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Senior Product Marketing Manager

Cengage Learning
**.** **Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?** National Geographic Learning (NGL) is a Cengage company delivering comprehensive educational programs and academic instructional materials that offer the same engaging high-quality content that you've come to know and expect from National Geographic. As a member of the NGL team, you'll help transform learning for students of all ages (from Pre-K through adults), providing access to a wide range of academic materials that enhance learning for a wide range of disciplines, including: Reading/Language Arts, ESL/ELD, Mathematics, Sciences, and Social Studies. **Are we right for you?** We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and points of view to the table every day. We're curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education for the better. Most importantly, we put learning first with everything we do. We also offer a fun, challenging, and rewarding environment with the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in our industry. Together, there's no limit to what we can imagine, create and innovate! **What You'll Do Here:** The primary responsibility of the Senior Product Marketing Manager is to propel market success of the National Geographic Learning (NGL) and Cengage digital platforms in the K-12 space by directing and supervising all marketing aspects related to platform development, strategic marketing planning and execution, and successful customer implementation and retention. The Senior Product Marketing Manager will be expected to have a thorough understanding of our digital platforms, with a special focus on MindTap, our flagship online learning platform, as well as deep knowledge of current EdTech trends and issues, such as distance learning, learning management integration, and online assessment. Key attributes of the Senior Product Marketing Manager include flexibility, attention to detail, organization, creativity, technical acuity, and deep market knowledge. Develops and executes high-impact metric-driven marketing plans for our digital learning platforms, with a primary focus on MindTap, to create brand awareness, strong lead generation, and adoption success. Efforts to include message development, social media/email campaigns, blog posts, video and website development, and sales campaigns. Maintains deep market knowledge of trends, issues, and competitors in the market space to ensure strong messaging and strategy. Collaborates with Product Marketing Managers to ensure the successful marketing of online learning platforms across all the disciplines encompassing NGLs broad portfolio of programs. Collaborates with the Customer Support group on implementing a branded and positive customer support experience ensuring user success. Ensures delighted customers have a voice in the market through virtual webinars and case studies as a means to further customer awareness and confidence in the effectiveness of our online learning solutions. Analyzes activation, sales, and feature usage data and translates this data into actionable marketing and messaging development. Works closely with the sales organization and technology product teams to ensure the sales team gains knowledge of the value and positioning of our platforms as well as platform capabilities. Teams up with the MindTap platform development team to understand current development and the feature roadmap, as well as providing that team with market feedback to influence feature development priorities. Collaborates with NGL sales on both national and territory-specific (i.e., state adoption) sales campaigns including strategy development and execution. Works across groups and departments to maximize information sharing and improve the exchange between the product management team and sales, marketing, development, fulfillment, and support. **Skills You Will Need Here:** Basic(Required) Bachelors degree (M.A.) or equivalent; a minimum of five years related PreK-12 marketing experience or equivalent related experience. + A minimum of 5+ years experience in product marketing + Excellent written and verbal communication skills + Excellent presentation skills + Excellent teamwork skills + Strong ability to use a variety of educational technology systems + Computer literate and proficient in using word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software Preferred + Deep experience in the K-12 EdTech market including thorough knowledge of market challenges, competitor positioning, and current trends + Demonstrated success in teaching or defining, launching, and/or selling a product(s) **Job Locations** _Other-Virtual | US-IL-Chicago_ **Posted Date** _4 months ago_ _(6/22/2020 11:10 PM)_ **_Requisition ID_** _2020-8734_ **_Job Function_** _Product Development_ Cengage is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengages EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice by clicking on their corresponding links. Cengage is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations.ta@cengage.com or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.

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Posted: 2020-09-11 Expires: 2020-11-08

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