Global Product Development Executive - ICIS

Location
Houston
Posted
May 30, 2013
Closes
Jun 29, 2013
Contact
Ms. Deborah Farquharson
Duration
Full Time
Within the portfolio, ICIS (www.icis.com) operates as the world-leading pricing service, offering unrivalled coverage of global energy and chemical markets. ICIS has been established for 30 years, and commands the respect within the industry which you would expect from a long-term player, but with that we are experiencing quick growth as a brand.

ICIS have an exciting opportunity available for a Global Product Development Executive to join our team. In this role you will be engaging with customers, championing new product ideas, and managing the launch of subscription and data products. The role features a competitive salary and performance related bonus.

Global Product Development Executive – Houston, US
The core responsibilities within this role are:

• Contributing and capturing ideas for the new product pipeline
• Engaging with customers through research, including desk and field research as well as through face to face meetings
• Identifying data and analysis needs to develop new product solutions
• Delivering completed research findings with recommendations, a business case and commercial projections to the management group
• Managing key stakeholders; product management, editorial, sales, marketing, customer service and IT teams, in the delivery of new product launches whilst ensuring projects are aligned to their launch plans
• Monitoring new product performance post launch until sales targets are met
• Analysing competitor activity and preparing monthly competitor reviews
• Undertaking strategic research to support management decisions
• Supporting processes to analyse and manage the current product portfolio

Requirements:
Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have proven experience of research, business development or Marketing and have good commercial acumen. You will demonstrate an understanding of how to conduct effective market research and translate this into a deliverable product to help drive revenue opportunities. The successful candidate will have good analytical abilities to understand complex markets, and be able to write and present clear recommendations to senior management executives.

You will need to be a self-starter and be capable of managing several projects adhering to deadlines. You will have the confidence to establish new relationships, as well as maintain existing relationships with external and internal parties. A second language and experience of the energy or petrochemical industry are desirable. Fundamental to this role is the ability to learn quickly and the desire to provide best in class products and services to customers.

The position is based in our Houston office and reports into the Global Product Development Manager who is based in Sutton, UK. You will be collaborating with colleagues internationally, in London, Houston, New York, Singapore and Shanghai.

If you would like to join a team that can really make a difference, which in return offers you great career prospects, then you must apply.



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