Director, New Product Development

Position objective: The Director is responsible for innovative, entrepreneurial, and experienced product management leadership and is responsible for sourcing, building, and launching new products.


Typical work-related activities include:

  • Analysis of desirability, viability, and feasibility for new product concepts
  • Collaborate with Corporate Market Research team on qualitative and quantitative market research
  • Rapid prototyping and usability testing using internal and external resources
  • Development of business cases
  • Provide insight into market trends
  • Develop and communicate product road map and vision
  • Collaborate with product owners and cross functional teams






  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area required; preferably in business
  • MBA preferred
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired



  • Minimum of seven years’ related experience required, including new product development or management
  • Experience with online assessments preferred
  • Experience with Design Sprint and rapid prototyping processes preferred
  • Experience with Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas preferred



  • Familiarity with Pragmatic Marketing Framework preferred
  • An understanding of the K-12 and/or Post Secondary markets preferred
  • Proven ability to be successful in a fast paced environment with limited budgets
  • Self-starter and strong independent contributor
  • Ability to manage multiple projects or products at one time
  • Knowledge of customer and market
  • Proven ability to collaborate across multiple functional areas
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work with ambiguity during product development
  • Successful history meeting aggressive deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong change management skills
  • Ability to travel as required

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