Pearson Portflio Manager - Acquisitions Editor, Finance - Educational Publishing in Boston, Massachusetts

Portflio Manager - Acquisitions Editor, Finance - Educational Publishing


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 Higher Education Global Product team, in partnership with instructors and universities worldwide, provides learners with the skills, competencies and behaviors required to succeed in college and their subsequent careers. This team is responsible for developing and delivering learning content in new and innovative digital formats, creating cutting-edge learning applications that collect data and use predictive capabilities to provide personalized learning and improve learner outcomes.

Position Overview:

The Acquisitions Editor (Portfolio Management Specialist) is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for the Finance product portfolio. The Specialist will use deep customer insight and discipline knowledge to drive innovation and growth across the portfolio in collaboration with Product Marketing and Product Management.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop deep discipline and market knowledge in Finance to drive product development decisions

  • Assess 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, gross profit contribution, and learner outcomes

  • Create strong author relationships working closely with them to outline a vision for each product

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

  • Manage revisions and new product development including reimagining existing content to drive digital innovation

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

  • Collaborate with Product Marketing to understand customer and learner requirements in order to deliver on the value proposition.

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to define learner outcomes and align author content and product features to those outcomes

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


Essential Education, Experience and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree required

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant sales, marketing or product development experience. Higher education experience preferred.

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

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, with ability to communicate effectively for diverse audiences

  • Intellectually curious with a passion for education and a keen focus on the learner

  • Creative problem solver who uses data to inform decisions

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

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


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-MA-Boston

Other Locations US-NJ-Hoboken

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: Jul 11, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1810170

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled