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Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. Confident students are successful learners, so we design tools that keep them moving toward their goals.

Working across the full spectrum of the education sector, from school foundations through to higher education, research resources (Gale), and online learning, Cengage has roles in many professional fields, including:

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  • eLearning platform implementation
  • Finance, IT, other shared services
  • Operations
  • Sales, marketing, and relationship management
  • Visual design and UX

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Lead Technical Product Manager

Cengage is harnessing the power of tech so that all learners can have the tools and confidence they need to achieve their goals. We believe in the power and joy of learning. We enrich the relationship between educators and students by advancing the way students learn.

Make your mark as a Lead Technical Product Manager within our Digital Platforms team, based in our head office in South Melbourne with current working from home arrangements. Collaborate to continuously improve and extend the range of platforms that connect teachers and students with our award-winning educational content. As a Lead you will be responsible for the embedding and ongoing improvement of the product management function and provide coaching and support to other product managers and stakeholders.

Your responsibilities will include:
• lead the embedding and ongoing improvement of the product management function
• provide coaching and support to other product managers and stakeholders
• establish, implement and communicate product strategies
• manage your product portfolio with the OKR framework
• know our customers; understand their workflows, needs, value drivers, decision making processes and unstated intent and goals
• understand markets, products, competitors and channels
• work closely with stakeholders to understand, document and validate their requirements and success parameters
• maintain an open, updated and prioritised backlogs
• employ diverse sources to identify platform needs including analytics, support feedback, sales data, user research, competitor research or technology advancements
• actively manage maintainability, technology risk, debt and non-functional requirements as part of the roadmap
• pursue root cause analysis and use it to inform product development

You must be able to demonstrate:
• passionate advocacy for our users
• strong product management skills
• experience working with modern software development methodologies (i.e. agile and lean)
• an ability to develop analysis based strategic plans and successful products
• a willingness to change and learn new skills while working with a range of internal and external stakeholders
• experience and passion for mentoring/coaching other members of the team on modern product methodologies and processes
• an aptitude to work within and lead cross-functional teams
• a capacity to meet deadlines
• an ability to build effective working relationships; collaborating in an open and accountable way

Your qualifications/experience:
• minimum 5 years’ experience in software product management and/or product development
• experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis
• experience working with internal stakeholders, project managers, designers (UX and visual) and third-party vendors
• proficiency with Agile delivery
• exposure to Continuous Integration/Development and DevOps
• experience in management and/or technology consulting highly preferred

A Police check and Working with Children Check will be required for this position.

A detailed job description is available to download below.

Closing Date: Thursday 1st of October 2020

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