Thieme Publishers, an international medical publisher based in New York, Stuttgart, Rio, Delhi and Beijing, seeks an experienced product manager to take responsibility for their flagship product, MedOne. You will have led cross-functional teams with proven experience in translating customer needs successfully into features and functionalities and have shipped product from ideation to launch and beyond. You will be a very well-organized multi-tasker and decision maker, able to think on your feet, with strong influencing, leadership and communication skills. Previous leadership and people management experience is essential and there is a preference for candidates with a technical background. 

 

Job description

Purpose of job: To develop and own the vision and product roadmap for MedOne and to liaise with and represent the viewpoints of all stakeholders.

General Overview:  Responsible for developing MedOne features and functionalities from early ideation through to launch and beyond. Leads cross-functional teams based in different geographical locations to create product roadmap. Sees the big picture, bringing insights from customers, sales and marketing into what is built but also focusses on the fine detail of getting the job done, with an owner’s mindset and drive for excellence.

 

Reports to: Editorial Director

Primary responsibilities include:

o   Creator and owner of product vision and roadmap, manages prioritized backlog.

o   Ensures product success for MedOne by solving problems and removing barriers.

o   Close collaboration with colleagues and vendors globally to ensure efficiency and product communication.

o   Continuously monitor platform performance, the competitive landscape and market changes with the goal of increasing product effectiveness and driving profitability. 

o   Conduct customer research and works with stakeholders to identify pain points, workflows and leverage insights to develop content and features that customers need. Build customer advisory board. Identifies and mitigates risks and dependencies.

o   Breaks down EPICs into features that are easily understood, delivering platform enhancements to serve identified market needs.

o   Change-request consolidation and coordination of related discussions for the decision-making process, QA and ticket testing, and feature acceptance.

o   Recognize developing technology trends and works with developer team and colleagues to refine platform technology as appropriate

o   Analyze usage data and share insights with stakeholders 

o   Management of product owner team

 

Position Interacts with: Editorial, IT, Marketing, Sales, Production at Thieme locations in New York, Stuttgart, India, and Brazil, external customers, technical developers based in Vienna, Austria

 

Required Background:

o   college degree required

o   experience in STM publishing or related publishing experience desirable

o   6+ years’ experience in product management role leading cross-functional teams essential

o   Previous leadership/management experience essential

o   Strong prioritization, decision-making and problem-solving skills, ability to grasp technical details quickly, skilled communicator and consensus-builder, ability to think on feet.

o   Brings a mix of business and technical knowledge.

o   Exhibits accountability, tenacity and the drive to turn vision into reality.

o   Ability to travel, also internationally, 20% of time.

 

Please send resumes to:

Sue Hodgson
Editorial Director
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