What you’ll be doing

Hodder Education is looking for a Product Manager, Assessment (parental leave cover) to join a team dedicated to developing evidence-based products, platforms, and assessments that help teachers support their pupils to achieve their best.

You will:  

  • manage a range of assessment products, services, or platform improvements (print and digital) to increase sales and usage. Products will be at different stages of the product lifecycle, from ideation and launch to sunsetting.
  • use a wide range of research techniques to develop a deep understanding of customer needs for your products or services.
  • build and maintain a detailed understanding of the competitive market environment in which your products operate.
  • monitor performance of print and digital products and features, so that the content is kept up to date and digital improvements are providing value for customers.
  • work with authors and consultants to create market-focused assessment products and services.
  • convey product requirements through writing clear, detailed briefs for new products, services, improvements or bug fixes.
  • be the product owner for your assessment projects, collaborating with a wide project team to ensure timely, high quality product developments.
  • be a champion of customer needs for our online assessment reporting and analysis platform.

Who we are looking for

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated person to join a highly collaborative team in an important area of Hodder Education. You will be a customer-focused individual with an interest in making a difference in education. You will have experience of commissioning, developing or managing products, resources, content or services (print or digital) for a specific market and working with customer feedback to inform developments. You will be highly organised with experience of managing products.

You will have good data literacy and be comfortable working on digital projects. You’ll have experience of market research, and able to draw conclusions from a wide range of data and research to inform evidence-based decisions. You’ll be commercial with a desire to develop products and services that teachers want and use, to help our assessment business grow.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 28 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, or Sheffield, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

We are proud to be one of the largest education publishers in the UK and internationally, with a broad range of products and services for teachers and students, from curriculum resources to assessment materials.  We aim to make a difference to teachers and students by producing quality resources and services, while continuing to grow as a successful and profitable business. Our success is rooted in our values: putting teachers and students at the heart of what we do, improving quality year on year, working collaboratively, and being trustworthy in what we publish and how we work.

Hodder Education provides a range of products and services, including standardised assessments for primary and secondary schools worldwide.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org


£40,000 – £45,000, dependent on experience and location (+bonus + benefits)

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