Pearson Acquisition Analyst in Harlow, United Kingdom
Position Title: Learner Acquisition Analyst
Department: Pearson Online Learning Services International
Reports To: Head of Reporting and Analytics, POLS International
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 always to 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.
This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of an innovative online learning service that Pearson runs supporting students all over the world. Working in partnership with universities across the UK, France and India the division provides online learning services including marketing, student recruitment, course content development, training and ongoing student support and retention. The team are currently going through a period of unprecedented growth due to a surge in demand for online learning and the recent launch of www.uklearns.com, a marketplace for a broad selection of high quality, career-focused online learning offerings.
POLS International is looking for a driven data-oriented professional with exceptional Business Partnering skills for the role of Learner Acquisition Analyst. This role is responsible for working predominantly with the Student Recruitment team to gain deep quantitative and qualitative insight into our learners from the point of lead generation to conversion, making POLS more knowledgeable, agile and pro-active regarding the sale of our programmes to prospective learners. This role will set up projects and processes to identify and understand all elements of sales cycle with a strong focus on improving conversion and producing short, mid and long term forecasts.
This role is intrinsically linked to the POLS’ value of Excellence and will seek to increase the standard of our current operations and influence change towards a more data-driven business.
Key requirements of the role:
Lead on the design, development and deployment of data tools and visualisations to assist functional areas supporting student recruitment, playing a coaching role to these teams to help them make better decisions through data
Take a quantitative approach towards student recruitment and conversion rates, identifying patterns, trends, underlying reasons and potential improvements or solutions
Engage with partners to maximise data sharing and optimization, including the development of analytics based on learners demographics
Champion data skills, acting as an ambassador for data driven approaches and marginal data skills improvement across the Student Recruitment and Student Operations teams
Continuously produce insight on distance learners across the UK and International partnerships, positioning Pearson as the expert OPM provider for both current and prospective partners
Establish relevant benchmarks and KPIs for success in Student Recruitment across different products and markets
Key Attributes - Essential
Strong analytical skills – ability to manipulate data and conduct analysis to provide meaningful, actionable insights
Exceptional business partnering skills. Able to work with and present to all levels of seniority
Advanced tableau visualisation skills
Advanced Excel/Modelling skills required
Inquisitive nature; pro-active approach to thinking through and solving problems
Focus on quality and smart ways of working
Strong communication skills: the ability to convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Key Attributes - Desirable
Good working knowledge of Salesforce CRM
Working knowledge and understanding of simple financial and budgeting practices
Experience working within a HE setting
Experience working in a fast-growing start-up business
Your Benefits & Reward
We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business! Along with learning, development and mentoring opportunities, our range of benefits can support the different needs of our diverse colleagues, and their families too. Joining our Pearson family can provide you with unlimited and truly global career progression options, and you can also look forward to exploring our impressive benefits, such as:
Flexible options for work from home days.
A starting holiday of 25 days plus UK public holidays, and you’ll earn 1 additional day’s holiday per year you work with us.
Generous pension scheme where we match and double what you contribute.
Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible work policies.
Shares and stock purchase options.
Healthcare and dental plans, and an employee wellbeing assistance programme for you and your family to help balance work, family and personal life.
Cycle to work program, gym membership concessions in selected office locations, along with retail and leisure discounts.
Our Recruitment Process
Please complete and submit your application as soon as possible and ensure that you apply directly on our Pearson Careers website only.
We are reviewing applications as they come in, therefore we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Wishing you success with your application!
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 equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.
We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.
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Organization: Virtual Learning
Req ID: 4847