Product Development Manager
LabX Media Group
Midland, ON

Are you a versatile business professional that has a passion for technology and digital marketing? Do you enjoy tinkering with web applications and trying new strategies to enhance business performance? Are you interested in the management of a web platform that has 130,000 unique monthly visitors and facilitates millions of dollars of scientific equipment purchases?

If so, this may be the opportunity for you!

The primary role of the Product Development Manager position is to improve site experience and performance metrics by applying analytics and business insights to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Converting their insights of ecommerce technology, business operation, customer experience and data analytics into product vision, driving the program roadmap and growth of the eCommerce business. Responsible for strategic planning, execution and support of the ecommerce platforms. The successful candidate will bring good business experience and business acumen, applying those talents to areas within product management, UX, marketing, merchandising, and IT to guide insightful and action-oriented projects on our scientific equipment eCommerce marketplace.

Core responsibilities will also include managing all web analytics tools, systems, and reporting. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience as well as the curiosity to develop a keen understanding of how customers behave across our platform. While previous experience in these fields is certainly beneficial, we are comfortable working with strong business-minded individuals and encourage anyone who has experience in even a few of the listed talents to apply.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement digital engagement strategy in order to improve website performance
  • Work with the sales team to develop and manage client success of our marketplace sellers and advertising partners
  • Manage the Customer Experience team with effective coaching and hands-on guidance, and champion great team spirit
  • Collaborate with the web programming and IT team to enhance user experience and develop innovative web products
  • Define User Experience (UX) improvements and leverage marketing and graphic design teams to define and build great guest experiences across multiple platforms
  • Oversee delivery of digital programs including email marketing, SEO/PPC, digital display, HubSpot, etc. making data-driven recommendations necessary to improve SEO strategy
  • Develop dashboards and basic reports that simplify the reporting process; provide reports on key website metrics, including ad listings, seller success, and advertiser campaign progress
  • Manage direct channel growth and optimization (i.e. website, emails, and social media, etc.)
  • Utilize competitive data to identify new opportunities and improve current initiatives
  • Troubleshoot customer problems and escalated issues
  • Stay current with eCommerce trends in B2B and industrial markets to evolve understanding and adapt strategic direction

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in web marketing, eCommerce, customer experience or related fields
  • Scientific, technical product, or B2B experience is preferred

Education:

  • Post secondary degree in marketing, communications, master's in science/mathematics, consumer studies, computer science, business management, or related disciplines

Technical Skills:

  • Solid understanding of intuitive site functionality design, interaction, site architecture, user interfaces, UI/UX, and navigation
  • Keen eye for web product development
  • Experience with HTML, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, HubSpot
  • Ability to create wireframes and concept prototypes is an asset
  • Strong marketing/digital marketing, analytical skills, eCommerce and SEO experience

Service/Personal Skills

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to present information clearly to small groups/previous experience in managing teams preferred
  • Good project management and organizational skills, able to guide projects effectively

This position is located in Midland, ON. Ideal candidates will be from the Midland and surrounding area, or within driving distance.

LabX Media Group is an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time