Pearson Director Product Management, Education Market in Bloomington, Minnesota

Director Product Management, Education Market


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 Project Coordinator works in a team environment with internal and external parties to organize the various components needed to ensure the successful delivery of the program. The Project Coordinator may work directly with the customer, as well as other stakeholders (vendors, shared services, subcontractors) involved in delivering the program.

The Director, Product Management, Education is responsiblefor the strategy of Clinical Assessment products and services in the globaleducation market. Leading a team of product managers, this position acts asbusiness owner and key driver of our broad product portfolio. This individualwill also work closely with Sales, Marketing, Development, Operations and othermembers of Product Management, leading the way in anticipating market needs anddefining, refining, and improving our product vision and value proposition.

The Director of Product Management, Education Market managesthe product through the product lifecycle, gathering and prioritizing buyer,customer, and channel requirements, assessing the current and futurecompetitive landscape, and ensuring that the product and marketing effortssupport Clinical Assessment’s overall strategy and goals.

The ideal leader for this role brings strong collaborativeand problem-solving skills while keeping a clear eye toward the future. TheDirector, Product Management Education Market must be both motivated and excited by workingwith customers and eager to provide internal discipline to data-drivendecision-making, focused on value and growth. An ability to develop internaland external relationships while balancing the day-to-day management of ahigh-performing team is crucial.


Manage a team of Product Managers. Tracks staff performance,provides ongoing related feedback and coaching, and formally evaluates staff inyearly written performance reviews.

Lead all aspects of Product lifecycle management fromconcept to phasing out of the product(s) across all products/product lines.

Work closely with sales, marketing, and customers to deeplyunderstand, document, analyze and synthesize customer needs into productpriorities, roadmap plans, and product specifications.

Work closely with sales, marketing, operations and customerCare to drive go-to-market strategies that incorporate competitive analysis, pricingand packaging strategy, differentiated product positioning and salesenablement.

On-going development of the product vision and strategy.Synthesize ideas on strategy, planning and execution of products. Buildingconsensus and driving execution.

Maintain market knowledge. Analyses and keep abreast ofmarket trends.

Define and analyze metrics that inform the success ofproducts

Works cross-functionally with Project Management, Marketing,Sales, Operations, Digital Products and Development organizations

Be viewed as an internal and external evangelist forClinical Assessment and its product portfolio, interacting with all constituentteams



Highly effective verbal and written communicator, superblistening skills

Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally

Exceptional organizational skills, detail-oriented andstrong ability to multi-task

An astute approach to business with a clear focus on salesgrowth, profitability and total customer satisfaction

A systematic approach to setting priorities and timemanagement

Proficient in Microsoft Office


Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field.MBA preferred.

8 years experience product management

Minimum of 5 years management/supervisory experience andability to mentor and develop staff.

Experience in assessment within the Prek-12 education marketdesirable.

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-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437

Job: Product Management

Organization: Assessments Clinical

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 23, 2017

Req ID: 1713020