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Job Role: Senior Product Manager - Digital Learning
Location: London, E1
Salary: £60,000 (DOE)
Why do we want you?
You have a background in professional education, academic teaching, learning & education technology, or consulting and experience of the entire training cycle such as creating learning content, authoring tools, design, tech, social, pedagogy and assessment.
If you are an experienced team manager, thought leader and role model in digital learning product management and you're looking for a role that will allow you to contribute to the product roadmap for Digital Learning in a forward thinking organisation, this could be just the challenge you are looking for.
We're looking for a strategic thinker with a strong interest in the future of technology and how it can benefit a digital education business to lead our digital learning product.
A bit about us.
Here at Wilmington plc we provide information and training to professional business markets via a portfolio of well known professional service brands. Put simply, we enable professionals and their organisations to enhance performance by providing high quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
We are a dynamic and expanding company with a common aim – turning knowledge into advantage. We know how critical our employees are to us achieving success, so we make sure we recruit great people to help us to maintain the trust of our customers and develop new, innovative products. Technology plays a key part enabling Wilmington to achieve its business goals. Positioned at the heart of the organisation and part of the Executive Committee, the technology function touches on all aspects of our business.
We are a leading provider of professional training and learning to several industry verticals, including compliance, banking, accountancy, law and the public sector. Each year we train whether face-to-face, online or in a blended manner, 1000’s of individuals across the world. The scale and output of our learning & training products is comparable to a large university. Our training and learning covers professional qualifications (ranging from level 3-7 and in duration from 1 day to 1 year) to CPD provision, graduate training for financial services firms and more.
The focus and delivery of our learning and training has become largely digital and how we harness digital learning technologies and combine these with learning pedagogies in the most effective way is crucial to our continued success. The product manager - digital learning, is charged with ensuring Wilmington is at the leading edge of best practice in online learning and translating this into great learning products.
This role sits within the central technology team of Wilmington. They are organised around key tech competencies. One of these is digital learning where this role sits. You will report to the Head of Digital Learning, along with our ed tech consultants and LMS administrators. Next to digital learning we have teams focussed on front office tech, back office tech, architecture & development, data and PMO. A sound understanding of the application of technology to digital learning is an important pre-requisite for the role.
This role will have two main functions. First, to look outside at the digital learning world and understand what “good” looks like and bring that knowledge back to Wilmington to help inform and drive what Wilmington is producing and how it takes products to market. Wilmington is a major producer of online learning but has tended to operate in a bubble without reference to external benchmarks of quality and thought leadership. We now want to expose our internal product teams to best practice outside our organisation and benchmark what we do and how we do it against third party.
The second function of this person is for them to work alongside the various operating businesses, helping them to plan, design and build their new learning programs. The emphasis will be on building great and effective learning programs alongside our subject matter experts. This part of the role will necessitate working with our business MDs and product owners to understand their business challenges and hence design and implement products to address these challenges.
This is a wide-ranging and challenging role that will suit someone with a background in professional education, academic teaching, learning & education technology, or consulting.
Great digital learning products are a combination of content, authoring tools, design, tech, social, pedagogy and assessment so you will also need to have an interest in all of these.
We always support colleagues to develop their skills but to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to tick most of these boxes...
We know it’s not a skill, but the successful candidate must have permission to work in the role’s location by the start of their employment.
You will also need;
To be able to travel (most travel will be UK focussed, with a smaller amount of international travel as required)
To be seen as a thought leader and role model in digital learning product management
The knowledge required to contribute to the product roadmap for Digital Learning
The ability to deeply understand market trends, partner ecosystems and competitive strategies
A comfort with business strategy, portfolio prioritization, go to market, pricing, and tracking key performance indicators and financial metrics
Experience of leading teams, communicating with diverse groups, and influence change throughout the organisation
To be educated to degree level and, likely, master’s level
To be a strong communicator and stakeholder manager
You need to be the kind of person who…
Is a strategic thinker with a strong interest in the future of technology and how it can benefit a digital education business. You are comfortably able to work and build relationships with users, stakeholders and senior management to ensure you are continually up to date with business challenges
Is a strong manager, and self-sufficient. You can operate at both strategic and operational levels
Is an optimistic, can-do attitude and are willing to work in a technology team who is driving real change for the business
Loves to learn – both knowledge and skills
Thanks for reading our job advert. We’ve tried to bring to life what it’s like working as part of Wilmington plc but we do so much that it’s tough to distil into a single page. We also recognise that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job unless they think they match every requirement. Don’t let that hold you back. If you are excited about the role and think you can do much of what we have described but aren’t sure if you are quite who we’re looking for… give it a try. Nothing ventured nothing gained!
Come join us!
We offer a great benefits package which includes standard things like performance related bonus, pension with life assurance etc., but also Wilmington Choices which allows you to tailor your benefits package with offerings like holiday purchase, discount vouchers, heavily subsidised gym membership, cycle to work schemes and dining cards.
We offer variety, development and an opportunity to be part of a committed group of colleagues. We operate an open environment where you’ll be encouraged to make an impact. At Wilmington, our collaborative approach means your great ideas will be welcomed and your great work recognised.
We are focused on ensuring that Wilmington remains a great place to work. We value our people and we continue to invest in their career development. We encourage learning, and career opportunities are possible across all Wilmington companies
“We are committed to equality, equality of opportunity and valuing diversity”
The Legal Bit!
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this role. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
*Please note that this role may remain advertised until an offer of employment has been made.