Job TitleProduct Catalog Director
For more than 80 years, Kaplan has been a trailblazer in education and professional advancement. We are a global company at the intersection of education and technology, focused on collaboration, innovation, and creativity to deliver a best in class educational experience and make Kaplan a great place to work.
The future of education is here and we are eager to work alongside those who want to make a positive impact and inspire change in the world around them.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Strategic Financial Systems, the Director of SE Product Catalog will manage the catalog of Product offerings across KNA's Supplemental Education business. The Director will liaise with Product Line Owners, helping them manage the necessary product data required for Product Set-up with our KNA Business System. The Director will also manage the Product Set-up team to ensure timely and accurate product placement within the catalog. Additionally, the Director will oversee the integration of each Product Line through the transition to HOME and the appropriate LMS destination, ensuring that each Product is configured to correspond to the correct LMS specifications.
Educate various stakeholders in the many facets of the Product Catalog (i.e Set-up, Fulfillment, Implementation and Configuration)
Create timeline and roadmap of milestones which will articulate the transition of all non-BDS products into the centralized BDS Product Catalog
Coordinate cross-functionally with fulfillment and implementation teams to determine best strategies for Product deployment
Understand the various Product reporting needs and how to best achieve supporting structures (i.e. internal BDS hierarchies and Product attributes, as well as external - such as FP&A and BI Reporting)
Work with LMS teams to coordinate efforts for a smooth transition of BDS-provisioned Products
Manage the BDS Product set-up team
Actively participate in project workstreams gathering requirements to problem statements
Have a working knowledge of the data available or needed by the wider business for more complex or comparative analysis
Solve ambiguous analyses with less well-defined inputs and outputs; drive to the heart of the problem and identify root causes
Actively manage the timeline and deliverables of projects, focusing on interactions within the team
Define analytical approach; review and vet analytical approach with Core Project Team
Provide program communications to stakeholders
Understand and communicates the department's vision to Core Project Team
Understand initiative needs and identify opportunities to drive the project forward in the organization
Communicate roadblocks to Core Project Team and propose solution
Communication-maintains consistently excellent and polished written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; is responsive and communicates in real time about important issues; translates business needs to technical personnel and communicates technical constraints and needs to Business Owners
Emotionally Intelligent Aggressiveness-moves quickly and assertively without alienating others
Analysis-is well versed in ways to visualize data to bring about clarity to problem statements; works with Core Project Team to create logical processes to analyzing data
Technical Proficiency-learns new systems and data structures quickly, understands our business systems, platform capabilities, and product specifications and technologies; is able to learn and apply new systems, capabilities, and technologies as they become available; is fluent in and uses a variety of scripting languages to source data necessary for deriving solutions
Organization and Planning-plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets in an efficient, productive manner; is able to guide people to key results
Great communication skills, a strong business sense, and a data-oriented personality
Positive outlook and ability to establish rapport and work across a matrixed organization
Ability to work efficiently with an emphasis on attention to detail
Ability to think outside the box, and push the envelope to achieve results
Embracive of a fast-paced working environment with evolving job responsibilities
Commitment to continuous improvement for routine reporting
Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
SQL based query skills, familiarity with data ingestion / ETL processes, APIs a plus
Tableau experience is a bonus
We offer a competitive benefits package including:
Remote work providing flexible work/life balance
Comprehensive Retirement Package including 401K company match and two pension programs
Our Gift of Knowledge Program provides tuition assistance and substantial discounts for our employees and close family members
Competitive health benefits and new hire eligibility starts day-1 of employment
Generous Paid Time Off includes paid holidays, vacation, personal, sick paid time-off, plus one (1) volunteer day and one (1) diversity and inclusion day to participate and give back to our local communities
And so much more!
This position is a Salary Grade B
Job Functional AreaFinance
Business Unit00072 Kaplan Test Prep
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