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Product Manager, eCommerce

About Research Square

Research Square Company exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. We are a growing team of scientists, researchers, language experts, software engineers, and publishing industry veterans working together to find new ways to help researchers succeed.

Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, Research Square Company consists of two main divisions, American Journal Experts (AJE) and Research Square. Since 2004, AJE has provided manuscript preparation services to hundreds of thousands of researchers helping them to get their work published. Launched in 2018, our platform, Research Square, is the largest multidisciplinary preprint server in the world. By helping researchers communicate their work more effectively, we accelerate the pace of global discovery and advancement.

What we’ll expect from you once you’re here

The product manager for e-commerce will develop a strategy to create a seamless buying experience for researchers who are looking for tools and services to help them communicate their work. As we connect our mature author services business to our rapidly-growing preprint platform, we need a skilled product manager to integrate e-commerce across the two sites. We are looking for someone who can find the balance between gathering enough information during the order process to best support the customer while creating a simple yet personalized experience. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 


  • Develop a clear strategy for e-commerce across our AJE and Research Square sites
  • Ensure that our e-commerce sites run smoothly and that feedback from customers is heard
  • Develop a deep understanding of our customers through market research, analytics, and user testing to create buyer personas and user stories
  • Collaborate with UX and engineering to quickly test, assess, and optimize the ordering experience to positively impact key metrics such as conversion rate and average order value
  • Collaborate with the Voice of the Customer, operations, engineering, and UX/product teams to identify internal and customer-facing challenges with our e-commerce processes
  • Keep up with e-commerce best practices, including 3rd party partnerships, to deliver a best-in-class customer experience
  • Ensure a seamless e-commerce experience across devices

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience


  • 3-5 years of product management or product marketing management experience in direct-to-consumer websites
  • Strong organization skills and an attention to detail
  • The ability to analyze data and clearly communicate data-driven decisions
  • The ability to work on a cross-functional team and enable alignment with stakeholders across the organization
  • A focus on outcomes
  • A bias toward action

Working Arrangements 

  • Relocation is not required as this position can be remote based. 
  • This is a US based role. 

Working at Research Square Company

Our team embraces and fuels change, fights for simplicity, invests in customers’ success, and applies a data-driven approach to continuously improve and magnify our impact. We have developed tools and services that have been adopted by major international publishers to improve the publishing experience for their authors.

We are a high-growth, family-friendly, and mission-driven company that regularly wins awards for our workplace culture, pace of growth, and innovations. Our organization is casual and flexible while also being stimulating and dynamic. We have a results-focused work environment.

Workplace Recognition

  • Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility (2011, 2012)
  • When Work Works Award (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • NC Parenting Magazine’s Family Friendly 50 (2013, 2014)
  • Triangle Business Journal's Best Places to Work (2017, 2019, 2020)
  • NCBC Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer Award (2017)
  • Family Forward NC Featured Business (2019)

Research Square Company’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity in all its employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, military status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for US-based positions with Research Square must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire.

Research Square supports individuals with disabilities and provides reasonable accommodations to job applicants. If you need assistance completing our online job application, email General inquiries, such as those regarding the status of a job application, will not receive a reply.

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