DIrector of Product Management

Study.com - Mountain View, California - Full time

About Study.com

We are a profitable, fast growing technology company on a mission to make education accessible. Our focus is to simplify and accelerate learning and help people unlock opportunities for a better future.

Study.com helps over 30 million students and teachers each month improve grades, gain career skills and earn college credit through our video-based micro-learning platform. We’ve built our platform from the ground up, leveraging data and technology to make the entire learning process simple and engaging.

As a fast growing, independent company, our employees have a direct impact on company direction and results. We are looking for passionate, talented individuals to join our team, so we can have an even bigger impact towards our mission.

We are located in the heart of downtown Mountain View, just a few steps from the Caltrain station. We only hire top talent, so those who pass our rigorous interview process will find themselves as part of one of the brightest and most innovative teams in Silicon Valley.

We have a culture of social responsibility. As we continue to generate profits, we give back to the community through our Working Scholars scholarship program that helps hundreds of low-income workers in the Bay Area earn a bachelor’s degree at no cost and achieve economic and career mobility. We also donate to charitable organizations that help provide open access to information and education throughout the poorest regions of the world.

Study.com was recently ranked as an Inc. Best Place to Work! Come join us on our mission and make a difference.

About the Director of Product Management Position

We are expanding our team with the addition of a talented Director of Product Management. Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, the group product manager will be a dynamic leader, owning the product and business strategy for a significant portion of our direct to consumer business. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial product leader with a proven track record driving and accelerating revenue growth. This role includes significant revenue responsibility and your performance will be measured by your impact on growth.

Like many of our leaders, we are looking for a player-coach – somebody who loves the blend of hands-on running their own cross-functional scrum team, as well as the ability to impact others through coaching and development. This role is both strategic and operational with several key initiatives happening simultaneously and moving at a fast pace. We need someone who has the capability and willingness to roll up their sleeves, as well as provide vision.

At Study.com the Product Management team’s core mission is to delight customers and grow market share by creating evidence-based product strategies that identify new products, features and services. We obsessively seek to understand customers’ perspective, are business savvy, have a bias toward data-driven action and can break down complex problems into steps that drive product development. Product managers also serve as the product owners for our Agile software development teams, helping lead cross-functional product development teams on a day-to-day basis with a focus on impactful results.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Create overall product vision and strategy for business segment to hit revenue targets.
  • Evangelize strategy within company and win support of executive team.
  • Combine deep user insights and data analysis to develop ROI-focused backlogs and rapid product iteration that drive growth.
  • Set the standard for product management excellence by managing own team.
  • Manage strategy execution across multiple teams, including coaching others to prioritize product stories and backlogs effectively across multiple teams.
  • Drive conversion of prospective consumers to active customers through funnel optimization including A/B testing of creative, segmentation/targeting, & landing pages.
  • As product owner, drive on-time delivery of new features and products across cross-functional teams by championing an Agile culture with a focus on results.
  • Coordinate product, marketing, content and services as needed to achieve goals.
  • Establish expectations and create an environment which supports and enables high-performance by both teams and individuals.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 10+ years product management experience
  • Experience building, leading and inspiring teams and individuals
  • Direct-report people management experience
  • Ownership of revenue goals with track record of successful growth
  • Ability to create and evangelize strategic vision
  • Consumer SaaS product experience as well as experience in one of the following areas:
  • General ed tech, and more specifically e-learning
  • Digital content and media, with focus on video
  • Other direct-to-consumer business models
  • Experience driving growth across many audiences like students, test prep and teachers
  • Direct analytical experience required including expertise in data analysis, A/B and multivariate testing, LTV modeling, etc.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies required

Other Possible Title: Group Product Manager

Why work for Study.com?

  • Help make education accessible to people who need it
  • Enjoy a fun, casual and collaborative working environment
  • Join a profitable and financially stable company
  • Help guide company decisions and direction
  • See results of your work in days, not years
  • Have your work impact 30+ million students and teachers each month
  • Grow professionally with our training and skill development programs
  • Work with other talented and passionate team members

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • 20 days of flexible paid time off annually (increases to 30 days over 5 years)
  • Additional 10 paid holidays annually
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • Fully subsidized Caltrain pass
  • Tuition reimbursement and gift matching programs
  • Stocked kitchen and beverages provided
  • Company sponsored gym memberships
  • Happy hours and company events to celebrate accomplishments

Study.com provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status. In addition to federal law requirements, Study.com complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Additionally, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with applicable state and local laws.

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Product Management

Experience Level

Senior Level

Study.com

Study.com is an online education platform that helps learners of all ages excel academically and close skills gaps. From test prep and homework help to earning college credit and developing workplace skills, our courses, video lessons and study tools make learning simple for 30 million+ users.

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