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Vice President of Product Management – Workforce Skills

  • ... Jefferson city, Missouri, United States
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    Full-time

  • ... Salary: 280000 per year
  • Posted on: Apr 22, 2024       Expires on: Jun 06, 2024

Vice President of Product Management – Workforce Skills   

JOB TITLE:

Vice President of Product Management – Workforce Skills

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Jefferson city Missouri United States

REMOTE:

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

About our Workforce Skills Division

Pearson’s Workforce Skills division is creating a world where everyone is prepared for the future of work, and where success is no longer only about what you’ve done but what you can do.
The global talent market has never been more important than it is today, and Workforce Skills is positioned to meet the needs of employees and employers in a changing global economy.
Workforce Skills’ offerings help employers understand labor market dynamics and how best to futureproof their workforces at scale, while helping workers gain the skills, they need to boost their employability and open new job and career prospects.

Using workforce analysis, personalized learning, assessment and verified skills credentials to close skills gaps, Pearson is helping customers realize untapped potential and mobilize talent.
Employers can understand, maintain, and enhance the value of their most important asset – their people – and help employees make important breakthroughs in their careers.

In September 2021, Pearson acquired Faethm, the groundbreaking workforce AI and predictive analytics company.
In January 2022, Pearson acquired Credly, a digital workforce credentialing tool.
These acquisitions, coupled with Pearson’s existing product portfolio, present a unique opportunity for a strong Product Management leader to accelerate the next chapter of his/her career.

Position Overview

Pearson is seeking a strategic, results oriented Vice President of Product Management for the Workforce Skills division.
In this leadership role you will lead a high performing team responsible for executing the product portfolio strategy, product lifecycle management and new product introductions with a relentless focus on strengthening the customer experience and value.
This role will be responsible for creating innovative competitive positioning, defining the go forward product roadmap, driving product execution and ensuring new and existing products meet clearly defined customer needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Translate the Workforce Skills strategy into a clear product vision, aligned with the Workforce Skills Leadership team, including the marketing, commercial and engineering organizations.
  • Define the Workforce Solutions product strategy, and translate strategy into execution plans through agile product roadmaps; identifying what to build and why, with a vision for products and services that deliver significant customer and business value.
  • Develop an agile product roadmap to maximize product market fit, learnings, and future expansion for Workforce Skills products and services.
  • Build a stakeholder network with other product leaders across Pearson, to support any key Pearson enterprise or transformational projects, with product and domain subject matter expertise.
  • Define customer value propositions informed by comprehensive customer research and focus groups.
  • Starting with customer needs, partner with design, engineering, and program to translate customer requirements into features, write specs, epics, and stories to rapidly develop prototypes and iterate through features and releases.
  • Develop product pricing strategies and provide guidance on product positioning.
  • Drive technical product solutions from ideation to launch into market, led by product managers accountable for the commercial success and customer value of each launch.
  • Set and monitor product quality standards, ensuring that products exceed customer expectations.
    Implement effective feedback mechanisms to gather user feedback, data and insights and use them to drive product improvements and customer engagement.
  • Lead on product OKRs to track and communicate performance, supported by leading indicators and metrics.
  • Ensure flawless on-time execution of new products, features, and services launched into market, aligned with revenue targets.
  • Lead cross-functional, diverse teams of product managers, engineers, designers, UX/CX, data analysts and their teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performing culture.
  • Leverage the Workforce Skills product roadmap and portfolio across the enterprise to optimize Pearson’s value proposition with key customer segments.
  • Provide thought leadership with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in product management.
    Share knowledge and insights with the executive team and relevant stakeholders.

Key Competencies

  • Commercial – accountable for P&L of product portfolio
  • Leadership – build a high performing, diverse team by recruiting, retaining, and developing top talent
  • Promote a culture of partnership, teamwork, innovation and diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Communication - evangelize the vison for Workforce Skills by being a subject matter expert while at the same time communicating goals, responsibilities, objectives, roles, and process to your team
  • Cross functional leadership - collaborate with the leadership team, engineering and UX to set and articulate the direction of the portfolio.
  • Execution - oversee the implementation and execution of medium to large-scale initiatives through technology deployments, go to market communications and coordination.
  • Agility – rapidly mitigate roadblocks, risks, and evolving market conditions to deliver results
  • Results orientation - use strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills to deliver revenue results
  • Technically fluent - demonstrate experience driving change with large scale initiatives in both a start-up and enterprise environments with software or digital experiences

About You

  • 10 plus years of progressive managerial/leadership experience in technical product management roles in both start up and enterprise environments
  • Experience in high growth, digitally driven businesses, ideally across multiple business models (B2B, B2C and DTC)
  • Proven record of business results, managing budgets, controlling costs, and exceeding revenue targets
  • Exceptional leadership skills with a history of building and coaching high-performing teams
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions
  • Adept at typical technology and ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies

Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location.
As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:

The minimum full-time salary range is between $220,000 - 280,000.

This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine.
We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact.
We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets.
To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education.
Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer.
Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging.
We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential.
Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work.
People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify.
We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.
The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law.
We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

If you are an individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.
com.

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

Job: PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Organization: Workforce Skills

Schedule: FULL\_TIME

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Req ID: 15629

\#location

Position Details

POSTED:

Apr 22, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

280000 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1714838989-41ed7c66ca3aa6afae43b9a6bd3b347f

LOCATION:

Missouri United States

CITY:

Jefferson city

Job Origin:

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About our Workforce Skills Division

Pearson’s Workforce Skills division is creating a world where everyone is prepared for the future of work, and where success is no longer only about what you’ve done but what you can do. The global talent market has never been more important than it is today, and Workforce Skills is positioned to meet the needs of employees and employers in a changing global economy. Workforce Skills’ offerings help employers understand labor market dynamics and how best to futureproof their workforces at scale, while helping workers gain the skills, they need to boost their employability and open new job and career prospects.

Using workforce analysis, personalized learning, assessment and verified skills credentials to close skills gaps, Pearson is helping customers realize untapped potential and mobilize talent. Employers can understand, maintain, and enhance the value of their most important asset – their people – and help employees make important breakthroughs in their careers.

In September 2021, Pearson acquired Faethm, the groundbreaking workforce AI and predictive analytics company. In January 2022, Pearson acquired Credly, a digital workforce credentialing tool. These acquisitions, coupled with Pearson’s existing product portfolio, present a unique opportunity for a strong Product Management leader to accelerate the next chapter of his/her career.

Position Overview

Pearson is seeking a strategic, results oriented Vice President of Product Management for the Workforce Skills division. In this leadership role you will lead a high performing team responsible for executing the product portfolio strategy, product lifecycle management and new product introductions with a relentless focus on strengthening the customer experience and value. This role will be responsible for creating innovative competitive positioning, defining the go forward product roadmap, driving product execution and ensuring new and existing products meet clearly defined customer needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Translate the Workforce Skills strategy into a clear product vision, aligned with the Workforce Skills Leadership team, including the marketing, commercial and engineering organizations.
  • Define the Workforce Solutions product strategy, and translate strategy into execution plans through agile product roadmaps; identifying what to build and why, with a vision for products and services that deliver significant customer and business value.
  • Develop an agile product roadmap to maximize product market fit, learnings, and future expansion for Workforce Skills products and services.
  • Build a stakeholder network with other product leaders across Pearson, to support any key Pearson enterprise or transformational projects, with product and domain subject matter expertise.
  • Define customer value propositions informed by comprehensive customer research and focus groups.
  • Starting with customer needs, partner with design, engineering, and program to translate customer requirements into features, write specs, epics, and stories to rapidly develop prototypes and iterate through features and releases.
  • Develop product pricing strategies and provide guidance on product positioning.
  • Drive technical product solutions from ideation to launch into market, led by product managers accountable for the commercial success and customer value of each launch.
  • Set and monitor product quality standards, ensuring that products exceed customer expectations. Implement effective feedback mechanisms to gather user feedback, data and insights and use them to drive product improvements and customer engagement.
  • Lead on product OKRs to track and communicate performance, supported by leading indicators and metrics.
  • Ensure flawless on-time execution of new products, features, and services launched into market, aligned with revenue targets.
  • Lead cross-functional, diverse teams of product managers, engineers, designers, UX/CX, data analysts and their teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performing culture.
  • Leverage the Workforce Skills product roadmap and portfolio across the enterprise to optimize Pearson’s value proposition with key customer segments.
  • Provide thought leadership with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in product management. Share knowledge and insights with the executive team and relevant stakeholders.

Key Competencies

  • Commercial – accountable for P&L of product portfolio
  • Leadership – build a high performing, diverse team by recruiting, retaining, and developing top talent
  • Promote a culture of partnership, teamwork, innovation and diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Communication - evangelize the vison for Workforce Skills by being a subject matter expert while at the same time communicating goals, responsibilities, objectives, roles, and process to your team
  • Cross functional leadership - collaborate with the leadership team, engineering and UX to set and articulate the direction of the portfolio.
  • Execution - oversee the implementation and execution of medium to large-scale initiatives through technology deployments, go to market communications and coordination.
  • Agility – rapidly mitigate roadblocks, risks, and evolving market conditions to deliver results
  • Results orientation - use strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills to deliver revenue results
  • Technically fluent - demonstrate experience driving change with large scale initiatives in both a start-up and enterprise environments with software or digital experiences

About You

  • 10 plus years of progressive managerial/leadership experience in technical product management roles in both start up and enterprise environments
  • Experience in high growth, digitally driven businesses, ideally across multiple business models (B2B, B2C and DTC)
  • Proven record of business results, managing budgets, controlling costs, and exceeding revenue targets
  • Exceptional leadership skills with a history of building and coaching high-performing teams
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions
  • Adept at typical technology and ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies

Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:

The minimum full-time salary range is between $220,000 - 280,000.

This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

If you are an individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.com.

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

Job: PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Organization: Workforce Skills

Schedule: FULL\_TIME

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Req ID: 15629

\#location

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