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Product Management
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Elsevier
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RES001CU Requisition #
Purpose of the Job:

As Sr. Product Manager Enhanced Reading, you will lead development of solutions that combine analytics and data to demonstrably improve the user experience and research effectiveness of millions of researchers globally. You will enhance existing solutions and develop new ideas to improve the customer experience based on your knowledge and your contacts with customers, users, and internal stakeholders. Your primary focus will be on developing the existing suite of tools and features supporting the Enhanced Reading use cases, as well as new initiatives to adress unsolved customer problems and integrate Enhanced Reading into Elsevier's emerging Research Platform.

Your role will require deep understanding of the research market and customer needs and the ability to work closely with colleagues in design and engineering to develop technology solutions to meet those needs, while keeping many stakeholders across the business B28involved and in the loop. You will also work closely with product marketing to define the go-to-market strategy and positioning of new features, helping them to understand the feature positioning, key benefits, unique selling points, and target users. You will be part of a team of dedicated product professionals, each with their own roadmap and area of expertise, in a highly stimulating environment.

This position is based in London, reporting to the Director of Product Management – ScienceDirect Reading Platform.


Main Activities and Responsibilities:

Drive engagement with Enhanced Reading solutions

Develop and maintain Enhanced Reading solutions, including feature development and product integration, in order to drive engagement, personalization and demonstrable new user value

Product management (discovery and delivery)

Product Owner for ScienceDirect delivery team and all activities associated with Agile delivery including: discovery, validation, user testing, roadmapping, prioritization, planning, story writing and delivery

Vision and strategy

Collaborate with key stakeholders in Research Products, Data Science, Marketing, Sales and Customers in order to help define the vision and strategy for Foundational Knowledge in ScienceDirect and the Research Platform

Stakeholder management

Communicate regularly and proactively with stakeholders across the business including other product teams, Content, Operations, Marketing and Analytics


Functional and Technical Competencies:

 - Driving formulation of overall research/testing strategy and ensure product decisions are based on data from multiple sources (customer, market, revenue, etc.)
 - Driving solutions to problems with delivery team(s) and across organizations and disciplines
 - Interacting with customers regularly, and thoroughly understanding and communicating their needs and associated use cases to the business
 - Leveraging analytics and other insights to better understand customer needs and behavior
 - Prior experience with Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning a plus


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experiences:

Qualifications                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in a technical subject (Computer Science or Engineering discipline) is preferred 
• Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience for the product manager position and minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
• Demonstrable product management experience with accountability for the development of building and optimizing online platforms and user experience
• A proven history of ownership and success in leading product lifecycle strategy and planning, including the release of multiple products and features. Experience working in an Agile development environment required.  (JIRA experience preferred)
• Evidence of providing product leadership and direction to one or more agile delivery teams
• Experience interacting with different stakeholders (internal and external), explaining to them business & technical choice points and facilitating decisions
• Strong analytical skills and ability for conceptual & strategic thinking
• Self-motivated and able to work in a matrix organisation, accepting responsibility for own actions
• Experience with and knowledge of scientific publishing and high traffic websites a strong plus
• Travel required (10-20%)
• Location: London

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