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Product Management
NUR000AJ Requisition #

Elsevier’s exciting and industry-changing Nursing and Health Education products are providing our client universities and their students with innovative ways to access and utilize learning material. The Elsevier Product Operations Team is responsible for product and operational management of platforms and services for Nursing and Health Education products. We are looking for a Senior Product Manager with proven product management and technical expertise to join the team! In this role, you will be responsible for driving the development and expansion of our core shared platform services that power external customer-facing educational solutions. You will work closely with application teams across Nursing and Health Education in the prioritization of platform feature requests and provide the strategic product direction and roadmap for multiple dedicated engineering teams.


The ideal candidate for this role should be experienced in coordinating with multiple software teams and balancing competing priorities. If you are passionate about technology and maximizing your product management skills, this is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students pursuing a career in the field of Nursing & Allied Health.

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain and convey a clear understanding of the entire ecosystem of Nursing and Health Education digital solutions.

  • Document those understandings, and maintain them.

  • Synthesize customer use cases and engineering team(s) feedback.

  • Manage the platform roadmap, backlog, sprints, and supporting documentation.

  • Evangelize and champion platform capabilities to all stakeholders.

  • Align teams around unified goals and timelines in support of business strategy.

  • Collaborate with architects on platform metrics, objectives, and key results to help guide and measure success.

  • Drive transparency and open lines of communication across platform consumers to ensure proactive understanding of needs and possible priority shifts

  • Actively seek various options and feedback, then balance application and engineering priorities to help drive reusable and scalable forward-looking solutions.

  • Understand and keep on top of emerging educational and learning technology standards (IMS Global standards) and how they may be applied within the organization.

What you’ll do:

  • Partner with Application Product Managers to translate key product scenarios and use-cases into capabilities that can be delivered by the platform engineering team.

  • Ensure continuous communication with application teams to gain a sense for where the market is heading.

Technical Skills:

  • Understand the platform, services, and underlying technologies to help design new platform capabilities.

  • Ability to understand deeply technical systems across the educational software portfolio and communicate it clearly and knowledgeably to both technical and non- technical audiences

  • Keep current on new technologies to support new product development efforts.

  • Be comfortable with self-service technical tasks (e.g., making API requests, running SQL queries, etc.)

Strategy & Commercial Acumen:

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

  • Evangelize and socialize platform strategy, vision and value proposition with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Maximize ROI by working to figure out the best time to deliver, or Cost of Delay

  • Write or support business cases for investment.

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

Product Delivery & Development Lifecycle:

  • Have a thorough understanding of the broader product experience.

  • Have a thorough understanding of the agile process and software development lifecycle (SDLC).

  • Help drive solutions for complicated design challenges.

  • Assist application product owners with writing clear and detailed user stories for platform capabilities.

  • Work autonomously and manage platform in collaboration with technical architects and front line engineers.

  • Deliver platform capabilities to market, and coordinate launch plans with external customer facing teams such as marketing and sales.

Data-Driven Decision Making & Analysis:

  • Use metrics to define and track progress against KPIs.
  • Be proficient at pulling and accessing data from multiple sources and managing despite data ambiguity.

  • Consider various options to balance complex conflicting priorities.

  • Be comfortable with analytical, data-driven approaches.

What you’ll bring to the team:

  • Minimum 4 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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