Pearson Portfolio Manager/Acqusitions Editor in Boston, Massachusetts

Portfolio Manager/Acqusitions Editor


Position overview:

The Acquisitions Editor / Portfolio Management Specialist (Portfolio Manager) for Developmental Mathematics is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for a key part of the Dev Math product portfolio for the higher education market. The Portfolio Manager is tasked with gaining deep market knowledge through customer insight by establishing customer relationships to help drive product innovation, development and growth across the this part of the portfolio. This includes overseeing acquisitions of new products, development of new and revised programs, and expansion and investment of our digital product offerings. In addition, the Portfolio Manager is responsible for establishing the financial base for portfolio by creating P&L’s and managing budgets to achieve profitability goals.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop deep discipline and market knowledge to drive product development decisions for portfolio while assessing global market demand for both print and digital opportunities across the portfolio.

  • Establish portfolio business case and deliver portfolio/product mix and related KPI’s including financial performance,product contribution, and learner outcomes.

  • Scout for and sign new authors to build strong future product pipeline.

  • Create strong author relationships with both existing and new authors by working closely with them to outline a vision for each product.

  • Conduct ongoing market research including face-to-face meetings and focus groups with customers on college campuses nationwide.

  • Analyze product reviews and market feedback and decide bes tsolutions for our customers that drive growth.

  • Collaborate with Product Management to recommend discipline relevant technology roadmap improvements.

  • Create P&Ls and manage overall portfolio budget.

  • Manage revisions and new product development

  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing on revision plans, sales presentations and tools, etc.

  • Travel as needed for focus groups, conferences, events, and campus visits to develop market insights, strengthen educator community network and drive revenue performance

Qualifications Preferred

  • 2 years experiences in higher education markets, ideally in editorial or acquisitions related areas.



Qualifications Required

  • BA/BS.

  • At least 3 years of experience in the publishing sales, marketing, and/or editorial.

  • Highly analytical with the ability to synthesize multiple viewpoints into actionable plans.

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills,with the ability to communicate effectively for a diverse audience.

  • Intellectually curious with a passion for solving customer problems.

  • Creative problem solver who uses data to inform decisions.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment.

  • Excellent negotiation skills.

  • Ability to travel to colleges and universities, sales conferences and industry conferences around the country as needed

Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Publishing

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 14, 2017

Req ID: 1713161