Senior Product Manager at Cengage Group (Detroit, MI)

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We believe in the power and joy of learning

At Cengage Group, our employees have a direct impact in helping students around the world discover the power and joy of learning. We are bonded by our shared purpose - driving innovation that helps millions of learners improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

Our culture values diversity, engagement, and discovery

Our business is driven by our strong culture, and we know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace is absolutely essential to the success of our company and our learners, as well as our individual well-being. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives in everything we do, and strive to ensure employees of all levels and backgrounds feel empowered to voice their ideas and bring their authentic selves to work. We achieve these priorities through inclusive programs, benefits, and initiatives that are integrated into the fabric of how we work every day. To learn more, please see https://www.cengagegroup.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity/.

What you'll do here:

The Senior Product Manager is a high profile, strategic role centered around the building and delivering of engaging, user friendly products that meet a critical need in the evolving landscape of K12 education. You will build your product strategy by developing hypotheses, evaluating data, analyzing market and competitive trends, testing ideas in the market, iterating, and ultimately making product decisions based on evidence and insights. While keeping in alignment with business priorities, you take customer needs from concept to launch, focusing on timely delivery, holistic product quality, and an effective user experience.

As the specialist of your market, you will be the problem solver for the user, and the leader within product team across Gale! You will be accountable for the lifecycle of your products. To achieve these goals, you are an integrator, leading a cross-functional team by encouraging a creative and collaborative environment aligned toward a collective mission. You are consistently problem solving, and actively considering the expertise of all team members!
  • Be accountable for overarching holistic product strategy to which team members will contribute in specific ways through clear results based on expertise
  • Develop, execute and iterate product and portfolio strategy based on deep market mastery - trends, customer needs and challenges, and competitive landscape, and aligned with overall corporate strategic direction to deliver desired business metrics
  • Provide team leadership as an integrator across a functional unit team, bringing the team together toward a unified strategy and a common mission
  • Utilize excellent project management skills, organization, and clear communication to drive decision-making and progress throughout product development lifecycle in coordination with other team members
  • Set clear objectives and timelines for achieving landmarks to release a product to market on time and within scope, balancing priorities and urgency as needed
  • Work in partnership with content strategy, instructional design, curriculum experts, technology and marketing to ensure successful launch, positioning, and delivery of the product to the marketplace


Skills you'll need here:

  • Minimum 3 years in product management, marketing, strategic pricing, product development, brand management, consulting, or other relevant management role
  • Cross-functional team management and leadership experience
  • Excellent at developing and articulating vision and strategy that meet business goals
  • Collaborative problem solving and working style to inspire change through influence; honed interpersonal skills
  • Self-disciplined with a high degree of accountability
  • Strong financial analysis and modeling skills and an understanding of business metrics
  • Natural curiosity and willingness to learn paired with a desire for continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated writing and verbal presentation abilities enabling them to prepare and present information and recommendations to a diverse and often senior audience
  • Expected travel 20% of time
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Even better if you have:
  • Experience with or around K12 curriculum or educational technology.
  • Pragmatic Marketing training.


Cengage Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage's EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice by visiting their corresponding links.

Cengage Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.

About Cengage Group

Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.
More Information on Cengage Group
Cengage Group operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Boston, MA, Farmington Hills, MI and San Francisco, CA. Cengage Group was founded in 2022. It has 5001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 18 open jobs at Cengage Group, click here.
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