Pearson English and Humanities Product Manager / Publisher (6 month maternity cover) in Oxford, United Kingdom
English and Humanities Product Manager / Publisher (6 month maternity cover)
About the team
The English and Humanities team produces resources for Secondary-age students and their teachers across a range of subjects including English, Drama, History and Geography. You would be working within a matrix team, with people from many different job functions - editorial, design, sales and marketing - coming together to commission and launch brilliant resources for our English list. The role can be based in our Oxford or London offices and you would report into the Head of English, Humanities and Modern Languages.
About the role
We are looking for someone with a passion for education and English, with a good knowledge of the Secondary schools market and, ideally (but not essential), of English in particular. You will be part of a friendly and high-performing team, working closely with that team to understand customer and learner needs and create great resources for the English list.
A day in the life of
During a normal working week you might engage in some of the below activities:
Carry out market research with teachers and students to understand customer needs
Translate these customer needs into winning product and service proposals
Build and seek approval of business cases for new products, including full financials
Liaise closely with our Sales and Marketing teams to devise winning campaigns and monitor the effectiveness of those campaigns
Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the filed of English
Find, commission and work with key authors and internal and external teams to ensure timely launch of products and services
Develop content - whether it is print or digital - that really works in the classroom, and test that content with teachers and students
Manage budgets for your projects, ensuring tight cost control
Monitor the revenue performance of your titles and the English backlist, and respond accordingly.
Who are we looking for?
Someone educated to degree level (or equivalent)
Someone who loves education and is passionate about creating resources that help students make progress in English
Someone who would enjoy working with a close team to develop exciting new resources but equally willing to take responsibility and lead on their area of responsibility
Good knowledge of the Secondary schools market - with understanding of the needs of English teachers and students in particular being an advantage
Proven organisational /project management skills
Education/Secondary teaching experience desirable (but not essential).
Primary Location: GB-GB-Oxford
Other Locations GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-Oxford-Jordan Hill Halley Court Jordan Hill Oxford OX2 8EJ
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Job Type: Experienced
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Apr 21, 2017