RELX Group Product Mgr II - Gen in San Francisco, California

Product Mgr II - Gen


Location: San Francisco, California, United States


As a Product Manager with Ravel and State Net (LexisNexis companies), you will work on leading products for legal analytics and legislative tracking. Ravel creates tools that help lawyers sift massive amounts of information using machine learning and data visualization. Ravel’s products are part of Lexis Advance, which is used by nearly every attorney in the United States. State Net is the country’s leading tool for tracking legislation and regulation, and is used by companies and associations to monitor, comply, and engage with government activity at the federal, state and local level.

As a Product Manager working across Ravel and State Net, you will own one or more product features and lead project execution. You will own product development plans and represent features with cross-functional teams. You will master a deep understanding of customers and markets. You will prioritize and communicate customer issues and also lead demos to key stakeholders.


· Customer Focus

o Interact frequently with customers and generate customer requirements.

o Anticipate customer needs and prioritize those for the organization.

o Analyze and interpret what is happening in the market, driven by the latest news/incidents, particularly competitive announcements and events.

o Predict short term market changes and implications on the product.

o Continuously aim to meet customer expectations without compromising the commercial viability of the product.

· Data-Driven Decision-Making & Analysis

o Actively gather data from multiple sources (customer, market analysis, sales and revenue, etc.) to drive solutions to business problems and issues of consequence to the company.

o Demonstrate the ability to make trade off decisions between potential product capabilities.

o Evaluate product hypotheses in a quantitative manner, including AB testing for interactive products.

o Effectively manage day-to-day issues and problems without intervention.

o Generate new ideas by analyzing product data for insights.

· Go to Market & Product Marketing Lifecycle

o Support the go to market strategy with good communication of customer requirements and timelines to stakeholders.

o Assist on launch plans through coordinated development with external customer facing teams such as marketing and sales.

o Answer sales and customer questions regarding feature function, pricing, packaging, value proposition and competition.

o Offer Train-the-Trainer sessions in support of operations for market rollout.

o Assist on collateral for sales demonstrations and customer events.

o Outline key milestones, outcomes and deliverables during go-to-market and product strategy planning.

· Product Delivery & Development Lifecycle

o Solve customer issues with product features that achieve business goals and metrics.

o Have a deep understanding of your feature area and develop prototypes.

o Participate in product discovery.

o Manage portions of the product lifecycle.

· Strategy & Commercial Acumen

o Determine strategic product vision and priorities for a feature area, and champion future product direction.

o Independently use information derived from competitive analysis to drive product direction and strategy.

o Understand, formulate and budget operating costs.

o Create product development plans including opportunity assessment and business case.

· Technical Skills

o Consider high-level technical approaches to use when prioritizing functionality.

o Proficient in various technologies to assist day-to-day tasks (Excel, Balsamiq, Tableau, Python, SQL, etc.)

o Have a firm grasp of data and technical architecture principles and best practices.


· Personal Capability

o Continually develop depth and breadth in key competencies

o Actively seek feedback from others

o Understand own strengths and weaknesses and look for opportunities to improve

· Solve Problems and Analyze Issues

o Ability to ask effective questions and collect facts from multiple sources in order to solve problems

o Ability to effectively identify and analyze problems and propose solutions

o Effectively manages day-to-day issues and problems without intervention

· Innovates

o Brainstorms with others to look for different approaches to current process and tasks

o Looks for opportunities to develop new ideas or thinking within own role

o Experiments with new ideas as part of role

· Communicates Powerfully and Prolifically

o Demonstrates effective conversational skills, including active listening and questioning

o Participates in team presentations

· Collaboration and Teamwork

o Encourages co-operation between all members of the team

o Seeks team members input and expertise; facilitates open and interactive discussion of matters affecting the team

o Helps people to resolve conflict

o Identifies and removes barriers to team performance

o Identifies ways for further collaboration across teams

o Builds relationships and establishes rapport with others on the team and across teams

o Works effectively with others to get work done

o Treats all individuals with respect

o Handles difficult situations, minimizing conflict

o Inspires and motivates others to high performance

o Brings enthusiasm to the team

o Gets to know others in the team and what is important to them

o Leads by example by performing at high levels

· Develops Others

o Shares own specialist skills and knowledge with other members of the team

o Acts as a buddy to new individuals on a team

o Looks for opportunities to provide feedback to others

· Focus On Results

o Works hard to achieve objectives

o Stays focused on key commitment

o Works with others to achieve joint goals

o Looks to overcome obstacles or barriers to performing

Experience and Education

· Preferred PM Experience: 4-6 years

· Critical Experiences:

o Recognized as full owner of a product or multiple features

o Identified, led and released changes or enhancements that improved customer in satisfaction and/or commercial impact.

o Demonstration of thorough product development knowledge, including the ability to develop related business cases, content and product plans.

o Successful participation in customer engagements.

o Education: Bachelors or Masters degree in a technical subject (Computer Science or Engineering discipline) or JD is preferred.

LexisNexis Legal & Professional ( is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis and Nexis services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of RELX Group plc, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide. LexisNexis, a division of RELX Group, is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or