Pearson Senior Assessment Product Manager in Bloomington, Minnesota
Senior Assessment Product Manager
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.
The Classroom Assessment Products group within our Assessments division is currently seeking an experienced andpassionate Senior Product Manager for aimswebPlus, a new assessment and reporting suite. Under guidancefrom the Director of aimsweb Productand Services, the successful candidate will provide strong leadership inmanaging aimswebPlus, takingownership of decisions related to this exciting evolution of the aimsweb line.
Thecandidate will participate in defining, executing and driving the product delivery and marketing strategy. Excellent communication skillsare required as the candidate must effectively interact with internal (productdevelopment, software, R&D, and sales groups) and external stakeholders andcustomers, such as school-, district-, and state-level administrators. Experience with software or assessment product management in K-12 education is a plus, as are strong analytic and communication skills. You will need toclearly articulate complex concepts, features, and benefits to customers,partners, prospects and internal teams.
This position will report to the Director of aimsweb Product and Services.
Primary responsibilities include:
●Product owner / general manager mentality; take ownership of aimswebPlus decisions related to strategy, implementation, and brand
●Be the primary evangelist foraimswebPlus inside and outside of Pearson
●Use deep market insights and competitive analysis to define and prioritize critical features for aimswebPlus assessments
●Drive customer and market research to inform product decisions
●Manage roadmap: Prioritize feature enhancements / releases based on product and market analysis and customer needs
●Effectively communicate business and functional requirements to Sr leadership, management, peers and development teams
●Work closely with sales and client services team to secure strategic accounts and partnerships; and to provide support throughout the client acquisition process
●Identify market growth opportunities, define product positioning and overall go-to-market plans, in partnership with Product Marketing teams
●5 years of experience and increasing responsibility in assessment or software product management, preferably in K-12 Education.
●Experience withAgile and user-centric product design and development
●Outstanding relationship and organizational skills
●Excellent written communication and presentation skills
●Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
●Bachelor’s degree required, Master's degree 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-MN-Bloomington
Other Locations US-TX-San Antonio
Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437
Job: Product Management
Organization: Assessments Clinical
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Apr 5, 2017