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Pearson Director of Product Management (remote) in Bloomington, Minnesota

As the global leader in electronic testing, Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) validates the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year. Our customers’ high-stakes certification, licensure, admissions and other credentialing exams help people advance in technology, government and professional careers, as well as attain educational growth. Pearson VUE offers proctored exams through the world's largest network of test centers in addition to testing in online and un-proctored environments.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). For more information, visit www.pearson.com.

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.

Director Of Product Management

The Director of Product Management will be responsible for forging a high-performing product team to innovate on a range of next-generation end-to-end testing services required to grow Pearson VUE’s existing customers and expand into new markets. Director Of Product Management owns product vision, strategy, and direction for a group of products that they are responsible for. Director Of Product Management manages a team of product leaders and managers.

Primary Responsibilities :

The Director for Product Management is responsible for a group of products and managing a team of Product Leaders and Product Managers to ensure Pearson VUE’s testing services exceed market expectations in ways that sustain and increase our business in both core and new markets

Responsible for deeply understanding the needs of the customer and market demands and collaborating with stakeholders to define a vision, strategy and road map for the products and services that they are responsible for.

Responsible for managing and mentoring a team of product managers, providing feedback and guidance on product decisions in terms of how they align with the product direction. To do so, the director of product management should give feedback about the product decisions made to the respective product managers and the teams in charge. In addition to building a team of all-star product managers, the director of product management ensures effective collaboration among the individuals on the team and cross-collaboration with other VUE product and technology teams and the rest of the organization.

Responsible for managing product escalations and priorities and responsible for the prioritization process by partnering with business and technology leaders.

Responsible for defining key product metrics and enabling individual product managers to measure, track and report product metrics on a regular basis to the rest of the organization.

Product strategy and roadmap are seldom over-communicated. The Director of Product management requires good communication skills to deal with the many different stakeholders. The Director of Product Management is responsible for communicating the strategy and roadmap for the rest of the organization regularly so that the decisions taken anywhere in the organization will be made with the product direction in mind.

Ensures the effective management of the entire product life cycle from ideation, product proposal and approval, prototyping and validating new features/products and ideas, and commercialization through end-of-life for all portfolio products.

Responsible for bringing new ideas, solutions, and challenges to product council meetings to lock in decisions and approval from key internal stakeholders.

Partners with Business Development, Technology, and other functions to align product road maps with business strategy.

Responsible for representing their product areas and communicating product road maps to customers in Quarterly Business Reviews and steering committee meetings.

Represents VUE in industry conferences, gathers market demands, and intel on competition to continuously evolve and refine the product strategy.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities :

Extensive experience in product management and execution of product lifecycle activities

Proven experience in managing high performing teams

Proven ability to foster, inspire and mentor a team while leading from a product-driven stance

Strong working knowledge of product management disciplines and/or PLC (Product Life Cycle) organizational design, operational expertise, and service infrastructure for increased efficiency and scalability

Effective management with an acceptable, flexible, decisive, and supportive manner

Effective in building and maintaining a highly productive team

Excellent communication and listening skills

A high level of self-confidence and energy is a must

Ability to effectively manage stress and pressure

Strong business sense

Excellent interpersonal skills

Strong people development skills

Excellent decision-making skills

Ability to maintain core value and high ethics in various situations

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

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Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:  http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 4418

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