Product Manager

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Date: Jul 22, 2022

Location: London, GB Lisbon, PT

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 175 years our brands have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by researchers all over the world.  

 

Leading the industry transformation towards open research, SN Open Access Systems Solution team are redefining the payment experience for our individual and institutional customers to further improve their journey through the publishing process.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for an entry-level product manager who wants to develop their skills in a challenging, dynamic environment.  Joining  our successful, distributed team offers a possibility to make a lasting contribution to the delivery of researcher satisfaction and long-term value for the business.

 

Key tasks:

 

  • Develop a good understanding of customer problems and pain points, actively seeking opportunities to analyse and validate your understanding of the market and customer needs 
  • Collaborate with the team, SMEs and stakeholders to identify viable solutions to customer problems 
  • Lead or take active part in insight validation and requirements scoping sessions
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of a solid development pipeline
  • If applicable, oversee the Agile delivery of individual workstreams within the programme, contribute to prioritisation of user and business needs and manage day-to-day liaison with implementation teams
  • Contribute to the creation and execution of our product roadmap
  • Work closely with partners across Springer Nature to align plans, unblock developments and contribute to creating a coherent user experience across SN platforms and products


Skills/knowledge:

  • Comfortable communicating across various teams and stakeholder groups 
  • Good relationship-building and stakeholder management skills
  • Able to sort out ambiguity and effectively manage complex messaging
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to quickly absorb and utilise new information
  • Resilience in overcoming challenges of a complex, changing environment
  • Interest in digital technologies and publishing market trends


Experience:

Prior product and commercial experience desirable:

● Experience of developing products as part of an Agile team, not necessarily in a product role

● Experience of data-informed and user-led product development

● Experience of working with distributed development teams 

● Experience of working with payment products desired but not essential


Qualifications:

● University degree preferred but not essential

 

Springer Nature is a Disability Confident Committed Employer and we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty and wish to submit your application in an alternative format or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process, please get in touch either by phone on +44 (0)207 014 4020 or by email SpringerNatureUKCareers@springernature.com so we can make any necessary arrangements. 

 

At Springer Nature we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles. https://group.springernature.com/jp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion.