Pearson Product Manager - Science in Glenview, Illinois

Product Manager - Science


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.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants,including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Product Manager provides strategic direction for assigned product(s) within a larger product line while providing operational support as directed by the VP or Director of the product line. Responsibilities may include planning for assigned products within a product line; researching market data to support development decisions made by the product line leadership; and working with the cross-functional team to ensure a successful execution of the product line strategy.


  • Participate in the development of the long-term strategic plans for product line(s).

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

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

  • 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).

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

  • Monitor and assess market and competitive trends and customer needs.

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

  • Facilitate the pricing strategy process ensuring that we maximize revenue while remain in sync with market expectations.

  • Maintain the accuracy of pricing and ISBNs in our systems and throughout the Sales and Marketing process including the catalog and state bidding processes.

  • Work with Product Development to prioritize competing requirements when resources are finite.

  • Under the management of Product Management leadership ensure that the daily operations for the department are maintained.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Depending on the product line the Product Manager may lead a cross-functional team.


  • B.A. or B.S. (or equivalent) required

  • 3-5 years in education or product management-related positions; experience managing a P&L is a plus

  • Knowledge of the K12 education industry; Science experience is a plus.

Additional skills/knowledge/abilities:

  • Proven ability to build product strategies and coherent business plans and oversee those products from conception through sales.

  • Strategic thinker who can translate educational trends and customer needs into product solutions and market positioning.

  • Strong track record of developing partnerships, both internal and external to the organization.

  • Acts as the 'customer expert' for the organization, drawing on a comprehensive understanding of the marketplace.

  • Ability to develop and monitor P & L’s.

  • Strong writing and communication skills.


Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Other Locations US-IL-Glenview, US-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Product Management

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 4, 2016