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Pearson Solutions Product Manager in Carson City, Nevada

Solutions Product Manager

Description

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Since 2001, our Online & Blended Learning division has reimagined K-12 education with full-time virtual schools for students who want a personalized, more flexible approach to learning. Our flagship products and services include Connections Academy, US-based online public charter schools; International Connections Academy, a global online private school; and Pearson Connexus, our comprehensive online school program for school districts nationwide.

Our company culture is built around our motto “Always Learning” and a set of core values that we live by: brave, imaginative, decent, accountable, curious, customer-centric, and collaborative.

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Company Summary:

With more than 24,000 employees across the globe, Pearson is the world’s learning company, providing a range of products and services that help people make progress in their lives through learning.

Since 2001, our Online & Blended Learning division has reimagined K-12 education with full-time virtual schools for students who want a personalized, more flexible approach to learning. Our flagship products and services include Connections Academy, US-based online public charter schools; International Connections Academy, a global online private school; and Pearson Connexus, our comprehensive online school program for school districts nationwide.

Our company culture is built around our motto “Always Learning” and a set of core values that we live by: brave, imaginative, decent, accountable, curious, customer-centric, and collaborative.

Purpose of the position:

The Solutions Product Manager will work closely with the Director of Solutions Product Management to manage the continuous improvement of the product portfolio to optimize the OBL learning experience. Product Managers assess the market and customer needs, define a roadmap for the solution, monitor its development and delivery, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders. This role will work closely with various cross-functional teams, including but not limited to software engineering, content development, marketing, sales, and school facing support teams.

Responsibilities:

●Collaborate with cross-functional teams to get a holistic understanding of customers’ problems

●Communicate the product vision to the technical teams as well as to other teams within the company

●Develop, oversee and help implement new programs

●Ensuring the right features are being developed, taking into account the value being delivered against the cost of delivery

●Review the learning experience for end-user experience accuracy

●Effectively communicate product release contents and expected product behavior to stakeholders

●Monitor the KPIs, performance, and efficacy of your offerings to drive continuous improvement and optimize customer experience, impact on learning, and financial outcomes

●Communicates point of view in a compelling way and with expertise across a wide range of projects and internal/ external clients

●Recognizes the impact of change on others, and leads through positive behavior and coaching

●Solves problems by using expertise to evaluate multiple sources of information, and creating innovative solutions to problems

●Seeks information from internal and external sources, prioritizing and analyzing potential solutions in complex or new situations

Pearson Online & Blended Learning is focused on providing a flexible work environment for its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions. We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to work from anywhere. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards, and expectations.

The following equipment will need to be provided by you, as the employee, when working from home:

● 2 nd monitor (required)

● Mouse (required)

● Keyboard (required)

Qualifications

Qualifications:

●Experience in an educational setting is beneficial, K-12 specifically is a plus

●Familiarity with the implementation of the online curriculum and program, school, or district operation protocols

●Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

●Minimum 3 years of product management experience, including experience managing digital products

●Must enjoy a challenging work environment that requires significant flexibility, self-direction, and creativity

●Strong written and verbal communication skills

●Technologically proficient (especially with Microsoft Office programs)

●Must be able to work effectively as part of a team and independently

●Excellent organization, time management, and attention to detail

●Ability to effectively meet deadlines

●Agile/ SAFe experience preferred

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-Remote

Other Locations US-MD-Columbia

Work Locations: US-MD-Columbia-Grantchester Merriweather 10960 Grantchester Way Two Merriweather Columbia 21044

Job: Product Management

Organization: North America Connections

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 9, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2007741

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.

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