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Pearson Solutions Product Manager in Augusta, Maine

Solutions Product Manager - ( 2107290 )


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.

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who push the boundaries of technology. We create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations. Within the Pearson Virtual Schools (PVS) division we have reimagined K-12 education through our virtual school and curriculum offerings. Our schools, Connections Academy and Pearson Online Academy provide a best-in-class online learning environment for K-12 students to acquire the skills and confidence they need to adapt and thrive in a changing world. We also support school districts with curriculum, teachers, and technology as they make the shift to online. The COVID-19 pandemic introduced significant disruption and transformation to the K-12 learning market. And as a result, our category has seen explosive growth and our business has experienced enormous increases in awareness and enrollments. This presents an incredible opportunity for our team to chart a ground-breaking path through this shifting environment to achieve continued success.

Purpose of the position:

The Product Manager reports to the Vice President of Solutions Product Management. Solutions Product Managers serve as industry and product experts for their assigned portfolio. Product Managers use critical thinking to prioritize requests, inform the product strategy, develop and refine the product roadmap, and ensure successful communication and implementation of initiatives and their outcomes. 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to get a holistic understanding of the problems that school staff and families face

  • Develop deep expertise in a portfolio of product and/or services and manage them throughout the product lifecycle

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

  • Ensure technical requirements, NFR's, and any enablers are defined in partnership with architecture & engineering are clear and documented

  • 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 our offerings to drive continuous improvement and optimize the user 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

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

General Responsibilities:

  • Relationship Management

  • Build deep expertise and empathy for the customers and learners that use our curriculum, services, and software products

  • Develop rapport and trust with business owners and key stakeholders

  • Keep informed of industry trends, technologies, and competitive analyses to identify new opportunities and initiatives which ultimately serve the long-term product strategy

  • Business Management

  • Lead and support continual process improvement by proposing optimizations for any aspect of the product development lifecycle

Pearson Virtual Schools 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:

  • 2nd monitor (required)

  • Mouse (required)

  • Keyboard (required)

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.


  • 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 operations protocols

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

  • Minimum 5 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

Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position can expect a starting salary range of $80,000-$92,000, and are eligible to participate in an annual incentive plan. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

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Job : Product Management

Organization : North America Connections

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Jun 1, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2107290