North America / United States / MD / Columbia

Product Leadership

#: 110083-en_US / 110083



Product Manager – (Remote USA) – 110083

Product Leadership – USA Columbia, Maryland 



Nielsen pioneered the measurement of media and consumer behavior, and we’re on a mission to transform our products and technology to help the current and next generation Audio companies compete for consumer and advertiser attention. Through cutting edge technology and industry leading data science, we’re enabling Audio companies to monetize their media while empowering advertisers with the intelligence they need to efficiently reach consumers and optimize their marketing investments. Backed by decades of analytics R&D, proprietary data assets, and a drive towards the future, Nielsen is on a journey to apply the rigor and expertise that made us successful in Broadcast Radio audience measurement to the new segments of Streaming and Podcasting. Nielsen’s Audio Product Management team is looking for a skilled professional to join as a Product Manager, New Initiatives. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the Audio audience measurement product family as we extend our services for media companies, advertisers, and agencies. 


As the Product Manager, you have experience in an Agile environment, leveraging data to drive technology solutions and are hungry to learn. You are a leader who is collaborative, positive, and driven. You are confident in your roadmapping abilities, and are able to pivot to changes as needed with your team. You have product and program management experience, and are not only passionate about the products you are leading, but also about helping the team you are working with be as successful as possible. 


  • Support the Audio Product Line Managers to execute strategy against the goals of expanding our Audio services, either in the measurement solution space or data integration space 
  • Collaborate cross functionally with engineers, data scientists, vendors, product marketing, and business development to plan, develop, and deliver products. Live and breathe agile product development practices across our product, technology, and data science teams
  • Develop detailed program plans through collaboration with stakeholders, manage milestones and communicate initiative status
  • Be the subject matter expert on the product and/or New Initiative
  • Develop business cases or Epic Briefs for new features
  • Approach Product Development with a growth mindset: prioritizing high potential opportunities, discovery and innovation
  • Function as Product Manager; partnering with the Technology teams to develop user stories, acceptance criteria, requirements, and roadmaps
  • Regularly review the competitive landscape and analyze client feedback to improve product features and capabilities 
  • Potentially demo to prospective clients and answer queries from current clients
  • Function as Program Manager for new initiatives as designated and directed by the Audio Product Line Managers


  • Minimum of 2 years of Product Management experience, with at least 2 years of Program Management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical teams
  • Experience with B2B product management, preferably in data-oriented businesses
  • Experience managing midsize to large projects with multiple stakeholders, identifying key milestones, risks and assumptions, and measuring success
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Must be able to suggest workable solutions to development teams and decompose complex problems into manageable units
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross-functional teams within a matrixed organization 


  • Understanding of marketing / media analytics, including domain expertise in any of the following areas would be a plus, but are not required for the successful candidate
  • Media and/or Audio industry segments including Broadcast Radio, Digital Audio Streaming, and Podcasting, with a focus on content as well as distribution technologies, apps, and devices
  • Understanding of digital data collection, processing and reporting 
  • Technical knowledge of cross-platform media / behavior measurement technologies and data, including any of the following: 
  • Media panels and consumer research data matching methods 
  • Familiarity with statistical modeling / machine learning techniques 
  • Experience with customer facing reporting tools
  • Program-level financial management experience
  • Familiarity with Google Suite and Atlassian or other Agile Performance Tools
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus



By connecting clients to audiences, we fuel the media industry with the most accurate understanding of what people listen to and watch. To discover what audiences love, we measure across all channels and platforms⁠—from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are truly connected to their audiences, they can see the most important opportunities and accelerate growth.


Do you want to move the industry forward with Nielsen? Our people are the driving force. Your thoughts, ideas and expertise can propel us forward. Whether you have fresh thinking around maximizing a new technology or you see a gap in the market, we are here to listen and take action. Our team is made strong by a diversity of thoughts, experiences, skills, and backgrounds. You’ll enjoy working with smart, fun, curious colleagues, who are passionate about their work. Come be part of a team that motivates you to do your best work!  

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Columbia,Maryland 

Secondary Locations: Remote, NY – New York City, FL – Tampa – Oldsmar, 

Travel:  No