Wolters Kluwer Product Director, North America in Chicago, Illinois

Enablon, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the world's leading provider of Sustainability, EHS and Operational Risk Management Software. Enablon offers the most comprehensive platform in the industry, and is consistently recognized as a global leader and visionary for enabling the sustainable company through technology.

The Enablon North America (NA) Product Director will help drive Enablon's future roadmap and manage Enablon's NA Product Management and Product Ownership team. This position works directly with the VP of Product to help drive and execute product objectives and priorities with NA Product Manager and Product Owner teams. The role performs Product Management functions in addition to the management of teams that work across squads and product initiatives. We are looking for a leader that is both experienced in enterprise software and agile or lean principles.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Define a compelling and innovative global product roadmap through customer interactions, industry expertise and collaboration across cross functional teams

  • Manage a portfolio of the company's largest revenue generating product offerings

  • Build and train a team of product professionals to be high performing and agile or lean

  • Spend time with customers at events, workshops and site-visits to better understand their challenges and use of Enablon products to incorporate into Enablon's platform strategy and product roadmaps

  • Provide thought leadership (trends, blogs, EHS knowledge, White Papers, Industry events, etc.) and event support (SPF) for products both internally and externally

  • Partner with sales, marketing and delivery teams to communicate roadmap priorities and obtain industry feedback and validation

  • Work closely with clients, sales prospects, partners, and internal stakeholders to gather requirements, build use cases, answer questions regarding responses to RFPs and help manage external and internal expectations

  • Communicate progress against roadmap to executive management and cross-functional teams

  • Help teams manage product backlogs and prioritization on an ongoing basis

  • Maintain and grow our culture of passion for products and innovation in the industry

  • Oversees and directs product development activities for Environmental, Sustainability, Health and Safety Inspection and Compliance applications by understanding market dynamics, including customer needs and behaviors.

  • Coordinates with Sales Management to identify and develop offerings that will achieve new and emerging revenue channels.

  • Oversees and executes P&L for Environmental, Sustainability, Health and Safety Inspection and Compliance applications

  • Oversees direct reports to ensure customer focus, user experience and agile product processes are being followed

  • Develops optimal organizational structure to deliver Environmental, Sustainability, Health and Safety Inspection and Compliance products

  • Manages team member performance by regularly monitoring key performance indicators, team member activity and work product

  • Represents Enablon by developing and maintaining comprehensive knowledge of products, industry trends and being a product advocate.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Technology or a related field.

Experience:

  • 10-12 years in product development or management

  • Experience with agile or lean software development methodologies, product ownership and product management

  • Experience in managing enterprise software used by Fortune 2000 companies

  • 8-10 years' in agile coaching and consulting

  • Experience communicating complex and new technology business benefits with executives and clients

  • Experience presenting at industry conferences and corporate events

Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communications; ability to communicate very complex technical information to audiences

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and management skills.

  • Strong business analysis skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Agile and Lean methodologies

  • Ability to absorb and analyze new technologies, practices and standards.

  • Ability to effectively manage a large number of ongoing projects.

  • Ability to assess and articulate (from a technical and workflow standpoint) potential acquisition or strategic partnership candidates.

  • Ability to present publicly at customer conferences

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. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY). For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.

INFORMATION 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.

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