Managing Director

Morgan Healey Exclusive Assignment

Our client, a library SaaS company recently acquired by a global publisher, requires a new Managing Director to lead the business as they continue to grow in this exciting time of their development. 

You will be responsible for the demanding product development and sales plans as they continue to drive growth and marketing penetration.

The role will ideally be based in the Netherlands, but we will also consider UK candidates.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the development, execution and evolution of a business and technology strategy to differentiate core products from competitors.
  • Scope the future direction and potential for the business and build a business case for investment where appropriate.
  • Lead and motivate the team in pursuit of the product vision and strategic goals
  • Staff recruitment to grow the team in line with the strategic plan
  • Report business progress, plans and strategic advice to the board to provide an accurate view of the market, operations and business future
  • Responsible for budget and profitability
  • Responsible for a global sales strategy to grow market penetration & maintain customer retention
  • Deliver a product innovation program to substantially grow the offering over the next 5 years
  • Accountable for service delivery to customers
  • Oversee technology decisions and long-term technology strategy
  • Analyse problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth

Skills & Experience:

  • Leadership position for an early stage business
  • Commercial experience building a sales operation and a track record of sales success
  • Proven experience working with a SaaS business Proven experience working within a large organisation
  • Team player able to work with other parts of the wider business in a collaborative way
  • Willingness to travel globally
  • Experience working in the academic library business (not essential, but nice to have) 

Product Manager – Library Software

Our client, a library software company, requires a new Product Manager to define and deliver new enhancements to the company's core products.

You will be the product expert for the business and you will work towards achieving the business goals and KPIs set out for the product, collaborating closely with stakeholders of all levels across the business.

We need an experienced product manager that has a deep curiosity in all aspects of the product and the market, building a strong knowledge of the key users and customers, acting as an advocate for their needs and views.

You promote and execute product management best practices within the team and to continually strive to improve as well as contribute towards moving in the strategic direction of the product.

Skills & Experience:

  • Experience working in Product Management
  • Awareness of the Academic Publishing Industry
  • Awareness & Experience (preferable) of Library Systems, such as Link Resolvers, Discovery Tools and Integrated Library Systems
  • Strong attention to detail skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective stress management skills
  • Strong working knowledge of the full suite and administration of Office 365 Microsoft solutions
  • Strong knowledge of product management best practices
  • Good understanding of the latest tech trends.
  • Good understanding of webdevelopment practices and it’s technical aspects
  • Working knowledge of Google Analytics and/or other data analytics / data management tools
  • To be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently and in a fast-changing environment.