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Product Manager - DIgital Content
Ref No.: 18-01457
Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 03/08/2018

Product Manager – Digital Information Technologies


Product Manager – Digital Content

Job Summary:

CLIENT is seeking a professional with knowledge of the design engineering workflow (preferably in the telecommunications industry) to fill the role of Associate Product Manager of a new digital information solution targeting design engineers in the Telecommunications Industry.

This position is responsible for working with the product team developing a new digital information workflow solution targeting design engineers in the Telecommunications Industry. This role will function as Associate Product Manager in bringing this product to market, and will have the opportunity to influence development of the product after launch. This position will be responsible for acquisition, presentation, and prioritization of content from multiple sources. The role will maintain the highly relevant presentation of this content supporting the innovation needs of electrical engineers designing products for the Telecommunications industry. This role will report directly to Senior Manager Corporate Market Strategy, and will work closely with internal and external stakeholders including the Marketing team, Market Research, Finance, Sales, Publication Technology and Platform Design.

Key Responsibilities:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:
  • Works with Product, Technology, Content and Project Management team to build and launch new subscription workflow solution targeting innovative design engineers in the Telecommunications industry.
  • Leverages market research and will work with internal and external stakeholders to optimize offering. Will work with colleagues to implement the strategy and business plans that will help the CLIENT meet customer satisfaction, revenue, net surplus and growth objectives. The incumbent will be responsible for helping to proactively manage the end-to-end product lifecycle.
  • Works with Content Development to prioritize content partnering efforts, develop commercial relationships, sign partnering deals and launch content within new offering.
  • Leverages knowledge of Telecommunications Industry to develop and maintain a practical product taxonomy supporting practicing engineers in their content and workflow needs.
  • Investigates and applies semantic enrichment and natural language processing solutions for application to surface key content for design engineers.
  • Moves product through development, to beta, to full production launch and beyond. Contributes to the Product P&L and overall ongoing success of this offering. Create agile prioritization of new feature and content requirements and work with technology teams to continually enhance product, post launch.
  • Creates go-to-market plan working with Sales and Marketing, and own successful execution.
  • Works with CLIENT Sales and Marketing on product launch and ongoing sales and marketing promotions. Function as Subject Matter Expert supporting key sales.
  • Works with colleagues to help ensure ideation and collaboration among diverse internal and external stakeholders to recognize opportunity and results that meet customer requirements and drive new revenues.
  • Maintains high-relevancy of quality content through curation and taxonomy tools. Day-to-day ownership of content presentation within solution.
  • Develops and maintains personal knowledge within rapidly changing Telecommunications industry by working with internal CLIENT societies, attending relevant conferences, following expert blog postings, etc. – for use in ensuring CLIENT Telecommunications solution remains fresh and relevant to innovative design engineers. Promote new CLIENT solution via speaking engagements at conferences, when possible.


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field; Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years' experience with an STM or other relevant B2B publisher developing, selling or marketing products or services

Skills & Other Requirements:
  • Understanding of the corporate engineering market and STM publishing industry – customers, current issues, production, trends and changes
  • Excellent communication, reporting and analytical skills
  • Ability to negotiate and manage profitability of relationships
  • Ability to work in a multi-dimensional organization driven by diverse views and needs
  • Strong analytical skills