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Head of Product (Publishing Platform)
Frontiers
Fully Remote
role reference:  wyw_#00699
Location
Fully Remote
Salary
Competitive salary
Contract Full-time
Industry Research
Hours 37.5 - 37.5 Hours
  • Product Development
  • Product Knowledge
  • PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
  • Product Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Research
  • Research and Development (R&D)
Description:

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

We are looking for a Head of Product to complement our Product Management team. The successful candidate will lead the creation of strategies and executions for cross-functional teams of - among others - Product Managers, Engineers and Designers to ensure customer-centricity in all Digital Products surrounding the Peer Review activities.

The area of responsibility includes our existing and future Review Platforms, which are key areas in ensuring a delightful experience for our authors, editors and reviewers and a fast decision for the articles submitted to Frontiers.

Key responsibilities:

  • You are responsible for elaborating the vision and roadmap for the Publishing Platform portfolio, including our Submissions System and Peer Review Forum 

  • You manage a team of Product Managers, ensuring their alignment with the other Product Management units and the coordination with cross-departmental initiatives

  • You are responsible for hiring team members and setting up the appropriate team structures to ensure the swift execution of the Publishing Platform roadmaps and initiatives

  • You are responsible for the key metrics that your teams own, in particular the article decision time in our peer-review process and the accuracy of our Editorial Invitation systems

  • You work in close collaboration with our Product Managers, Product Designers, Software Engineers and Publishing Operations professionals to ensure the most impactful initiatives are executed by your teams

  • You will regularly deep dive into the data generated by your products to bring clarity into the successes and failures of the initiatives within your department

  • You will proactively propose and lead cross-departmental initiatives related to our Objectives and key results (OKRs) 

Requirements:

We seek enthusiastic team players with great initiative and a get-it-done attitude. Candidates must be able to handle a fast-paced work environment while juggling several different tasks at the same time. Excellent organizational, communications, and multi-tasking skills are musts.

Minimum required skills and qualifications include:

  • Ten years of experience in the development of Digital Products, of which five as a product manager

  • Two years in a similar position

  • Previous experience managing a team with mixed seniority profiles

  • Experience with Product Discovery, Cross-functional team setup 

  • Data savviness and fluency, capability to comfortably engage in technical discussions with senior data scientists and experienced machine-learning engineers

  • Ability to deep dive into raw datasets to find key information that will enable you to make decisions for your product 

  • Strong analytical skills and independent, entrepreneurial approach

  • Strong resilience and leadership traits, able to autonomously execute to success projects with a high degree of uncertainty

  • Solid communication skills in English, both written and verbal are an absolute must.

Desirable skills and qualifications:

  • Previous experience in Scientific Publishing and Peer Review systems in particular

  • Previous experience in scale-up environments

Benefits

With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees. 

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis (not applicable to some Workplace/IT jobs due to nature of role requiring presence onsite, in the office).

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.

Wellbeing

We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.

Key skills:
  • Product Development
  • Product Knowledge
  • PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
  • Product Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Research
  • Research and Development (R&D)
Competitive salary

CONTRACT

INDUSTRY

Role Type

Job Function

37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Flexibility:
Working Patterns
Flexi-Time
Full-time
Flexibility:
Workplace
Remote or Mobile Working
Work From Home (WFH)
Flexibility:
Life event
Career Breaks / Sabbatical
Shared Parental Leave
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