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Senior Product Manager / Product Manager

FutureLearn

Job description

FutureLearn is Europe’s fast growing education marketplace, featuring high quality online short courses, micro credentials and degrees from over 150 of the world's leading universities and industry brands. Our purpose is to transform access to education, through making it more affordable, flexible and social. We help our 15m+ learners build skills for today and tomorrow.

We're looking for a dynamic and collaborative Product Manager who has a wealth of expertise in high growth marketplace products, who can lead a cross-functional team working within our Learning & Supply group.

You will help us scale and innovate and create a real impact at a time where the world needs new and innovative approaches to delivering relevant education to millions.

Role overview


The Product Manager will lead a cross functional team within the learning and supply group, and will be accountable for completely re-thinking how educators make courses available to our learners.

The position represents a rare opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing business and help shape the technology and product as we grow. You will be playing a crucial role by developing the next generation user-interface and tools for our course creation platform

At FutureLearn, product managers empower teams to deliver value by:

  • Understanding problems and opportunities through data, user research, competitor analysis running experiments and interactions with the business
  • Planning how best to approach delivering maximum impact both within the sprint and over the longer term using the resources available
  • Leading and motivating the team to efficiently ship and iterate product features and ensuring they are unblocked
  • Communicating the vision for their part of the product and keeping everyone informed and aligned with direction and progress

Requirements


  • 2/3+ years of experience in product management leading end-to-end product development and empowering teams working in a collaborative cross functional environment
  • You have delivered platforms that can easily scale and have improved them iteratively, ideally for a marketplace
  • You understand that quality is at the cornerstone of any successful platform and built with extensibility in mind
  • You are not afraid to get into the technical detail when necessary
  • You work in a highly collaborative way with a heavy emphasis on teamwork and leading through influence; you empower teams to deliver the best solutions to problems and opportunities
  • You are a clear communicator. You can articulate a clear and compelling vision and get people across the organisation to buy into your vision and approach
  • You are data and insights driven and used to synthesising user research and analytics to decide an approach and get buy in from the team and stakeholders You are results-oriented and rigorous about measuring impact
  • You are passionate about learning, transforming access to education and the opportunity that it creates to improve people’s lives
  • Senior product managers are expected to take on more complex, less well defined problems with more stakeholder interaction and help coach other members of the team.

Benefits


  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday (plus 8 days public holiday)
  • Buy & sell up to 5 days holiday
  • Westfield Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Free access to Calm app
  • Dedicated personal learning & development budget
  • Charity day (volunteer for a charity of your choice)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season Ticket loan
  • Flexible working environment/hours
  • Pension (4% employer / employee contribution)
  • Perkbox

About FutureLearn


FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. FutureLearn has over 10 million people signed up worldwide. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible short online courses, microcredentials, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives. It partners with over a quarter of the world’s top universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and Health Education England (HEE). It’s also involved in government-backed initiatives to address skills gaps such as The Institute of Coding and the National Centre for Computing Education.

Applications


Please use our online form by pressing 'Apply for this job' below, including your CV and a cover letter telling us why you'd like to come work with us.

We welcome remote applications.

Recruitment Process


Please contact [email protected] if you require any reasonable adjustments or alterations to be made, to support you through the recruitment process.

No recruitment agents please.

Diversity Statement


We value all the great benefits that diversity brings and encourage everyone to bring their whole self at work, regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or disability.

COVID19


We encourage freelancers and people who have been made redundant as a result of COVID-19 to apply for opportunities at FutureLearn. We believe that in these difficult times, good employers have to rise to the occasion and play their part in the community. At FutureLearn, we take care of each other.

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About this role

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May 15th, 2021

Job posted on

February 5th, 2021

Job type

Full Time

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51-200

Founded in

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