Director of Product Strategy

Open Assessment Technologies S.A. - Boston, MA - Full time

Open Assessment Technologies S.A. - Boston, MA - Full time

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Open Assessment Technologies (OAT) is the home of TAO, the world’s leading Open Source Assessment Platform. TAO is used in both Education and Professional Certification markets, and the TAO Community Edition has been downloaded by users in over 190 countries. To our commercial users we offer TAO Cloud™, an enterprise-class SaaS platform that reliably delivers millions of innovate assessments around the globe.

We are seeking a Director of US K12 Product Strategy to lead the development of our US K12 product portfolio. The successful candidate will be responsible for shaping OAT’s US K12 product strategy and the next generation of TAO. This position requires the ability to create simplicity in user experiences built on top of functional depth that results from complex integrations of leading-edge technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and advance US K12 product roadmap, manage feature prioritization, determine pricing models, revenue forecasts, and track key financial metrics
  • Engage with customers, partners, and OAT client services teams to identify trends, long-term market opportunities, and product requirements—with the goal of increasing customer adoption and maximizing market share
  • Discuss needs and preferences with current customers, prospects, and sales team to feed future product development
  • Work with OAT’s leadership team to ensure that the product roadmap is aligned with the company’s overall business and product strategy
  • Maintain up-to-date profiles of competitive services in US K12 assessment and digital learning markets
  • Work with our Architecture, Accessibility, and UX team to define product usability principles across the K12 product portfolio, track user experience, and review user interface wireframes
  • As product owner, work with OAT’s agile engineering teams to drive product development in line with our K12 product strategy and roadmap
  • Educate and train OAT K12 Sales Team on key selling points, including competitive landscape and product positioning
  • Work with Operations and Technical Support teams to prepare commercial rollout of new product releases and features
  • Guide OAT’s Marketing Team in the creation of sales and marketing tools, and web content to promote the US K12 product and solutions portfolio
  • Be the lead K12 product spokesperson at conferences and toward US press and analysts 

Skills/Qualifications:

    • 3-5 years’ experience in US K12 product management, in addition to a minimum of 5 years in product marketing, sales engineering, or a related discipline
    • Ability to think “big picture” to create and maintain the product strategy; as well as execute on a very detailed, tactical level to create associated product requirements and project plans
    • Familiarity with Agile framework and Product Owner role
    • Organizational and leadership abilities with excellent communication skills
    • Problem-solving and creative thinking skills
    • BSc/BA or Masters degree 

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Role

Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

Open Assessment Technologies S.A.

Open Assessment Technologies is the provider of TAO (Test Assisté par Ordinateur), the leading open source assessment solution for education and employment, with users in 194 countries and 30 languages. To date, TAO has delivered over 10 million tests worldwide.

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