Product Manager

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Date: Jul 20, 2022

Location: London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

Macmillan Education provides world class content in the most relevant, engaging and flexible formats to support students, teachers and institutions through a lifetime of learning. Macmillan Education produces content for English Language Teaching (ELT) and for Schools curricula around the world. 

Product Manager – Macmillan Education
Permanent role based in Kings Cross, London

 

Are you an experienced Digital Product Manager looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to further advance your skills and career in a great working environment?

 

If you are a highly-motivated individual with a genuine interest in technology, and a passion to deliver cutting-edge products, we have the perfect job for you!

 

Macmillan Education are creating a new generation of world-class learning products, which integrate the best in new digital technology with the best pedagogical design. This offering will be a whole ‘suite’ of products and services for the Adult, Secondary and the Primary market segments.  We are therefore seeking a strong Digital Product Manager to work with our teams in achieving this.

 

This role will see you work collaboratively within the Digital Product team to deliver the digital roadmap and meet the needs of our customers and end users.  You'll own key areas of the roadmap and drive those areas from inception to completion, inclusive of identification and oversight of business requirements, wireframing, testing, development and deployment. 

 

Other responsibilities include:
•    Working collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure smooth hand-offs and timely deliverables
•    Prioritising areas of product development to ensure delivery against the roadmap and help meet our business objectives
•    Helping ensure the overall quality and viability of the digital products being designed and developed
•    Always striving to iterate our products based on evidence
•    Ensuring products bring value to the business and deliver against revenue targets and other defined KPIs.

 

We're looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:
•    Solid experience in customer-facing, successful digital products.
•    Full digital product management lifecycle experience – from inception to sunsetting.
•    Exceptional track record in planning, leading and delivering great digital products.
•    Experience with best-practice agile product management techniques.
•    Deep understanding of contemporary best practice on the web, mobile and apps.
•    Strategic thinker and commercially minded - has a clear strategic sense of how the web is evolving and how to deliver innovative digital projects that take advantage of emerging technologies and commercial opportunities (while being driven by an understanding of what our customers want/need)
•    Solid understanding of digital product development best practices – inc. agile, UCD, interface design, lean, IA, A-B testing and software development and deployment.
•    Strong analytic skills and the ability to balance intuition with data in making decisions.
•    Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
•    Willingness, flexibility, creativity, and energy in taking initiative and assuming responsibility - 'Roll-up-your-sleeves' entrepreneurial, start-up attitude.

Macmillan Education is a Disability Confident Committed Employer and we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty and wish to submit your application in an alternative format or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process, please get in touch either by phone on +44 (0)207 014 4020 or by email SpringerNatureUKCareers@springernature.com so we can make any necessary arrangements.

 

At Macmillan Education we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles. https://group.springernature.com/jp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion. https://group.springernature.com/jp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion.