Associate Product Manager

Learning A-Z
Full Time
Posted 1 day ago
Job description
We are Learning A-Z®, a Cambium Learning® Group company. As one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the Cambium Learning Group, Learning A-Z (LAZ) strives to inspire curiosity, ensure comprehension, and instill the joy of learning for elementary students. With a focus on innovation, resource flexibility, market-responsive and research-based practices, LAZ aims to deliver effective, affordable and easy-to-use supplemental elementary resources that can be used anywhere learning takes place. Our Team. We achieve these goals by putting our employees first. As a deeply embedded and highly respected partner in the elementary education space, LAZ attracts a diverse group of talented people who work in spirited teams to do extraordinary things. Qualified candidates come to LAZ with a passion to serve students and educators, a hunger for making a difference in education, humility to contribute as part of a talented team and the skills to support strong relationships and collaboration. Our Culture. The Learning A-Z team maintains focus on the teachers and students who are most impacted by the work done in the organization. This mission drives the organization and promotes a culture of purpose and determination. In order to achieve its goals, LAZ works to draw in and retain the best and brightest employees and partner organizations. We hire individuals who seek to share their voice in constructive ways and constructively debate with individuals at all levels. The Associate Product Manager supports product managers in creating and executing on the product vision, product strategy, product design, and the delivery of customer-centric solutions for K-5 educators and students. The Associate Product Manager will report to a Senior or Director of Product Management, and will engage, learn, and collaborate with other team members, including:
  • Conduct competitor and industry analysis for identifying and proposing product improvement initiatives in the K-5 education space.
  • Address product related inquiries and questions from customers and internal teams in accurate and timely manner.
  • Provide support and guidance in product management tasks.
  • Perform measuring, analyzing and positioning of the product line.
  • Work with marketing teams to plan, develop and implement product marketing strategies.
  • Develop product management plan to achieve financial and operating targets.
  • Support in developing product pricing and marketing strategies to achieve sales objectives.
  • Identify new product and marketing opportunities to maximize revenue.
  • Input into building the roadmap for developing and launching products or a series of products, execute on components of the vision, and align stakeholders around it.
  • Collect, summarize and translate the information gained from conversations with teachers, students, and administrators to enhance Learning A-Z products and inform building of new products for the portfolio.
  • In collaboration with the team, conduct market research in house and/or through an external vendor to deeply understand the needs of the buyers and users of the product.
  • Develop strategies and lead the processes involved in product design: market review and analysis.
  • In collaboration with Content Development and Engineering, concept, prototype, design, and test products; conduct project planning and mapping.
  • Gain a deep understanding of customer experience to identify product gaps and generate new ideas that improve customer experience, improve Learning A-Z product performance, and drive growth.
  • Present ideas to the product management team, and collaborate with the Marketing, Engineering, Content Development, and Sales teams to further next steps in developing user experience enhancements.
  • Develop deep / offerings expertise on the competitive set and how Learning A-Z should be positioned vis-à-vis current market leaders.
  • Evaluate new product portfolio opportunities to develop and align on clear strategies for scaling in the market.
  • Translate defined product strategies into detailed requirements and prototypes, incorporating collaboration and communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Cultivate deep expertise on educational models, trends, and research in K-5 to ensure Learning A-Z’s platform and products reflect cutting edge models for engaging learners.
  • Support the launch strategy and implementation of product solutions.
  • Collaborate and clearly communicate with all team members.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a dynamic, results-oriented environment where expectations are high for quality and goal achievement within accelerated timeframes. He/she will have the following: Required
  • Bachelor's degree with strong academic achievement
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in Consulting or Product Development
  • Strong quantitative data analytical skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Demonstrated project management and organization skills
  • Demonstrated comfort with ambiguity
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams and drive collaborative work
  • Passion for education and meaningful social impact
  • Demonstrated leadership experience (volunteering, club leadership, etc.)
  • Strong presentation and group facilitation skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written/visual and oral communication skills
  • Previous experience (greater than 3 years) in the education sector
Why Work With Us? When you work with Learning A-Z, you’ll be helping students across the globe develop the comprehension, curiosity, and continued joy of learning they need to succeed in today’s world. We’ve been awarded numerous accolades from a wide variety of edtech organizations. Our flagship products Reading A-Z, Raz-Kids, and Raz-Plus are beloved by teachers and students alike, and are currently used by approximately 1/5 of public students in the United States. To learn more about our organization and the exciting work we do, visit . An Equal Opportunity Employer We are dedicated to fostering a culture that celebrates unique backgrounds, ideas, and experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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