivery. They act as an intermediary between smartclip’s main stakeholders and the development teams of smartclip’s leading adtech platform.

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. You will be responsible for guiding and providing our leading broadcaster clients with the right insights, and products for joining both worlds together. A new challenge has developed with the digitisation of traditional TV and radio advertising: while traditional digital advertisements have been designed to fill an ad slot with a single ad, modern ad decision systems need to be capable of filling ad slots with a sequence of ads that must follow complex rule sets — creating the need for hybrid models of digital and linear ads. This is a new field in digital advertising and your role will be in charge of pioneering solutions that address this problem.

Part of your responsibility will be to work together with different stakeholders to prioritize and assess potential opportunities and incoming requirements.

The wide range of tasks make this one of the most colourful and varied roles in our company. This role not only requires an extensive understanding of the business, but also a solid knowledge of ad serving technology, and excellent communication skills.


Your position in our team

  • Enable European broadcaster to monetize their Video and Audio Inventory. 
  • Own the relationship towards our DSP partners. 
  • Build new and improve existing ad serving and programmatic demand products for variety of international broadcasters and publishers. 
  • Proactively discover current business needs and adapt technology market standards. 
  • Understand different stakeholder needs and requirements and harmonize them against company’s strategic topics. 
  • Continuously validate product success. Continuously gather industry knowledge, customer and stakeholder feedback, and derive insights from data. 
  • Prioritize opportunities according to impact on business objectives, effort, and confidence, and facilitate roadmap discussions. 
  • Own the programmatic products and create solutions that solve customer problems and deliver business value. 
  • Ensure compliance with data privacy standards. 
  • Help operations, product marketing and support teams, e.g. by supporting them with internal documentations and troubleshooting.


Your profile

  • Solid understanding of the AdTech ecosystem (Programmatic, Data Products, Ad Operations, Ad Serving - Programmatic/OpenRTB knowledge
  • DSP / SSP integration experiences
  • Ability to transfer complex data and customer requirements to our DSP partners and to transform and bake in DSP requirements into our products and transfer them into a prioritized roadmap. 
  • Business objective-driven working method 
  • Prioritization skills experience with both qualitative and quantitative product research and testing.
  • You have previously conducted interviews, user tests, and A/B tests to confirm your decisions. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication 
  • Code understanding is a plus


Your benefits

  • Our Approach:
    We are driven by exciting projects that enable freedom for personal design and development opportunities. We pride ourselves on leveraging the latest technologies to stay ahead, including Node.js, C++, Java, Scala, Python, SQL, TypeScript, JavaScript, React, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Google Cloud, and many more.
  • Tools & Equipment:
    We provide you with State-of-the-art equipment. Whether you prefer Mac, Linux, or any specific tool, you’ll have access to top-of-the-line equipment and state-of-the-art tools and programs.
  • Flexible Work Environment:
    From embracing remote work opportunities to offering an “honour system-based” approach to working hours to “Smart Fridays” — our latest four-day workweek option — we understand the value of flexibility.
  • Continuous Development:
    Investing in your growth is a priority for us. We offer diverse training opportunities through Udacity, Coursera, hackathons, conferences, and personal and professional coaching & training
  • What else we offer you:
    We take care of our employees. That’s why we offer attractive company benefits, such as contributions towards the Deutschland-Ticket and JobRad, discounted fitness packages with Urban Sports Club, a free RTL+ premium subscription, corporate benefits discounts, engaging company events, and much more.



Come be a part of our highly motivated team, united by a shared passion for digital processes!


Sounds exciting?

Then we should get to know each other! Please upload your CV.

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

Sarah Leers

Senior Recruiter



Company: smartclip Europe GmbH 

Country: Deutschland 

State/Region: Hamburg 

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

Postal Code: 10405, 20457, 33332 

Job ID: 268414

Datum:  20.03.2024

bundesweit, BE, DE, 10405, 204

Stellensegment: TV, Advertising, Social Media, Linux, Java, Creative, Marketing, Technology

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