Senior Product Sponsor, 6-12 Humanities
McGraw-Hill Education - Columbus, OH

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McGraw-Hill Education's School Education Group is looking for a Sr. Product Sponsor for their Humanities Division with in their K-12 division. The Humanities Sr. Product Sponsor is responsible and accountable for solution design (both conceptualization and implementation). These solution architects use marketing inputs (market requirements document, or MRD) to produce product definitions (product requirements document, or PRD), including a description of the service, timeline, cost and client resources needed. Will work closely with the business manager and project manager to then use their broad understanding of business strategy to make trade-offs that lead to value and profitability.

Determine, conceptualize, and design product solutions that align tightly with market requirements, including costs and resources.

Develop innovative, competitive, and detailed product strategies based on clear customer needs.

Serve as a thought leader and spokesperson for his/her programs by participating in industry organizations and market outreach efforts.

Provide overall product development leadership for a major product line(s) which include Middle and High School Social Studies, including United States History, World History, Civics, Geography and others, as well as K-12 World Languages.

Acts as center of an implementation hub for academic, design, and digital; is the primary decision maker for how the product is defined, holding teams accountable to PRD and MRD. As product owner, solve problems and remove barriers to ensure product is correctly aligned to market, meets market deadlines and approved budget.

Required Skills

Required Experience

7+ years of experience leading product development projects related to instructional solutions; expertise in both digital and print delivery

3+ years of staff management experience

Bachelor’s degree in education, marketing, or business field(s)

Confident, objective, inquisitive, motivated self-starter

Ability to analyze, summarize and synthesize varied inputs to a cohesive, engaging solution vision and profitable programs; must think and act strategically while demonstrating the hands-on skills necessary to deliver high-quality product solutions

Knowledgeable regarding educational methodologies, instructional design, technology development, and production processes

Proactive, flexible leader who takes personal responsibility for product development

Proven ability to influence and negotiate across functional teams

Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills; must be a direct, articulate, and thoughtful communicator

Displays practical business sense, fiscal skills and accountability; expertise in budgeting, project approval, and forecasting spending

Ability to present program strategies, plans, and finished products to senior management, sales force, and customers

About the Company

McGraw-Hill School Education is a leading innovator in the development of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for K-12 education markets. We offer traditional and digital instructional, assessment, reference content and tools for teachers and students that address critical areas in primary and secondary education. We are focused on improving student learning outcomes while promoting digital innovation.

McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions which improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The Company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 65 languages. For additional information, visit www.mheducation.com .

McGraw-Hill Education is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email webmaster -at- mcgraw-hill.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.

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