Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.
Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS, is looking for an experienced Digital Product Manager to drive mobile product development and innovation on our highly successful Pimsleur Language Learning business.
The digital product manager will be well versed in leading product planning, feature development and execution of mobile apps for IOS and Android. Voice application development (Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana) is a plus.
The product manager will work with editorial, in-house developers and outside vendors to create best-in-class language learning features, and will manage day-to-day tasks to execute from concept through launch to post-launch analysis.
Other responsibilities include:
Execute product roadmap planning and scheduling
Coordinate communication between in-house stakeholders and multiple external vendors
Create and manage Jira ticketing system for outside vendors
Work with Editorial to translate language learning content into an engaging user experience and defined requirements.
Work with analyst on event reporting and user engagement metrics
Work with Ecom manager on in-app purchasing improvements, testing and requirements.
User Acceptance testing and quality assurance.
Management of off-shore resources in multiple time-zones required.
The ideal candidate will be highly proficient in managing mobile software development, and bring a track record of successful app product management that drives customer engagement, user satisfaction and customer retention. Experience with Apple's App store, Google Play, Alexa, Google Assistant and their respective policies and procedures is a must
5-7 years' experience working on mobile app product management and/or voice technology.
Ability to translate business and language learning goals into product features and requirements.
Ability to interpret customer engagement data and translate into a product development roadmap geared toward improving engagement.
Experience driving subscription retention and customer satisfaction.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Foreign language knowledge a plus.
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