Product Manager

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Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 60K - 156K *
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SAGE is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services.

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About our company:

SAGE Publishing is an independent, leading academic and professional publisher. We are a growing company, with over 1,500 employees based in London, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Singapore, New Delhi and Melbourne.

We believe that education is intrinsically valuable to a healthy society and we're dedicated to producing high-quality content in our books, journals and digital products.

We're passionate about contributing to our local communities; we run a diverse mix of community-based programs each year and we make sure everyone has the chance to get involved.

About our team:

  • We are looking for a Product Manager to join the Learning Pillar Product Management team within Product Innovation, working on our Books & Reference and our Skills suite of products.
  • Our Learning Pillar products are predominantly sold into the academic library market, and both product lines covered by these roles are expected to be a central part of expected growth for the Learning Pillar, with exciting products and roadmap features in the pipeline and plenty of potential to have a large impact on the wider team.
  • Product Innovation is a growing team of product people within SAGE working on exciting and innovative product lines. The team includes Product Managers, UX Designers, and Researchers. We are passionate about providing as much value to our users and customers as possible, in ways that work for the business.
  • We’re a very welcoming and fun team, with a culture of inclusion and a focus on continuous improvement and learning. We take a user-centred approach to product design, basing our decisions on evidence and expertise, and bringing best practices from the world of product management to everything we do.
  • We work closely and collaboratively with many other departments and functions within the business, notably Editorial, Marketing, Sales, Global Operations, Software Engineering and more, drawing on everyone’s expertise to create and improve excellent products.


Could you be our new Product Manager? Are you…?

  • A Lead the definition and delivery of Books & Reference and Skills product roadmaps and backlogs, which effectively balances user, customer, and internal stakeholder needs with business capabilities and budget, as well as other projects as assigned.
  • A product expert within the business, demonstrating deep expertise in the product(s) and the market, building a strong knowledge of the key users and customers and acting as an advocate for their needs and views.
  • An active member of the product team, effectively delivering the roadmap alongside Software Engineers, UX / UI Designers, project managers and/or scrum leads.

In your new role, you will:

  • Lead the definition and delivery of Books & Reference and Skills product roadmaps and backlogs, and other products or projects as assigned. Manage the prioritisation, definition and delivery of product enhancement projects, collaborating with relevant stakeholders, UX & design teams and the technology vendor for the product(s), along with carrying out user research, so as to meet the business goals and KPIs set out for the product(s).
  • Talk accurately about your core user personas and their common user journeys drawing on data.
  • Explore new enhancement concepts, effectively drawing on user research and web analytics as well as collaboration with UX Designers to test, validate and evolve.
  • Lead the creation of user stories for enhancement projects
  • Have responsibility for guiding the development team to prioritise and effectively execute the technology solution
  • Lead project teams and meetings, driving discussions and decision making
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the product(s), who are using them and how by analysing product usage data and conducting user research. Set, monitor and analyse KPIs for all enhancement projects.
  • Earn trust, and collaborate with key team members from across the business working on the day-to-day running of the product(s) to improve efficiencies and solve product-related issues.
  • Communicate internally and contribute to external communication, with non-technical language, as relevant, to ensure product enhancements and success are promoted and understood, and that any issues or bugs affecting the use of the product are shared and handled, as appropriate.
  • Interact regularly with product customers and users to ensure full understanding of their wants, needs and perspectives in order to be an effective voice within SAGE advocating their viewpoint.
  • Report your work towards your product vision in alignment with your team, framing your work to relate back to the long-term goals of the product. Establish strong relationships with product stakeholders, promoting the reputation of the product, and the work of the Product Innovation department.
  • Do your work with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in mind to include diverse voices in your work, follow accessibility principles and demonstrate inclusive behaviours in the way you work with colleagues.
  • Do your work with a Lean Mindset, systematically improving your work processes to continuously look to add more value for your customers and drive efficiencies in your work
  • Actively engage in emerging technologies, techniques and innovations to drive strategic business decisions.

This is a remote position, however, you will be required to attend our London office once a month for our "anchor day"


At SAGE Publishing we embrace diversity and Inclusion. We seek to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities and develop a business culture that reflects that belief. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, disability, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief as creating value through diversity is what makes us strong. As a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey at

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