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Featured Director, Product Management – Database


Senior Salary + bonus + strong benefits

Our client is seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Director, Product Management. This presents a unique chance to contribute to the development of an esteemed citation database widely acknowledged as the gold standard within the academic community. This role offers the opportunity to impact the landscape of academic research. Reporting directly to the Senior Director, Product Management, this position is a key leadership role in driving innovation and excellence.

Industry  Academic and Government


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Director, Product Management: Key responsibilities


  • Develop and articulate a clear product vision and strategy for the data and content workstream, aligning with overall goals and market trends
  • Identify market opportunities, assess customer needs, and conduct competitive analysis to drive product roadmap decisions
  • Line management responsibility for product managers and product operations
  • Set clear goals, track performance metrics, and drive the team towards achieving key product milestones and business objectives
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, design, marketing, sales, and customer support, to ensure effective coordination and alignment
  • Work closely with academic institutions, researchers, and industry partners to understand their needs, gather feedback, and build strong relationships
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to develop effective go-to-market strategies, positioning, and messaging for the academic database products
  • Lead product development through the entire lifecycle: ideation, prototyping, development, release, analysis, and iteration
  • Track evolving user needs, industry trends, and competitor activity, and develop a nuanced understanding of researcher workflows and pain points
  • Build strong partnerships with internal product, technology, marketing, and sales teams to scope, define, and execute and take to market new product features.

Director, Product Management: Skills/experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in science, information science, or a related field
  • 7 + years of experience in product management or product leadership roles, preferably in the field of academic databases, research tools, or scholarly publishing
  • 5+ years of experience managing or leading teams
  • Strong understanding of the academic landscape, including the needs and challenges faced by academic institutions, researchers, and students
  • Demonstrated success in defining product strategies, driving product innovation, and delivering complex software products on time and within budget
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a data-driven approach to decision-making
  • Experience working with large data sets; or selling large data sets
  • Experience managing data products


A competitive salary, bonus, and benefits package is offered.

How to apply

To apply, send CV to referencing TP 864 or call +44(0)1223632510 for a confidential discussion. Early applications are preferred.

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