Product Manager, Marketing and Commercial

We are looking for a Product Manager to join our Marketing and Commercial team. This position will be responsible for planning, defining, and executing the roadmap for the Digital Marketing Products within Macmillan Science & Scholarly. This role is based in our London office.

You will manage communication, projects and daily business requirements that support and contribute to the success of our marketing efforts and related technology products.

We’ll also need you to help drive best practice for how we approach our digital marketing, ensuring that we’re getting the most from our technology efforts and giving our users the best possible experience that we can offer them.

About you

You’ll have had experience working in delivering web based products, preferably in a B2B environment where you’ve had experience in gathering business requirements and converting them into a winning product vision.

You need to be comfortable with working everyone, even up to board level management as well as a strong understanding of the commercial aspect of products; great ideas must also work commercially!

We want someone who has also got their hands dirty with a few web technologies and approaches (Content Management Systems, A/B Testing, Analytics Tools, User Experience, Information Architecture, Search Engine Optimisation and overall best practice).

You’ll also need to be:

• able to plan work load meticulously and deliver to deadlines
• a natural leader; the ability to motivate cross-functional teams to deliver business outcomes
• able to create convincing business cases to help visualize ideas and business benefits
• someone who can simplify technical jargon into plain language
• highly developed in your communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and persuade, build and maintain relationships
• able to show proof that you’ve the ability to solve complex and detailed problems using an analytical and data driven approach
• a self-starter and results focussed with an ability to quickly build multiple cross-border relationships. There’s no space for shrinking violets!
• a lover of technology and love how it can make the world a better place
• able to travel worldwide if and when required.

And if you possess any of these, then that is going to be a bonus:

• Previous experience of an Agile working environment (particularly SCRUM).
• Experience in managing and developing mobile products

In return, we’ll pay you a competitive salary, with many benefits. There will be plenty of opportunities to travel, learn and of course, enjoy it at the same time.

To apply, please follow this link and upload a copy of your CV and a covering letter. Please quote reference MSS/119/14 and apply by 18th January 2015.

Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.

Macmillan Science and Education Headquartered in a newly developed central London campus, Macmillan Science and Education has over 5,000 employees in over 50 markets supplying high-quality content and innovative digital services to 120 countries around the world.

Its world-renowned brands include: Nature, which is the most cited science publication in the world, accessed by 8m scientists; Scientific American, which now has over 5 million unique visitors and 500,000 twitter followers; Macmillan Education, which is a top three global provider of English language learning; and Palgrave, a leading provider of social science research and a digital innovator.

Three disruptive businesses were set up in the past two years to invest in innovative science and education technology start-ups. These are Digital Science, which invests in next-generation tools and software to help scientists do away with the everyday inefficiencies of research, and Digital Education and Macmillan New Ventures which transform the way people find, consume, and teach educational content.

For more information about the Macmillan group please visit our website