Lead Product Manager
RELX

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Job Summary: The Lead Product Manager will own a smaller product or one or more product features within a complex product. He/she will be responsible for developing a commercially successful product strategy and lead the execution, working directly with the delivery team, with minimal guidance. He/she will represent the product domain to peers and managers within the company, and externally when required. In addition, he/she will manage a small team with responsibility for the recruitment, development, and success of this team.

Responsibilities:

Customer Focus
• Has a solid understanding of customer use cases.
• Maintains close contact with customers to gain a sense for where the market is heading given multiple considerations.
• Leverages analytics and other insights to better understand customer needs.
• Creates processes that are adept at recognizing customer needs.
• Aligns/coaches the team to ensure customer needs are met.
• Understands competitors and regulatory environment.
• Segments markets and understands needs of those sub-segments in greater detail.

Data-Driven Decision-Making & Analysis
• Leverages metrics to track progress on customer needs and ensure that product efforts move those metrics.
• Is proficient at pulling and accessing data from multiple resources, and manage through data ambiguity.
• Communicates KPIs that measure team success.
• Effectively coaches others on how to analyze information to solve problems.
• Identifies the most important data to consider and set KPIs, priorities and dashboards.
• Is comfortable analyzing data using existing software packages (e.g. Excel).

Go to Market & Product Marketing Lifecycle
• Oversees development of clear go to market launch plans through coordination with external customer facing teams such as marketing and sales.
• Drafts PR, marketing and sales collateral and coaches others on the same.
• Is independently accountable for portions of launch and strategy execution as assigned.

Product Delivery & Development Lifecycle
• Has a thorough understanding of the broader product experience.
• Drives key end-to-end lifecycle components, from planning to release.
• Has a thorough understanding of the company's SDLC processes, including agile processes.
• Helps drive solutions for complicated design challenges.
• Writes clear requirements for complex features or products and is responsive to requests for clarifications.
• Manages product without direct supervision, involving manager or other senior leaders only when appropriate.

Strategy & Commercial Acumen
• Develops product vision and roadmap aligned with business strategy and communicate across all critical stakeholders.
• Understands and communicates the need to show a return on investment.
• Uses knowledge of competitors to inform product decisions and roadmaps.
• Writes or support business cases for investment.
• Understands how to use data to drive commercial decisions and growth opportunities for the product.

Technical Skills
• Understands company technology stack at a high level, for the broader product.
• Utilizes or extend the company's platform and underlying technologies to create new product features.
• Speaks knowledgably with tech and data counterparts about development approaches in consideration.
• Learns about new technologies to support new product development efforts.
• Is comfortable analyzing data using existing software packages (e.g. Excel).

Competencies:

Personal Capability
Practices Self-Development
• Takes ownership of own development and career
• Initiates regular conversations with manager, coach or mentor regarding self-development
• Learns from success and failures
• Understands what is required by the business to be successful and maps development plan accordingly
• Looks to build challenges into current assignments
• Utilises formal and informal networks effectively

Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues
• Is able to ask effective questions and collect facts from multiple sources in order to solve problems
• Is able to effectively identify and analyze problems and propose solutions
• Effectively manages day-to-day issues and problems without intervention

Innovates
• Develops new ideas to improve process or product, and is able to prepare implementation plans
• Integrates and builds on new ideas from others
• Creates new opportunities by applying different perspectives and challenging the status -quo
• Is recognised as an innovative thinker

Interpersonal Skills
Communicates Powerfully and Prolifically
• Provides clear instructions and direction to others
• Is able to both actively listen to and effectively question to understand another's viewpoint
• Helps others understand situations by communicating business context

Collaboration and Teamwork
• Encourages co-operation between all members of the team
• Seeks team members' input and expertise; facilitates open and interactive discussion of matters affecting the team
• Helps people to resolve conflict
• Identifies and removes barriers to team performance
• Identifies ways for further collaboration across teams

Builds Relationships
• Establishes rapport with others on the team and across teams
• Works effectively with others to get work done
• Treats all individuals with respect
• Handles difficult situations, minimising conflict

Inspires and motivates others to high performance
• Brings to the group a high level of energy and enthusiasm
• Supports others when they go the extra mile
• Fosters a supportive environment where appropriate coaching, training and development and other resources are provided to increase the competence, morale and confidence of team members
• Takes time to understand individuals holistically, i.e. what is important to them both at work and outside of work

Develops Others
• Exercises active listening and questioning skills to effectively understand another person's needs
• Utilises PDP to its full potential
• Gives timely, specific and appropriate feedback about development needs
• Coaches others on regular basis
• Provides reinforcements on efforts and progress
• Advocates for individuals with strong performance and potential within the organisation
• Encourages team members to take personal ownership and responsibility for their own development

Focus On Results
Drives for Results
• Communicates expectations clearly
• Follows through on commitments to ensure they are successfully completed and goal are achieved
• Promotes a strong sense of urgency for reaching goals
• Builds commitment in others for their individual and team objectives

Experience (US Only) and Education

Suggested Minimum Years of PM Experience: 6 years

Critical Experiences:
• Released new product or product features to the market, from collaborative conceptualization to execution to post-release management.
• Active coaching of others leading to individual and team development

Education to Qualify: Bachelors or Masters degree in a technical subject (Computer Science or Engineering discipline) is preferred, but not essential. MBA or management degree desirable.

LexisNexis, a division of RELX Group, is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact accommodations@relx.com or if you are based in the US you may also contact us on 1.855.833.5120.

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