Associate Product Manager, Distribution

Chicago, Illinois, USA Product Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group! We invest in our people through training and professional development and we empower them to grow their careers - because the most important measure of our success is yours.

This role is focused on making the entire Cision Distribution process better. You will help lead the effort to update the technology and workflow for the distribution chain, from order initiation to processing to reporting. Your customers will be both Cision’s external clients and the internal users who work with those accounts. If you love digging into a problem to find a solution that makes someone else’s day easier, this is the role for you.

Here's what you'll do:

  • Obtain, organize, prioritize, and act on feedback from internal and external customers regarding existing or future products
  • Work closely with other product management functions to understand cross-product and cross-region workflow implications of projects 
  • Scope candidate projects and build and prioritize requirements in the form of user stories with acceptance criteria, then work with Engineering, QA, and UAT teams to successfully execute those projects.
  • Serve as product and capability expert to stakeholders across the organization and assist in the establishment and review of operating procedures related to the technical requirements or constraints of products
  • Cultivate collaborative relationships internally to support the Global Distribution vision/strategy
  • Utilize product development tools to build stories and collaborate with teams

Here's what we're looking for:

  • 1+ years-experience as a product manager, business analyst, solutions engineer, technical architect, or similar, related field
  • A passion for finding elegant solutions to complicated problems, building consensus, and ensuring things work well
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present and explain ideas to a variety of stakeholders and answer any product question off-the-cuff
  • You can visualize theoretical situations to determine ease or suitability of product workflows
  • Detail oriented and able to juggle and prioritize across many concurrent activities in a fast-paced, loosely structured and dynamic environment
  • You have the curiosity, humility, and intellectual energy to constantly extend your knowledge
  • You love helping others achieve their goals
  • Bonus points if you have: Experience working with flowcharts or workflow diagrams in applications such as Visio or doing market and customer analysis, including customer surveys or interviews
Cision is committed to building an environment where all employees are set up to thrive and reach their full potential. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
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