Principal Product Manager - eLearning

Elsevier - Philadelphia, PA3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $160,000 a year
Elsevier Nursing and Health Education division is looking for Principal Product Manager with proven track record of developing the vision and then autonomously leading development of scalable and commercially successful complex SaaS web products from both ground up, as well re-imagining next generation of existing products. Principal Product Manager will be a key member of Product Management team charged with accelerating digital transformation of Nursing and Health Education (NHE) from a publisher of textbooks to a digital solutions provider to improve learning outcomes in healthcare education. This is a Director-level role and will report directly into Sr. Director of Product Management.

It’s a unique opportunity to join rapidly growing digital business and take pride in helping solve shortage of nursing and allied health professionals in the United States.

Customer Focus

Interacts with customers regularly, and thoroughly understands their use cases and business*.
Leverages analytics and other insights to better understand customer needs*.
Understands in depth competitive products and strategy, and how they influence customer decisions*.
Discerns how value is defined and perceived by each customer segment.
Interacts with other companies in their industry domain and engages with start-ups.
Validates product strategy based on knowledge of customers, competitors and market trends.

Data-Driven Decision-Making & Analysis

Drives formulation of overall research/testing strategy and ensure product decisions are based on data*.
Prioritizes hypothesis-driven product evaluation strategies, including AB testing for interactive products, while contributing to broader data-analyses strategies and platforms.
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.
Is energized by complex issues and problems that require creative solutions.

Go to Market & Product Marketing Lifecycle

Develops go to market strategy and launches plans at the product level through coordination with stakeholders and be accountable for coordinated execution across product, sales, marketing and other customer-facing teams*.
Ensures ROI for 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.
Evangelizes product for sales, customers and media.

Product Delivery & Development Lifecycle

Actively gathers data from multiple sources (customer, market, revenue, etc.) to drive effective solutions to business problems and strategic issues*.
Oversees the product strategy, planning and execution*.
Is a thought leader and innovator for his/her product incorporate emerging technologies.
Is considered an expert in the process of defining, documenting, and implementing new features.
Writes or consults on requirements across multiple complex and cross-functional feature areas.

Strategy & Commercial Acumen

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.
Technical Skills

Has a unique history and/or expertise in product domain and serve as a technical resource for other groups*.
Is an expert in new technologies as required by job demands.
What you should bring

10-15 years of Product Management experience
Masters degree in technical subject (Computer Science or Engineering discipline) is strongly preferred, but not essential.
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 is important.
Strong collaborator with demonstrated track record of building alignment between product and subject matter experts across the company. Need to be able to balance moving agile development team forward while proactively communication with customers & cross-functional teams across the org and representing their ongoing feedback to development teams.
Proven track record of translating complex business and educational challenges into effective User Experiences and Product Capabilities
Proven track record of effectively defining product KPIs and staying disciplined in making data driven product decisions.
Experience launching and developing content and test based products, ideally in educational environment.
Strong knowledge of UX best practices and testing methodologies (ex. A/B testing)
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

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. 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