External Job Description
The Product Manager is responsible for the overall performance of the assigned product portfolio. She/he has a deep understanding of the market, the consumer and the product and uses this to create the strategy and business plans for the rest of the organization to follow.
The Product Manager collaborates closely with members of their business group and with others from areas around the university (academic, product development, research, legal, operations, finance and more) to enhance current offerings and design and create new ones to meet market needs.
Successful Product Managers will be able to maintain both a high level and detailed understanding of the intricacies of each program and can demonstrate the ability to communicate interpersonally with a wide range of stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create and own product strategies and business plans for existing and new programs/products.
Identify, recommend, and develop potential new and innovative market opportunities and lead go-to-market plans for them.
Proactively identify opportunities to improve existing program performance using both internal program metrics and external data around market opportunities.
Understand thoroughly the customer and the market and competition.
Collaborate with academic leadership and the product development group to create program strategies and differentiators and then champion them through the development process.
Collaborate with Marketing and Enrollment colleagues to develop effective positioning and communications strategies.
Develop annual budgets and long-term plans and manage P&L for assigned products.
Develop and build a high performance, cross-functional team environment.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time
Product Manager, Online Education
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree; MBA or related degree preferred.
5 years of product management or related experience managing key aspects of a product or business.
Skilled in planning, organizing, and project management.
Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities.
Advanced critical thinking, analysis, problem solving and synthesis skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite with particular strong aptitude in Excel.
Must thrive under pressure and in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment with tight deadlines and multiple priorities.
Experience working with diverse functional and business units in large, matrixed project teams.
Travel 10-15% of the time.
Ability to transport laptop computer during travel.
Laureate Higher Education Group is an equal opportunity employer. EOE.