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Senior Portfolio Manager, Career Technical Educati

Reference
1807982
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
Columbus, OH, 43201, USA
Expiry Date
21/06/2018
Senior Portfolio Manager, Career Technical Education Description The Career Development & Employability team, in partnership with instructors, partners and schools across North America, provides learners from high school through adu...

Job Description

Senior Portfolio Manager, Career Technical Education

Description

The Career Development & Employability team, in partnership with instructors, partners and schools across North America, provides learners from high school through adult, with the skills, competencies, credentials and behaviors required to succeed in college or chosen career path. 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, particularly in a learner’s progression to employment.

The Portfolio Management Specialist is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for the Career Technical Education product portfolio within the Career Development and Employability team. The Specialist will use deep customer insight and cross-discipline knowledge to drive innovation and growth across the portfolio in collaboration with other Employability, North America, and Global Product team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop cross-discipline and market knowledge in Career Technical Education programs for the High School channel to drive product development and product bundling decisions.
  • Assess High School market demand for both print and digital opportunities across the portfolio.
  • Establish portfolio business case and deliver portfolio/product mix and related KPIs including financial performance, gross profit contribution, and learner outcomes.
  • Exhibit strong understanding of competitive offers and ability to create and articulate a solution with a strong, profitable value proposition for the customer in comparison to the competition.
  • Work in collaboration and partnership with various High School Channel specific sales and marketing, to build a strong future product pipeline.
  • Manage revisions and new product development including reimagining existing content to drive digital innovation.
  • Collaborate with Employability team members and work as part of a matrix across Pearson to recommend discipline relevant technology roadmap improvements, and the customer and learner requirements needed to deliver on the value proposition.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to define learner outcomes and align content and product features to those outcomes.
  • Travel as needed for such things as sales opportunities, market research, conferences, and other events to develop market insights, strengthen educator community network and drive revenue performance.

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant sales, marketing or product development experience. K12/High School 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.
  • Experience with developing and adhering to P&Ls and budgets.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Desired:

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn how to create reports, analyze and leverage labor market data using programs like Wanted Analytics and/or Burning Glass.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Product development experience for online and print learning solutions.
  • Understanding of CTE program funding mechanisms and industry credentials

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-NJ-Hoboken

Other Locations US-RE-Remote, United States, US-OH-Columbus

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Product Management

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 1, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1807982

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.