Product Management Director

Knewton   •  

New York, NY

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 407 days ago

What is Knewton?At Knewton, we believe each student is unique and that their knowledge is not defined by their last answer. Sometimes what a student needs at any moment may not be the next lesson in their textbook. Teachers, schools and education companies use Knewton solutions to adapt to each student’s unique needs with tailored recommendations. Join us to help students have a more positive educational experience. What have we accomplished since opening our doors in 2008?We’ve delivered more than 15 billion (that’s right, billion) personalized recommendations to over 13 million students on every continent (okay, except Antarctica). We’re headquartered in beautiful Union Square NYC with offices in London and Tokyo. Investments top $150M from well-known angel investors plus Accel, Bessemer, First Round Capital, Firstmark, Founders Fund, GSV and Atomico. Our team is seeking a Brand/Product Manager to join the Product organization.In this position, you will provide thought leadership and own brand governance. Taking a metrics-driven approach, you will collaborate with Knewton’s senior management, product, content, marketing and sales teams. This strategic position requires consideration for long-term product growth, as well as customer and end user satisfaction. We’re looking for a detail oriented individual with a strong drive to execute on innovative strategies that are consistent with our mission to improve student learning outcomes and bring personalized learning to the world. This is a great opportunity to:
● Provide thought leadership on product features and design that accelerates our mission of personalized learning in the hands of every student● Become a subject matter expert in communicating the goals, wants and needs of Knewton users into a cohesive product strategy● Drive quantitative and qualitative analysis that evaluates the performance of products and content against goals and develop recommendations for improvement● Define, monitor and improve metrics that align with business objectives● Create and follow schedules, understanding the intricacies of the North American Higher Education market● Manage a budget and create revenue and cost models for product initiatives● Develop product capabilities that meet and exceed the needs of our customers What we are looking for:
● 10+ years of experience in the NAHE market managing large-scale content product strategies ● History of defining product strategy and sustaining lasting cross-functional working relationships with all functions of product, sales and marketing to execute on that strategy● Experience in sales or marketing with digital products in the higher education space● Track record of bringing simple, elegant technical products to life● Experience successfully leading teams of designers and engineers via inspiration, vision, and analysis● Strong leader with top notch interpersonal skills● Mini-CEO mindset/skillset: Strong leader; top notch interpersonal skills; Skilled at making, and articulating, proper product investments across various areas - feature development, performance, security, compliance, etc.● Superb skills in soliciting and taking feedback around the product and market data, distilling it into straightforward and compelling product builds, as well as articulating brand direction to diverse stakeholders● Up to date and thorough experience in the higher education landscape and digital content management● Understands the competitive landscape, what consumers want, and able to help the Marketing and Sales teams better target them● Operational excellence in product delivery and content production● Preferred - Startup experience Perks Include:
● Competitive salary, great benefits, and equity● Flexible hours, flexible Paid Time Off, and paid maternity/paternity leave● High-quality equipment (Mac or PC)● Frequent guest speakers and tech/edtech Meetups hosted at Knewton HQ● Social groups and sports teams● Catered lunch everyday in the office, all-day snacks, and a full bar● Free monthly MetroCards/PATH cards● Pet Friendly