Lead Product Manager for AI Products in Madrid or Remote


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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.


We are looking for a Lead Product Manager to join our Product Management team and coordinate the launch and management of AI products. The successful candidate will lead multi-disciplinary product teams with sole focus on delivery of industry-leading AI products for the publishing vertical.

Are you motivated by finding yourself surrounded by some of the industry's brightest minds working collaboratively on cutting edge data-driven products using the latest and greatest Machine Learning (ML) models and innovative algorithms? Are you thrilled by the prospect of seeing the output of your work utilized in a publishing platform that attracts 1.5 billion viewers and manages over 100k articles? Are you excited to research, design and develop innovative artificial intelligence products and their supporting pipelines? If that sounds great, then that's us: we are a cutting edge product team working collaboratively as part of a larger AI department, supporting Frontier's industry leading AI products' portfolio.

To empower scientists and radically improve how science is published, assessed and disseminated to researchers, innovators and the public, we have built our own state-of-the-art AI Review Assistant (AIRA), as part of our AI products' portfolio. AIRA is backed by cutting-edge ML algorithms (covering areas such as computer vision, NLP, recommender systems); and featured in the media:




Key Responsibilities:

  • You are responsible for elaborating the vision and construct the roadmap for an AI products’ portfolio that will enable growth across several business verticals

  • You craft and lead cross-departmental initiatives related to our Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework to ensure AI products’ portfolio utilization and impact across the business

  • You lead a team of experienced Product Managers and Product Owners

  • You work in close collaboration with, and support, advise the scrum team(s) to create a strong end product that meets business’s expectations

  • You lead the product discovery and features prioritization work utilizing industry standard prioritization frameworks and techniques

  • You will regularly deep dive into the data generated by your products’ portfolio to bring clarity into the processes used and identify opportunities for continuous improvement

  • You will be obsessed with customer satisfaction and strive to achieve excellent experiences in your products’ portfolio utility

  • You will work closely with our Data Science team to ensure that their cutting-edge algorithms are embedded in products’ releases

  • You will work with data and AI architects to ensure the most appropriate data structures and models are built and data and product quality is ensured

  • You will drive the customer and business stakeholder management to effect successful outcome of products’ launches, utilization and new releases.


  • Minimum 8 years experience in product or related roles, of which at least 5 years in product leadership roles with focus on AI and data products

  • Previous experience leading product managers and product owners

  • Prior experience with cloud data platforms (e.g., Azure, Databricks, GCP)

  • Data awareness and fluency, ability to deep dive into raw datasets to find key information that will enable you to make decisions for your product

  • Strong knowledge of Agile principles and processes

  • In-depth understanding of factors influencing industry market conditions and trends

  • Solid communication skills in English, both written and verbal are vital

  • Successful track record of developing products within budget, to resources’ plan and on time.

  • Communicate effectively with team members to achieve project goals

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Strong analytical skills and independent, entrepreneurial approach

  • Creative and innovative thinker


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 (not applicable to some Business Support jobs due to nature of role).

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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