Title
Digital Business Manager
Employer
VIZ Media, LLC
Location
San Francisco, CA
Date Posted
08/17/2011
Description
VIZ Media is looking for a Digital Business Manager to join our Digital Publishing team!

3+ years of experience at an e-commerce or digital publishing company A MUST.
Also, MUST:
have extensive experience in managing, forecasting, budgeting and analyzing businesses
have experience within the online / digital retail industry including forecasting, planning, and pricing analysis
be able to comprehend where each digital business is at any given moment and be able to speak intelligibly about what key marketing initiatives will drive the business moving forward
be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
be able to process massive amounts of data in a fast-changing, chaotic environment
feel comfortable breaking down the massive amounts of data accumulated by VIZ Media on a daily basis into actionable findings for the digital team leadership to address
be proactive by nature and possess a deep understanding of e-commerce and the levers involved in converting traffic to sales

SUMMARY
The Digital Business Manager owns the reporting & analysis for the digital publishing businesses and online publishing activities. This position is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting the sales results for VIZ Media’s iPad and iPhone Apps, the VIZ Manga online portal, and other digital initiatives as they are developed by the digital publishing team that may include, but are not limited to, e-books, enhanced books, digital weekly magazines, and other digital publishing products that will utilize subscription services. This position is also responsible for working with the Digital Marketing Manager in analyzing the impact of promotional campaigns and the effectiveness of our marketing and social media vehicles.

The Digital Business Manager will establish benchmarks, analyze complex sets of data, and be proactive about reporting to the Digital Publishing leadership any findings aside from the regular reporting responsibilities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES
Takes ownership of the creation of and maintenance of a Business Dashboard to track sales & promotional campaigns for the VIZ Media Digital Publishing business lines.
Make informed decisions on a daily basis to drive each product line, and understand the impact on the business of those decisions.
Take co-ownership with the Digital Marketing Manager of the creation of and maintenance of a Online Marketing Dashboard to track the impact of promotional campaigns.
Develop a deep understanding of the key business areas (e-books, digital manga apps, enhanced books, etc.) that affect the Digital Publishing business.
Work closely with the business and marketing leads to help form promotional strategies, and to identify opportunities for the business as they occur, including pricing discounts and special offers to customers.
Build, manage, maintain and improve a subscription-driven component to VIZ Media’s digital publishing offerings.
Perform ad-hoc analysis for historical marketing efforts for key properties as needed by the business.

In addition to these responsibilities, performs other activities as assigned

MINIMUM ABILITY, SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
MUST have extensive experience in managing, forecasting, budgeting and analyzing businesses
MUST have experience within the online / digital retail industry including forecasting, planning, and pricing analysis
MUST be able to comprehend where each digital business is at any given moment and be able to speak intelligibly about what key marketing initiatives will drive the business moving forward
MUST be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
MUST be able to process massive amounts of data in a fast-changing, chaotic environment
MUST feel comfortable breaking down the massive amounts of data accumulated by VIZ Media on a daily basis into actionable findings for the digital team leadership to address
MUST be proactive by nature and possess a deep understanding of e-commerce and the levers involved in converting traffic to sales
Strong presentation and communication skills; comfortable presenting research findings to large groups
Collaborative, team-oriented, able to work across multiple constituencies and juggle multiple priorities
Ability to communicate and interact professionally with culturally diverse clients, providers, and staff
Proficiency with computer usage, including email, Internet, and standard software
Ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English
Ability to pay strong attention to detail
Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
Ability to communicate and interact professionally with culturally diverse clients, providers, and staff
Ability to work effectively in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork
Ability to work legally in the United States
Ability to live in/commute to the San Francisco Bay Area

MINIMUM PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION
5-7 years of relevant business experience
3+ years of experience at an e-commerce or digital publishing company A MUST
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent, with a record that demonstrates suitable preparation for this position.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not supervise others, but may give guidance to the work of interns and freelancers.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Approximately 90% of time spent on the job involves use of a video display terminal; therefore, must be able to sit for extended periods and to utilize standard ergonomics practices. Primarily works in an office environment, requiring the following activity: lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 15 pounds, kneeling, bending. Must be able to use standard office equipment such as copiers and faxes. Must be able to travel occasionally as needed.

OTHER INFORMATION
Employees must adhere to all applicable VIZ Media policies and procedures. Regular and predictable attendance is required. Willingness and ability to work non-standard business hours, such as nights and weekends, on an as-needed basis is required. Employees must be able to cope effectively with deadlines and multiple demands.

TO APPLY
Please send your detailed cover letter, resume, AND salary requirements. Please specify "Digital Business Manager" when applying.

By e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) to jobs@viz.com
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!!!
See other opportunities at www.viz.com

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