Senior Product Manager

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Paperpal, the academic AI writing toolkit by Cactus Communications is looking for a Senior Product Manager who can drive its vision of reducing the barriers to great scientific writing!

Used by close to 1 million researchers, scientists and students across 100+ countries, Paperpal is rated Excellent for its user experience, performance and accuracy for various academic writing use-cases. Much of this innovation is fueled by a mix of in-house AI tech and 3rd party generative AI models to achieve the desired product outcomes.

If you're eager to work with the latest AI tech to solve real word writing challenges, this role is for you! Apply today to influence the direction of this pathbreaking AI writing tool.

Please Note: If you are an internal employee applying, your application will be transferred internally, and our recruiting team will keep you updated on any changes.


  • Lead the entire product lifecycle, from conceptualization and ideation to successful product delivery and market success
  • Partner in setting up product goals and vision. Drive sprint planning and execution aligned with roadmap
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align tech solutions with user needs. Think MVP for releases, look at numbers, seek qualitative insights and take decisions
  • Drive continuous product discovery to understand the research writing process. Apply insights to the roadmap, feature positioning, and GTM
  • Build global products; considering local nuances. Customize experiences to meet the needs of consumers across different geographies
  • Oversee all aspects of user experience, including usability, discoverability, and accessibility. Ensure feature experiences align with real-life customer workflows
  • Own user engagement and retention initiatives, conduct research to drive improvements, and define unique selling points to enhance product appeal
  • Develop documentation to engage the organization with thought leadership and product updates effectively
  • Monitor competitors closely and stay updated on the latest AI technology trends

Qualifications And Prerequisites:

  • 3-5 years product management experience
  • Driven successful product outcomes by adopting an iterative build, release, analyze approach
  • First-hand experience with agile development methodologies, analytics tools, wireframing tools, and project tracking tools like JIRA
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, coupled with very strong execution skills
  • Possess strong analytical skills, capable of selecting and tracking key metrics, deriving insights from data, and making data-driven decisions
  • Maintain a 'Consumer First' mindset in decision-making and product development
  • Can work across functions and levels and be comfortable interacting with senior leadership
  • Have a deep understanding of generative AI and a passion for its potential to automate and improve writing workflows


Additional Information:

CACTUS is a culture-driven company powered by its people, their passion, and their inspiration. All Cactizens live by the culture and values that define us.

We value people for their talent, personality, competency, and the ability to learn and grow. We create a work environment that allows people to thrive and show their best performance. We believe in meritocracy.

We take pride in our diversity. We strive to embrace diverse voices and create an inclusive workplace.

We encourage all Cactizens to talk openly about their ideas and opinions and provide feedback to anyone who is a part of CACTUS, regardless of designation, experience, or seniority. We also encourage them to place their trust and be open to differences in opinions and feedback.


Cactus Communications is a science communication and technology company. We specialize in AI products and solutions that improve how research gets funded, published, communicated, and discovered. We offer editorial, translation, education, and training solutions for researchers; strategic and tactical scientific content solutions to global life science organizations; AI-powered scholarly publishing products for journals and researchers; and solutions for science dissemination and engagement with peers, public, and policymakers for wider research outreach. We have offices in London, Princeton, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, and Mumbai; a global workforce of over 3,000 experts; and customers from over 190 countries.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Cactus Communications has consistently ranked among the top 20 on the global list of the Top 100 Companies for Telecommute Jobs since 2016.
  • Recognised as ‘Employers of the Future’ two years in a row in 2023 and 2022, in a study by LeadUp Universe, Fortune India and Work Universe
  • Recognised as One of India’s Top 100 best Workplaces for Women by Great Place To Work® in 2022
  • Winner of ‘Best Innovation Leveraging AI Services’ at AWS AI Conclave 2022
  • Recognized as one of the Best Companies for Millennials 2019 by Times Ascent and Learning & Organisation Development Roundtable
  • Emerged as one of India’s Top 10 Safe Workplaces for Women in a survey conducted by Rainmaker in 2019
  • Ranked #1 among India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces by Great Place to Work® Institute in 2017

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