Digital Product Director (French Services) – CBC

Job Family Media Production
Primary Location Montreal

Position Language Requirement French Only

Language Skill Level (Reading) –
Language Skill Level (Writing) –
Language Skill Level (Speaking) –

Status of Employment Contract
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Work at CBC/Radio-Canada

When you come to CBC/Radio-Canada, you’re not only joining the undisputed leader in expressing Canadian culture – you’re also participating in its digital revolution. Here, you’ll actively contribute to creating innovative projects on our major platforms and will find a stimulating, state-of-the-art and team-focused work environment.

Digital is a key part of our present and our future. CBC/Radio-Canada’s strategy is focused on becoming the first organization to provide a digital platform that delivers unique content and experiences for our audiences, by telling stories that reflect who they are. If you’re passionate about the user experience, love technology, and are driven to bring out the best in others, you’ll enjoy working at CBC/Radio-Canada.

What will your role be?

Are you a seasoned team leader with experience developing digital products? Interested in managing an ambitious product portfolio and meeting the organizational challenges of a growing team? Then this opportunity is for you!

As a member of the Digital Media team reporting to the Senior Director, Digital Strategy and Creative Services, you lead a team of product managers in evolving the digital product portfolio and play a key role in implementing the company’s business strategies.

You work closely with Strategy, Data, Innovation, Design, Content, Technology and Project Management experts to help build productive, cohesive product teams. You guide teams in creating compelling digital experiences. You develop strong relationships with the business units tied to your product portfolio (TV, radio, etc.) and other key partners within the organization (Marketing and Communications, Media Solutions, etc.).

Working in tandem with your associate, with whom you jointly oversee the full range of digital products, you will ensure the development of product management practices within the organization.


1/ Managing a digital product portfolio

Evolve the vision and roadmap for the products included in your management portfolio, ensuring that a strategic planning process and ongoing monitoring are in place
Set objectives, prioritize key initiatives and establish performance indicators for each portfolio product
Support the definition of delivery schedules and backlogs, and facilitate execution by resolving issues and challenges affecting product teams and project stakeholders
Promote a user-centric product culture by encouraging research, experimentation and data analysis practices
Provide the various departments with visibility on each product’s evolution and performance; enable the necessary discussions and negotiations to ensure a common understanding and alignment of roadmaps
Ensure the health and continuous improvement of product teams (workflows, tools, activities) to promote a harmonious, productive work environment
Monitor your products’ markets and the latest digital trends to help drive discussions and action plans
2/ Personnel management and product management practices

Guide product managers in their roles and responsibilities, helping them grow through coaching and mentoring
Set individual and group development objectives, proposing in-house and external solutions to achieve them
Develop and engage the product management practices community, promoting the sharing of in house and industry best practices
Act as an ambassador for product management and agile practices within the organization
What will make a difference?

Business acumen, critical mind and good problem-solving skills
Proven ability to lead high-performance teams to achieve outstanding results
Strong strategic thinker with the business and relationship skills needed to support product planning and delivery
Strong presentation skills along with the ability to communicate effectively and make complex information understandable to all levels of an organization
Practical knowledge in implementing product discovery and experimentation approaches (design sprints, growth hacking, user testing, a/b testing, etc.) resulting in the delivery of great product experiences

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

University degree in technology, software engineering, business management or other related training
Ten or more years’ product management experience, including at least five as a digital product team leader
Very good understanding of digital development trades and areas (business analysis, design, architecture and programming, quality assurance, accessibility, etc.) and good understanding of digital content and marketing.
Experience working in an Agile delivery environment
Digital experience in the media industry an asset
Superior French-language skills, spoken and written; English an asset to promote collaboration with bilingual teams
Flexibility to work remotely with teams based in Toronto and Montreal

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

Please note that this is a 12-month contract position, renewable annually.
As well, it is important to distinguish that this is not a consulting mandate, but rather a regular, long-term opportunity as an employee with Radio-Canada, complete with competitive benefits.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

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