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Business Product Owner - Growth Product: Audio (m/w/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.

Welcome to the world of Total Audio, welcome to smartclip!

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Your role

Growth Product Managers are playing a key role in defining our business and product strategy on selected key topics. They act as an intermediary between smartclip’s main stakeholders and the business product owner teams to execute on the long-term vision of the company. 

Do you feel excited about how the Digital and the Audio industry are coming together when it comes to advertising technology and ad serving, then you are in the right place. For our leading broadcaster and publisher 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 radio advertising a new challenge has arised: while 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 definition and alignment of an overall product strategy, you will play a vital role in discovering what needs to be built next and creating a cohesive roadmap for our audio related growth products. You assess what our users really want and create features that delight our customers. Growth Product Managers are involved in regular exchanges with our main stakeholders to advocate our product strategy and vision while also understanding their ideas and requirements. You are expected to be a customer spokesman, product visionary, team champion, and a strategic leader. 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 the product field, paired with very good communication skills.


Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating a comprehensive strategy for our audio products, based on information and requirements from clients and the market.
  • Defines a product roadmap together with business owners and stakeholders.
  • Handles communication with internal/external business partners, regarding requirements, importance and planning of features. 
  • Contributes and assists in the creation of our overarching product roadmap by supplying clear requirements with appropriate prioritization.
  • Ensures alignment around our overall strategy and direction of the product. 
  • Understands and maps out the dependencies of the products and its features to 3rd parties and other business/technical product units. 
  • Willing to understand our full product portfolio both from a business as from a technical perspective. 
  • Manages client calls to facilitate and assist in requirement clarifications and consultancy. 
  • Monitors the use and success of the products and supplies our training and product marketing team with input to have and maintain appropriate functional documentation


Requirements and qualifications

  • Several years of experience in a product management/ownership role in the adtech/martech area plus profound knowledge of the audio advertising business
  • Good understanding of the digital advertising industry plus knowledge in the underlying technologies
  • Hands-on product development, architecture and process know-how
  • Ability to execute business requirements within technical boundaries
  • High degree of organizational skills, individual initiative and personal accountability 
  • Proven track record in delivering products or features in partnership with 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, 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

Sarah Leers

Senior Recruiter



Company: smartclip Europe GmbH 

Country: Deutschland 

State/Region: Berlin 

City: Berlin, Köln, Gütersloh, Düsseldorf, Hamburg or remote

Postal Code: 20457, 33332, 10405 

Job ID: 256638

Datum:  18.01.2023

bundesweit, BE, DE, 20457, 333

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

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