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Pearson Director of Organic & Insights in Orlando, Florida

Director of Organic & Insights


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 to always 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.


The Manager Market Research is responsible for setting the strategies and managing a team of Market Research Analysts who define the market opportunities, marketing, and analysis/optimization of the organization's services and/or products which may include consumer and market insights, digital marketing, advertising, and analytics. The MRM may be allocated to focus on a particular component of the marketing life cycle and or channel. This is Senior/Management level position which requires expert knowledge and little to no instruction.

General Responsibilities

Responsibilities are applicable based on the position focus/channel

  • Direct a team of internal/external analysts who may or may not be also managing a team of analysts who:

  • Identify, analyze/execute new and potential product/services, markets, and advertising opportunities.

  • Collect and analyze data on established and prospective customers, competitors, and marketing channels/sources.

  • Develop reports that interpret consumer behavior, market opportunities/conditions, marketing results, trends, and investment levels.

  • Investigate and evaluate marketing methods, consumer insights, advertising channels, and their results in an effort to continually improve results.

  • Prepare and present materials/findings both internally and externally for the marketing focus/channel he or she supports.

  • Provide insights which facilitate the development of plans for partner promotion

  • Execute against partner marketing plans to deliver results that exceed defined objectives

  • Provide world class marketing client service management by creating synergies with our internal teams & Academic Partners which empower us to exceed our objectives.

  • Create buy-in from multiple constituents in a collaborative cross-functional environment


General Qualifications

  • 4-year degree from an accredited institution in Marketing, Business Administration, or equivalent discipline OR appropriate combination of experience and education.

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive management positions working in a corporate environment with an emphasis in media and marketing.

  • Proven experience in digital media marketing for lead generation, channels, sources, best practices and KPI’s.

  • A demonstrated record of success in using data to drive business improvements

  • Sr. level position requires a high level experience in the following areas:

  • Specific knowledge of search engines and their ranking algorithms

  • Knowledge of SEO practice and methodology, including architectural and design competencies, content and writing knowledge; as well as off-page link and promotion understanding.

  • Expert understanding of SEO KPI and reporting/analytical tools Moz, SEMRush, Ahrefs, Majestic SEO, AWR, Screaming Frog, etc

  • Strong knowledge of Web Analytics applications like Google Analytics 360 and a/b testing applications like Optimizely, VWO, Hotjar, Optimize 360, etc.

  • Understanding of BI topics (data modeling, statistics, data architecture, etc.) and technologies (data visualization, warehousing)

  • Experience with the development, management, analysis, reporting and forecasting of digital media campaigns

  • Experience managing out-sourced vendors

  • Experience in marketing online education to students preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities

Manages a team of internal/external Managers and Analysts across multiple locations

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.

Primary Location: US-FL-Orlando

Work Locations: US-FL-Orlando-2101 Park Center 2101 Park Center Drive Suite 250 Orlando 32835

Job: Marketing

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 13, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1910037

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.