What are we looking for?
An experienced Business Manager with knowledge on People Management, Project Management, Quality Assurance and Business Continuity to join the Placeit Content team.
What would I work on specifically?
You will partner up with the Creative Manager to lead the administrative part of the assigned Business Unit. You will be managing a content creative team from an operational point of view, you will be responsible for the completion of the assigned work plan and its quality as well as responsible for the team administrative tasks and people growth.
What general skills do I need to perform well in this position?
You need to know how to:
Be organized and smart.
Be technically curious (learning on your own).
Have a serious interest in understanding the goal behind your work.
Push for doing things the right way the first time around.
Have empathy for our people.
Take care of the team performance, and develop good monitoring practices.
What management skills do I need to perform well in this position?
You need to be familiar with the following:
Strong experience in Performance Revisions.
Excellent feedback and coaching skills.
Conflict resolution experience.
Knowledge in Quality Assurance process and techniques.
Project Management experience.
Change management abilities.
Organizational development understanding.
What are the required baseline management skills for this position?
Here is a list of what we consider baseline fundamentals that you need to be familiar with:
Performance review / Metrics measurement
Feedback & Coaching
Development & Growth
Management of Interpersonal Issues
Attracting, hiring and retaining talent
Production Execution (operational)
Progress Follow up
Ensure Peer reviews are done
Functional Quality Assurance
Assign and follow up on fixes, migrations, review errors and other operational work
Overall goal: keep the business unit on track with production plan and generating good quality output while maintaining a motivated team that grows and have development and succession plans.
Who will I be reporting to?
You will be reporting to the Content Director.
What does your process look like?
You will be working everyday with a content team, you’ll be partnering up with the Creative Director to comply with the content production plan. You both will be in charge of the following tasks:
Work assessment: Both review Planned work to determine size, complexity, required resources, required skills or expertise level, etc.
Work assignment and planning: Both work on the assignment of work to Team Members and to define the production calendar.
Creative Director does daily checks on design, Business Manager does daily checks on progress/process.
In charge of Process Innovation.
Creative Director delivers design and client briefs Business Manager, who then assigns them to each person. Creative Director might want to assign special tracks to specific employees because of their skills or style.
Your main tasks on a daily basis will be focusing on performance review, feedback, coaching, development and grow, conflict resolution within the team, recruiting follow up with the Talent Acquisition team, Project Management follow up, Project Planning, Quality Assurance and Business Continuity.
How’s the work/life balance there?
We have a flexible schedule since we are an output oriented company, but normal business hours are from 9 am to 6 pm.
We generally keep an “adult policy” over these things. The idea is that you’re responsible and we’re not going to babysit you. We don’t really focus on the hours you spend in the office. Our focus is mostly on how effective and efficient you are.
Can I work remotely?
We’re generally not considering remote workers at this point. We ideally want you to be here in our GDL office.
Will you pay for my relocation?
About Placeit in Envato Mexico
We started as an agency, called Freshout in 2008. We developed new products for companies such as Linkedin, Telefonica, eBay. When we realized we couldn’t control the products we built through our clients, we started to invest in our own products. We bootstrapped our way to a product company in late 2014. We were acquired by Envato in late 2017!
We currently have 210 employees in our GDL office. Between our products, we serve over 8m users. This is not some satellite office where we send some of the “special” work. We invest heavily in the education and progress of each member of our team. We have full autonomy over what we build and there are no clients forcing our hand to build unnecessary features.
Placeit is used by thousands of users including big names like Adobe, Yelp, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, IBM, and Netflix. We’ve tripled in size over the past year and have thousands of paid subscribers.
Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this position would be between $30,000.00 and $40,000.00 MXN Gross.
Private Medical Insurance
Full Law Benefits
Profit sharing (5% of company profits)
Pay for roundtrip tickets to anywhere in Mexico 2x a year
Inflation adjustment of salary
Paid for educational courses
Unlimited ebooks / books
Top line equipment
Central location (Lopez Cotilla 1599) See the map: https://goo.gl/maps/ejVbWc2tm9Wh8Smv5
Paid for Friday lunches, fruit, coffee, subsidized snacks
Impact on lots of users (over 8m users) / fast growing
For more detail in our benefits click here: http://envato.mx