Saturday, January 21, 2012

alt-lib Suggests: Analytical Product Manager- Philadelphia, PA - Elsevier

Big One, right here: "Knowledge of the Science, Technology and Medical (STM) information industry a stong plus"
Analytical Product Manager (click link to get to 'apply online' button)

Analytical Product Manager-SCI000EQ
Elsevier : NA-United States-Pennsylvania 


The Platform and Content Product Management (PCPM) group is part of the Academic & Government Products department at Elsevier S&T, and is responsible for developing and managing the shared platform and content workstreams that form the basis of major A&G services such as SciVerse and SciVal, but also of products in our Corporate and Health Sciences divisions.
Within this group, the Platform product managers drive and own projects that build and enhance functionality used across A&G: search and content APIs, access and customer management systems, linking, e-commerce, search functionality, and so on. The Platform product managers work closely with other product managers, marketing, sales, external parties, customers, IT and UCD for the definition, implementation and launch of this functionality.
Within this part of the Platform and Content Product Management group is a vacancy for a:

Analytical Product Manager (Full time: 100%)

The Analytical Product Manager is responsible for analyzing and defining requirements for large and/or complex projects while ensuring they solve customer problems. These projects can be:
  • development projects to build out new platform functionality, and/or
  • projects to integrate new products into the platform's infrastructure.
The Analytical Product Manager reports to a Senior Product Manager in the PCPM group and is tasked to projects owned by this and other product managers.
The successful candidate will be undertaking the following activities:
Integration projects:
  • Advise product owners and development staff in other business units on platform integration
  • Performing gap analyses between systems
  • Participate in and co-ordinate integration projects
  • Identify needs for and initiate development of platform enhancements in support of new integrations
Development projects:
  • Initiating and contributing to user-centric product development that supports business needs
  • Definition, gathering and analysis of product/platform requirements
  • Working with IT staff to ensure functional specifications are well understood
  • Ongoing management of functional specifications and change requests throughout projects
  • Ensuring quality throughout the entire development cycle and ensuring that requirements meets user and business needs
  • Coordination of and alignment between functional and UI specifications
  • Providing post-implementation operational support Monitoring


Required qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in software development projects
  • Degree in business, computer science, engineering or technology
  • Experience gathering, distilling, and documenting software requirements
  • Relevant technical experience, preferably with web services/service-oriented architectures; else web technology, large-scale content systems, and search technology;
  • Fluent in EnglishWillingness to travel
  • Knowledge of the Science, Technology and Medical (STM) information industry a stong plus
  • Analytical orientation
  • Attention for detail and accuracy
  • Creative and pragmatic
  • Technical and professional knowledge
  • Teamwork
  • Building strategic working relationships
  • Problem-solving
  • Strong in planning, organizing and follow-up
  • Innovative
  • Able to work in large and dynamic organization and across functions in high-profile projects
  • Strong verbal skills, excellent writing skills

Other Locations

 NA-United States-New York

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