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Product Specialist

Contract Type
Legal, Marketing & Public Relations
Expiry Date
Working in the UK-based part of a global product development team, you will be involved in the development, planning and definition of a new range of legal workflow products, for release to the market from the second half of 2018

Job Description


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Business Unit: Legal UKI

The legal business of Thomson Reuters delivers best-of-class solutions to help legal professionals practice the law, manage their organisation and grow their business. Our solutions include Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Westlaw UK, Sweet & Maxwell, Lawtel, Contract Express, Legal Tracker, Elite and IDS.

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The legal and regulatory world is changing rapidly. We help our customers deliver their services with accuracy, speed and confidence. Through our innovative online products, decision support tools, software and services, we provide the critical information that law firms, barristers, corporate legal departments, the public sector and academics need to work at their best. For more information, visit

Position Title: Product Specialist

Position Type: Permanent

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities: 

  • Developing detailed functional product specifications, based on business and user requirements, to support the timely and effective delivery and release of a new generation of global legal know-how and workflow products.
  • Support product design, build, testing (functional and QA), sales, marketing and release, including the initial launch in 2018 and subsequent releases of functionality to the market.
  • Support the analysis of business and user requirements, and the prioritisation of product features to meet identified needs.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams in the UK and Ireland Legal business of Thomson Reuters, and the wider global product development team dedicated to the project to ensure on-time, in-scope delivery of the constituent components of the product proposition, and the wider product itself.
  • Work collaboratively with a global product development and technology team in the creation of the product.
  • Support the development of the product through beta testing with customers, initial launch and subsequent releases.
  • Support the effective deployment of the product as an effective, distinct and valuable component of the overall portfolio of products provided by the Thomson Reuters Legal business.


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to understand and apply technology to product development
  • Proficiency in functional requirement writing
  • Ability to clearly articulate complex problems and solutions
  • Strong verbal skills, with competency in collaboration. Superior written skills with a focus on attention to detail


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in bringing new products to market
  • Experience of legal practice
  • Experience of legal know-how products or know-how or task management products aimed at the professional services market.



  • University degree required

NB: Flexible working options will be considered as part of this application. E.g. Job shares

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

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