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Senior Product Manager, Search

Full-timeSenior Product Manager$149,500-$204,500*
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At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of characters as we work to change the way the world reads by building the world’s largest and most fascinating digital library: giving subscribers access to a growing collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, documents, Scribd Originals, and more. In addition to works from major publishers and top authors, our community includes over 1.9 M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide.

Have you heard about our future of work program, Scribd Flex? As a key principle, we embrace flexibility and allow employees, in partnership with their manager, to choose the work-style that best suits their individual needs and preferences. And, we create intentional in-person moments with each other that build culture and connection.

About the team

The product team is looking for a driven, innovative, and collaborative Senior Product Manager who can advocate for users in creating and optimizing a high-quality search experience. 

In this critical role, you will define our search roadmap from ranking to user interface, and execute on high-profile initiatives across the broader machine learning and discovery teams. 

We are looking for a Senior Product Manager who is comfortable using data to develop priorities and assess results, while also demonstrating a deep understanding of customer needs and wants, and stay on top of trends in both digital content consumption and search.

About you

  • You are a customer-centric Senior Product Manager who loves reading. You ensure that we remain focused on users and that our work really makes a difference for them.
  • You have the ability to set a strategy and vision to determine where we want to go in the future, and determine the immediate steps to get there. 
  • You view your role as a cross-functional partner. You understand that your work doesn’t stop after requirements are written, and you work with your team through execution.
  • You pair developed intuitions and “trusting your gut” with deep analytical thinking and a learning mindset, to focus on the things that matter most and build long-lasting products.
  • You know how to inspire, motivate and support a team to get things done.

You will

  • Enhance the experience users have both as prospects and as subscribers when they search and evaluate content across devices 
  • Establish a reasonable evaluation method of search experience in order to consistently improve the quality of results 
  • Partner with design and user research to create an interactive experience affecting both what and how results can be refined and explored
  • Explore opportunities to leverage user signals, implicit and explicit, to improve query formulation and results for more tailored and interactive results per user.
  • Construct a product roadmap using domain knowledge and partnerships to prioritize opportunities for the discovery platform. This requires evaluating difficult trade-offs and making bets with partial information.  
  • Set a strategy for search that inspires teams across design, engineering, product, marketing and data science to understand the role that search plays within a user’s broader discovery experience

You Have

  • A drive to improve quality for users while achieving business goals
  • 3+ years of product management focused on search or discovery 
  • Comfort in the unknown, and you embrace ambiguity 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Experience building for the future while delivering today 
  • Familiarity with both quantitative (e.g. AB testing and data analytics) and qualitative (e.g. user testing, card sorts, interviews) research methods 
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills (preferred)
  • Experience in large-scale search platforms (preferred)
Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd
*Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Scribd and the geographical location where you work.
• Healthcare Insurance Coverage (Medical/Dental/Vision): 100% paid for employees
• 12 weeks paid parental leave
• Short-term/long-term disability plans
• 401k/RSP matching
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Learning & Development programs
• Quarterly stipend for Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort
• Mental Health support & resources
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Referral Bonuses
• Book Benefit
• Sabbaticals
• Company wide events
• Team engagement budgets
• Vacation & Personal Days
• Paid Holidays (+ winter break)
• Flexible Sick Time
• Volunteer Day
• Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs

Want to learn more about life at Scribd?

We want our interview process to be accessible to everyone. You can inform us of any reasonable adjustments we can make to better accommodate your needs by emailing [email protected] about the need for adjustments at any point in the interview process.

Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, and believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.

Remote employees must have their primary residence in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Ontario (Canada), British Columbia (Canada), or Mexico. *This list may not be complete or accurate, and candidates should speak with their recruiter about their specific location for remote work.

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    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • What's the salary range for the Senior Product Manager, Search position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $149,500-$204,500*
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    Yes, telecommuting is possible for this position
About Scribd
Scribd Inc. /ˈskrɪbd/ is an American e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles.
EBooks, File Sharing
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