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Head of Product
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Cast & Crew is hiring a
Head of Product

At Cast & Crew, we’ve empowered creativity and supported the global entertainment industry for decades.

We grew from a modest small business in 1976 to be the premiere provider of entertainment technology and solutions, staying true to our mission of modernizing content production and leading the digital transformation within the industry. With a global workforce across a host of storied brands, our cloud-based technology and industry expertise span all areas of produced and live entertainment, from film, television, streaming, to advertising, live events, and short-form.  

Together with our family of brands - Backstage, CAPS, Checks & Balances, Final Draft, Media Services, Sargent-Disc, and The TEAM Companies – we operate as a combined entertainment technology and services provider offering industry standard screenwriting accounting software, digital payroll products, data & reporting, and a host of creative tools.  The industry continues to move faster than ever, and the need for our expertise, our technology, and our people has never been greater.  We are a production’s best ally every step of the way. #OneCastOneCrew

Vice President and Head of Product Strategy                                                                                                                                   

Position Overview

The Vice President and Head of Product Strategy will be responsible for growing our suite of digital products and ensure best-in-class services for our Advertising, Live Event and Shortform clients.

This is a proven leader who can create strategic vision for our product lines by defining product roadmap and driving product strategy for a portfolio of products. This position partners with Engineering, Sales, Operations, amongst other leadership and stakeholders to accelerate market traction, develop and execute product vision, and drive business growth for current and future next-generation products.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop corporate strategy, budgeting, and revenue modeling develop and manage a long-term product growth strategy
  • Own product requirements, strategy, and roadmaps for the entire product line, including new products and enhancements to our existing products to meet changing market and competitive need
  • Empower the Product Management teams as thought leadership in market trends to identify and anticipate user, platform, and infrastructure need and create a culture of agility
  • Manage objectives, key business metrics, product outcomes and multiple execution processes with varying levels of risk and visibility at the Executive level
  • Actively assist with daily allocation of resources and coordinate activities across concurrent work streams
  • Drive development of models that drive client acquisition, engagement, retention, and referrals Drive holistic user-centered product development balancing consumer, internal stakeholder, and business needs
  • Develop data-driven models and analytical approaches to determine business performance, growth and emerging opportunities
  • Influence our product partners internally and externally with technical insights to deliver platform offerings and implementation guidance and guardrails to ensure long-term performance and sustainability
  • Gathers feedback from sales, payroll operations, marketing, and customers to set the strategic vision for our existing products
  • Monitors the status of new product development, enhancements, or iterations, ensuring milestones, communications, and deliverables are current
  • Leverage data collected via growth-oriented KPIs and experiments to influence product roadmap and business strategy
  • Evangelize the software product to internal and external stakeholders

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a (B2B) product leader, with experience scaling products and managing cross-functional teams
  • At least 7-10 years of product development/management experience.
  • Proven experience in strategy development, opportunity identification, and execution of product and corporate growth strategy
  • Experience with enterprise product launches, including establishing and executing processes and building stakeholder buy-in
  • Confident and engaging leadership style; ability to interface with business decisionmakers, teams, and clients at a wide variety of levels
  • Experience with leading competitive research, customer research and business analysis and methodologies Present strategies and analysis to the Executives and other leadership or stakeholders
  • Track record of making data-driven decisions and ability to balance priorities based on team-consensus; ability to track and communicate effects of changing priorities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (MBA a plus)
  • Experience developing API-based solutions, specifically for fin-tech or comparable financial systems
  • Solid knowledge of the entertainment payroll industry

Special Work Conditions    

  • Sedentary – Involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Some positions may entail exerting up to 15 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, or pull.

The compensation range for this position is $200-220K per year. Compensation is commensurate with various factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, qualifications, skills, training, licensure, certifications, geographic cost of labor, and other business and organizational needs.



Cast & Crew provides a comprehensive package of employee benefits including: Medical, Dental, Life/AD&D; LTD, additional voluntary benefits such as STD, Vision, paid vacation, holidays, and sick pay; 401(k) and employer match, Additional Life Insurance, health and wellness programs, employee discounts, and other perks! 

Note: Cast & Crew benefits are subject to eligibility requirements. 

Due to the high volume of applicants, it is likely that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. 

CA residents: Your personal information may be collected in connection with certain services provided by Cast & Crew or its affiliated companies.  A summary of your California privacy rights can be found at: https://www.castandcrew.com/privacy-policy/  

Cast & Crew is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship or marital status, and to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.

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