VP, Strategy & Innovation

North America

Job Description

VP, Strategy & Innovation

Description

The VP of Strategy and Innovation is responsible for defining and enabling the POLs/GOLs Strategic vision to include “where we play; how we win” across partners, programs and products. This leader will serve as the expert guide serve to the GOL/POLS leadership on market research, product strategy, deal approval and learning experience/academic strategy and serve as the identifier of future needs and opportunities to ensure GOL continues to drive a strong innovation agenda.

General Responsibilities

  • Work with GOLS/POLS leaders to define clear strategic portfolio & product priorities and actionable roadmaps to deliver relevant and highly valuable products to consumers

  • Provide a common, data informed view of the market to inform partner, program and product innovation and growth

  • Establish & integrate a PSON informed learning experience best practices into partners, programs & products

  • Liaise with NA Marketing to set priorities, and execute marketing campaigns

  • Collaborate with business development to create business development plans that meet revenue and profit strategy for POLS

  • Lead the design and development of innovative learning experiences for POLS

  • Support the delivery of faster, more data-driven innovation across POLS

  • Collaborates with finance and academic partnerships to ensure that the POLS portfolio meets the requirements for sustainable growth

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Leads product strategy, market research, deal desk and learning experience/academic strategy teams within GOL.

Personal Style and Behavior

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A collaborative, cross-functional, action-oriented approach

  • Champion of Pearson’s values to be brave, imaginative, decent, and accountable

  • Customer/learner centric

  • Research and data oriented

  • Stakeholder and organization buy-in focused

  • Agile proponent, ability to fail fast and apply learnings

Qualifications

Candidate Characteristics:

  • Collaborative leader with stellar stakeholder management skills

  • Ability to think creatively and solve complex problems in cross-functional teams

  • Demonstrated commitment to building and supporting diverse teams

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 10 years of experience leading strategy and research teams in large, distributed, and geographically diverse organizations.

  • Agile thinker

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-RE-Remote

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Strategy

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 7, 2020

Job Unposting: Jul 15, 2020

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2006674

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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