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VP, Content Strategy & Partnerships

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Elsevier’s Clinical Solutions is looking for a Vice President, Content Strategy & Partnerships to join our Clinical Solutions team. As Vice President, Content Strategy & Partnerships, you will lead the development of the end to end digital content strategy and roadmap, define success for the group and serve as a change agent as we advance the Clinical Solutions business strategy towards an integrated, action-oriented set of knowledge tools. You will own the buy, build or partner strategic decisions for Digital Content across a large breadth of diverse content assets.  You will also play a crucial role in aligning evidence-based information strategies across 6 content segments and content creation processes, inspiring innovation and efficiencies, and helping transform the function into the strategic engine of the company. You will work closely together with other stakeholder groups such as Informatics and Technology and serve as the key interface for Commercial and Product to support our overall goals.  You will also interface with other Elsevier teams, such as our Lexis Risk Solutions, STM Journals and Education, Reference and Continuity businesses.

The role will focus on defining a holistic content strategy to evolve current products and enable Digital Content’s transformation from providing reference information to providing advanced clinical decision support. You will also be responsible for aligning content roadmaps to best support the overall Clinical Solutions business strategy and meet customer segment and product needs. You will partner with the Vice President, Operational Transformation & Innovation to ensure that our content strategy aligns with and enables operational improvement. You will need to have a deep understanding of how our content creates value for our customers and integrates with technology partners such as Electronic Medical Record (EMR)s. You will define our decision support content strategy and identify where there are opportunities for synergies as well as need for differentiation amongst our content sets. You will report to the Senior Vice President of the Digital Content group.

Key Responsibilities
Develop an end-to-end content strategy to enable the transformation from individual products delivering reference information to a suite of products delivering integrated clinical decision support
Understand the Clinical Solutions business strategy and product strategy to enable a strategic and operational transformation within digital content
Create and manage an aligned digital content roadmap across all segments, while driving execution of priorities across our group
Assess editorial needs and processes across current content teams to identify strategic areas of overlap and opportunities for improvement
Understand industry trends in digital content development and usage to leverage insights to recommend improvements for Elsevier
Define key content types and elements to support products 
Assess content data strategy and utilization to inform overarching roadmaps
Drive embedding of content with data to inform content strategy 
Develop a plan to transition from content types to disease-based programs (Oncology, Diabetes, etc)
Develop a point of view on metadata and reuse of content within Digital Content
Innovate on content sourcing by testing a variety of content creation models, such as crowdsourcing, user contributions or committees, as well as traditional Subject Matter Advisor models
Develop, manage and execute a strategic partnership program for sourcing of content to support Digital Content’s Clinical and Editorial teams
Own the joint Societies & Associations partnership strategy in collaboration with our Elsevier Journals group
Accountable for developing, managing and achieving budget, schedule, reporting and contract negotiation
Cultivate a network of high quality contacts; identify potential partners, current and emerging opinion leaders, teachers, and clinicians.
Inform the end state vision for digital content and define metrics for success and manage cultural change
Manage a team of content strategists, ensuring strategic alignment across the group and drive execution
Champion the digital content perspective within the business, commercial and product strategy for Clinical Solutions
Work closely with the Commercial, Product, Informatics, and Technology teams to integrate their perspectives into the Digital Content strategy.  Serve as initial point of contact for Product and Commercial to determine best sourcing and resources to build  
        digital content 
Represent Digital Content and evangelize, both internally and externally, the value of Clinical Solutions Digital Content
Serve as a critical member of the Digital Content leadership team to identify and own cross team initiatives


  • 7- 10+ years’ experience leading a strategic function
  • Experience leading strategy in healthcare
  • Experience in digital content development across multiple content areas, experience with Electronic Medical Record or other workflow technology embedded content a plus
  • Experience in business development and partnership negotiation 
  • Experience in working in cross-functional teams or matrixed organizations
  • Evidence of success as an agent of change by leading people, process and technology changes within an organization
  • Strategic Decision making
  • Advanced degree (MBA) preferred
  • Strong strategic perspective and proven execution and operational leadership
  • Familiarity with technology-oriented content innovations across a broad set of clinical content
  • Self-starter with strong sense of urgency
  • Results oriented
  • Entrepreneurial skills and good in starting up new initiatives
  • Business Consulting background a plus
  • Domestic Travel required, approx. 30%
  • Occasional International Travel  

  • Customer Focus
  • Change Management
  • Innovation
  • Communication and Presentation
  • Professional Knowledge
  • Gaining Commitment
  • Information Monitoring
  • Business acumen

Clinical Solutions 
Clinical Solutions is a division of Elsevier that is singularly focused on helping healthcare professionals improve clinical outcomes by reducing the unwarranted variation in care. Our products align to all stages of the longitudinal patient journey, offering providers and patients integrated decision support and knowledge solutions. Our team is building the next-generation of integrated clinical workflow solutions with clinical pathways and decision support, leveraging our industry leading evidence-based content.  

In addition to pathways, Clinical Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of products that engage and support providers throughout the patient journey. The journey begins with helping providers make better diagnostic decisions. Leveraging artificial intelligence and partnerships with leading health systems, we are developing models to deliver personalized diagnostic recommendations. 
Throughout the care continuum, we maintain a focus on patients, providing patient engagement solutions that integrate with provider pathways, harmonizing the clinical experience for patients and providers. Further, we offer reference solutions to help providers make better, more informed clinical decisions in all care settings.  To realize the vision of a learning healthcare system, Elsevier is establishing a Research Data platform to facilitate a collaborative research environment for our customers. We aim to achieve a virtuous cycle of evidence generation and personalized care through continuously refined clinical decision support. 

Complementing our decision support portfolio, we also provide professional development solutions that help providers and allied health professionals learn and grow throughout their careers. Our learning and performance management solutions further promote our goal of ensuring consistent, high quality, evidence-based care across all members of the care team and throughout health systems.


Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.

Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including 
ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciValClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.


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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