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VP Product Management

Company: Elsevier
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

About the RoleWe are looking for a product strategist and innovator. The VP, Product Management of Assessment Solutions is responsible for the strategy, development and commercial success of Elsevier Nursing and Health Education's (NHE) suite of assessment and NCLEX exam prep solutions, with emphasis on personalized learning, outcome-driven assessment, and competency-based remediation. Location for this role is flexible, however Boston and Philadelphia are preferred. Key Qualifications:Well versed in modern product practices.Proven track record of developing the vision and then autonomously leading development of scalable and commercially successful products from the ground up, as well re-imagining next generation of existing products.Experience with large scale product migrations / platform consolidations.Experience launching and developing content and assessment products, ideally in education/edtech.Effective blend of business and technology expertise: effectively represent, product in customer-facing environments, engage in technical discussions with development teams and maintain understanding of new technologies, adept at translating customer pain/needs into requirements.Strong collaborator with demonstrated track record of building alignment between product and stakeholders across the company, particularly sales, marketing, content, and technology.Demonstrated track record of success in transformational environment to support NHE's transition from a print to digital product portfolio.Ability to function expertly in a matrixed organization.Proven track record of translating complex business and educational challenges into effective user experiences and product capabilitiesProven track record of effectively defining product KPIs/OKRs and staying disciplined in making data-driven product decisions.Experience launching and developing content and assessment products, ideally in educational environment.Strong knowledge and appreciation for UX best practices and testing methodologies (e.g., A/B testing).Ability to learn, think creatively and have a high absorptive capacity (recognizing new information, assimilating it and applying it to new ends).Excellent interpersonal skills including social awareness and judgment, persuasion and negotiation, and relationship building, collaboration and team building skills.Main Activities and Responsibilities:Assessment Portfolio StrategyOwn and articulate product vision and strategy, while directing roadmap and backlog priorities for your team of four Product Managers.Develop pipeline and implement monetizable product innovation to ensure new products are effective and educationally sound to meet rapidly shifting market needs and NHE product gaps.Research, evaluate, and implement effective applications of current and emerging trends in technology, assessment design, and education.Apply a strategic understanding of how assessment and learning methods and education technology can meet business and strategic objectives.Collaborate with technology team to develop systems to mine and organize data, with remediation and reporting capabilities that reflect progress towards improved learning outcomes.Foster open dialogue and exchange of information with colleagues in other departments, including operations, content, sales, marketing, support, and technology, for informed decision making.Problem Analysis and ResolutionPrioritize requested features and new capabilities among competing opportunities, weighing customer needs against business priorities and return on investment.Evaluate data from customers and recommend ongoing instructional design improvements to leadership and other stakeholders.Synthesize information in alignment with division, project, or task goals and vision.Collaborate with technology and operations teams to propose effective solutions to platform delivery issues.Technology ProficiencyApply solid understanding of new technologies and education to design and execute product strategiesUnderstand and apply basic elements of data science and analytics, including simple data mining and statistics techniquesLeverage familiarity with education and publishing industry standard applications, such as LTI, LMSs, and related applicationsCollaboration and CommunicationProvide leadership perspective by keeping abreast of new technologies, understanding how they affect nursing and other health care education, and advocating effectively for their use.Understand business imperatives and possess effective communication, organizational, and project management skills.Participate in appropriate professional associations.Persuasively articulate the rationale behind business decisions to key stakeholders.Effectively communicate and collaborate with others in product, content, technology, operations, and production.Functional and Technical Competencies:Experience in product development and instructional design, preferably in healthcare education.Experience with higher education and education/learning technology.Experience leading development of assessment or prep applications a plus.Experience working with subject matter experts in health care education, publishers, course or curriculum designers, and media producers a plus.Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experiences (and any other requirements):BS degree (or equivalent experience) required.5+ years' experience in educational technology industry.Experience working on or supporting technology projects.Demonstrated people-oriented and project management skills.Adaptability and keen awareness of emerging educational technology.Creative problem solving and innovative orientation.What we offerElsevier is an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization.A competitive base salary + annual bonus plan.Flexible working arrangementsFull benefits package, including;Insurance: Health, Dental, Life, Accident, Pet etc.Retirement: 401(K) plan, including a company match and Employee Stock PurchaseDisability: Long-term, short-termWork / Life balance: Volunteer programs, Tuition and Adoption AssistancePaid Vacation, Personal and Sick days as well as paid holidaysFor additional information, please inquireAn assessment or business case could be part of our selection procedure. A pre-employment screening will be part of our recruitment procedure.Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey, HESI and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy.Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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