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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:

  • Lead the effort to growing our existing Bookclubs product, including:
    • Develop a deep understanding of the market, customer, and opportunity.
    • Gather and analyze feedback from current and potential customers.
    • Develop and test ideas for how to grow the business through CRM, performance marketing, partnerships, new feature development, conversion funnel optimization, and more. 
    • Work with product and engineering teams to manage and execute the product roadmap for Bookclubs.  
  • 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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