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Product Manager

Company: Cengage Group
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

We believe in the power and joy of learningAt Cengage Group, our employees have a direct impact in helping students around the world discover the power and joy of learning. We are bonded by our shared purpose driving innovation that helps millions of learners improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.Our culture values diversity, engagement, and discoveryOur business is driven by our strong culture, and we know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace is absolutely essential to the success of our company and our learners, as well as our individual well-being. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives in everything we do, and strive to ensure employees of all levels and backgrounds feel empowered to voice their ideas and bring their authentic selves to work. We achieve these priorities through inclusive programs, benefits, and initiatives that are integrated into the fabric of how we work every day. To learn more, please see .What you'll do here:Our product teams work to meet the needs of educators and students, collaborating closely to find solutions that are valuable, viable, usable, and feasible. As a Product Manager, you will help define the overall product strategy for Gales award-winning In Context product line, an established suite of student-facing learning platforms for the K-12 market.Reporting to the Senior Product Manager, you will own the content strategy for the In Context suite of products. By developing hypotheses, analyzing market trends, and testing ideas in the market you will lead the way in ensuring content aligns to user needs. Similarly, you will partner with other product team-members to ensure alignment of product and content strategy.In Context is a product line with over 10 million pieces of discrete content sourced from a variety of providers. In your role, you will apply product analytics and data to improve the instructional impact of this content. As a high-visibility member of the team, you will work to empower both software and content teams in the execution of the overall vision.Why youll be successfulYou are driven by a desire to help educators meet the needs of students and believe that technology is a way to positively impact learning outcomes at scale. You are naturally curious, always questioning your own assumptions and empathetic to the needs of both users and cross-functional team-members. You look to use both quantitative and qualitative evidence to challenge assumptions. Unafraid to advocate for what is right, you serve as the voice of the customer and help ensure that solutions are always user centered. With a detailed understanding of curriculum development, you provide a clear narrative, helping to unite and empower both content and software development teams in a shared mission.As a Product Manager, you will:

  • Own the high-level content strategy roadmap for the In Context suite of products
  • Work across teams, including software development, content development, content engineering, marketing, and sales to set and implement the content strategy
  • Conduct market research and bring the voice of the customer to cross-functional teams
  • Use product analytics to inform strategy and improve organizational understanding of content usage and curriculum coverage
  • Partner with the Sr. Product Manager to define a platform strategy that prioritizes the meaningful display of content, including improved search and indexingSkills you will need here:
    • Bachelors degree
    • Demonstrated understanding of the techniques and methods of modern product discovery and product delivery
    • 4+ years of experience working on technology-powered solutions, either as a product manager, product designer, engineer, data analyst, data scientist, or user researcher
    • Background in K-12 education and expertise in curriculum development
    • Strong data analytics skills and a proven track record of contextualizing large data sets and problems
    • Demonstrated ability to take on difficult problems with multiple constraints
    • Outstanding ability to present evidence-based proposals, including in written narrative form
    • Demonstrated curiosity and ability to pick up cross functional knowledge (engineering, design, marketing, sales, finance)Even better if you have:
      • Experience with Google Analytics, SQL and/or Microsoft Access
      • Experience with search optimization, including indexing
      • Experience in curriculum development at scale (I.e., at the school, district, or product level)
      • Master's degree
      • Pragmatic Marketing trainingCengage Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengages EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen ( and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice ( by visiting their corresponding links.Cengage Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.If you are a Colorado state or New York City resident, please email to receive compensation information for this role. Please be sure to include this postings job ID in the subject line of the email to help ensure a timely response.About Cengage GroupCengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

Keywords: Cengage Group, Phoenix , Product Manager, Executive , Phoenix, Arizona

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