Job Title

Senior Product Manager

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R65000 - R85000 Per Month
Area:
Sector: Administration
Posted: 7 June 2024

Job Details

A business providing an online learning environment for grades 4-12 is looking for a Senior Product Manager to oversee the development of the next phase of the organisation’s digital technology. The main focus of this new phase is the development of: 

    1. A robust database to be able to collate the academic progress of students across multiple external and internal academic platforms
    2. The reporting of student progress via an improved Student Dashboard.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES, NOT LIMITED TO:  

  • Scoping and implementation of a new phase of digital technology used in online schooling. This involves the following: 
    • Selection of best practices and approach to both the student database 
      and reporting dashboard 
    • Scoping of product phases and timelines 
    • Selection and management of an outsourced development team or company to provide the technical expertise 
    • Budget management for IT development 
    • Maintaining a user-centric approach to product development, engaging with key stakeholders including management, educators, operational staff and learners 
    • Collecting and leveraging data on user engagement, feedback, and market insights to inform product decisions 
  • Integration or transition of the organisation’s key systems, mainly being:  
    • The School Management System (housing student data)  
    • The Learning Management System (housing learning content) 
    • The Student Dashboards (showing student academic progress) 
  • Oversight to the company’s IT team, positioning employees in areas of strength and ensuring efficient support is provided to the team 

REQUIREMENTS  

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration, or equivalent); or higher 
  • Proven track record of 5+ years in product management, preferably in the 
    EdTech industry or related digital products 
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to influence and 
    inspire cross-functional teams 
  • Deep understanding of agile methodologies, user experience design, and 
    software development processes 
  • Experience with data analytics tools 
  • Passion for education and a commitment to improving learning outcomes 
    through technology