Senior Product Manager

Location: New York, NY

Department: Product Management

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Knewton is on a mission to personalize education for students around the world. Education companies worldwide use the Knewton infrastructure platform to power course materials that dynamically adapt to each student’s unique needs.

At Knewton, we use small, cross-functional teams to solve difficult challenges with real-world implications. Teams comprise a range of technical, mathematical, educational, and design specialists unified by a passion for improving education.

Knewton was founded in 2008 and has offices in New York City and London. Investments top $105M from well-known angel investors plus Accel, Bessemer, First Round Capital, Firstmark, Founders Fund, GSV, and Atomico.

We seek a seasoned, high functioning superstar to be the Senior Product Manager for the Knewton Open Platform. The Senior Product Manager will work directly for the VP, Product and will lead Knewton’s direct to consumer product strategy and execution. You will own the product roadmap, define the requirements, manage new product and feature developments. Additionally, you will take a metric driven approach to driving key metrics for the platform. You will work closely with Knewton senior management, content, data science, design, and technology teams, and directly with strategic partners to develop bleeding edge products. This is a lynchpin role, and requires consideration for long-term product quality, customer and end user satisfaction, and calls for a highly detail oriented individual with serious entrepreneurial drive and extraordinary flexibility to meet the demands at a high-energy start-up.

Responsibilities:

  • Work cross functionally to develop products that make Knewton’s technology available to consumers.
  • Understand complex business issues and technical challenges and collaborate with teams to capture requirements for projects.
  • Prioritize projects among competing opportunities, balance customer needs with business priorities, and articulate rationale behind decisions.
  • Create revenue and cost models for product initiatives.
  • Identify internal and external customer needs, generate requirements documents, prioritize and manage projects.
  • Partner with internal and external teams to meet their product needs.
  • Glean customer insights through data and direct contact with customers and end users.
  • Manage product marketing programs and features on an ongoing basis.
  • Monitor competition and evaluate our positioning in the context of the markets we serve.
  • Define, analyze, track and improve key product metrics.

Requirements:

  • Relevant, timely understanding of the landscape for web-based, scalable consumer products.
  • Experience building products with marketplace dynamics, user-generated content delivery/distribution, social/game dynamics.
  • BS/BA or equivalent, MBA a plus.
  • CS background or prior experience as software developer a plus.
  • 5-7 years business operations or product management experience with consumer web products.
  • Understanding of agile product development methods.
  • A passion for or appreciation of practical use of technology in education.
  • Ability to construct cost / benefit analysis.
  • Strong analytical capability and understanding of key financial and business metrics.
  • Gracious team player capable of navigating the organization with skill and charm.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.

Perks include huge monitors, the latest macs, a kitchen filled with your favorite treats, flexible hours, unlimited paid time off, frequent guest speakers, excellent health benefits, equity and a chance to do meaningful, cutting edge work in a dynamic environment

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