Summary of the role
We are Pearson, the world’s leading learning company.
We are looking for an energetic and proactive Product Manager who has a passion for education. You’ll be part of the Non-Core team, managing our GCSE and A level qualifications through their lifecycle; from inception, through development and into the day-to-day provision of support for our qualifications. You’ll work with teachers, and stakeholders at Pearson and within education.
Responsibilities of a Qualifications Product Manager include;
To maintain a deep understanding of customer needs and market dynamics, to create compelling propositions and inform market-winning product development.
To contribute to subject strategy development and execution, with support and in partnership with broader portfolio team.
To maintain a deep understanding of teaching, learning and assessment, through close and continuous liaison with a range of subject stakeholders.
To provide a best-in-class customer experience through the events, free surround and additional services that we provide at launch and throughout the lifecycle, continually improving that experience.
To scope, design and collaboratively develop qualifications and sample assessments that inspire teachers, engage learners and enable progression.
To contribute to the overall strategy for growth of our academic qualifications portfolio in the UK and internationally.
Provide deep subject expertise to build the strength of our subject leadership, strategy and implementation. Ensure subject voice is represented in all role accountabilities. Subject specialism is required for the key subjects.
Developing strategy and propositions, managing budgets, forecasting revenues
Manage qualifications through their lifecycle, working in conjunction with the subject Head of and the Senior Qualification Manager to make well-timed decisions about withdrawal, extension, redevelopment, new market entry and strategies for mid-cycle growth
Developing and maintaining subject and market insight
Briefing, developing and launching new qualifications
Contribute to creating models and co-create design plans for qualifications that draw from a strong, research-driven evidence base, and deliver the strategy and proposition agreed (for both UK and international markets where appropriate)
Supporting teachers and learners through the lifecycle
EXPERIENCE - Essential
Experience of working within education sector.
Understanding of education assessment, practice and policy.
Strong subject understanding and experience of working effectively and credibly with subject specialist teachers.
Experience of developing and implementing effective, winning strategies.
Experience of working effectively in a complex matrix.
Experience of presenting to / training / supporting subject specialist teachers.
Experience in partnering effectively with sales and marketing teams.
Experience of working with internal and external stakeholders.
- Project Management
- Design and development of qualifications and sample assessment experience.
- Direct teaching or training experience.
- Knowledge and understanding of assessment techniques and principles.
SKILLS and BEHAVIOURS
- Commercial acumen
- Customer empathy
- Can-do attitude
- Ability to lead and influence
- Ability to work collaboratively.
- Ability to think strategically
- Creative thinking.
- Ability to deliver.
- Attention to detail.
- Financial planning skills - managing forecasts and budgets.