Senior Product Manager - Mobile
London, England, United Kingdom
FutureLearn is Europe’s fast growing education marketplace, featuring high quality online short courses, microcredentials and degrees from over 150 of the world's leading universities and industry brands. Our purpose is to transform access to education, through making it more affordable, flexible and social. We help our 12m+ learners build skills for today and tomorrow.
We're looking for a dynamic and collaborative Senior Product Manager who has a wealth of expertise in developing native apps, who can lead a cross-functional team to deliver FutureLearn’s first Android and iOS applications. The objective is to increase learner engagement through offering offline access and notifications and deliver flexible education to those in markets where mobile internet access is more limited and expensive.
You will help us scale and innovate and create a real impact at a time where the world needs new and innovative approaches to delivering relevant education to millions.
The Senior Product Manager (mobile) will develop the vision for our native apps and lead a cross functional team to deliver them for the both iOS and Android platforms.
They will help establish the team that will allow us to deliver a product that will enable us to get to market fast and then iterate on it with the goal to make it the primary way to learn on a mobile device. They will work closely with others in the Consumer and Platform product groups to ensure alignment between the mobile web and native app products and to ensure that our native apps both deliver a delightful experience and are cost effective to maintain.
At FutureLearn, product managers empower teams to delivery value by:
- Understanding problems and opportunities through data, user research, competitor analysis running experiments and interactions with the business
- Planning how best to approach delivering maximum impact both within the sprint and over the longer term using the resources available
- Leading and motivating the team to efficiently ship and iterate product features and ensuring they are unblocked
- Communicating the vision for their part of the product and keeping everyone informed and aligned with direction and progress
Senior product managers are expected to take on more complex, less well defined problems with more stakeholder interaction and help coach other members of the team.
- 5+ years of experience in product management leading end-to-end product development and empowering teams working in a collaborative cross functional environment
- You have delivered complex native applications for both iOS and Android and understanding of the potential technologies and approaches and UX patterns required to make them a success
- You have a commercial mindset and an experience of increasing engagement and conversion on mobile platforms
- You work in a highly collaborative way with a heavy emphasis on teamwork and leading through influence; you empower teams to deliver the best solutions to problems and opportunities
- You are curious, open to learn, adapt fast and resilient in a fast moving environment
- You are a clear communicator. You can articulate a clear and compelling vision and get people across the organisation to buy into your vision and approach
- You are able to zoom in and obsess about small details that benefit learners and course creators
- You are data and insights driven and used to synthesising user research and analytics to decide an approach and get buy in from the team and stakeholders. You are results-oriented and rigorous about measuring impact
- You are passionate about learning, transforming access to education and the opportunity that it creates to improve people’s lives
- Competitive salary
- 28 days holiday (plus 8 days public holiday)
- Buy & sell up to 5 days holiday
- Westfield Healthcare Cash Plan
- Free access to Calm app
- Dedicated personal learning & development budget
- Charity day (volunteer for a charity of your choice)
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season Ticket loan
- Flexible working environment/hours
- Pension (4% employer / employee contribution)
FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. FutureLearn has over 10 million people signed up worldwide. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible short online courses, microcredentials, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives. It partners with over a quarter of the world’s top universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and Health Education England (HEE). It’s also involved in government-backed initiatives to address skills gaps such as The Institute of Coding and the National Centre for Computing Education.
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