Director of Product Development

2018, November 7
Director of Product Development 7th November 2018

About You: You care about making the world a better place and you passionately believe in the positive impact of education. You are a detailed-oriented, highly self-motivated individual with a proven track record of taking education products successfully from concept to market. You love high-quality products and care deeply about every part of the process. You always ask “how could this be better?” and learning from failure and constant iteration are in your blood. You creatively find the best solution to every different kind of challenge that stands in your way. You thrive in fast-paced, constantly changing, high pressure environments while working independently or collaboratively to achieve success on multiple projects. You are obsessed with turning complex ideas into effective education products understood by all.

About the Job: The Director of Product Development will improve existing products, develop new products, manage different divisions of the organisation to improve and develop their products and make sure everything organisation-wide is symbiotic and clearly aligned. This position will balance product design with time and cost implications to ensure that the company is both sustainable and capable of continued growth into the future.

About Atlas Education: Atlas provides exceptional education to a wide range of students, from primary education to adult learners, in areas as diverse as entrepreneurship education, creative arts education, entrepreneurship education and school admissions. We are a fast-growing organisation with an extremely positive team of international educators. Aside from the incredible impact on students and organisations we work with, we are also committed to supporting and providing education for all through a number of non-profit making initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple projects from ideation distribution of completed product
  • Developing program’s project plans, metrics, schedules, budgets and other necessary project management needs
  • Managing and mentoring project managers who are guiding and directing diverse teams to execute projects
  • Ensuring delivery of projects within budgeted delivery dates
  • Ensuring adherence to internal and external regulatory constraints
  • Monitoring the competing constraints of scope, schedule, budget, resources, and risk for the product development portfolio
  • Applying project management methodology, best practices, and standards
  • Leading prototype creation, testing and smart iteration
  • Providing a consultative role to projects by supplying templates, best practices, training, access to information and lessons learned from other projects
  • Providing upper management with regular performance status, variances to plan and identification of areas for countermeasures and corrective actions
  • Coordinating communication across projects as required
  • Continuous improvement of our own project management best practices

Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience working in education
  • 5+ years’ experience leading teams
  • 5+ years’ experience in project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience leading teams to meet demanding product, quality and cost targets
  • Experience in leading culturally diverse teams and solving their inherent challenges
  • Strong skills and experience with managing external suppliers and partners
  • Experience with product testing and evaluation
  • Experience working directly with marketing and design teams

Personal Strengths

You have the ability to:

  • Solve problems with a solution-positive attitude
  • Complete things holistically with a high attention to detail
  • Communicate one-to-one or with large groups
  • Work in an international environment and to adapt to different cultures
  • Influence negotiations confidently and amiably
  • Build and sustain a network of internal and external stakeholders
  • Think like an entrepreneur, corporate leader and civil servant
  • Remain positive when the world collapses around you

Job Details

  • Full work visa (Z-visa)
  • Two-year contract
  • Medical Insurance provided
  • Salary: 26,000RMB per month
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
  • Location: Maquanying/Sanlitun/Dongzhimen

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