Product Manager

New York City, New York (US)
Aug 28, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

The Product Manager is a vital resource within the company and is responsible for overseeing assigned aspects of the product line with an emphasis on new product development, product line strategic growth/profitability, and life cycle management. Primary responsibilities include product line planning; guiding content and technology development; advocating for customer/sales needs in the product development process; guiding market research activities.  Primary Responsibilities: Product Planning and Product Development

Manages the product line P&L, collaborating with functional leaders to deliver results

Drives product strategy and vision to deliver high quality products and/or features on schedule and budget that meet customer needs and corporate goals.

Communicates project scope changes, prioritization reasoning, and decisions affecting product delivery Leverage data (usage, efficacy, etc.) to define project deliverables to support delivery of high quality products on schedule that meet customer needs

Develops product level Business Plans that deliver against the corporate goals for improved student outcomes and market share growth Manages product lifecycle management from initial conceptualization, authorization, development, launch, maintenance and sunsetting products Liaise between core project team and internal stakeholders (e.g. engineering, editorial, design, marketing, research, QA, etc.) to collect and synthesize feedback, manage/align project schedules, and motivate team.

Collaborate with stakeholders to assure timely completion of all tasks associated with development process, gather feedback across organization for a continuous improvement model.

Research and report information about market trends, competitive issues and products, customer issues, and sales force needs to stakeholders as directed.

Make recommendations for revisions of and extensions for existing solutions, including product customization, new components, and pricing models.

Create market and business requirements for new solutions that satisfy customer needs and revenue/profit goals. Product Life Cycle Management

Analyze financial performance of an assigned product, including investment, revenue, and profitability

Analyze and evaluate market performance and product positioning of an assigned product

Benchmark performance of an assigned product against competition and market; implement pricing plans in line with product strategy Implement tasks in the product launch and sunset process

Implement product maintenance plans and manage the phases and gates in the product life cycle Marketing Strategy

Work with Product Marketing on go-to-market strategy for new products or solutions.

Identify product positioning strategies.

Partner with Product Marketing and Sales to ensure proper competitive positioning for product or solution Product Evangelist

Serve as product expert across the HMH organization

Provide support for the sales and services enablement process

Assist with key customers Communication

Maintain strong, ongoing channels of communication with sales force and other functional areas within Supplemental and Intervention Solutions (SIS) and across the company.


BS/BA in related discipline with minimum of 3 years of related industry or functional experience; MBA or Masters preferred--preferably in the content area or in business management or marketing

Technical background, experience with technology product management or development

Knowledge of speech recognition and AI based technologies

Proficient use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Strong communication skills

Highly organized

Understanding of the Educational Sales Market


Teaching or Professional development provider experience, experience as an Educational Sales Consultant, or similar experience is preferred.

Presentation skills HMH Product knowledge Experience with Speech Recognition technologies 

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