Product Manager

Education changes lives forever. It broadens horizons, breaks down barriers, and fires imaginations. Like the University of Oxford of which we are a part, we are committed to uncompromising standards, freedom of expression, and the enrichment of lives through education. This is our motivation, our purpose, and our mission. It is why 100% of the money we make is reinvested into education and research. It is why all 6,000 of us in 52 countries care deeply about reaching more people, in more places, with world-class learning and research materials and services.

We have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We have always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology of the day. Today’s digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast, and that same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.

The Education Division provides resources across Primary, Secondary, Trade and Children’s markets, both for the UK and for customers around the world. We are passionately committed to our mission to educate and inspire through digital materials and books.

The Digital Product Management team drives the creation and manages the customer experience of large-scale digital services. We lead the division’s digital product strategy, serving educational markets worldwide. We are passionately committed to understanding the needs of educators, learners, and parents, and to leveraging the power of technology to improving educational outcomes.

About the role

We are looking for a customer-focused product manager with a strong track record in delivering and managing successful digital and/or blended products. You will be accountable for future direction, educational impact, user experience, sales growth, and on-going success with teachers and learners. You will join a committed and collaborative cross-functional team who develop and support some of the leading online brands in UK education.

You will work closely with colleagues and senior stakeholders across publishing, sales, marketing and technology to develop and lead the macro business strategy. You will manage the product life cycle, from strategic planning to tactical activity, and have overall responsibility for return on investment. You will actively seek insight into customer need and user experience to inform product development and operational improvement.

The product manager role is an exciting opportunity for those with previous product management experience, but also for those looking to develop and shape their career towards Product Management having had previous experience in educational publishing.

About you

To be successful, you will need to demonstrate high levels of personal and business skill, including influencing, communication, leadership, stakeholder management, data analysis, and commercial awareness.

You must have:
•Proven experience in delivering and managing successful online products and services
•Proven track record in leading and influencing cross-functional teams and initiatives
•Strong ability both to shape and communicate a future vision as well as to tackle detailed operational issues
•Deep understanding of user experience and using product analytics to drive product development
•Sufficient technical understanding to inform and prioritise technology development decisions

Ideally also:
•Knowledge of the schools market and digital learning
•Understanding of the practical needs of teachers and learners
•Experience in Maths education or educational product development


We care about work/life balance here at OUP; with this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), and a 35-hour working week, along with the flexibility to start and finish late or early as required.

Our pension contribution is up to 11%.

Wellbeing is really important to us so we also have a wide range of facilities including: a canteen that serves a wide variety of healthy and delicious meals, a subsidized onsite gym and subsidized coffee shops.

We believe that the skills you bring to OUP are just a starting point. We want you to have the opportunity to expand your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which both interest you, and support your aspirations.


This role will be based in Central Oxford, England.

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We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.