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Pearson Director Product Management in Bloomington, Minnesota

Director Product Management - ( 2105379 )


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

The shift to digital learning is undergoing a historic acceleration, creating new opportunities for people to advance their education and careers. As the world’s learning company, Pearson is playing a leading role in providing millions of learners around the world with the content and innovative services to achieve their goals.

To this end, Pearson recently announced a new strategy, which you can read about on our website. Our new strategy is relentlessly focused on consumer experiences. It puts learners at the heart of everything we do. The Pearson VUE business is an integral part of the strategy and we are looking for top tech talent to help us drive the strategy.

Pearson VUE is an industry leader, driving innovative solutions that have helped millions of people gain new opportunities and achieve their career goals. Our Products and Technology team powers our business to deliver over 15 million exams annually at 20,000 test centers in 188 countries.

As a global business, we understand the critical link between technology and business strategy, and integrate them closely to help people succeed in their lifetime of learning. From leadership to stable teams, we foster collaboration and team work towards building a collective “we” culture in everything.

The OnVUE Director of Product Management provides vision and inspiration to the OnVUE product management team and is responsible for building the next generation of end to end testing Online Proctoring services required to grow Pearson VUE’s existing customers and expand into new markets. 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.


The Team

The Product Management team will focus on developing cutting edge applications, with a passion for innovation and pride in producing excellent user experiences. Our work environment is collaborative, casual, flexible, agile and results driven. Since the business provides a mission-critical service to a demanding set of clients, high-quality performance is required to meet customer expectations.

What does this role do?

  • The Director of Product Management is responsible for leading the OnVUE product teams to ensure Pearson VUE’s online proctoring services exceed market expectations in ways that sustain and increase our business in both core and new markets

  • This role is responsible for deeply understanding the needs of the customer and market demands and collaborating with stakeholders to define a vision and road map for the OnVUE products and services as well as the development of new products and services

  • Owner of key service areas, communicate product road maps to the VUE senior executive team, business and technology leaders, marketing team, and Global Business Solutions

  • Responsible for representing key service areas and communicating product road maps to customers in Quarterly Business Reviews and steering committee meetings

  • Responsible for the prioritization process by partnering with business and technology leaders

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

  • Ensure 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

  • Direct customer interface experience (working with client directly on project tasks; managing client expectations)

What are some of the expectations?

  • 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

  • Proven track record of successfully leading multiple teams through the to deliver business goals and requirements

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

  • Effective in building and maintaining a highly productive team.

  • Ability to maintain core value and high ethics in various situations

  • History of and continuing blogging, podcasting, and demonstrating product leadership in conferences along with an active presence on social media

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

  • Presentation skills at all audience level

  • Proven ability to quickly learn new business domains and technical applications.

  • Experience in computer-based testing, certification, online learning, or licensing industry preferred but not required

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Pearson believes diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to who we are. We are committed to a corporate culture that is inclusive and equitable, where all employees feel respected, valued, and have a sense of belonging.

Pearson is an equal opportunity employer, and we believe that our talent and content should reflect the diversity of the markets we serve, ensuring we create the best products, with the greatest impact, for the greatest number of people in the world. We believe that Pearson must have a positive impact on our customers’ lives, on the communities that we serve, and on the world of learning globally.


Primary Location : US-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations :

US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley

5601 Green Valley DriveSuite 220


Job : Product Management

Organization : Assessments VUE

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Director

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : Apr 13, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2105379