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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.

The Lead Product Manager is responsible for the strategic management of the digital courseware, B2C Board Prep, simulations, and mobile solutions for Medical Education market. This position will be responsible for guiding and iterating our existing Lippincott Connect and course/board prep solution, conceptualizing new features and content based on market insights, defining new business models and pricing strategies, and maximizing profitability. This position will also be responsible for deep understanding of the various customer segments and discipline areas within the portfolio. Based on market research and customer needs, the Lead Product Manager will create market development plans that include market problems validation, concept testing, beta testing, and other activities to seed the market and guide iterative improvements; define new product ideas; craft compelling business cases; and explore partnerships to augment our technology capabilities or content.

The Lead Product Manager contributes to the success of the overall Med Ed/Med Practice (MEMP) portfolio and the assigned product line collaborating closely on strategy and roadmap with Product Manager for B2B solutions and Product Manager for Practice solutions. A gifted collaborator who listens to various perspectives and leverages individuals’ strengths, this person must partner effectively with Product Owner(s), Project Managers, Editors, Sales, Marketing, Sales Enablement, and Digital Experience Group (dxg) to achieve optimal release schedules, sales and revenue goals.

The person in this role must be a strategic thinker who drives growth with passion and persistence, thrives on uncovering new opportunities through customer research, enjoys business development, possesses experience forging third-party partnerships and demonstrates a track record of launching successful new products.

Please note: Candidates for this role will be able to work remotely throughout the US

The Lead Product Manager’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Forecast and plan for portfolio annually, considering market trends, global opportunities, customer needs, competitive landscape, and related print publishing plan.

  • Manage the P&L and pricing for the courseware and board prep products to ensure appropriate ROI.

  • Create and deliver compelling presentations to senior leaders, sales representatives, and customers.

  • Define and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor performance and influence development needs, working closely with Product Owner for Analytics to ensure relevant data is reported.

  • Champion and guide framework for market research and lean development, synthesizing analytics, customer survey research, and customer interviews into insights that tie to KPIs to prioritize/evolve the strategic roadmap.

  • Prioritize and iterate strategic roadmap, guiding user story mapping and communicating customer problems to solve and jobs to be done.

  • Research and initiate new product concepts, features, and areas of expansion by collaborating with editorial colleagues to conduct interviews with key roles virtually and at their institutions, attend and network at professional meetings, meet with SMEs and authors, and read survey feedback and reviews.

Design experiments to effectively test new concepts and deliver high value to the market quickly

Qualifications:

Education:

  • College degree (BA/BS) required

  • 8+ years experience in product management, acquisitions, business development, sales/marketing. Experience successfully bringing new products to market is critical. Product Management experience with simulations is desirable. Experience in health / life sciences is a plus.

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

Required:

  • Ability to develop strategic business plans.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent presentation skills, both creating slides and delivering presentations to a variety of audiences.

  • High degree of professionalism and executive presence.

  • Ability to provide clear vision and direction while attending to details.

  • Ability to guide a research agenda aimed at continually understanding customer needs and market trends.

  • Experience as innovator who synthesizes multiple sources of customer feedback to uncover new opportunities.

  • Strong project management skills, setting and meeting deadlines and communicating risks.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong analytic and financial skills to forecast and analyze data and trends.

  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills.

  • Notable ability as influential leader and coach for a cross-functional team.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with lean and agile development processes

  • Experience in the Science/ Health market

  • Product Manager / Product Owner certificate or training

  • 20-25% travel required

Physical Demands

Computer work and video meetings for long periods of time

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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