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Associate Director- Product Growth



Product, Sales & Business Development
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Position: Associate Director – Product Growth

Location: Bangalore

About Simplilearn

Simplilearn is #1 online bootcamp providing digital skills training to help individuals acquire the skills they need to thrive in the digital economy. We provide rigorous online training in disciplines such as AI, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Project Management, Digital Marketing, and Data Science, among others. In other words, we specialize in areas where technologies and best practices are changing rapidly, and the demand for qualified candidates significantly exceeds supply.

Designed and continually updated by industry and academic experts, we offer a choice of individual courses, comprehensive certification programs in partnerships with some of the world-renowned universities that includes likes of MIT, Caltech, Purdue, IIT Kanpur, IIM Indore to name a few, helping millions of professionals with work-ready skills they need to excel in their career, and thousands of organizations with their corporate training and employee upskilling needs. Our practical and applied approach has resulted in 85 percent of learners getting promotions or new jobs.

About the Role

The Associate Director of Products will own the product growth strategy for our Technology vertical in categories like Cloud, Cyber, DevOps, Coding & Blockchain/Quantum computing. They will define the direction and launch of world class programs that drive growth, revenue and customer satisfaction through these programs. The role will manage a lean team of product managers, associate product managers that manage the vision, roadmap and execution of the program roadmap.

The person coming on-board should be driven by a larger purpose and someone who is willing to walk the extra mile to make a change in the lives of thousands of learners. The role has the following broad dimensions –

  • Manage the existing portfolio of programs across all product lines(Certifications, Post graduate programs, Bootcamps) to drive growth & profitability
  • Own the 3-6 month roadmap of programs in technology vertical. Create POVs (point of views) on key categories and their success criteria across multiple domains such as devops, cloud, coding and blockchain
  • Launch new programs based on the roadmap with alignment across sales, marketing, learner success, university partners, industry partners and finance.
  • Own the program success metrics across financial metrics such as revenue growth, gross margin and contribution margin all the way to learner success metrics
  • Oversee the curriculum development team’s prioritization to deliver on the program launches and deliver the business outcomes outlined for the program

Who is the Right Fit?

  • Tier 1 MBA graduate or someone who has demonstrated growth and performance of their products in a high growth, high scale environment. This could be in a category management or product management role for a revenue generating product
  • Minimum 5+ years of overall experience in these areas:
    • Product management or Category management of revenue driving products preferably in high ASP, premium product lines.
    • P&L management of products and product lines: from revenue to margin management.
  • This candidate should also have specific behavioral traits such as:
    • Strong influencing skills and the ability to work with cross functional stakeholders to get the work done
    • Ability to work on ambiguous problems and create an execution plan for success
    • Ability to understand data and base his/her decisions on sound analysis
    • Structured thinking through frameworks and product patterns.
  • Work experience from eLearning or Internet domains preferred