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RELX Group Principle Product Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancetand 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.

Job Summary: We are building a trusted platform that connects researchers with leaders in their fields to help them publish in a way that advances science: fast, transparent and impactful.

The Principal Product Manager will own multiple critical products/features on the platform covering the end-to-end publishing workflow. He/she will be responsible for delivering customers/user value using qualitative and quantitative customer understanding and a strong technology relationship.

In addition, he/she will actively mentor and support managers of product managers in interviewing and recruiting product mangers for the organization, and informally lead cross-functional team members instilling a focus on the delivery of successful products.

Responsibilities

Customer Focus:

  • Interacts frequently with authors, reviewers and editors regularly, and thoroughly understand their use cases and goals.

  • Leverages analytics and other insights to better understand the outcome sought.

  • Understands in depth competitive products and strategy, and how they influence the author and other customer decisions.

Data-Driven Decision-Making & Analysis

  • Drives the formulation of overall research/testing strategy and ensure product decisions are based on data.

  • Evaluates the balance between quantitative and qualitative data needed for decision making.

  • Is skilled in breaking down large complex issues into simpler elements that can be effectively addressed.

Product Management Life-cycle

  • Develops clear launch plans through coordinated development with key stakeholders and customer-facing teams such as Publishers, Journal Managers and Support.

  • Articulates product messaging and the value propositions by persona in collaboration with the communication and customer collateral leads.

  • Evangelizes product for customers and customer-facing teams.

Product Delivery & Development

  • Collaborate with UX, Squad Lead and squad to define user experience and target impact.

  • Has a thorough understanding of the role of the Product Manager (aka Product Owner) and other functions in the agile squads; is able to explain this to new team members and stakeholders

Product Delivery & Development

  • Consults with stakeholders and defines the requirements (the what), explaining the customer and business context clearly (the why), across multiple complex and cross-functional feature areas.

  • Is a thought leader and innovator for his/her product incorporate emerging technologies.

  • Works with the cross-functional development squad, using the common operating model (Agile) to define, document and implement new features.

Product Strategy

  • Drives product strategy and roadmap to deliver business impact.

  • Partners with others to consult on product-related business issues.

  • Leads development of business cases for investment.

Technical Skills

  • Learns about new technologies to support new product development efforts.

  • Is comfortable analyzing data using existing software packages (e.g. Excel) as required.

Competencies

  • Personal Capability

  • Practices Self-Development

  • Models self-development and supports others to take development actions

  • Creates an atmosphere of continual improvement, in which self and others are encouraged to exceed the expected results

Solves Problems and analysis Issues

  • Effectively coaches others on how to analyse information to solve problems

  • Encourages and coaches’ others to seek alternative ways to solve complex problems

Innovates

  • Learns quickly from success and failure and effectively applies to learn

  • Focuses innovative effort on highest impact issues and areas

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates Powerfully and Prolifically

  • Provides a definite sense of direction and purpose

  • Develops a trusted 2-way communication interface between the team and stakeholders

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Achieves objectives requiring a high level of cooperation from people in other parts of the organisation

  • Keeps the team informed of all relevant information affecting the organisation, team members and their work

Builds Relationships

  • Manages conflict within work-groups

  • Is trusted by members of the work-group and across the organisation

  • Inspires and motivates others to high performance

  • Can employ different motivational strategies for different people and situations

  • Energizes people to achieve high levels of performance

Develops Others

  • Exercises active listening and questioning skills to effectively understand another person’s needs

  • Coaches others on regular basis

Focus On Results/Drives for Results

  • Regularly measures and evaluates progress

  • Holds others accountable and encourages others to take accountability for achieving results

  • Shares credit and recognition with others for achieving goals

Education to Qualify: Bachelors or Master’s degree in a technical subject (Computer Science or Engineering discipline) is preferred, but not essential.

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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.

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science 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, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 38,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group. With a wide range of technology jobs, commercial and business jobs, and graduate jobs, there is a part for everyone to play. We need talented people to help us inspire ground-breaking research.

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