|Hours||35 - 35 Hours|
We are looking for a Head of Product to complement our Product Management team. The successful candidate will lead a cross-functional group of - among others - Product Managers and Business Analysts with the goal of making Science Open.
This position is an exciting opportunity to lead impactful initiatives at the intersection of Digital Products, Customer Journeys, User Experience and Data/AI with the support of our internal experts.
You are responsible for elaborating the vision and roadmap for the Product portfolio that will enable the achievement of the core business KPI linked to your responsibility area (“Vertical”).
You craft and lead cross-departmental strategic initiatives related to our Objectives and key results (OKRs), from new Product features to impactful Journeys for our customers
You create teams led by Single Threaded Leaders to execute the strategies that you have crafted
You line-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 your teams’ roadmaps and initiatives
You own for key metrics that your teams influences, and lead the creation of new ones by uncovering business opportunities via digital products
You work in close collaboration with Product Managers, Product Designers, Software Engineers and Publishing 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
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 with OKRs is highly desirable
Proven experience - with examples - establishing strategic initiatives that delivered substantial growth in core business KPIs
Leadership skills, ability to drive forward courageous initiatives with strong vision
Previous experience managing a team with mixed seniority profiles
Data savviness and fluency, capability to comfortably engage in discussions with senior data analysts and experienced 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
Solid communication skills in English, both written and verbal are an absolute must.