Director, Product Management

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $136,000 - $257,400

💻 Product Development

🗓️ April 28th, 2023

K-12 P&L Owner
Job Description
At McGraw Hill School we create best-in-class, education solutions that are used by millions of students and educators every day. With that comes the unique opportunity to touch lives across the world and experience first-hand the difference your hard work makes. We do this in a supportive, collaborative environment where you can grow your career in a way that fits into your life.

McGraw Hill, the leading provider of K-12 educational solutions, is looking for a Director of Product Management within our K-12 division. The Director of Product Management is responsible for developing and executing an overall product & platform strategy for Actively Learn, our award-winning digital curriculum platform. The Director must have deep customer empathy and the unique ability to champion the voice of the customer and advocate for the interests of the business at the same time.

In this role, you will manage a team of 2-3 product managers & technical product managers. You and your team will be responsible for driving the successful delivery of product iterations to market. You will actively serve as the conscience of the product, prioritizing the needs of customers against available resources to deliver viable solutions that will succeed in the market and improve outcomes for students and teachers.

You will combine your knowledge of educational technology, software development, and classroom teaching to define product solutions that are effective, engaging, efficient, and easy to use. You will drive connections across core, intervention and supplemental product lines in order to drive the growth of Actively Learn.

You will operate in an environment that requires excellent problem-solving skills and exceptional team collaboration, facilitation, and communication skills. You must be energized by collaboration with cross-functional teams, including content experts, project managers, business managers, software engineers, and product marketing managers.

This position can work remotely within the continental United States but can also be based in one of our McGraw Hill offices.

  • Partner with cross segment product managers and other key stakeholders to develop a vision and strategy for Actively Learn’s growth into various market segments. Owner of the overall P & L for Actively Learn.
  • Translate product strategy into a product roadmap – content and platform - that is aligned with business milestones & objectives.
  • Drive the complete experience – user experience, software and content - and ensure the customer experience is represented as a top priority throughout all stages of development
  • Constantly champion the voice of the customer/business objectives and provides leadership to a large project team to maintain a consistent product vision
  • In collaboration with technology and content, develop a comprehensive product roadmap in support of the overall strategy:
    • prioritize features as well as ongoing platform performance/scalability
    • propose investments
    • establish repeatable integration frameworks and business models for product delivered via Actively Learn
    • Build strong partnerships across all McGraw Hill core product lines (Humanities, Science, ELA) to
    • Identify and engage with third party partners who further the Actively Learn strategy.
    • Oversee the evolution of Actively Learn to support new product offerings, including Professional Learning.
    • Demonstrate strong understanding of Core and Supplemental product lines.
    • Lead customer engagement/discovery - seeks and incorporates customer input:
    • Ongoing customer feedback/research plan
    • Determine measures of success (Value proposition)
    • Understands the target market(s), including the relevant user, buyer, and competitive landscape
    • Continuously monitors product performance, the competitive environment, and market changes to increase product effectiveness and drive profitability

We’re looking for someone with:
  • Bachelor's Degree required, advanced degree (MBA or MA) is preferred.
  • Ability to manage P&L responsibility of $10+ million in revenue.
  • 7+ years experience in product management or equivalent leadership role in an education.
  • Proven experience generating and utilizing qualitative and quantitative data drive product decisions.
  • Background in educational technology preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing business plans, performing market analysis and conducting product discovery.
  • Proven ability to build and lead strong teams; to inspire, influence and negotiate at all levels of an organization.
What can you expect from the position?
  • Strategy: You know where your products are headed and why it matters. Understand the voice of the customer, market and competitive landscape to drive a product strategy that delivers measurable business results including, but not limited to: revenue growth, usage growth, customer acquisition and retention. Oversee multi-year roadmaps through all stages of the product life cycle.
  • Leadership Qualities: You exhibit exceptional communication and leadership skills. Manage and develop the product management team. Influence cross functional leadership to support product teams in achieving successful outcomes.
  • Product Delivery: You influence cross-functional teams to conceptualize, create, and deliver market winning solutions that delight customers. Leverage McGraw Hill’s vast technology ecosystem to deliver innovative solutions, with an emphasis on the overall user experience.
  • Business and Financial Acumen: You uphold business objectives. Develop and present business cases that articulate product value, timelines, and financials to obtain funding approvals. Manage overall financial and product performance, including revenue, profit, and loss through the product lifecycle—from strategic planning to market launch to product retirement.
  • As an education company, we're proud to play our part by inspiring learners around the world. If you bring your curiosity, we'll help you grow in a collaborative environment where everyone shares a passion for success.

The pay range for this position is between $136,000– $257,400 annually. However, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience and location. Additionally, a full range of medical and/or other benefits may be provided, depending on the position offered. 46075