Senior Manager Product Management

Walden University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
GENERAL SUMMARY:The Senior Product Manager is responsible for the strategy and overall success of product portfolios with significant impact to Walden. She/he plays a leadership role over all aspects of the assigned portfolio and works closely with colleagues in other areas across the university (the business groups, academic leadership, product development, marketing, research, legal, operations, finance, strategic alliances, and more) to deliver on the strategy and goals.

In addition, a successful Senior Product Manager is an organizational leader who looks beyond her/his portfolio to Walden overall and contributes to cross-university initiatives. Senior Product Managers are recognized as experts who are innovative, proactive and effective at delivering against objectives.

  • Lead the development of the strategic roadmap for significant portfolios in their vertical; facilitate the prioritization and completion of projects with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactively identify opportunities and problems and create innovative solutions to address them. Prepare and present recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Lead the operationalization and execution of the launch of new products and academic initiatives from conception to start date by closely collaborating with teams across the university.
  • Understand thoroughly the customer, the market and the competition.
  • Collaborate with academic leadership and the product development group to create program strategies and differentiators and then champion them through the development process.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Enrollment colleagues to develop effective positioning and communications strategies.
  • Develop annual budgets and long-term plans and manage P&L for assigned products.
  • Develop and build a high performance, cross-functional team environment.

  • Bachelor's degree; MBA strongly preferred
  • 7+ years, of product management or related experience
  • Demonstrated experience creating strategies and leading cross-functional team to accomplish them
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate to meet needs of customers
  • Proficient in financial and business analysis and data mining
  • Skilled in planning, organizing, and project management; ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Skilled in budget development and management
  • Experience driving the product management process with diplomacy and enthusiasm
  • Advanced critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite with particular aptitude in Excel
  • Must thrive under pressure and in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment with tight deadlines and multiple priorities
  • Experience working in diverse functional and business units in large, matrixed project teams
  • Travel 10-15% of the time
  • Ability to transport laptop computer during travel

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