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Senior Product Manager II Data Capabilities WorksHub

The Senior Product Manager II will own a shared product capability which is an integral part of our Data Platform within Research Products. You will be developing new capabilities making use of big data technology and data science and playing a leading role in changing the way that data based products are delivered within Elsevier. A key aspect of the job is to deliver entity applications that identify and match entities across multiple products. He/she will represent product domain(s) to peers, managers and executives across the company and to external audiences. He/she will actively mentor and informally lead cross-functional team members.

Key responsibilities:
Customer Focus
  • Has a solid understanding of customer use cases and participates in select customer interactions with external product management.

  • Leverages analytics and other insights to better understand customer needs.

  • Aligns/coaches the team to ensure customer needs are met.

  • Understands competitors and regulatory environment.

  • Looks for solutions (people, process and technology) which offer the best opportunity to solve customer problems.

Data-Driven Decision-Making & Analysis
  • Leverages metrics to track progress on customer needs and ensures that product efforts move those metrics.

  • Is proficient at pulling and accessing data from multiple sources, and manages through data ambiguity.

  • Considers various options to balance complex conflicting priorities.

  • Identifies the most important data to consider and set KPIs, priorities and dashboards.

  • Develops multiple hypothesis-driven product evaluation strategies, including AB testing for interactive products, and assesses the expected efficacy of each.

  • Is comfortable analysing data using existing software packages (e.g. Excel).

Product Delivery & Development Lifecycle
  • Has a thorough understanding of the broader product experience.

  • Drives key end-to-end lifecycle components, from planning to release.

  • Has a thorough understanding of the company's SDLC processes, including agile processes.

  • Helps drive solutions for complicated design challenges.

  • Weighs internal and external impact when making any product or feature decision.

  • Writes clear requirements for complex features or products and is responsive to requests for clarifications.

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

Strategy & Commercial Acumen
  • Works with external product management to develop product vision and roadmap plan aligned with business strategy.

  • Understands how to use data to help the business to drive commercial decisions and growth opportunities for the product.

  • Uses knowledge of competitors to inform product decisions and roadmaps.

Technical Skills
  • Understands company technology stack at a high level, for the broader product.                       

  • Understands data models, data schemas and streaming platforms like Kafka.

  • Utilizes or extends the company's platform and underlying technologies to create new product features.



Requirements for the role:

    • 6+ years in technology Product Management

    • Education at University degree level in the areas of Business, Technology and/or Science.

    • Recognized as full owner of a product or sizable feature of a complex product.

    • Released new product or product features to the market, from collaborative conceptualization to execution to post-release management.

    • Frequent product customer engagements that lead to positive commercial outcomes.

    • Worked in an Agile Scrum delivery environment.                                                                                                                                        

    • Worked as a Product Owner building a Data Platform                                                                                                                                             

    • Understands the company technology stack at a high level, for the broader set of products

    • Understands emerging technologies and how they may be applied within the organization.

What we offer:

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect when joining Elsevier in the Netherlands.


An assessment or business case could be part of our selection procedure. A pre-employment screening will be part of our recruitment procedure.

  • Competitive salary and a 13th month

  • 27 days of leave

  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates

  • Solid Pension Plan, with a choice between a collective pension plan an individual pension plan

  • Profit share or bonus plan subject to the company annual results

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Travel allowance for commuting

  • Reductions to several personal insurance packages due to our collective agreements

  • Free in-house sport facilities

  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development

  • Several local and global networking communities to share best practices and knowledge

  • Various social responsibility programs, channelling knowledge and strengths to help communities around the world improve education, science, health care and protect the environment.


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