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Requisition Number 17-0288
Post Date 4/17/2017
Title Associate Product Manager
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City New York
State NY
Description Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, and Hayden-McNeil. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences -- race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective-- in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC (“BFW”), d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education’s guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources.
Requirements iClicker, a Macmillan Learning company, is looking for an Associate Product Manager to lead its iClicker software and integrations product development. The iClicker Associate Product Manager will be a results-driven leader responsible for defining, developing, and implementing products for the iClicker product team. You will be a visionary capable of understanding and communicating customer needs. You will be a leader of a team responsible for delivering exceptional products. You will be a doer who can see a vision through to completion. The role requires an instinct for developing great products, experience working with clients and engineering teams, and the ability to translate customer needs into simple, usable products that delight customers.

Responsibilities:

● Create and manage the product vision for the iClicker instructor software and product integrations (including LMS and partner integrations), soliciting input from customers, users, stakeholders, and the project team
● Develop and drive product requirements.
● Manage a product backlog and ensure the value of the work the team performs.
● Track product development and create release schedules and contribute to product launch plans.
● Drive product adoption through marketing and sales efforts.
● Support and develop customers and partner relationships.
● Bring new products to life and manage the product lifecycle.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

● Entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve goals in a fast-paced environment
● Problem solving, organizational, and analytical skills
● Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
● Strong technical abilities
● Flexible and willing to work as a team member doing whatever it takes to release an exceptional product
● Exceptional customer relationship skills
● Strong quantitative and analytical abilities
● Demonstrated project management abilities
● Product management or product design experience with a focus on higher education and mobile development preferred

Experience Needed:

1-2 years of product management, UX experience, or equivalent experience. Experience in education is a plus.

Educational Background Requirements:

Bachelors or equivalent work experience
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