Wolters Kluwer Senior Product Manager, Platform, Health LRP in New York, New York

Senior Product Manager, Platform, Health LRP

Requisition Number: 17-17548

State: New York

City: New York

Shift: Not Applicable

Job Description: Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of content for healthcare professionals, serving physicians, surgeons, nurses, allied health professionals, pharmacists, academics, payers, and the life sciences with solutions for research and development, the point-of-learning, the point-of-dispensing, and the point-of-care. Wolters Kluwer Health has three market-centered business units to serve the needs of its diverse customer base: Medical Research, Professional & Education, and Clinical Solutions.

Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research (MR) is a global leader in providing innovative online research solutions and medical and nursing journal publishing solutions for healthcare practitioners, students, and research professionals. MR has a presence in 142 countries and adoption by more than 95% of the world’s academic medical institutions. MR is known for its two strong brands, Ovid (www.ovid.com) and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (www.lww.com) journals.

This position can be located in either Philadelphia, PA, or New York City!

The Senior Product Manager, Platform, is responsible for directing and prioritizing the development and implementation of the company's delivery platforms. He or she will be a key member of the Product Strategy team, contributing to the team's overall strategic vision and particularly contributing knowledge of HLRP's technological footprint and maintaining close ties to platform product managers, project managers, and other technology development team members.

Identifying and working with interdepartmental, cross-functional stakeholders, the SPM will function as the business owner of platform development initiatives, setting priorities and directing resources based on the commercial concerns and strategic objectives of the company. The SPM will coordinate all the activities required for successful planning, development, deployment, and communication of new platform-dependent features and products.

The SPM will support product development efforts across multiple undertakings, including the maintenance, upgrade and transformation of key platforms and applications, including

•eJP (electronic journals platform) and various other individual and institutional delivery platforms

•efforts to engage users and monetize our audience and traffic, and

•our evolving strategies in education (interactive technologies, immerse technology and simulation)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Working with key internal and external stakeholders to develop the platform vision and business case for key process, platform and product enhancements. This activity includes:

•Discovering and validating market needs (both existing and future customers)

•Ensuring that any platform product investment meets key business objectives of profitability and/or strategic objectives

•Understanding and communicating the competitive landscape, including how our platform is positioned and functions vis-à-vis key competitive journal and ebook systems such as Highwire, Atypon, and others.

•Defining and prioritizing features and functionality add providing the voice of the customer in reviewing customer requests for bug fixes and enhancements.

•Development and presentation of business case to stakeholders to obtain input and support from executives and key stakeholders

•Partnering closely with internal technology partners to support the client experience and need of the planning and advisory offering.

•Partnering with publishing teams and define the meet the requirements of end users and society partners and to assist in communicating those achievements to all stakeholders.

•Working with sales & marketing to communicate developments to best effect

Qualifications: Education:

•Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent years of experience required


•Min 5 years of experience in digital technology development preferably in the publishing or information services industry.

•Knowledge of the academic/scholarly markets for online information products and services

•Some experience with Agile methodologies or equivalent

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

•Above average verbal and written communication skills; good persuasive abilities.

•Good presentation skills, ability to interact with colleagues at all levels and customers/clients.

•Experience with web-based digital periodical delivery

•Advanced certifications in software development a plus


Primarily domestic with some international travel.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at (888) 495-4771