Product Manager

Recruiter
PEARSON EDUCATION LTD-1
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Mar 2018
Closes
19 Mar 2018
Sectors
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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.

Scope

Working closely with sales, marketing, and product development, the Product Manager is responsible for early phase product planning activities including business justification, executing and managing implementation of commercial strategies and development and execution of product commercialization plans. The scope of this position encompasses currently available products and other products that have yet to be developed, but envisioned as part of the strategic planning process. This position will also be responsible for working across the matrixed organization to help drive develop market/customer insight, and promote overall adoption, revenue and profitability for the products.

Key Activities Include:

  1. Responsible for working with Geography sales teams to understand and articulate market conditions and opportunities to define product direction in response to market and competitive needs
  2. Create business plans and go-to-market product plans, using PLC methodology, that describe the value proposition, product strategy, commercialization strategy, and financial models to support the buying or building of products to fit into the English assessment product portfolio
  3. Articulate the value proposition of new products and business offerings
  4. Monitor ongoing performance of products. Evaluate product performance and customer feedback and provide insight to product development team to refine future product releases
  5. Liaise regularly with a cross functional working group to expand the footprint and success of the English proficiency assessment portfolio

Qualifications

Required Knowledge and Experience

Education and Experience

  • Demonstrated business product strategy expertise with a successful record of bringing new products to market
  • Ideally a Bachelor's degree with an advanced degree in Business or Marketing (or equivalent)
  • Experience in product management, product marketing, marketing or business development required
  • Experience in establishing and documenting a business case

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Excellent analytical, financial, and broad business skills
  • Highly creative and abstract thinker
  • Highly developed leadership skills
  • Advanced evaluation skills, originality and ingenuity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong persuasive and influence ability
  • Relationship management skills
  • Ability to work effectively on a cross-functional team

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