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Head of Product Management, Maritime intelligence

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Informa’s Business Intelligence (BI) division, part of the international Informa group, provides specialist data, intelligence, and insight to our customers, helping them make better decisions, gain competitive advantage and enhance return on investment. There has never been a more exciting time to join Informa’s Business Intelligence (BI) division.   Informa acquired Penton Information Services, a leading independent US-based Exhibitions and Professional Services Group, adding greater balance and breadth to the Informa Group.  Penton brings more than 20 attractive digital subscription data Brands and a portfolio of 100+ print and digital B2B insight products.


We currently have an opening within the Maritime intelligence business unit of the BI division for a head of product position.  We are looking for a seasoned product management professional with a strong track record of helping solve market problems by enhancing world class products and building new ones.   We have just completed a multimillion dollar investment in the platforms that support our Lloyd’s List intelligence product and our Lloyd’s List, Insurance Day and other leading publications.   We are now focused on leveraging those investments to seek high growth opportunities that rely on analytics and insight applied to our core data and expertise in Maritime and Law applications.   We have assets that can help customers in areas ranging from financing, insuring and tracking fleets and commodities to helping new and established players assess growth opportunities in shipping and related industries.  


The Head of Product Management will be responsible for the commercial success of the Maritime products, including existing and new products. The individual is charged with working with the management team to chart the strategic product roadmap, and for collaborating with Product Development, Marketing and Sales to ensure successful implementation of the roadmap.  The ideal candidate will be a seasoned product manager who can apply best practices from established product management organizations. The position will report to the VP of Product for the Transportation vertical.


Specific Responsibilities:


  • Work with the head of product and the head of the business to create and execute strategies for maximizing the commercial potential of the Maritime and Law publications and intelligence products, with short, medium and long-term goals.
  • Support the product strategy by developing a deep understanding of maritime market trends, needs of prospective and current customers, as well as how customers use the current products and competitor products
  • Translate that market knowledge into user personas and product positioning statements which serve as the blueprint for both plans to improve go-to-market activities and a major input into the product roadmap
  • Develop clear and compelling roadmaps and priorities for each product, and support proposed strategies with detailed business case analysis for new products and product extensions.
  • Work closely with business analysts and the product development team to ensure detailed requirements are built and to track progress on specific customer and product initiatives, from initial product concept through the full product lifecycle.
  • Partner with Product Marketing to provide thought leadership around the product set and assist with product promotion and positioning in the marketplace.
  • Serve as the voice of the market across the business, and be passionate about delighting customers via strong value propositions and top notch customer experience.
  • Work closely with the Marketing, Product Management and Content teams to help identify new product opportunities to drive growth within the existing customer community and new adjacent customer sets.
  • Work with the Marketing and Sales teams to articulate product value propositions and champion the products internally and externally.
  • Track product metrics and manage to goals.

Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 8-12 years of experience in product management in the information services industry.
  • Strong product management experience and skills. Highly organized and attentive to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization internally and externally.
  • Team player who brings a sense of positive energy and the ability to influence, inspire and motivate cross-functional partners across the organization.
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills with the ability to construct and evaluate different business model approaches to maximize ROI.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience in the maritime market
  • Advanced degree ideal
  • Experience in B2B and a fast paced digital subscription business

To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume, a cover letter and salary expectations.


About Informa:

Informa’s Business Intelligence (BI) division, part of the FTSE 100 Informa Group, provides specialist data, intelligence and insight to our customers, helping them make better decisions, gain competitive advantage and enhance return on investment.

BI has a valuable portfolio of digital subscription products, providing business critical intelligence to global, regional and niche communities within five core industry sectors: Pharma & Healthcare; Finance; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Maritime & Law and Agribusiness & Commodities.

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London, London, City of, United Kingdom
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UK London Christchurch Court (23)
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