Saturday, January 21, 2012

alt-lib Suggests: Strategic Marketing Manager, Practice of Science Job - Philadelphia PA, 19019- Thomson Reuters

AGAIN, this is such a perfect position for any librarian who has managed a library where Web of Knowledge was part of the suite of online services offered.

IMHO, that would be **many** of us... at least those of us who were involved in putting end-user accessible online information services together, 'round about ten years ago.

With so many "free" alternatives encroaching on it's traditional end-user market, WoK is in trouble now, and needs our input. I hope a librarian gets this position. - alt-lib

Philadelphia Strategic Marketing Manager, Practice of Science Job - PA, 19019


Strategic Marketing Manager, Practice of Science Job

Date: Jan 11, 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Title: Strategic Marketing Manager, Practice of Science
ID: MAR00002771


Strategic Marketing Manager, Practice of Science

The SSR business of IP & Science provides research and analytic solutions, including Web of Knowledge (WoK), the "gold standard" citation database and search platform, that help scientists and researchers find, analyze, and leverage authoritative scholarly content. Customers include universities, academic and governmental research institutions, scholars and researchers, publishers, and university faculty and administrators.

The Strategic Marketing Manager is responsible for supporting the go-to-market strategy of specific product lines, including the product positioning, target customer, and overall sales strategy. This individual also serves as a primary internal and external "product evangelist" sometimes presenting to key customer buyers within the sales channel, in conjunction with the Senior Strategic Marketing Manager.

This position includes supporting the Senior Strategic Marketing Manager in the development of the strategy for launch planning, go-to-market programs, and sales readiness as well as overall results-focused execution.

This position will be supporting named new products within the classification of Practice of Science.

In addition, this role will support Senior Strategic Marketing Manager by contributing additional market understanding and insights that can feed all aspects of product innovation and business strategy. This includes support on various market analysis initiatives, review of product roadmaps and review of business cases.

The role will closely liaise with Product Management Leads who are responsible for directing technical investment.

Strategic customer relationships and heavy customer exposure is also a priority. Additional key support will be provided to the Strategic Marketing organization by Market Intelligence, Market Research, and Global Marketing Service Organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Identify and develop one or more sustainable competitive advantages the Practice of Science has within the markets it serves.
2. Understand key assets and differentiators of SSR products in context of industry trends and competitive landscape.
3. Identify and prioritize target market segments, develop positioning, ROI/value statements, pricing, and other go to market design aspects.
4. Define buyer personas involved in the purchasing process in order to align marketing strategy.
5. Define product positioning to develop go-to-market strategy and external messaging.
6. Define User personas.
7. Lead and participate in shaping the go-to-market strategy that will deliver customer growth whilst preserving and retaining existing customer base; translate strategy into clear objectives and marketing initiatives.
8. Oversee internal launch, and ensure interdepartmental readiness. Create excitement and focus on critical launches.
9. Provide analytical support to pricing issues.
10. Define the marketing plan commercial goals, and create the marketing plan in collaboration with Product Marketing including methods for customer acquisition as well as customer retention.
11. Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal partners, including Finance, Product Management and sales.
12. Own and prioritize marketing spend across the assigned portfolio, geographies and marketing programs including exhibition prioritization.
13. Ensure marketing program design and execution is aligned with strategic goals.
14. Identify and coordinate opportunities to leverage customer testimonial and case studies.
15. Monitor program status and effectiveness. Identify and drive actions to maximize product success.

QualificationsKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

- Bachelor's Degree along with 3-5 years of business to business marketing experience.
- Experience in a scholarly research environment or supporting scholarly research is highly preferred.
- Experience in product management or product marketing role which includes setting sales and marketing strategy of products or services sold to the academic and government market.
- Experience in monitoring commercial success of a newly launched or established product.
- Experience rationalizing and prioritizing marketing program spend.
- Strong customer orientation.
- Strong facilitation skills.
- Strong program management skills.
- Excellent oral and written English communications.
- Well organized and disciplined with regards to policy, procedure and standards
Job: Marketing and Communications
Primary Location: US-PA-Philadelphia
Organization: Prof Science - ALL
Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No


  1. Thanks for the description given about strategic marketing job. Lovely infact.
    pharmaceutical marketing manager
    Education and job Requirements

    1. Jaylen,
      Thanks for the compliment. However, I would like to direct the reader to a true reference source for Occupational Descriptions, including explanation of educational requirements for such positions. All the librarians reading this blog will certainly be familiar with them. I counter with:
      * Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers,", and
      * O*NET Info, "O*NET OnLine, Summary Report for: 11-2021.00 - Marketing Managers,"