Sr Product Manager SchoolNet
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Pearson has one defining goal: to help people progress in their lives through learning. We champion innovation and we invest in models for education that deliver on our promise for effective, accessible, and personal learning from early literacy, college and career readiness to professional education, through data informed instruction and inventive applications for mobile and digital learning.
Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has global-reach and market leading businesses in education, business, and consumer publishing and is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). For more information, visit www.pearson.com.
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Schoolnet, Inc., part of Pearson?s K12 Technology division, is the leading provider of data-driven K12 education software that increases student achievement, teacher quality and operational efficiency. Our award-winning suite of data-driven education software is the only unified solution to align student assessment, curriculum and instruction; guide collaborative,
data-informed discussion; and enable targeted instruction for every student.
Our solutions are used successfully by many of the nation?s largest school
districts including Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia. Schoolnet is recognized by Inc. Magazine?s Top 500 List, Deloitte?s Fast 50 as one of the fastest growing private companies, and is the recipient of several CODiE Awards.
K-12 Technology is currently seeking an ambitious Product Manager to play the critical product owner role in our Agile SCRUM development process. Successful candidates will be passionate about building innovative software products in the education space, be able to transform big-picture vision into product backlogs and represent the voice of our users and customers throughout the development process. Strong analytic and communication skills are a must with the ability to clearly articulate complex concepts, features and benefits to customers, partners, prospects and SCRUM teams.
This position will report to a Director of Product Management and ideally be based in our New York City office although we are open to hiring in other locations.
Facilitate requirements gathering sessions with customers to understand, document and prioritize detailed user needs to inform solution development activities
Clearly articulate customer and user needs to Agile SCRUM teams through user stories and a well-groomed product backlog
Daily collaboration with developers, scrum masters, user experience designers and QA analysts to support definition, design, development and testing of new product functionality
Synthesize multiple streams of market and customer information to understand and communicate requirements and priorities to both
management and teams
Conduct compelling product and feature demonstrations to a variety of internal and external audiences that convey product and subject matter expertise
Provide product and market expertise to internal organizations and customers to support client engagements, sales processes and
Transform high-level strategic initiatives and concepts into actionable projects for SCRUM teams to execute against
Create and evolve internal processes to improve organizational efficiencies
Collaborate with other Product Managers to insure consistent cross-team implementation of Agile best-practices
5+ years applicable experience in product management/product ownership
Passion for and/or experience with improving K-12 public education
Excellent written communication and presentation skills
Solid grounding in enterprise software technologies with proven ability to work closely with development teams on user-centric product design.
Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork and the ability to foster/maintain relationships internally and externally
Superb project management and organizational skills with ability to gather business and functional requirements
Strong quantitative analytical skills and sharp business acumen
Agile SCRUM experience a plus
Must be able to travel 20% of the time
Bachelor?s degree required, MBA a plus
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