Tuesday, January 19, 2010

NextJump job posting for Duke MBA students

From Greg Kunkel, Fuqua '04


-Howie



Next Jump, Inc. (www.nextjump.com)

TITLE: Product Manager Internet Applications (Full time)

LOCATION: New York City

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Next Jump is seeking the best and brightest Product Managers to own strategy creation and product delivery of our next generation E-commerce, Advertising and Analytics systems.  Product Managers at Next Jump are empowered with product ownership and work alongside some of the brightest software engineers with the goal of truly revolutionizing the shopping/advertising space.   In addition to working closely with our senior management team, you will have unique opportunities to work with senior teams from some of the most cutting edge Technology companies and a majority of the FORTUNE 500. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Create, analyze, and promote solutions for Next Jump's business clients including retailers, corporations, member groups, and strategic partners

* Define product vision, scope product requirements, articulate design concepts, and develop metrics

* Maintain industry expertise on competitors' product lines, including products in development or testing

* Work closely with our engineering teams to test, improve, and release solutions into production

* Manage design and development across the execution process

* Develop compelling product offerings, feature sets, and monetization strategies

* Gather and analyze feedback from users, as well as marketing, development and product teams

* Drive product decisions, especially concept development and feature prioritization

* Facilitate small and large groups during meetings and in workshop settings

 

REQUIREMENTS:

* MBA required

* Understanding of web/UI design principles.

* Ability to give constructive input during design meetings and make wireframes that communicate your ideas

* Experience in internet technology, product development/management, or consulting

* Experience coordinating multiple projects across internal teams and client relationships

* Interest in analyzing products, partners' needs and market dynamics

* Excellent written, oral, presentation and communication skills

* Experience with agile product development philosophies and processes a plus

* An end-to-end understanding of the e-commerce shopping experience

* Proven track record driving cross-functional teams to deliver projects on time and within budget

* Ability to effectively influence multiple teams to drive internal consensus and common goals

* Proven creative problem solving and innovative mindset

* Experience with data and metrics-driven decision making

* Up-to-date with the latest consumer technology and web trends

* Highly organized, self-motivated worker with entrepreneurial passion and ability to effectively multi-task

* Clear and concise written and verbal communications for internal and external audiences

* Strong experience with PowerPoint and Excel

 

COMPANY SUMMARY:

Headquartered in New York City, Next Jump is building the next generation of e-commerce and advertising technology, and revolutionizing the way consumers and marketers interact online. The company has created the most powerful technology engine for sales, achieving the highest conversion rates of browsers to buyers. Over 28,000 merchant partners, both retailers and manufacturers, leverage Next Jump's technology to create the most targeted, cost-effective and measurable campaigns to reach more than 100 million users. Next Jump acquires its users through a B2B model, with over 90,000 corporations, affinity groups, and institutions including more than 84% of the FORTUNE 100 and nearly 60% of FORTUNE 500 companies. Next Jump has offices in New York City, Cambridge, MA and London. For more information on Next Jump visit www.nextjump.com.


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Howie Rhee, MBA
Managing Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
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