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Senior Manager, Product Management (Group Product Manager)

Western Governors University
Job Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Instructional Technology and Design
Job Type: Full time

Job Number: JR-008347

Location: Home Office

If you're passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country-and you're committed to working hard to play your part in building that future-consider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

Deadline for internal applicants: 9/10/21 at 5PM Mountain Time

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provides guidance on strategic thinking about roadmaps for the initiatives in their domain
  • Constantly evaluating the impact of tradeoff decisions to ensure we are delivering the greatest value to the customer
  • Coordinate and seek opportunities to align and partner with other product teams throughout the organization
  • Lead cross-functional collaboration to deliver outcomes
  • Designs experiments to test hypotheses to inform product decisions
  • Designs OKRs, identifies outcomes and metrics for the domain they manage
  • Analyzes the impact of my product domain features on key business outcomes and overall experience journey
  • Can help others understand our business model, current GTM strategies and future models & strategies
  • Helps others use synthesis methods that reduce bias and surface insights in an effective way

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  • Ability to identify team member's strength and delegate appropriate tasks with clear expectations
  • Fosters communication and collaboration within and between teams
  • Communicates an inspired vision with a compelling strategy
  • Manage and lead your team through interpersonal dynamic issues when they arise
  • Helps others form valid conclusions from research
  • Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal
  • Has breadth and depth in research tools and knows when to use what


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience working as a software Product Manager
  • 2+ years of People leader experience within Product Management
  • Experience working in Agile environments
  • Experience managing multiple types of problems at the same time
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Natural leadership instincts, with a positive team building approach

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Education technology
  • Experience managing people

As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes that our strength lies in our people. We are committed to diversity.

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