Pearson Digital Product Owner, Online Learning Services in Oxford, United Kingdom
Digital Product Owner, Online Learning Services - ( 2102201 )
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Digital Product Owner, Online Learning Services.
We are open to your UK location, however you’ll be required to attend regular meetings in London or Harlow office (interim work from home through Covid-19 restrictions).
Permanent & full-time working 37.5 hours per week.
Salary up to £50k depending on experience.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Digital Product Owner to join our innovative new online learning service that Pearson has launched in the UK. Working in partnership with leading UK universities across the country, our Pearson Online Learning Services (POLS) team provides online learning services including marketing, student recruitment, course content development, training and ongoing student support. As a start-up unit, every member of our team responds positively to breaking new ground and are willing to challenge current practice and to be challenged themselves.
Our digital platform, UK Learns, is a new personalised online search engine and marketplace to assist students to compare courses, enrol and succeed in their learning. The Digital Product Owner will be responsible for growing the UK Learns online experience by driving the product roadmap based on the strategic priorities developed for the function. They will drive experiences by carefully understanding the personalised needs of our learners. Partnering with developers, UI/UX designers and portfolio strategists, you’ll build better user experiences and ensure we deliver a successful platform that enables commercial products to be marketed and sold via the funnel.
Your Key Responsibilities
Develop and deliver technical product roadmaps and build alignment across our cross-functional teams including: Product Development, Technology, Business Development, Marketing, Operations and Recruitment.
Support our wider teams with the technical delivery for UK Learns (Adobe Experience Manager), ecommerce (Shopify), CRM (Salesforce), marketing automation (Salesforce Marketing Cloud) and all other system and data architecture integrations.
Manage and document the start-to-end digital product lifecycle of UK Learns initiatives and technologies. Implement best-in-class product development and management practices.
Rapidly iterate and evolve the product to meet a host of needs: growth in business unit, platform scalability, creating in-demand-now solutions, and simultaneously looking ahead for future user needs and capabilities.
Lead on prioritisation and scheduling of key features and releases.
Manage internal/external stakeholders and liaise with the business/technology teams and developers to ensure delivery on target.
Address technical planning and systems, managing daily risks and problem-solving on issues.
Collaborate on projects when needed, delivering large releases whilst ensuring a rapid pace of smaller improvements.
Our Successful Candidate
We are looking for an experienced Digital Product Owner with sound technical knowledge and the ability to coordinate multiple project teams in a fast-changing environment. Our successful candidate needs a deep understanding of technical architecture for complex and highly scalable web and mobile applications. You’ll demonstrate your skills in understanding technical concepts and simplifying/communicating these to non-technical audiences. We welcome entrepreneurial drive and innovative thinking to deliver scalable commercial products.
You’ll be ambitious and passionate about the success of our learning products, so you’ll need to influence decisions about technical features, functionality and user experiences, with the goal of increasing customer value. Key to success is commercial/business acumen, along with analytical, data, and troubleshooting skills. You’ll creatively solve problems by identifying real obstacles and delivering viable solutions. We are looking for creativity and excellent attention to detail. You’ll thrive working under pressure to meet business/project demands and respond with urgency to solve problems, communicating effectively with internal stakeholders (cross-functional professional/project teams) and external vendors.
It would be an advantage to have experience working in both Agile and Waterfall environments. Transform your expertise to a new level - we have many interesting and dynamic projects to look forward to in 2021, therefore now is the ideal time to join our Pearson family. Apply now for a highly rewarding and truly global career!
Your Reward & Benefits
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! We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our workplace programmes meet the different needs of our diverse teams and their families too. Our most exciting options are featured below and when you join our Pearson family you can look forward to:
Work from home through COVID-19 restrictions.
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.
Stock/share 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 before 7 March 2021 and ensure that you apply directly on our Pearson Careers website only.
We are reviewing applications regularly and interviews are being scheduled now, therefore we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Wishing you success with your application!
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.The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.
Primary Location : GB-GB-London
Other Locations : GB-GB-Harlow, GB-GB-Oxford, GB-GB-Birmingham, GB-GB-London, GB-Essex, GB-GB-Cambridge
Work Locations :
Job : Product Management
Organization : Core
Employee Status : Regular Employee
Job Type : Standard
Job Level : Manager
Shift : Day Job
Travel : No
Job Posting : Feb 19, 2021
Job Unposting : Mar 7, 2021
Schedule: : Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2102201