Product Manager

Company : IOP Publishing
Location : Bristol
Closing Date : 10/01/2020
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Are you looking for a role that will allow you to innovate software solutions in a renowned scientific publishing company? Do you want to be at the forefront of new technology trends, and be the voice of the customer? With our focus on delivering high quality digital products, we are seeking two enthusiastic and commercially-aware Product Managers to support our ambitious growth strategy. One role is on a permanent basis, the other is fixed term to cover a period of maternity leave


About the role:

As one of our Product Managers, you will focus on managing and developing key components of our publishing or sales operations value chains. Proactively engaging with customers on a regular basis will be second nature to you, and you will be their voice within IOP Publishing. Driving cross-functional working, you will develop the product roadmap to meet our wider vision to offer our customers the best experience when publishing with IOP.

As a keen advocate of Agile delivery, you will develop an in-depth understanding of the publishing and production value chain to maximise the rate of delivery of change. You will always be on the look-out for ways to continuously improve our journal publishing services. With your finger on the pulse of the academic publishing industry and wider IT trends, you will keep abreast of new technologies and vendors to support the roadmap and ensure that the most appropriate vendors are being used.

Comfortable defining the long-term strategy and vision for your product, you will be adept at managing stakeholders at all levels to ensure initiatives are closely aligned with wider business priorities and aspirations. Working with external vendors, you will ensure that they deliver on time, to budget and within the expected quality standards.


About you:

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (desired)
  • Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt (desired)
  • Demonstrable data-driven approach to decision making, utilising validated customer feedback and insights as well as business metrics to make decisions
  • Experience of continuous improvement and ideally lean methodology.
  • Expert user of all relevant analytical and reporting tools.
  • Excellent communicator, face to face and written.
  • Exceptional influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent change management and prioritisation skills


About the benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone's throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.


To apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your relevant skills and experience and how it applies to the role and requirements outlined, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.


About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include our easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth, we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.




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