Director, Product Management

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/17/17
San Antonio, TX
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/17/17

Director, Product Management 9-12 Math


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 reexamining 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.

We are on an aggressive search for an influential and dynamic Director for our Product Management team ! In this role, the Director, provides strategic direction for multiple products targeting High School Mathematics .

Responsibilities may include identifying new market opportunities, setting business and market requirements for new programs, and working with the cross-functional team and pan-Pearson representatives to ensure a successful execution of the product line strategy.

This opportunity is located at our Boston, MA, Hoboken, NJ, or Glenview, IL, site .

Here is what you will get to do, and the impact you will have:

  • Define long-term strategic plans and roadmap for product line(s)

  • Plan and execute the business planning process for all new investments

  • Participate in product planning and development work in collaboration with product development teams to ensure timely delivery of market leading offerings

  • Provide driving product management leadership and direction for new products

  • Maintain strong communication channels with Sales, Marketing, Development, and other functional departments

  • Gather and analyze data to support the decision-making process for product plans

  • Own and develop market requirements for Instructional Solutions product offerings

  • Analyze financial performance of assigned product line(s) and under the guidance of the VP/Director manage the P&L’s for those product(s)

  • Monitor and assess market and competitive trends and customer needs

  • Develop, in collaboration with Marketing, strategies and materials to support Sales product knowledge

  • Work with Product Development to prioritize competing requirements

  • Provide leadership to ensure that the daily operations for the managing the product line are maintained

  • Provide support and guidance for Associate Specialists or Product Managers as needed


Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree; MBA is a plus

  • 5-10 years in education or product management-related positions

  • Proven experience effectively leading a cross-functional team where participants are not direct reports

  • P&L responsibility; ability to develop and monitor

  • Experience developing business cases for new products

  • Knowledge of the K12education industry

  • Must have working knowledge of technology platforms, functionality and workflow

  • Exceptional ability to communicate (verbal, written, digital) effectively and respectfully with a diverse group of professionals; managing priorities to meet deliverables

  • Demonstrate proven ability to build product strategies and coherent business plans; oversee those products from conception through sales

  • Must be a strategic thinker who can translate educational trends and customer needs into product solutions and market positioning

  • Possess a strong track record of developing internal/external partnerships to the organization

  • Ability to act as “customer expert” for the organization, drawing on a comprehensive understanding of the marketplace

  • Flexible! Having the ability to analyze a series of competing priorities and determine the ideal outcome for the product line(s)

  • Strong organizational skills; must handle multiple, complex projects in various stages of development and/or implementation at once


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