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Pearson Head of Product: Direct-to-Consumer Portfolio (maternity cover) in Oxford, United Kingdom

Role location : This is a hybrid role working across home and our office based in Oxford office.

About the team

Our Pearson School Qualifications business supports schools, teachers, learners and their parents throughout their entire school journey, from 4 to 19. Our vision is to be the partner of choice - helping every learner to achieve their full potential.

The Direct-to-Consumer team develop a range of market-winning blended and digital services for learners’ use outside of school. These services cover revision, personalised practice, tutoring and more, across a range of primary and secondary school subjects.

About the role:

We are looking for a (maternity cover) leader of our Direct-to-Consumer Product team; someone who is passionate about the role of technology in education, has delivered commercial success in a product management role, and has a proven ability to inspire and lead product teams.

You would be accountable for, and enjoy ...

  • Strategy development; leading the portfolio strategy to drive ongoing profit growth and contributing to the wider Pearson Schools Qualification Product strategy.

  • Financial planning and management; leading on the financial planning process for your portfolio, managing your cost centre, and interrogating and improving proposition P&Ls.

  • Market knowledge and insight; being customer-obsessed, creating a deep understanding of learner and customer current and future needs through ongoing market research and customer interaction.

  • Proposition development and delivery; creating market-winning propositions that anticipate customer needs and are delightful to use.

  • Service Management; managing a portfolio of services through their life cycles, making well-timed decisions about developments and initiatives at all stages.

  • Partnership management; developing and implementing a strategy for where partnerships can add value to development of your portfolio.

  • Leadership and management; driving a culture where people are curious, have a passion for winning, are continually learning and developing, and are inspired to drive growth.

Who are we looking for?

  • A product management expert with considerable exposure to the digital/edtech environment.

  • A track record of delivering market-winning digital products to market.

  • Experience of consumer services.

  • An experienced leader of people with the ability to nurture, develop, manage, inspire and empower people.

  • Excellent relationship-building and stakeholder management skills across multiple functions.

  • The ability to engage and influence senior executives.

  • Solid financial acumen and data interpretation skills.

If you have a passion for delivering consumer-grade services which drive forward students’ learning, we would love to meet you to discuss the role further. 

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. There is a range of options, too many to list here, but when you join our Pearson family you can look forward to:

  • 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.

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 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:

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: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 4415