Product Manager (Remote)

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Company Overview

EPS Learning is a leading K–12 supplemental literacy and math curriculum company. Its suite of solutions includes many well-known, trusted and proven products like SPIRE?, Explode The Code? and Wordly Wise?. The company recently took on a private equity partner committed to product and go-to-market investments that will position the company for explosive growth over the coming years. We are looking for candidates who want to be part of addressing one of our nation’s most critical challenges. Fewer than a third of all students can read proficiently. Reading ability is a key driver of equity since only 20% of Hispanic students, and 16% of Black students can read proficiently by 4th grade. You will be joining a high-paced, creative and fun team dedicated to making a difference in children’s lives and driving equity across our nation’s public schools.

Position Summary

A Product Manager is responsible for managing the product lifecycle for an EPS Learning product line or group of products. They’re responsible for gathering requirements and defining the product roadmap and priorities with editorial and engineering, as well as overseeing pricing, positioning, and the overall product strategy.

A Product Manager collaborates with multiple teams across the organization across product development (internal and external), marketing, sales, customer success, and professional learning teams to build, launch, refine, and bring K-12 literacy products successfully to market. A Product Manager serves as the internal and external evangelist for the products in their portfolio, ensuring that they meet clear market needs, are practical to implement, and effective. A Product Manager is responsible for driving top-line and bottom-line results.

Responsibilities

  • Manage products through the full product life cycle, working closely with curriculum experts, designers, project managers, engineers, professional learning experts, customer success experts, marketing, and sales experts.
  • Own the PK–12 core and supplemental markets, to understand diverse customer needs and challenges, competitor product offerings, market shifts and trends, and available sources of funding.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative data to inform product direction and decisions, gathering information about buyer and user needs through interviews and customer visits as well as analysis of any and all data available.
  • Communicate product vision and strategy with internal and external, cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Gather information about buyer and user needs through interviews, surveys, and customer visits as well as product analysis tools, keeping the organization informed of evolving customer needs.
  • Contribute to product launch training and ongoing support with sales and marketing to shape and develop deliverables that will drive success of the product in the marketplace.
  • Create and maintain product management protocols to ensure efficient project completion within budget and timeline constraints.

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years product management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Marketing, or related business field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of supplemental curriculum market, pedagogy, and national standards.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Proven track record of delivering successful products that meet customer needs and drive business growth.
  • Ability to work and collaborate in eastern and central time zones.

Benefits and Perks

  • We offer a competitive compensation package based on various factors including but not limited to qualifications, skills, competencies, location, and experience.
  • Other rewards may include an annual bonus or commission, a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, medical, dental, and vision insurance effective day 1, generous PTO and paid holidays, and employer paid life and short & long term disability insurance.
  • We provide you with a laptop for your home office and a flexible remote-first work culture.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Our organization is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply! You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. Please be sure to attach your resume. Applications without an attached resume will be considered incomplete. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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