Category Product Manager – Strategy and Solutions (Revenue)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • 150 - 200

The Globe and Mail

Category Product Manager – Strategy and Solutions (Revenue)

Wednesday, January 31, 2024


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We’re seeking a Category Manager with a sharp financial perspective to drive strategy and solution-oriented marketing initiatives. Focused primarily on the Finance sector, this role demands dynamic leadership and industry acumen to translate market insights into innovative advertising solutions, ultimately bolstering revenue growth.

As a Category Manager, you’ll report to the Head of Digital Ad Innovation and Category Management, collaborating seamlessly across various departments. From Editorial and Custom Content to Sales and Marketing, your role will be pivotal in delivering deep analyses of Finance, Insurance, Education, Business, and Technology sectors. By harnessing both proprietary and third-party advertising products, you’ll craft tailored strategies to meet client needs, propelling advertising revenue forward.


  • Proactively devise marketing insights and innovative advertising solutions.
  • Analyze evolving consumer trends and business challenges within specific categories, effectively communicating insights to the sales division.
  • Create compelling presentations utilizing our products to captivate clients and drive revenue generation.
  • Oversee category products, ensuring comprehensive reporting and strategic alignment.
  • Develop analytical frameworks supporting Sales in identifying new business prospects, leveraging internal and external research.
  • Conduct thorough competitive analysis to articulate strategic advantages to advertising clients.
  • Cultivate an in-depth understanding of all advertising services within designated categories to drive revenue growth.
  • Collaborate on sales strategies for top-priority client accounts.
  • Develop comprehensive category playbooks and quarterly strategy plans.
  • Engage with editorial teams to identify category integration opportunities.
  • Provide the sales team with up-to-date competitive analysis, trends, and insights.
  • Assist in crafting compelling responses to RFPs and maintaining sales-related resources.


  • Minimum of 2 years of category/product marketing experience, preferably in Finance.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in marketing, sales, or media.
  • Proven ability to convert analysis into insights and develop engaging product presentations.
  • Experience independently driving and managing complex projects.
  • Strong communication, analytical, and relationship-building skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.


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  • Competitive compensation to ensure we hire, retain and reward team members
  • Hybrid work environment that promotes work-life balance
  • Generous vacation and flexible work arrangements
  • Parental leave top-up
  • Competitive health and dental benefits
  • Annual wellness subsidy
  • On-site chiropractor and registered massage therapist
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Free digital subscription to and 40% off other Globe products
  • Education assistance for external training courses


  • We are committed to creating equitable opportunities for all employees, to enable everyone to reach their full potential. This commitment is embedded in our strategic plan and core values.
  • There are lateral and upward advancement opportunities for rewarding and developing careers.
  • We believe in mentorship and collaborative peer-to-peer learning and have both formal and informal programs in place to encourage knowledge-sharing.
  • We support continuing education and provide both internal and external opportunities for training and development.


All offers of employment with The Globe and Mail are conditional upon the candidate being Fully Vaccinated. To be Fully Vaccinated is defined as someone who has received the full series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada (currently Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen) and has received the last dose at least 14 days prior to their start date. To prove they are Fully Vaccinated, all new hires will be required to provide evidence by emailing a copy of their vaccine dose administration receipt(s) to Human Resources prior to their start date. Those seeking exemption based on one or more of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code will need to provide their request for accommodation to Human Resources for approval. If the accommodation request is not approved and the candidate is not Fully Vaccinated, any offer of employment will be revoked.


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