Product Manager - Professional Development and MCLE

University of California Office of the President
Oakland, California (US)
Depends on Qualifications
Jul 08, 2019
Product Management
Metro Area
San Francisco
Full Time

Product Manager - Professional Development and MCLE

University of California Office of the President

Requisition Number: 20190270

Appointment Type: Staff - Career

Personnel Program: PSS-Uncovered

Work Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

Percentage of Time: 100


Organizational Area: CEB: HR/Fac/Director's Offc

Location: Oakland, CA

Posting Salary:

Position Summary:


Founded in 1947 CEB is one of California's oldest and most prestigious legal information and continuing legal education providers. CEB publishes judgments of California case law, practical guidance for attorneys and, CLE all in a variety of practice areas and formats e.g. print, online and, in-person.


As Product Manager, Professional Development & MCLE, you will drive the vision, product strategy, and execution for CEB's legal learning products that serve the California legal community. CEB pioneered continuing legal education in California, and continues to be recognized as one of the best. We work with recognized experts throughout the state to create and present important developments and timely analyses across a wide variety of practice areas, specialties, and special requirements.


You will collaborate with a cross-functional team, including staff content-development attorneys, marketing, sales and development to execute on a roadmap that is a balanced portfolio of big bets, tactical changes, and core refinements on the product & feature portfolio for the CEB legal learning product suite. Your market and customer research, through direct interaction with attorneys across the state, whether solo practitioner or big law partner, will inform how we can increase our ability to best serve the professional development needs of California attorneys.




Duty 1: Collaborate with a cross-functional team of CEB leadership, product management, engineering (internal & development partners and contractors), marketing, sales, content development and finance to drive the building and iterating on successful products and features from idea through delivery to customers.


Own the backlog for the products and/or features for which you're responsible, including writing user stories and acceptance criteria.


Be the voice of the customer: deeply understand the California legal community, especially attorneys, by conducting market research & customer interviews.


Create strategies for how to address identified legal research, content, and workflow problems in innovative ways by understanding what's valuable, usable and feasible using a lean product development methodology.


Report on status and performance against established roadmap KPIs.


Responsible for the creation and ongoing performance of a particular product line including, but not limited to Learning, Primary Law, Secondary Law, Forms, or Know-How.

Function:Product Management Execution and Technical Implementation

Percent: 70


Duty 2: Provide Product Management leadership across product development lifecycle.


Business case development including MVP definition and launch within time and budget.


Identify capabilities and map to product requirements.


Build product roadmap and own execution. Create product plans that clearly communicate across the company the product vision and roadmap at both strategic and tactical levels.


Establish goals and key performance indicators. Use analytics to drive roadmap decisions.


Communicate product vision to internal and external stakeholders.


B7. Gain buy-in across organization and key stakeholders for product development.

Function:Product Management Leadership

Percent: 30


Job Requirements


4 year degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Minimum 3 years as a product manager in a technology company or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Experience with either e-commerce or content/search-based products, preferably in a legal solutions environment .


Experience in a fully agile development environment, preferably one with distributed team members in a matrixed environment.


Experience owning product and/or feature development from idea to launch on a new or early-stage product


Proven skills in strategic thinking, planning and execution


Ability to challenge conventional thinking to deliver innovative recommendations


Excellent project management skills including the development of technology-based products and services


Excellent communication skills and experience managing input from a wide variety of stakeholders


Empathy for user problems, and an ability to distill insights into the right product answer


Strong analytical ability, including making data-validated, hypothesis-driven, experiment-tested decisions



J.D., Paralegal, or MLIS with law library experience or equivalent combination of education and experience



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