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Senior VP of Product - IP Group

Philadelphia, PA, USA | Clarivate Analytics

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Product Development
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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As the Sr Vice President, Product Development, you will report directly to the President, IPG and be responsible for the product vision, strategy, and creation/execution of the product roadmap. You will manage a diverse team of Product Managers, Product Owners/Business Analysts, and UX, Operations and Innovation professionals.

Role Responsibilities:

In short, your responsibility will be to build great products that will delight our clients and create sustainable value through profitable revenue for the business.This will be accomplished through creating and sustaining a dynamic - build, buy, partner - strategy that keeps IPG at the forefront of creating innovative and commercially vibrant products, services, and solutions.

To be successful you will combine passion with intellectual curiosity about the industry, the markets we serve, and our clients and prospects, and thereby have an in-depth understanding of the market dynamics, the clients’ needs/pain points, and the competitive landscape to drive client and user growth. You will combine strong commercial and technical acumen with natural communication and leadership skills.

Build Process and Effective Execution:

Develop business cases for potential opportunities (partnerships, product solutions, asset acquisitions), including market sizing, market segmentation, pricing/packaging, and financial analysis (ROI)

Creation, execution, and management of the product roadmap across multiple product and service lines

Implement data driven strategies to measure usage in various ways that enable customer success on our platform and allow full monetization of the value created

Build Relationships and Demonstrate Leadership:

Help lead and create the company’s strategic direction, defining and articulating new opportunities, and working closely with executive leadership, our technology team, and the various business teams to articulate the product goals and direction

Act as a player/coach, rolling up your sleeves to work alongside your team, while providing thoughtful guidance, strong leadership development, mentorship and coaching for a team of product managers

Communicate effectively, building consensus across multiple constituencies

Build organizational talent via both internal placements as well as external recruiting

Identify best-of-breed companies as potential partners and/or vendors

Role Requirements:


Demonstrated performance in a product management senior leadership role with a minimum of 10-years experience in a senior management role (SAAS Product, Technology, or Operations preferred)

Experience owning a P&L of substance, whether a $100MM+ P&L in a senior management role, or as a founder/CEO/CTO/Partner of a start-up.Preferably a b2b or information sector business with mix of recurring and non-recurring revenue product lines

Strong technical background, with 5+ years’ experience in an engineering, technology or product area

Strong experience in managing complex operational functions in a matrix environment

Proven track record in effectively leading and managing teams to produce on-time, high-quality deliverables with a high level of customer satisfaction

A track record of recruiting, developing and motivating top talent

Characteristics and skills:

Thinking and risk taking is required

Leadership skills to influence others in a matrix organization and infuse them with passion

Professional verbal, written & presentation communications skills, including comfortable presenting at C-level, both internally and externally

Ability to adapt and learn new technologies

A high degree of analytical skills

Creative, independent, and original thinker

Capable of handling multiple complex projects and assignments concurrently


 Bachelor’s Degree is required

MBA or Master’s Degree in Finance, Technology preferred

Certificates in areas such as: Six Sigma and PMP are a plus

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