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Portfolio Mgr (Acquisitions Editor)

Reference
1801049
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
San Francisco, CA, 94103, USA
Expiry Date
25/02/2018
Portfolio Mgr (Acquisitions Editor) 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 lapto...

Job Description

Portfolio Mgr (Acquisitions Editor)

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 an individual college student or an educational 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. Pearson Science's world class tools, content, products and services are designed to help teachers and students thrive in our changing world, navigate its challenges and opportunities, and ultimately make progress in their lives.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member ofE-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, andpeople with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Position overview: ThePortfolio Analyst is responsible for leading the vision and go-to-market strategy for commercial success of the university level Physics and Astronomy product portfolio. The Portfolio Analyst/Acquisitions Editor is tasked with gaining deep market knowledge through customer insight and connection with thought leaders in Physics and Astronomy education, quantitative and qualitative market analysis, focus group and conference participation, and national campus travel to create the community relationships that ultimately drive product innovation, development and growth across the portfolio. Responsibilities include coordinating acquisition, investment plans and contracts for new products and authors, development of new and revising products and each products respective financial management, and growth strategy for the digital educational tools and services.

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 futureproduct 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 best solutions 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

Qualifications Required

  • BA/BS, Master's Degree desired
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the education industry
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills with the ability to synthesize multiple viewpoints and data insights into actionable plans and guidance to product teams.
  • Established interpersonal communication skills and verbal, writing and presentation skills,with the ability to communicate effectively for a diverse audience.
  • Creative problem solver who uses data to inform decisions.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel 25%-30% of the time (seasonally based) to colleges and universities, sales conferences and industry conferences. QualificationsPreferred
  • 2 years experiences in educational markets, or education industry (academic)

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-CA-San Francisco

Work Locations: US-CA-San Francisco-1301 Sansome 1301 Sansome Street San Francisco 94111

Job: Publishing

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Posting: Jan 19, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1801049