Digital Product Director
Reed Exhibitions
Richmond United Kingdom
1d ago

Job Title : Digital Product Director

Reports to : Vice President of Product Management

Based at : Richmond, UK, Surrey + hybrid working

RX (formerly Reed Exhibitions) is one of the world’s leading events business. Every year we run over 400 events in 22 countries, bringing together over 7 million active event participants worldwide from 43 industry sectors, to help participants build their businesses.

RX is part of RELX Group. RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom about 10,000 are technologists.

RELX strives to be a diverse employer of choice, and has won multiple awards for its commitment to corporate responsibility.

Our product vision is to enhance the magic of face-to-face events by using digital tools and data to improve in-person interactions, and to develop new products that help our customers to do business even when they can’t be together.

Over the past several years, RX has completely rebuilt all its core digital platforms, and has successfully launched a set of revenue-generating digital products supporting face-to-face and virtual events, that we are mid-way through rolling out globally.

We are looking for an experienced Product Director to lead and further develop the core customer- facing platform (Atlas) that supports all our face-to-face events.

The Product Director will be responsible for completing the global rollout of the Atlas events platform, doubling the product revenue by 2025 to $50M by 2025, and designing and developing new products that enable buyers and sellers to engage and connect online and at our events.

This is a key role that will shape how the events industry better understands its audiences across multiple touchpoints, and uses that data to improve the value proposition of both face-to-face events and digital interactions.

The Product Director will own the vision and the roadmap for the core platform and related products, considering different business models and event types, and will work with .

The successful candidate will work with commercial stakeholders (marketing, sales, and other product teams) to support successful go-to-market strategies indrive commercial success around the world.

our key business units.

This role is an excellent opportunity to define and deliver a product vision, and to have tangible commercial impact. It would be well suited to someone who has developed outstanding senior product leadership skills and is eager to demonstrate the ability to prioritise different revenue opportunities and deliver on these, working with business stakeholders in global markets including UK, US, France, Germany, China, Japan and Latin America.

It is well-supported by a team of talented product owners whom you will be responsible for developing, and matrixed resources from in-house and external technology resources, a product delivery team, and product marketing.

We are comfortable working remotely with colleagues around the world and have adopted hybrid working practices.

The ideal candidate will be a relationship builder and a driven personality to lead and inspire cross-functional teams to build exceptional products and services.

You will be part of a forward-thinking leadership team charged with building the next generation of digital events products in our industryand analytics for our customers, and must be committed to building a deep understanding of our internal and external customers and their objectives in different cultures and industry sectors.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Create product vision and priorities and roadmap for the Atlas global event platform based on a deep understanding of industry trends, customer needs, commercial opportunities and business priorities.
  • Help to double the revenue from Atlas by aligning Drive deep customer needs understanding and translate this into product priorities and roadmaps.
  • Constantly update view on where the market is heading.

  • Define and articulate a clear product strategy with event schedule and needs, go-to-market requirements, and sales priorities
  • for the Atlas global event platform, linked to go-to-market requirements. Communicate high level changes to the product backlog to support communications and release planning.
  • Contribute to overall RX product and data strategy together with VP product management, Chief Product Officer, and the wider product leadership team, and be a vocal supporter of the customer during internal strategy development
  • Define KPIs and deliver business results, including product adoption, revenue goals, user-facing outcome metrics, and NPS.
  • Develop clear product positioning and go-to-market plans by working with customer-facing teams such as local show teams.
  • Be a passionate advocate for the use of digital products to support our customers’ and users’ needs, at the most senior levels in RX
  • Build an operationally excellent team that follows
  • Follow best-in-class iterative, data-driven product development practices; follows effective software development approaches;
  • and builds up our data analytics capabilities including contributing to data strategy, our data lake, and analytics approach.

    using AB testing and other customer discovery and learning techniques as appropriate

  • Ensure team is following effective software development processes, including agile and lean methodologies, ensuring that the team delivers on commitments for live events and key operational deliverables
  • Be accountable for developing and executing clear product positioning and go-to-market plans through coordinated development with external customer facing teams such as local show teams.
  • Co-lead organizational development practices, platform requirements, and project management framework, including contributing to data strategy, data lake, and analytics use cases.
  • Skills & Experience

    We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements.

    If you're excited about this role and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for below, we’d love to hear from you.

    You could be just who we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed and grow.

  • Experience in software product management and team leadership ideally in agile environments and with a data analytics component. in agile environments
  • Practices and champions iterative, data-driven product management
  • Has demonstrated success set and delivered against in defining and delivering a long term product visions; is able to trade-off and set different product priorities, using OKRs and metrics
  • Good commercial acumen, able to help prioritise and deliver against commercial goals, in either B2B or B2C environments
  • Metrics-driven approach to rapid learning and delivering business value
  • Deep understanding of the direction of the digital landscape, and a passion for all things digital
  • Comfortable and effective in complex and global project environments, and working with both long-range and short-term business objectives.
  • Achieves objectives requiring a high level of cooperation and accountability from people in other parts of the organization and from around the world
  • Able to toggle between the detail of delivery and the long term vision, to support teams in being successful
  • Experience in building and leading high-performance product teams. Can , providing provide a clear sense of direction and , purpose, and emphasise on delivery and .
  • Creates an atmosphere of continual improvement, in which all are encouraged to exceed the expected results.

  • Achieves objectives requiring a high level of cooperation from people in other parts of the organization.
  • Holds others accountable and encourages others to take accountability for achieving results.
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a related discipline preferred.
  • RX is part of RELX Group. RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

    The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom about 10,000 are technologists.

    RELX strives to be a diverse employer of choice, and has won multiple awards for its commitment to corporate responsibility.

    At RX, we are passionate about making a positive impact on society and customers through our unique contributions as a business, including fostering communities within the industries and fans we serve through our broad range of events.

    We are fully committed to a fair and equitable work environment for our people and in all the countries and territories in which we operate.

    We want RX to be a great place to work, where our employees feel valued, have equal opportunities, and benefit from pay equality.

    Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of their gender, gender identity, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, age, caring responsibilities, pregnancy and maternity or disability status.

    Inclusion and diversity are important to our future. It is essential that we have the engagement of people from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas in order to achieve real innovation for our customers around the world.

    Benefits include :

  • Individual performance related bonus
  • Parental leave
  • Mental health and wellness programmes
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote work
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid annual leaves
  • Health insurance contributions
  • Mentoring Programme
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