Product Manager

FutureLearn is a new social learning network making education available for free to everyone, anywhere. We aim to pioneer the best learning experiences by making online education accessible, enjoyable and effective. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from many of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions such as the British Museum, the BFI, the BBC and the British Council. Since we launched last year nearly 1 million learners have registered and we are rapidly growing an international following.

We’re looking for an ace Product Manager to join us. You’ll play a key role in helping shape the digital revolution happening in education across the world. The role will report to the Head of Product, work closely with other product managers and join brilliant and a growing multidisciplinary product team of product managers, developers, designers and data scientists.

About the role

The Product Manager’s responsibilities:

– Help shape the product vision by engaging with all areas of the business, our partners, educators and learners
– Work with the Head of Product and the product team to bring the product vision to life through day-to-day delivery
– Act as product owner within small teams for a range of projects from discovery and understanding phases through to delivery and continued improvement
– Collaborate closely with the product management team to manage the overall product backlog and prioritise work
– Gather and share insights and learning from competitor analysis, user research and quantitative and qualitative data about learners behaviour
– Help ensure that FutureLearn provides the most effective online education through the delivery and improvement of product features
– Identify and implement commercial opportunities around the core FutureLearn offering
– Identify opportunities to grow the number of FutureLearner’s and execute on the most promising
– Communicate goals, progress, opportunities and challenges to ensure a common understanding and productive and empowered team
– Work with the team help evolve and improve our delivery process and methodology

About you

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of:

– Working on digital services in a product management capacity
– Developing rapid consumer web products and/or educational services
– Directly working with developers and designers
– Implementing revenue-generating products and features
– Day-to-day, hands-on product ownership of project teams
– Prioritisating of product features and producing product roadmaps
– Working collaboratively with cross-functional agile teams (eg Scrum, Lean, Kanban)
– Storytelling and communicating ideas, numbers and vision