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Product Management
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Elsevier
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Ready for a challenge? Interested or know someone who might be?

 

Elsevier is looking for a dynamic Senior Product Manager with proven product management expertise. Our exciting and industry-changing Adaptive Learning products are providing our client universities and their students with innovative ways to access learning material. Collaborating directly with the Director, Product Operations you will be leading Elsevier Nursing and Health Education's Adaptive Learning product strategy and execution!! If you are passionate about building great products that wows customers, this is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students pursuing a career in the field of Nursing & Allied Health. This is a lynchpin role and requires consideration for long-term product quality, customer and end-user satisfaction, and calls for a highly detail oriented individual with serious entrepreneurial drive.

 

Your responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for the product management, planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, including: the definition of product opportunities, defining the product release vision, gathering and prioritizing customer requirements, and working closely with internal groups to ensure that profitability and customer satisfaction goals are met

  • You will own one or more product(s) within Elsevier’s Adaptive Learning product portfolio

  • You will ensure that your product line supports the organization’s overall strategy and mission

  • You will be responsible for developing a commercially successful product strategy and lead project execution with minimal guidance that is based on qualitative and quantitative customer understanding

  • You will be sees as a critical stakeholder for feedback on new feature ideas

 

What you’ll do:

 

Customer Focus:

• Maintain close contact with customers to gain a sense for where the market is heading given multiple considerations

• Understand competitors and regulatory environment

• Segment markets and understands needs of those sub-segments in greater detail    

 

Strategy & Commercial Acumen:

• Develop product vision and roadmap aligned with business strategy and communicate across all critical stakeholders. Use knowledge of competitors to inform product decisions and roadmaps.

• Evangelize and socialize product strategy, vision and value proposition with internal and external stakeholders. Understand and communicate the need to show a return on investment

• Write or support business cases for investment

• Understand how to use data to drive commercial decisions and growth opportunities for the product

 

Product Delivery & Development Lifecycle:

• Have a thorough understanding of the broader product experience

• Drive key end-to-end lifecycle components, from planning to release

• Have a thorough understanding of the company agile product processes and software development lifecycle (SDLC). Help drive solutions for complicated design challenges

• Assist peer product owners with writing clear and detailed user stories for complex features or products, requiring little clarification

• Manage product without direct supervision, involving manager or other senior leaders only when appropriate

 

Data-Driven Decision-Making & Analysis:

• Leverage metrics to track progress on customer needs and ensures that product efforts move those metrics

• Be proficient at pulling and accessing data from multiple sources, and managing through data ambiguity

• Consider various options to balance complex conflicting priorities

• Identify the most important data to consider and sets KPIs, priorities and dashboards

• Be comfortable to take an analytical, data-driven approach for situations where rigorous data sets are unavailable

 

Go to Market & Product Marketing Lifecycle:

• Develop clear go to market launch plans through coordinated development with external customer facing teams such as marketing and sales

• Develop or support pricing strategy as needed

• Be independently accountable for portions of launch and strategy execution as assigned

• Drive process and external communication for products that will be sunsetted, including plan for migrating customers

• Support and participate in business strategic planning, contributing to sales and business development strategy           

 

Technical Skills:

• Understand company technology stack at a high level, for the broader product

• Utilize or extend the company's platform and underlying technologies to create new product features

• Speak knowledgably with tech and data counterparts about development approaches in consideration

• Learn about new technologies to support new product development efforts

• Be comfortable analyzing data using existing software packages (e.g. Excel)        

 

Focus on Results:

• Communicate expectations clearly and follow through on commitments to ensure they are successfully completed and goals are achieved

• Promote a strong sense of urgency for reaching goals

• Build commitment in others for their individual and team objectives


What you’ll bring to the team:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of product management experience with strong technical background working with platforms.
  • Proven experience managing existing product(s) and releasing new products or product features to the market, from collaborative conceptualization to execution to post-release management.

  • Meaningful engineering engagements that lead to positive software outcomes.

  • Proven agile and iterative software product development expertise.

  • Excellent oral and writing communication skills.

  • Familiarity with APIs, microservices, cloud-native web services and analytics driven platforms

What will make you stand out:

  • Bachelor’s degree (computer science, information sciences, or engineering degree preferred)

  • Experience with LTI, LMSs, and educational technologies.

What we offer:

  • We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities to develop yourself. Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of the kind of things you can expect when joining Elsevier.
  • A competitive base salary + annual bonus plan.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Full benefits package, including:
    • Insurance: Health, Dental, Life, Accident, Pet etc.
    • Retirement: 401(K) plan, including a company match and Employee Stock Purchase
    • Disability: Long-term, short-term
    • Work / Life balance: Volunteer programs, Tuition and Adoption Assistance
    • Paid Vacation, Personal and Sick days as well as paid holidays

For additional information, please inquire

Elsevier is the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision- makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world and includes such distinguished brands as Gray's Anatomy, The Lancet and Cell. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. ScienceDirect delivers the worlds' leading journals electronically to over 11 million readers in 200 countries. And physicians in 95 percent of teaching hospitals rely on ClinicalKey to get critical information that can save lives.


Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

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