Senior Product Manager (MRI-Simmons)


United States of America

Job Family

Client Solutions

For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Who We Are:  
MRI-Simmons Research is a leading consumer insights company. We are an established organization, with a great brand, that is aggressively reinventing itself through investments in technology and people! 

What We Do: 
MRI-Simmons measures consumer preferences, attitudes, and behaviors. We do this by collecting data through surveys and passively measured data in a way that is representative of the general population, applying data science and making sense of consumer data through enterprise-grade software.  Marketers and media companies then use MRI-Simmons data and technology to develop marketing strategies, consumer segmentation schemes and media activation approaches. The MRI-Simmons Insights Product is a consumer intelligence and discovery platform that provides marketers with faster access to actionable consumer insights. 

Job Description: 

Senior Product Manager is responsible for managing MRI-Simmons Catalyst product suite, increasing profitability of existing product extensions as well as bringing new products to market after evaluating for product market fit. The ideal candidate will have a background working with technology products within the consumer insights or data analytics space with a passion to build automated tools.  The candidate will also have an exceptional communication and leadership skills, along with a deep understanding of the traditional and digital advertising ecosystem. The Senior Product Manager will act as an executive for the product line, interacting with clients to understand their needs and convert them into saleable products. The candidate will also be responsible for increasing the adoption of the existing product line by working closely with product marketing, sales and other client facing teams. 

As the Senior Product Manager, you will have following key accountabilities:  

  • Define and document product requirements for enhanced and net new development 

  • Ability to lead conversations with senior level partners (C-level) to discover and refine products and develop partner relationships 

  • Synthesize complex product ideas and execute the product roadmap based on market direction, user feedback and customer goals 

  • Monitor product development and work closely with product managers, engineering, and client facing teams to ensure product development is on track and ensure final outcomes meet user needs and business goals 

  • Analyze competitive product offerings and come up with differentiators and competitive positioning 

  • Conduct user interviews/tests for external/internal users and compile feedback into concise documents with recommendations for feature development 

  • Create wireframes and designs (within existing design guidelines) for applications sufficient to guide development of production applications 

  • Work closely with other product managers, product marketing, and corporate marketing to create collateral that accurately represents the value of new products and product extensions 


Now that we have introduced you to the position of Senior Product Manager, what skills, qualifications, and experience should you, have?   

  • 3 or more years' experience building and leading data analytics interfaces or SaaS solutions  

  • 3 or more years’ experience in using marketing research or media measurement data within consumer insights, media planning, or marketing technology space 

  • Experience leading UX exercises and transferring that into interface designs for data analytics software  

  • Experienced using rapid prototyping tools such as Figma, balsamiq, Sketch, etc. 

  • Passion for working across departments and with clients to collect and refine requirements for existing and new products 

  • Expert in writing tickets and leading day-to-day utilization of engineering team to ensure delivery of product features is to spec and on time 

  • Experience taking a product from inception all the way through to implementation 

  • Experience working in Agile development environments 

  • Understanding of data and analytics needs for agencies, brands and/or media companies 

  • Clear understanding of the marketing and advertising ecosystem and monetization metrics 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences 

  • Some knowledge of consumer insights space, data driven marketing, and consumer surveys 

  • Experience working with ticketing systems such as JIRA or Azure DevOps 


What we offer: 

  • 401K Match 

  • Medical/ Vision/ Dental Insurance 

  • Work life balance- Hybrid or Remote schedule 

  • Tuition Assistance – up to $5,250.00 yearly

  • 11 paid corporate Holidays 

  • Life / Pet Insurance 

  • Commuter Benefits 

  • Supplier Discounts/ Plum Benefits partnership  

At GfK we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.  

Experience with a growth organization focused on culture and engagement All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to employees) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and GfK (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with this requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of GfK, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired. 

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 50 days ago

City: New York

Work Area: Client Solutions

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00013372