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Pearson Product Specialist (English Assessment) in London, United Kingdom

Product Specialist (English Assessment)


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Position Description

The role of the Product Specialist within the English Assessment team is to contribute to and enable the commercialisation and go-to-market of Proficiency assessment products. The product specialist works closely with the product management team to bring new products to market, support existing products through training, and project manage new initiatives to meet customer needs. This is a global role and will be expected to influence across teams and geographies, work in virtual teams, and drive projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and design go-to-market plans, presentation of plans to stakeholders and implementation of plans in collaboration with the geographies.

  • Develop sales enablement tools and internal training materials for assessment products. Be the first line of escalation support for the geo sales teams. Drive assessment and product literacy by conducting training for global sales teams.

  • Ensure appropriate governance of, strategy for and reporting of specific Proficiency test products. Disseminate data and share insights with the wider team.

  • Partner with the product manager to bring new products to market. Identify and implement innovation through new and existing products in the portfolio. Drive analysis and requirements for products to support specific learner and teacher needs in target Geos.

  • Be a product champion and provide insight to inform strategy and product development. Help conduct customer and competitor research.

  • Coordinate communication and translation of technical/operational issues and fixes between technical/operational teams, Geographies and product.

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Competencies and experience:

  • Experience of product management and execution to achieve results

  • Able to simplify complex challenges and propose solutions

  • Agility, flexibility and resiliency, able to adapt to a changing environment

  • A good team player, collaborative and inclusive

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Able to grasp content, platforms, and technology development in an educational environment and communicate its benefits

  • Responsible and ownership for key deliverables


  • Bachelor or Masters degree, ideally business related subject

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a product or project management role

  • Experience working in education or teaching environment a plus


Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Product Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 2, 2019

Job Unposting: Nov 16, 2019

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1913010

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.