Product Manager


We’re Oxford University Press (OUP), a global business that’s also a department of the University of Oxford and has circa 6,000 employees. Oxford Dictionaries combines innovation and creativity with commercial success, while staying true to the values that shaped us. With over 150 years of experience of leading the field in dictionaries and language resources, we’re an organisation with a sense of purpose that comes from our mission to support excellence in research, scholarship, and education.

Our Dictionaries and Languages Division leads innovation in lexical publishing and data licensing. We work with the world’s largest technology and information providers to share our language knowledge.

Our vision is to unlock the power of language for learning and for everyday life. We’re a dedicated team working collaboratively to build and share our language knowledge and support our global community of users.


Our products use language technology and lexicographical expertise to create data sets and software tools. Working with the world’s big tech companies, we enable language services ranging from neural machine translation to dictionary lookup.

Working as part of a 5-6 person team, you’ll play a key role in selecting and driving the development of our successful products, data, and services (data and content licensing) for our external customers. You’ll have great stakeholder engagement skills and will help prioritize our product roadmaps to realize our strategic goals while delivering the best business value.

Customer relationships are really important to us. As such you’ll manage the communication with our internal teams, sharing both our customer and user needs to ensure the requirements, vision, and goals are translated into product development.

You’ll manage product and team backlogs, prioritizing the development, ensuring the requirements are accurately represented and resolving any blockers and conflicts in order to deliver business value. You will oversee user acceptance testing and manage the cycle of sprints with the support of our Scrum Masters and Project Managers to ensure development delivers against the prioritized user requirements.


  • You’ll have proven experience with a variety of Product Management methods and practices.
  • You can demonstrate your understanding of evolving customer / user needs in a fast-changing market.
  • You’re able to prioritize product development according to business strategic goals and end user needs.
  • You’ll have excellent communication skills enabling you to work effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders and domain knowledge experts.
  • You’re comfortable with ambiguity, adaptable to change, and able to learn new technical and linguistic concepts on the job.You’ll also be familiar with software development tools like JIRA (or similar) and Agile methodologies.


Our salary range is £40,000 to £45,000, but we’re happy to discuss your requirements if they’re slightly outside this range. We offer 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), pension contributions to 11%, and a 35-hour working week, along with the flexibility to start and finish late or early as required. Your wellbeing’s really important so we also have a wide range of facilities including: a canteen that serves a wide variety of healthy and delicious meals, a subsidized onsite gym and subsidized coffee shops. We believe this helps make OUP a great place to work, and offers you a truly fantastic work / life balance!

We believe that the skills you bring to OUP are just a starting point. We want you to have the opportunity to expand your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which both interest you, and support your aspirations.If you have any questions or want to discuss the position in more detail before applying, please contact:

We’re committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

Recruitment Agencies – we have a comprehensive PSL and do not require any extra support.