Pearson Senior Product Manager - Education Technology in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Product Manager - Education Technology

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Mastering courseware combines the best authors and content with personalized learning to provide students with the help they need to be successful in their science and engineering courses. Mastering strives to emulate the one-on-one learning experience, providing student-specific wrong answer feedback and practical hints that guide students to completion. With over 2 million registered users, Mastering is the most successful and proven science and engineering higher education courseware,and has strong potential for future growth.

Mastering is looking for an experienced Senior Product Manager to help guide our roadmap and strategy for a critically important segment of our science and health customers. To be successful in this position you will need to quickly gain a deep understanding of teachers and learners and their problems to be solved, as well as be able to synthesize various inputs and motivate a cross-functional team to explore, validate and deliver successful end-to-end solutions. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of agile development practices, and will have a propensity for driving to completion. You will be fiercely customer-focused, and passionate about finding solutions to the challenging problems facing higher education students and instructors today.

Reporting to: Director of Product Management, Mastering

Responsibilities

Gather insights across various internal and external stakeholders as well as customers in order to build and manage a short and long term roadmap

Lead data-driven decision-making processes for roadmap tradeoffs that will optimize the business value delivered with each release

Communicate clearly and effectively with both internal and external stakeholders about product releases and future roadmaps to help drive broad understanding and excitement for the potential and growth of the product.

Create and execute on validation plans for a proposed solution to ensure the end product meets customer needs and expectations

Ability to identify and rapidly test the riskiest assumptions surrounding product improvements

Work with marketing colleagues to understand competitive products and when/why they win

Work directly with customers as needed in order to gather insights and understand their day-to-day interactions with our products

Build clear, high level requirements, emphasizing user goals and jobs-to-be-done, to aid in cross-team, highly collaborative design and building processes

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required

5 years product management and/or product strategy experience

Experience in agile development processes and defining roadmaps, taking into account a variety of stakeholders

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Excellent data analysis skills

Critical thinker and problem solver who is motivated to seek data to inform his or her work and able to distill insight from a wide array of information sources

Demonstrated success developing a compelling product roadmap vision and business case, and executing delivery to market.

Outstanding team player and relationship builder able to earn cross-functional/ cross-geographic team confidence through thought leadership and influencing skills

Ability to listen to different perspectives and respond objectively and constructively to new ideas

Passion for education, technology, and building immersive learning experiences

Ability to deal with ambiguity, find creative resolutions and drive for results

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Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Product Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 29, 2017

Req ID: 1712638