Product Manager

  • Job Reference: 214595
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Recruiter: hireful
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £61,500 to £68,000
  • Sector: Product and Design
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Location: Cambridge or London
Salary: £61,500 - £68,000 per annum plus benefits
Position Type: Temporary Full-Time or Part-Time


We are seeking an experienced Product Manager, Digital Learning to drive the development and delivery of digital products focused on promoting sustainable practices in laboratories for chemical scientists and laboratory personnel. In this 18-month fixed-term role, you will play a crucial part in our professional development program, aligning with our sustainability strategy and commercial initiatives.

Reporting to the Head of Product Management and Innovation, you will engage with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, collaborating closely with our Product and Science teams . You will build strong connections with cross-functional teams, our members, and customers, developing internal and external relationships to influence key decision-makers, meet financial goals and create community impact.

As Product Manager for digital learning, you will be responsible for the end-to-end management of our Sustainable Laboratories learning and certification products. This includes ideation, development, launch, and ongoing optimisation. To be successful in this role, you will have a strong background in educational technology, product development, and digital learning platforms, as well as commercial and financial acumen and a passion for delivering engaging and effective learning experiences.

At the RSC we embrace flexibility and offer hybrid working, which means our teams come together when they need to collaborate. Although this role is contractually based at our Cambridge or London office, you will be able to work from home within the UK, with the expectation that you will attend the office on an ad-hoc basis. If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.

What we are looking for:


• Degree level or equivalent in Education, Instructional Design, Business Administration, or a related field. (degree in chemical sciences or related subject is desirable but not essential)

Professional experience:

• Minimum of 5 years of experience in product development, specifically in online learning or educational technology.
• Proven track record of successfully launching and managing the lifecycle of digital learning products.
• Experience working with learning management systems (LMS), other educational technology platforms and assessment methodologies.
• Proven commercial and financial acumen, with understanding of various digital learning, licencing, and packaging models.
• Experience working and managing relationship with third party content development agencies.

Technical, analytical and interpersonal skills:

• Proficient in product tools and methodologies.
• Familiarity with e-learning standards (e.g., SCORM, xAPI).
• Understanding of instructional design principles and learning theories.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
• Ability to leverage data to make informed product decisions.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to articulate complex ideas to diverse audiences.
• Strong collaboration and teamwork skills.
• Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and build strong relationships.
• Creative thinker with a passion for innovation in education.
• Ability to stay ahead of industry trends and incorporate new technologies
• A full job description is available here.

If you are interested in this role, please apply before the end of the closing date. When applying, you will need to provide an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) indicating how your skills/ expertise match the competencies outlined in the Job Description.

About the RSC

We are a not-for-profit organisation with a thriving international community of over 60,000 members in 125 countries, an internationally renowned publisher of high-quality chemical science knowledge and the professional body for chemists in the UK, with a reputation as an influential champion for the chemical sciences.

Our global community spans hundreds of thousands of scientists, librarians, teachers, students, pupils and people who love chemistry. We connect our community by holding scientific conferences, symposia, workshops and webinars and we partner globally for the benefit of the chemical sciences.

Our purpose is to help the chemical science community make the world a better place. Our vision is for a world where chemical scientists have adapted, innovated and succeeded in a changing world and ensured chemistry is a force for good. The culture in science supports an inclusive and enabling community for the benefit of everyone. Science infrastructure, funding, policy and regulation enables chemical scientists to continue to drive forward new research and innovation.

Visit our Work For Us website to learn more about us, our benefits, equal opportunities statement and inclusive culture pledge.

At the RSC, we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply. We particularly encourage applications from disabled and ethnic minority candidates.

As a part of the Disability Confident Scheme, we endeavour, where possible, to offer an interview to candidates meeting the essential criteria of the role, who has a substantial physical/mental impairment which impacts their ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to all and as part of this, we are flexible in the ways we give and receive information.

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