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Wolters Kluwer Lead Product Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Responsible for overall product management, strategic vision and focus, product P&L and execution of growth plans for a significant product or product family. Effectively manages all aspects of the line of business in support of the organization’s goals and market needs. Leads competitive analysis and market assessment activities and establishes marketing strategy based on the assessment of market trends, customer needs and competitive analysis. Understands market trends and needs and articulates needs in the form of product requirements. Plays proactive role in product planning and design to ensure the product is differentiated from competitors in the marketplace. Establishes strategic marketing programs for new products or enhancements, including, identification of market segments, product positioning, pricing, and profitability. Identifies new distribution channels and coordinates product introduction and market exploitation to ensure maximum penetration. Participates in the entire lifecycle of the product, working closely with development teams from product initiation to delivery to eventual product retirement.

Job Purpose:

Wolters Kluwer Health's Health Learning Research and Practice (HLRP) organization is a fast-growing and innovation-driven healthcare information technology (HIT) provider working on the front lines of medical research and clinical care.

As part of the Ovid product management team, this role will lead the implementation and strategic evolution of key elements of the Ovid platform strategy. Using a combination of direct customer feedback, usage data and product vision, the right candidate will guide high-profile projects including reimagining overall Ovid’s overall user experience and specific new product development activities to drive revenue growth.

This role will work closely with a cross-functional team including technology, customer experience, publishing, sales and marketing to deliver enhanced product value to customers, improving their current platform experience, understanding the emerging needs of our markets and launching new products and features to meet those needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

Market Knowledge

  • Interacts with customers regularly to thoroughly understand their use cases, business objectives and decision-making criteria.

  • Leverages analytics and other insights to better understand customers behaviours and make data-driven decisions.

  • Passion for in-depth understanding of competitive products and strategy.

  • Has deep understanding of industry domain and key players and trends.

  • Validates product strategy based lean product development principles.

Research and Decision-Making

  • Drives overall research/testing strategy and ensure product decisions are based on validated customer needs.

  • Understands 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.

  • Is energized by complex issues and problems that require creative solutions.

Commercialization and Go To Market

  • Ensures commercialization strategies for products/features have been validated with customers.

  • Works with commercial teams to develop go-to-market strategy, including revenue goals.

  • Develops appropriate metrics and tracking of launch initiatives and ensures reporting to stakeholders.

  • Develops positioning, themes and messaging in partnership with commercial teams, evangelizing product for sales, customers and media.

Product Delivery and Development Lifecycle

  • Oversees the product strategy, planning and execution.

  • Actively gathers data from multiple sources (customer, market, revenue, etc.) to drive effective solutions to business problems and strategic issues.

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

  • Writes or consults on requirements across multiple complex and cross-functional feature areas.

  • Drives product strategy and roadmap to deliver business impact.

  • Assesses new product opportunities for commercial viability.

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

  • Researches and identifies a new business model or pricing model options and makes recommendations.

  • Leads development of business cases for investment.

Experience

  • 7+ years of Product Management experience

  • Masters degree in a science or technology-related field preferred

  • Familiarity with the medical research market a must

  • Strong technical and business acumen, need to be able to drive both commercial and technical product strategy.

  • Demonstrated track record of success in transformational environment.

  • Ability to function expertly in a matrixed organization.

  • Strong collaborator with demonstrated track record of building alignment between product and subject matter experts across the company.

  • Proven track record of effectively defining product KPIs and staying disciplined in making data driven product decisions.

  • Candidate should demonstrate an ability to learn, employ creative thinking and have a high absorptive capacity (recognizing new information, assimilating it and applying it to new ends).

Excellent interpersonal skills including social awareness and judgment, persuasion and negotiation, and relationship building, collaboration and team building

skills.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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