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Pearson Senior Product Manager in Hoboken, New Jersey

We are the world’s learning company with more than 21,000 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.

About the role

We are seeking an experienced Product Manager to join our Schoolnet / Transcend Product Management team in the School Assessments business unit as the team lead for the Transcend Interim Assessment product. The Product Manager will be responsible for understanding and articulating different stakeholder’s business goals, gathering, prioritizing and documenting requirements, and providing concept-to-launch guidance and direction to the software development team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the product:

  • Facilitate requirements gathering sessions with internal and external key stakeholders to understand, document and prioritize detailed business needs

  • Combine business needs with your knowledge of competitive trends and market demands to define new product features and inform the product roadmap

  • Manage and communicate product roadmap priorities to business and technology stakeholders

  • Provide product and market expertise to internal organizations and customers to support client engagements, sales processes and issue resolution

  • Identify and manage product dependencies within and across partner teams and the likely downstream impacts due to strategic and development decisions

  • Communicate with and handle product feedback from key stakeholders

  • Own relationships with partner products and colleagues, ensuring timely communication and collaboration

  • Act as SCRUM team product owner:

  • Work closely with our engineering and UX teams to determine what is and isn't possible, tightly define requirements, identify dependencies, and manage feature delivery

  • Create user stories and acceptance criteria for new feature requirements, and assist in the validation of completed user stories and features

  • Conduct compelling product and feature demonstrations to a variety of internal and external audiences that convey product and subject matter expertise 

  • Present issues and risks, and their business impact to management, in a timely manner with proposed mitigation. Actively seek and removes impediments to team success regardless of where they originate.

  • Continuously improve productivity, quality, predictability, and team morale

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $125-130k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

Qualifications

Seeking individual passionate about building innovative software products in the education space, able to transform big-picture vision into product backlogs and represent the voice of our users and customers throughout the development process.  Strong analytic and communication skills are a must with the ability to clearly articulate complex concepts, features and benefits to internal partners and SCRUM teams. 

Qualifications

  • 4+ years product management experience

  • Naturally inquisitive, independent critical thinker, proactive problem-solver and detail-oriented, grounded in sound business judgement

  • Proven ability to collaborate with Technical, Design and Business teams to drive desired outcomes

  • Demonstrated aptitude to manage requirements definition and product development to successfully deliver key objectives via structured, agile execution

  • Proven ability to coordinate backlog management and prioritization across diverse (sometimes competing) stakeholders

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate product vision to stakeholders

  • Experience with JIRA, along with a robust understanding of Agile scrum

Competencies:

  • Communicative: You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and use these to influence outcomes with persuasiveness and credibility.

  • Collaborative: You work well with others, and understand the importance of cooperation and trust in a team environment

  • Results-oriented: You have a track record of achievement, accountability and translating complex strategies into actionable plans leading to desired outcomes.

  • Organized: You have excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage and balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced, complex business environment, coupled with the aptitude to set priorities, manage deadlines, and make bold data-driven decisions.

  • Logical problem-solver: You are a proactive problem-solver. You consider yourself detail-oriented and grounded in sound business judgement.

  • Open-minded: You have the capacity to be open to new ideas, ambiguity and comfortable exploring areas with little oversight where there are no right answers

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: Assessments School

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2112420

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