Senior Product Manager

Emerald Group
Bingley, UK
01 Sep 2019
06 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About Us:

Emerald has a rich suite of content products which have been sold to the academic research market for 50 years. These products have moved from print to digital over that time and are now delivered via a digital content platform which has undergone some significant changes to enable a flexible, UX-led, content website. This offers the opportunity for new products, new business models and the potential to reach new markets.

The Role & Team:

Emerald is seeking a commercially-driven Senior Product Manager to lead a digital content programme to the next stage of growth and profitability. This role will sit within the Product team, reporting directly to Emerald's Head of Product, and will work closely with commissioning publishing teams and sales & marketing.

What You'll Be Doing:

The purpose of this role is to own the end-to-end product planning, delivery and enhancement of our product value proposition, ensuring this is commercially sound in terms of revenue and profit. This will involve maximising the success of our launched products, as well as investigating key enablers (i.e. eCommerce) and new revenue channels and customer groups (i.e. B2C).

Key responsibilities are product profitability, customer usage and engagement, revenue growth and increased market penetration. The role demands an experienced product manager, with commercial acumen and comfort in managing a P&L, influencing skills within a matrix organisation, ability to communicate a vision, and a focus on delivery.

Who We're Looking For:


* Effective leadership and influencing skills

* Organisational and time management skills are critical

* Data-driven, pro-active communicator

* Collaborative and inclusive approach

* Effective networking and negotiating skills

* Ability to anticipate and manage potential points of conflict, balancing the interests of different groups against strategic objectives


* Experience in academic publishing, learning or digital content markets desirable

* Digital product development experience

* A passion for digital media and knowledge of current digital trends

* Broad overall end-to-end operations knowledge: processes, tools, suppliers and systems

* Good understanding of sales cycles, processes and customers.

Behaviours & Attributes:

* Integrity, clear and visible values, demonstrating empathy to others

* Responsible and accountable for identifying and solving problems through effective decision making

* Thinks creatively and facilitates opportunities for positive change

* Positively influences others, cross-functionally at all levels, creating acceptance, commitment and engagement

What's in It for You:

Emerald are an ambitious and growing business, committed to creating Real Impact. We offer an extensive benefits package as we highly value your Wellbeing, as well as promoting a flexible & engaging work environment.

This includes:

* Flexible working (early/late start & finish)

* Working from home

* Up to 20% performance bonus

* 6% contribution pension

* Generous holiday allowance plus extra leave days over Christmas

* Life Assurance

* Newly refurbished canteen & staff lounge

* Free on-site gym

* Free tickets to selected Rugby & Cricket at Headingley Stadium

Nurturing fresh thinking that makes an impact

Emerald Publishing was founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that would advance the research and practice of business and management. Today, we continue to nurture fresh thinking in applied fields where we feel we can make a real difference, now also including health and social care, education and engineering. We publish over 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 1,500 case studies, via our dedicated research platform.

What matters to us:

Excellence: Always pursuing greatness, we take pride in everything we do.

Individuality: We have a strong sense of character, independence and spirit.

Ambition: We strive to go beyond what's possible to delight our customers.

Purpose: Our entire motivation is to help our communities achieve better outcomes.

Curiosity: We listen, learn and challenge the status quo, paying attention to the details that matter.

Trust: Our open and responsive culture empowers people, creating transparency, responsibility and respect

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