Head Of Product in Madrid or Remote


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Job Description

We are on a mission to make science open so everyone can live healthy lives on a healthy planet

Who we are

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

Job Role

We are looking for a Head of Product to complement our Product Management team. The successful candidate will lead a cross-functional group of - among others - Product Managers and Business Analysts with the goal of making Science Open.

This position is an exciting opportunity to lead impactful initiatives at the intersection of Digital Products, Customer Journeys, User Experience and Data/AI with the support of our internal experts.

Key responsibilities

  • You are responsible for elaborating the vision and roadmap for the Product portfolio that will enable the achievement of the core business KPI linked to your responsibility area (“Vertical”).

  • You craft and lead cross-departmental strategic initiatives related to our Objectives and key results (OKRs), from new Product features to impactful Journeys for our customers

  • You create teams led by Single Threaded Leaders to execute the strategies that you have crafted

  • You line-manage a team of Product Managers, ensuring their alignment with the other Product Management units and the coordination with cross-departmental initiatives

  • You are responsible for hiring team members and setting up the appropriate team structures to ensure the swift execution of your teams’ roadmaps and initiatives

  • You own for key metrics that your teams influences, and lead the creation of new ones by uncovering business opportunities via digital products

  • You work in close collaboration with Product Managers, Product Designers, Software Engineers and Publishing professionals to ensure the most impactful initiatives are executed by your teams

  • You will regularly deep dive into the data generated by your products to bring clarity into the successes and failures of the initiatives within your department


We seek enthusiastic team players with great initiative and a get-it-done attitude. Candidates must be able to handle a fast paced work environment while juggling several different tasks at the same time. Excellent organizational, communications, and multi-tasking skills are musts.

Minimum required skills and qualifications include:

  • Ten years of experience in the development of Digital Products, of which five as a product manager

  • Two years in a similar position

  • Previous experience with OKRs is highly desirable

  • Proven experience - with examples - establishing strategic initiatives that delivered substantial growth in core business KPIs

  • Leadership skills, ability to drive forward courageous initiatives with strong vision

  • Previous experience managing a team with mixed seniority profiles

  • Data savviness and fluency, capability to comfortably engage in discussions with senior data analysts and experienced engineers

  • Ability to deep dive into raw datasets to find key information that will enable you to make decisions for your product

  • Strong analytical skills and independent, entrepreneurial approach

  • Solid communication skills in English, both written and verbal are an absolute must.


With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees.

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis.

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.


We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.


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