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Elsevier is a world leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information serving more than 30 million scientists, students and health & information professionals worldwide. We help customers around the globe by delivering world-class content and innovative tools that help them make critical decisions, enhance productivity and improve outcomes. Elsevier publishes more than 20.000 products and services globally.

Elsevier is a global company headquartered in Amsterdam, employing more than 7.000 people in 25 countries. We are part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc., employing over 34.000 staff.

2012-2013:

I came into Elsevier to be the Sales Engineer for QUOSA in Europe. 

2017-2018:

Once QUOSA became fully integrated into Elsevier… 

Mostly sales engineering, but also lots of data migrations and internal consulting on PV and QMS issues.

2014-2016:

At a certain point I let myself be convinced to apply for Product Manager QUOSA. 

I did have two distinct positions: Product Development Manager for QUOSA and Quosa PV; later I assumed the full stack of product management for Quosa.

Job requirements:

  • Prioritize development: work with Scrum Master and development team members to elaborate and determine release deliverables and dates
  • Work effectively both with Agile methods and GxP standard quality procedures
  • Generate, and act as a conduit for new ideas/opportunities to be evaluated and proposed for implementation.
  • Be the voice of the market when relating to and participating in product planning sessions.
  • Make the case for the business and its goals
  • Advance new product/feature ideas for an established evaluation review process
  • Understand and analyze user needs to generate product enhancement ideas, and refine existing functionalities.
  • Contribute to competitor and market analyses.
  • Support technical aspects of RfP/RfI submissions.
  • Work with Professional Services to respond appropriately to specific customer requests, consistent with the strategic Roadmaps.
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of training and marketing materials
  • Assess the effectiveness of current operations and initiate action if improvements are called for.
  • Be the expert of last resort on product capabilities and workflows where these provide value

Technical Manager, CoOwner

August 1991 – June 2012

Co-founded company for sale and support of Abstract & Index + Full Text STEM (plus Business) database and information services. 

Still a key player in the Portuguese STEM databases market