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Specialist/Manager Pricing

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
London, GBR
Expiry Date
Specialist/Manager Pricing Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore...

Job Description

Specialist/Manager Pricing


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. 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.

We seek an experienced Pricing Specialist Manager to join a highly collaborative and fast-moving team dedicated to partnering with HE Product Management, Sales, Finance and leadership teams, being a key partner in developing and pricing winning value propositions to educators, students and academic communities. Critical to the position in this area is successful experience prior experience pricing digital and blended products in subscription models. You will be part of a team that partners across the organization to set list price strategy and discounting policies based on insights gathered from market, competition and customers.

The Pricing Specialist Manager is responsible to work with product management to determine pricing and monetization strategy of new products through the product development process. Product Management holds commercial accountability for product strategy, roadmap and P&L, and will work very closely with Pricing Specialist Manager to set pricing and discounting strategy through the product life cycle to maximize commercial potential. The role reports to the VP of Pricing Strategy and Insights with close working relationships with Product Management, Sales, Finance, and Marketing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivers price-value map for product concepts in the innovation process hand-in-hand with the product management
  • Determines competitive set for products within a particular portfolio and delivers impactful competitive intelligence allowing Pearson to set pricing to win in the marketplace
  • Partners with the Market Research and Insights function to deliver actionable insights regarding customer’s willingness to pay for a particular portfolio across all formats within the portfolio
  • Leads the annual price setting process inclusive of determining appropriate discounting thresholds that would allow business to achieve its strategic goals
  • Lead pricing pilots to investigate new approaches to set pricing optimally to maximize business goal achievement and profits
  • Own product data and

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.


Key Requirements and Attributes

  • Degree (or equivalent preferred in Economics, Math or Computer Science)
  • Learning obsessed
  • Data Science and technical Skills (Phyton, SQL, advanced xls)
  • Requires strong experience in pricing analytics, research, and strategy, ideally at an organization with digital subscription offerings
  • Proven data analysis and modeling skills
  • Solid understanding of pricing across geographies
  • Experience working in a matrix-organization with cross functional teams
  • Strong confidence and interpersonal skills to work with senior colleagues and contacts
  • Attention to detail and drive to follow through on projects, tasks and actions
  • Ability to develop and execute data-driving pricing and discounting policies
  • Prior experience in ability to generate impactful insights from data
  • Experience pricing subscription models and digital products, preferred
  • High competence to balance strategic thinking with a focus on operational delivery
  • Self motivation
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills
  • Interaction with various stakeholders across Pearson.
  • Expertise– You have a depth and breadth of expertise in your specialized field and can provide expertise to various stakeholders. You demonstrate knowledge of best practices within your area of specialism and how it integrates with related areas of the business.
  • Accountability and Ownership– You take ownership and accountability for targets and drive achievement through effective leadership, determination and motivation to succeed. You demonstrate sound judgement in assessing business risks and make decisions that balance a variety of factors taking into consideration set goals. You solve problems by using expertise to evaluate multiple sources of information, and creating innovative solutions to problems. You seek information from internal and external sources, prioritizing and analyzing potential solutions in complex or new situations.
  • Building Partnerships– You identify opportunities and take action to build strategic relationships between your area and other teams, departments and organizations to help achieve business goals. You develop relationships with senior leaders across the organization, customers and suppliers and negotiate internally also at senior levels regarding important issues within your own area.
  • Communication and Collaboration– You are able to clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them to understand as well as retain the message. You communicate points of view in a compelling way and with expertise across a wide range of projects as well as across internal & external clients. You have great collaboration skills and are able to work effectively across teams regardless of reporting lines.
  • Aligning Performance for Success– You lead through providing technical direction across the business and/or through a team and achieve the completion of substantial projects, operations or customer objectives. You have the ability to guide others in accomplishing work objectives; setting performance goals; achieving targets and creating a learning environment comes naturally to you. You recognize the impact of change on others, and lead through positive behavior and coaching.
  • Analytical Skill and Learning Agility –You take a systematic, structured view of situations, while staying focused on the execution and delivery. You have the capacity to be open to new ideas and comfortable exploring areas where there is ambiguity.
  • Innovation –Generating innovative solutions in work situations; out of the box approaches; trying different and novel ways to deal with challenges and focusing on opportunities to aid achievement of product delivery are reflected in your ways of working.
  • Deliver Results –You have a track record transforming strategy into executable action plans and also a great track record of successful achievement against set execution.
  • Time Management & Organisation –You possess excellent organizational and time management skills, coupled with the proven ability to set priorities, manage deadlines as well as manage resources effectively and make data-driven decisions.
  • Leading Teams– You have managed professionals and/or lead projects, adapting plans and priorities to meet objectives across your team. You lead by example and create teams of highly talented individuals with effective combined performance.
  • Global Perspective –You have experience operating in a global environment and are able to demonstrate international cultural agility.
  • Brave –Resilient and operating well under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Accountable– Has integrity, sets clear expectations and delivers what is promised
  • Decent– Does the right thing, represents Pearson’s values and promotes the company’s mission in day-to-day behavior, and is a trusted confidant to colleagues and external partners
  • Imaginative– Innovative, is solutions-orientated and unafraid to try new things, and uses insights to tell Pearson’s story in a compelling and simple fashion suited to the relevant audiences

Ideal location Priority1: Boston; Priority2: Hoboken; and Priority 3: Bay Area.

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 United States, United Kingdom, GB-GB-London

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

Job: Marketing

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 8, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1903717

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.