Senior Product Manager, Data

Amplify - Brooklyn - Full time

Amplify - Brooklyn - Full time

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Amplify builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. We have a long history as the leading innovator in K-12 education - and have been described as the best tech company in education and the best education company in tech. While others try to shrink the learning experience into the technology, we use technology to expand what is possible in real classrooms with real students and teachers.

Amplify works with educators across the country - and about 2 million students. Although we’re a technology company, we don’t believe that our work is over the moment a teacher has a new software license. Instead, it’s just beginning - we work side-by-side with educators and school leaders, fitting our products into the lived reality of classrooms and schools.

We are looking for a passionate Senior Product Manager to join our team and take internal data analysis and products, along with those we offer customers, to the next level. You will both lead a team and serve as our data champion, further inspiring our culture of data-driven decision-making and innovation. 

The senior product manager will focus primarily on data products and insights for internal teams and partner with leaders across the company to use data to drive strategic decision-making, product innovation, and other internal and external directions. Leveraging key insights from our data-driven products, the senior product manager will develop and execute on product strategy that expands our current and future data offering

Responsibilities of the Senior Product Manager:

Product Leadership– Develops deep knowledge of products and markets to guide decision-making. Partners with our Chief Academic Officer to learn the pedagogy and bring it to life through beautiful user experiences and storytelling.

Strategy – Works with stakeholders and product management team to develop product or product line strategy based on a deep understanding of market and competitive landscape, as well as identifying opportunities for broader, organization-wide strategies.

Business Analysis – Leads quantitative and qualitative business analysis projects to support decision-making. Reports findings and recommendations to senior management

User Empathy – Be a passionate advocate for our customers and users and empathize with their needs. Represent their perspectives through all phases of product development. Visit Amplify classrooms and synthesize observations and findings. Become an expert in our customer feedback, drawing insights from data points and sharing them with the product team to aid product strategy. Explore usage data for insights into how our product is used in classrooms.

Cross-Functional Product Leadership - Lead product initiatives that span across multiple teams, including content, product, design, engineering, marketing and measurement. Drive the delivery of initiatives and large-scale projects from initial concept and planning, through execution and release.

Sales and Marketing – Works with sales and marketing to develop appropriate sales positioning and approach; supports sales efforts on major accounts. Works with marketing partners to develop product positioning and marketing plans

Roadmap Planning – Works collaboratively to develop the product roadmap and priorities for future development based on market analysis and customers’ needs, with an emphasis on creating sustainable competitive advantage and delivering impact

Product Design – Collaborate with General Manager, Curriculum Lead, product team, and other teammates to set the product vision and strategy. Lead human-centered product design process in partnership with design. Sets clear priorities, goals and actively engages in creative feedback both within the team and across the division and company.

User Testing- Lead user testing of new product ideas, including running focus groups with teachers, getting feedback on prototypes, and organizing feature pilots with live classrooms. Create research plans, interview participants, analyze data, and recommend actions based on findings.

Team Leadership – Communicate product goals and objectives regularly to your team to motivate them, and empower your team to take on work they think is best based on the prioritized backlog. Own your roadmap and backlog. Prioritize and manage your backlog, breakdown features into user stories / deliverables, and elaborate on them with your team.

Product Development – Serve as a key member and collaborative leader of your cross-functional agile team to plan, develop, and deliver working software. Actively participate in your team’s ceremonies and be readily availability to address questions, concerns and blockers. Partner with design to ensure regular coordination and design QA of features throughout the sprint.

Product Deployment – Draft internal communications, release notes and training materials for the launch of new features. Review customer-facing information before it is released. Support troubleshooting.

Basic Qualifications of the Senior Product Manager:

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in product development, management consulting or a related field
  • Passion for data and a love for information
  • Proven organizational skills and great attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills

Preferred Qualifications of the Senior Product Manager:

  • MBA or advanced degree
  • Background in technology, design, user experience and product management
  • Client service experience either in consulting or another field
  • Experience working in education is not required but would be a bonus

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Product Management

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