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Manager, Strategic Initiatives

The Manager, Strategic Initiatives will lead the evaluation and development of new products, services, and other growth opportunities at Book of the Month. The successful candidate will possess a combination of three skills: (a) Analytical customer/market research, (b) Product management, and (c) Growth and marketing. This role will require you to both analyze and execute, pivoting between the two iteratively to develop a product that addresses a marketing need and grows our business.  

About the Role:

  • Act as the project manager on multiple initiatives across different aspects of the business to drive growth, including:
    • Develop and maintain detailed project plans;
    • Coordinate meetings and working sessions with project stakeholders;
    • Proactively communicate important information across the team;
    • Anticipate and mitigate potential issues and risks;
    • Monitor and report results.
  • Evaluate new business development opportunities, including:
    • Conduct market research and opportunity analysis;
    • Prepare business models analysis;
    • Develop detailed project plans to bring new opportunities to life, working cross-functionally with product, engineering, finance, operations, and creative teams;
    • Summary your work in concise, yet thorough written documents and plans.

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years experience in consulting or banking and product management or marketing at a growth oriented company.  
  • eCommerce, consumer brands or product management is a plus
  • Highly analytical, detail oriented, and resourceful
  • Able to prioritize work effectively while juggling multiple tasks
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and ready to work hard. 
  • Interested in commercial fiction, book clubs, and ecommerce.
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