Pearson Senior Software Product Manager - Interoperability and Access Management in Chandler, Arizona

Senior Software Product Manager - Interoperability and Access Management

Description

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.

Summary:

Pearson seeks a Sr. Software Product Manager to support interoperability across various software systems in Learning Services. The end-to-end workflow covers purchase orders through digital fulfillment of licenses and the transparent management of entitlements. The Sr. Software Product Manager works collaboratively with the product team to define and prioritize product requirements using Agile methodologies. The Sr. Software Product Manager interfaces with software development teams to convey product requirements in a clear and concise manner, including responding to the day-to-day queries that arise during the development process. The Sr. Software Product Manager is responsible for monitoring the performance of the solution in the market and driving strategic and tactical adjustments to the product roadmap, as needed. The focus is on delivering requirements on time, within budget, and with customer satisfaction at top of mind.

The Sr. Software Product Manager also works collaboratively with cross functional departments such as Customer Support, Technical Support, and Services to represent their requirements in solutions being developed and to keep them updated on changes that will impact their work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage in the continuous assessment of interoperability and access management needs through frequent interactions with internal and external stakeholder groups. Prioritize the needs of various stakeholders and be able to clearly articulate those needs to software developers.

  • Frequently review change requests and emerging requirements, which serve as directional input to future product roadmap choices.

  • Identify opportunities to enhance existing applications and innovate new products in order to increase market share and drive revenue growth.

  • Develop product proposals and related financial planning, including development of business case (cost/benefit) analysis and ongoing management of allocated capex budget.

  • Communicate roadmap and feature highlights to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Provide timely support of RFP and proposal development queries.

  • Work closely with training and marketing communications teams as subject matter expert on product capabilities and product roadmap, to support preparation of training, support, and promotional materials.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience as a Product Manager, Business Development Manager, Project Manager or equivalent, preferably in the education market.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • This role requires a strong technical aptitude for understanding complex workflows that are executed in coordination across a large number of disparate teams.

  • Demonstrated / documented success defining or sourcing, launching and managing profitable products.

  • Proven track record of effectively engaging the target market: prospective and existing customers, partners and other stakeholders.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated negotiation, collaboration and teamwork skills.

  • Proven ability to influence and work effectively in cross-functional teams.

  • Travel requirements: up to 10% travel

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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-AZ-Chandler

Work Locations: US-AZ-Chandler-3075 West Ray 3075 W Ray Rd Park at San Tan Chandler 85226

Job: Product Management

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 5, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1814719

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.