Product Manager Sr

Proquest Bethesda , MD 20813

Posted 2 months ago

Do you have a heart for the arts and a mind for business?

It's an exciting time to work for ProQuest! We are seeking a Product Manager, Senior to support our Music and Arts products in our largest business unit, ProQuest Information Solutions. You'll be responsible for looking at ways to advance the user experience and engage our end-users. You'll be challenged to develop and execute a strategy that grows the business beyond the traditional application of our music and performing arts content.

This is a great opportunity to take ownership of a growing portfolio and develop content and tools that support music and arts programs in education.

What you'll be doing:

The Product Manager gathers market-driven requirements by consulting with customers, prospects, analysts, and other external resources to manage product delivery and lifecycles and achieve commercial objectives.

  • Get close to your customers so you develop an in-depth knowledge of market problems and how to solve for them

  • Create user stories for current and future products based on the market problems that you identify

  • Analyze market segments to choose the best ones to pursue.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders such as product marketing on how to position products for different markets and regions.

  • Manage all aspects of the product life cycle including testing new features/products and ideas with your customers and prospects

  • Own the content strategy for the product portfolio and work with partners like Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the National Theatre (UK)

  • Evaluate the success of products in the market, and drive changes to our product and processes to create incremental improvements.

  • Evaluate and understand the market and where we fit including assessment of competitor products

Characteristics you need to be successful:

  • The performing arts matter to you. Whether you have studied or performed professionally, are an enthusiastic amateur musician, or can recite all the lyrics to your favorite broadway performance in the shower, you have a passion for the music and performing arts. This is an incredible opportunity to use your experience and knowledge.

  • The ability to speak with and understand the needs of faculty and librarians regarding music and performing arts from the very start will be an advantage

  • Drive for results, a passion for our products and solving customer problems, steadfastly pushing to exceed goals, a clear focus on the bottom line, and seizing opportunities.

  • Ability to analyze different types of data (for example revenue, usage, and market segment) and propose approaches to grow the business

  • Ability to innovate for impact, energized by tough challenges, willing to face adversity head-on, and a willingness to challenge the status quo.

  • Determination and grit, the ability to influence and motivate across teams in a global, matrix structure.

  • An explorer mindset, quickly learning and applying new technologies to reach new audiences or to enable new business models.

  • Articulate and persuasive communicator, as both a writer and a speaker, who uses data to support arguments.

Qualifications you need to be successful:

  • Bachelors' degree or higher in a related field, plus 3-5 years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Business and Financial Knowledge:Able to maintain a view of the "big picture" of the project. An understanding of business drivers and key issues sees actions holistically and can execute them with minimal direction. Able to apply data analytics and business planning, ROI to matters of moderate complexity.

Other good stuff:

  • We offer competitive benefits including generous time-off, 401(k) with company match, and a selection of health, medical, dental, vision, STD/LTD options.

  • We are committed to professional development with a significant focus on learning.

  • At ProQuest, you will work with a team of smart, collaborative colleagues.

  • Access to ProQuest research products including e-books, genealogy, and academic journals.

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