Director Product Management
Apollo Group - San Francisco, CA

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As the Director or Product Management in charge of personalization in the marketplace, you will help organize the world's information and establish the association between people, jobs, skills, and courseware. This critical role will be responsible for the strategy and implementation of all levels of personalization including but not limited to profile building, recommendation engines, and the analytics implementation needed to accomplish these tasks.
The successful candidate will be delivery-focused with a track record of producing innovative, customer-centric products. The ability to lead and communicate at all levels of the company and to outside vendors is a must.
Primary Accountabilities
  • Own and drive the strategy/direction of the personalization section of the marketplace based on a strong knowledge of the trends in software development tools and collaboration technologies in an agile environment.
  • Work collaboratively with the engineering, analytics, and UX teams to deliver a high value customer experience and the instrumentation to monitor those experiences.
  • Work with marketing and other cross functional teams to define and execute product roll-out plans.
  • Work with third party providers to deliver archetype editorial experiences.
  • Monitor and analyze competing products and perform feature/functionality benchmarking.
  • Testing in a large scale web services environment.
Knowledge Skills & Abilities

Basic Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 7 years of increasing responsibility in an educational or consumer platform environment in a product leadership role.
  • Strong project management skills, including demonstrated track record in managing manage multiple, large, complex, integrated projects from inception to completion.
  • Strong quantitative skills including modeling, financial analysis and using data to determine strategy.
  • BS/BA, MBA preferred.
  • Experience in an agile development environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in personalization, merchandising, and search.
Additional Qualifications:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in developing PowerPoint presentations and recommendations for senior leadership.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to influence and build strong relationships at multiple levels of an organization (line employees to senior management).
  • Self-motivated, with a well-developed ability to grasp assignments and manage from inception through to completion.
  • Comfortable working a fast-changing environment and juggling multiple priorities.
  • Passion about education and the emerging technologies that enhance education, learning, and job growth.
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It is the objective of Apollo to provide equal opportunity for employment. Through the recruitment and retention of a competitive diverse workforce, we can leverage our diversity and better understand our customers' needs as well as enhance the communities we serve. At Apollo, we believe diversity strengthens our competitive advantage.
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Apollo Group, Inc. (Apollo Group)is a private education provider. The Company offers educational programs and services at the high school,...