Full Time Portal Product Manager (US Remote in EST or CST)
Reports to: Executive Director, Product Management
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As the premier higher education platform for course content delivery and analytics, Akademos provides colleges and universities industry-leading technology to help create, implement, and manage their course content strategy, along with a full-service online bookstore and available merchandise shop. More than just an online bookstore, we take care of all of the aspects of course content management and delivery so that you can focus on driving student success. We offer students the most convenient access to affordable course materials, give faculty academic freedom and flexibility, all while providing the highest value, institutional alignment, and an unmatched customer experience that helps schools prioritize textbook affordability and student success.
As a rapidly growing company with a mission to help reduce the cost of education for students, we take pride in the value we bring to our schools, and we believe that it all begins with the value we place on our employees.
Akademos employees are excited and energized by change. We use our knowledge to quickly solve today’s problems while thinking innovatively how to make processes better for the future. We have the highest levels of trust, respect, and dignity towards our work and each other. We prize innovation and creative thinking, and expect everyone to engage beyond their day-to-day responsibilities. We are committed to a creative, fun, and respectful environment where we can help Akademos grow in its mission together and achieve personal individual growth as well.
We offer a comprehensive list of benefits including: paid time off, medical, dental, and vision coverage, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 401k, healthcare spending and reimbursement accounts, Employee Assistance Program, paid parental leave, and other workplace and wellness perks.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.
About the Job
Product Leadership: The candidate must be able to provide strong leadership on multiple simultaneous projects related to the platform. Leadership will involve the effective management of resources, the day-to-day management of project milestones, and the mentorship of junior team members.
Concept Innovation: The candidate is tasked with contributing to the innovation and improvement of the business product as well managing the day-to-day product development activities in such a way that ensures that the product is constantly growing to suit stakeholder needs. In this capacity, the candidate is essentially responsible for identifying opportunities that lead to the growth of the product through innovation while still maintaining the fundamental business goals and priorities.
Collaboration: The role is of a cross-functional nature and this implies a high level of collaboration with different departments and different levels. The candidate partners with other product departmental leaders in order to align and execute product strategies and ensure that each department receives the right level of support due from its colleagues.
Must have strong people skills; management experience strongly preferred
Must possess strong business acumen and have experience using data in decision making
Highly self-sufficient and motivated
Extremely organized and able to handle multiple projects at once
Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate complex concepts to audiences of various levels
Ability to remain customer focused with a passion for delighting customers and offering unique solutions that exceed expectations
Ability to reach well-reasoned solutions and solve problems through a thoughtful process of analyzing data
The product manager will be responsible for all student and faculty facing tools on the Akademos Portal as as select related tools (e.g. Campus Pick Up Tool). These tools are the heart of what is exposed to over 500,000 students and tens of thousands of faculty members each term and comprise a key part of Akademos course materials platform ecosystem
A successful candidate will be highly analytical and able to work effectively in a matrix environment. The position also requires that the occupier be adept at synthesizing various technologies and capabilities into the business’s products in such a way that clients (internal and external) will love.
Position type: Full time; Remote. Must sit in EST or CST.
Travel: 10% or less
To Apply: Visit the Akademos website (https://info.akademos.com/apply) and fill out all the fields. To be considered for this job, a cover letter must be submitted including a brief description (1-2 sentences) about why you are interested in working with us at Akademos.