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Requisition Number 19-0401
Post Date 7/25/2019
Title Associate Product Manager
Organization Name Macmillan
City New York
State NY
Description Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.
Requirements This Associate Product Manager is responsible for managing operations and development of RSuite, Macmillan’s content management system. The APM will identify and create product requirements, draft tickets, and perform QA testing to confirm developed features meet success criteria. This position will work closely with internal book production departments and serve as the primary resource for application support, documentation, and training.

Major Responsibilities:

• Meet with business stakeholders to gather requirements; convert requirements into development tickets; organize and prioritize tickets for development team.
• Test developed features against requirements; submit feedback to developers.
• Track feature development against product release schedule; develop schedule for maintenance releases
• Prepare clear and well-organized documentation on system features & workflows. Create training materials & provide training to new and existing staff in use of system.
• Serve as key support resource for assigned applications. Provide daily support by answering questions, resolving issues, etc.
• Perform administrative duties: set up new users, run usage reports, submit & track bug resolution, etc.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Effective written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate clearly across departments to users of varying technical knowledge/ability
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive working relationships with colleagues at varying levels within the company
• Detail-oriented and analytical with proactive troubleshooting, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
• Technologically proficient, adept at picking up new systems quickly
• Strong organization and project-management skills
• Premier customer-service skills
• Ability to multi-task with high self-accountability toward meeting deadlines/objectives
• Ability to adapt to dynamic environments and escalate issues appropriately
• Understanding of digital asset management best practices

Experience Needed:

• 3+ years work experience in professional office setting
• Experience with CMS (technical or operational role) preferred
• Experience with quality assurance or software testing preferred; may have worked in an operational department performing user testing or been superuser inquiring about system functionality/performance
• Book publishing experience a plus
• Familiarity with software development life cycle and agile methodology a plus
• Experience with any of the following systems a plus: RSuite, Biblio, DocuSign, Jira, Asana

Educational Background Required:
• BA or equivalent work/technical experience
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