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Head of Product Management

Posted 21 February by Cambridge Assessment Featured Ended

Location: Cambridge, GB

Category: Senior Management

Head of Product Management

Fixed term for 18 months

Salary: £57,300- £77,400

Location: Cambridge

What it’s about

Reporting to the Director of Business and Marketing, we are looking to appoint a dynamic individual as Head of Product Management to lead a change programme across Cambridge Assessment English in order to embed a process driven approach to Product Management across Cambridge Assessment English.

The role will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to this area working closely with the Heads of Schools and Higher Education as well as Programme Managers in Assessment and Operations. This is a key role tasked with working across the organisation to achieve clarity of accountability and responsibility in order to achieve more effective working practices, especially with regard to new product development.

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead a programme of change across Cambridge Assessment English to embed a process and supporting working practices for product management including the development, redevelopment, associated launches and withdrawal of products.
  • Work closely with the Heads of Schools and Higher Education to ensure effective management and development of their respective product portfolios to maximise competiveness and profitability. To ensure a common approach to managing strategy and commercial as well as providing comprehensive support to Global network sales teams.
  • Work with our IT and Assessment departments to ensure we are developing the technical and assessment capabilities which will underpin and enable the development of new competitive winning products.
  • To work with Operations and Finance as well as Heads of Sector to develop a practical approach to managing the Profit and Loss of products
  • To develop and maintain the tools, documentation and Working Groups required for the smooth running of the product management process
  • As part of the Business & Marketing Senior Management team, make a major contribution to the development of overall strategy and policy, deputising for the Director as required.

What we’re looking for

This is a challenging, but exciting role that requires a strategic leader with a proven track record in leading a team and getting things done.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to degree level, preferably with a postgraduate qualification in business or marketing;
  • have a proven track record of successful product development and management;
  • have a deep understanding of business and product development;
  • have experience of implementing new initiatives or change programmes within a matrix business setting
  • have strong project management skills;
  • have strong management, organisational and negotiation skills;
  • Be a strong communicator ;
  • have proven leadership skills;
  • Knowledge of assessment in an educational context and Cambridge Assessment English products.
  • be highly collaborative - able to work effectively with and influence a range of people within Cambridge Assessment English.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leading organisation and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

Work/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, and we offer all our colleagues a range of flexible working options, which suit both the business and the employee. So please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16/03/2018 and interviews will be held on 06 April.

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Reference: 34527938

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