JOB PURPOSE

To lead in the implementation of the digital strategy, managing the development and improvement of a group of digital learning products and providing clear ownership throughout the product lifecycle.

This role reports to the Regional Director, East Asia with a dotted line to Assistant Director, DNP.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Developing new products for China, in order to create a digital portfolio to meet the changing demands of learners and ambitious growth target of the organization.

2. Manage budgets effectively and work creatively to maximize ROI

3. Effective approaches to teaching and learning

a. Work with subject and expert colleagues to ensure best practice in teaching and learning is applied to new developments

b. Wherever possible, work closely with RTL colleagues to help gather and evaluate data around learning and user behaviour to ensure a continuous and rigorous evaluation for products at all stages of development, including live products.

c. Represent CE at conferences and events as required.

3. Educational intelligence

a. Identify and disseminate educational research that will be relevant to staff working across the organisation on digital products.


DECISIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The postholder is responsible for overseeing projects for the development and launch of new products and responsible for several projects/developments at any one time.
This includes:

  • Signing off products and services within sector area – either internal developments or supplier deliverables.
  • Approving spend within budget.
  • Representing the department to other departments and partners
  • Day to day management decisions for suppliers and partners (the vast majority of work is outsourced).
  • Making recommendations to procurement for new suppliers and consultants as required. This includes sourcing appropriate subject experts.
  • Management of staff and suppliers as required. This will include leading staff when working on particular projects/products whether or not they are direct reports.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS


Qualifications
▪Educated to degree level, or equivalent 
▪Relevant training/experience in product ownership
▪Relevant training/experience in innovative, user-centred approaches to product development.


Skills
▪A proven track-record in the design, development and delivery of digital learning products
▪Excellent understanding of digital programme and project management methodologies
▪Proven ability to enable large, interdependent teams deliver high profile projects 
▪Ability to communicate a compelling and strategically sound vision 
▪Ability to come up with innovative solutions to problems
▪Excellent communication skills and high level of personal diplomacy
▪Excellent understanding of budgetary control and reporting in a product development context
▪Strong strategic thinker
▪Knowledge of research methodology
▪Highly numerate and analytical; able to, understand and communicate insights effectively from varied data 

Experience
▪Substantial knowledge/experience of education in a global context.
▪Solid experience of different agile and user-centred methodologies
▪Extensive experience of managing complex projects in a large and complex organisation, including external suppliers
▪Considerable experience of working under pressure to demanding deadlines
▪Extensive experience of managing outsourced creative and technical work
▪Understanding of best practice principles for digital development across multiple devices
▪Media-savvy and knowledgeable about emerging digital / EdTech trends
▪Line-management experience. 

Behaviours
▪A professional manner and attitude 
▪High levels of personal diplomacy and effectiveness
▪Capable of building strong relationships and developing successful partnerships.

This role may require very occasional travel, usually UK.

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