Principal Product Manager
Brand: Skillsoft
Req#: 474137
Updated: 05/30/2018
Job Type: Regular
Location: Boston, MA
Category: Product Management
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Job Description
Skillsoft is the global leader in eLearning – we train more professionals than any other company in the world, over 400 million learners and currently support more than 6000 customers, including half of the Fortune 500.

We have recently released our next generation SaaS platform solution – Percipio. This is the realization of our vision that brings together technology and product to build the most beautiful product possible. You will be responsible for the development of strategic initiatives and programs to support the integration of Percipio with partner platforms and content. The Partner Product Manager will coordinate the development of integration solutions for the industry’s top HRIS, LMS and Talent platforms. In addition, it will work with a cross-functional Skillsoft team to develop a content aggregation strategy, content marketplace and supporting partner relationships.

As a key member of the Skillsoft Product Management organization, you will ensure the development and management of partner relationships and product requirements to fulfill the vision of a world-class, integrated learning experience. You will become our thought-leader in all things related to partner integrations and will help to inform the overall integration strategy and roadmap. Build excitement for new partnerships by presenting the current platform capabilities and sharing a compelling vision for the future. Champion the platform to external partners, customers, at conferences and with industry analysts. You will have the opportunity to work with brilliant people around the globe including working closely with partners, clients, Product Management, Content Development, and User Experience Design departments.

Position Responsibilities:

Identify, engage and foster relationships with platform providers for the purpose of developing turn-key platform integration solutions for shared clients

Work with the Skillsoft content team to identify, engage and foster relationships with content provides for the purpose of developing turn-key content aggregation solutions including the development of a content marketplace

Ensure ongoing communications of platform capabilities and roadmap with existing platform and contents partners

Own and manage the product vision and collaborate with management and the product management team to build a comprehensive product strategy

Conduct market research and analysis of competitive landscape

Work with cross-functional teams to develop and implement a go-to-market plan

Support product release activities including release planning, product training, demonstrations, and customer presentations

Provide on-going product support to direct sales and channel sales organizations helping them to understand product positioning and key benefits

Knowledge and Skills:

Customer Focused – personally demonstrated that both external and internal customers are a high priority by identifying, and responding to their needs in a timely and efficient manner.

Initiative – Recognizes opportunities and initiates actions to capitalize on them by looking for a new and productive ways to make an impact.

Communications Skills – Ability to visualize, document, and present complex integration use cases and solutions.

Innovative Thinking – Embraces and champions new ideas and encourages others to do likewise.

Building Organizational Commitment – Demonstrates commitment, loyalty and appreciation for the organization. Conveys a high-level of concern for all employees, while helping to ensure that both their needs and those of the organization are met.

8+ years of experience in Software Product Management and/or Vendor Management

Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as top-notch negotiations skills

Ability to work in fast-paced, entrepreneurial start-up environment

Strong organization skills

Technical experience and a strong understanding of modern system integration and software development practices is desired

Experience working with external and internal teams to negotiate vendor relationships

Experience working in an Agile software development environment

Experience with JIRA, Confluence or other Agile software development tools is desired

Ability to travel to industry and partner events

Education and Certifications (Optional, relevant to position):

BA/BS in business, IT or related discipline
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