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Senior Product Manager, Content Services

IOP Publishing has a vacancy for a Senior Product Manager, Content Services

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 24 May 2021
  • United Kingdom | IOP Publishing
  • Date posted: 13 May 2021
  • Job type: Science administration & media
  • Discipline: Education & communications 



Salary and benefits

Competitive and Excellent Benefits

Job advert description

The Senior Product Manager is part of the Content & Platform Management team and is responsible for ensuring that the technical development roadmap delivers the maximum benefit for IOP Publishing from its academic journals and books produced in JATS and BITS XML. The Senior Product Manager represent the voice of the customer within IOP Publishing. They work closely with their Agile delivery team to build the right functionality in a timely manner, transforming the high-level vision of the Content Architect into detailed requirements. They work closely with other delivery teams, a broad range of stakeholders and external integration partners.

The role is responsible for managing the development roadmap for the Agile development team, prioritizing stakeholder requirements, managing technical health of the platform and communicating progress across the business. They keep up to date with developments in the publishing industry, so they can drive forward the continual improvement of our content and content services.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IOP Publishing is currently remote working.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Work closely with stakeholders and senior management to create a product that fits the company portfolio.
  • Define the product vision, and deliver value to users, working with stakeholders and customers.
  • Contribute to the effective working of the Agile Content Team, together with the Capability Lead and the Digital Delivery Lead.  
  • Prioritise conflicting requirements in the roadmap from across the business
  • Collaborate with other Product Owners/Managers across IOP Publishing to share knowledge and ensure alignment with wider business goals
  • Ensures the product remains viable & fit-for-purpose, including from the perspectives of security, maintainability, recoverability & ongoing technology cost control.

About you

Successful applicants will have:

  • Three years’ experience as a Product Manager/Owner.
  • Experience of being responsible for roadmaps with shared dependencies that require cross-team collaboration.
  • Business analysis skills including capturing business/systems requirements.
  • Data-driven approach to decision making, utilising customer feedback and insights as well as business metrics to make decisions.
  • Good stakeholder management with ability to coach, influence and negotiate.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience of STM Publishing, JATS, BITS, Marklogic XSLT, XQuery a strong advantage
  • Experience of Agile software development tools such as Atlassian JIRA or equivalent is beneficial, as is an understanding of Agile framework experience.

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 cycle to work and gym membership. 

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 previous experience and how it applies to the role, 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 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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