: Category Manager, Business & Management
141 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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At edX, a Cambridge-based non-profit, our mission is to offer a world-class education to everyone, everywhere, allowing them to gain the in-demand skills and knowledge that will lead to fulfilling careers and lifelong success. Today, edX provides more than 26 million people access to education from the best universities and institutions in the world, including Harvard, MIT, Oxford, and UC Berkeley. edX provides inspirational and transformative knowledge to students of all ages, social status, and income, worldwide. We are seeking people who are learner-focused, outcomes-driven and share our passion for transforming education.

The Content Strategy team is looking for a Category Manager for the business and management vertical to join our Cambridge-based team. This team develops strategic insights to further the company's global learning content efforts, with a specific focus on market analysis and category strategy, acquisition planning and performance.

The Category Manager has the unique opportunity to help shape online education in their vertical and prepare learners for successful careers. Working closely with a cross-functional team, they will lead the definition and execution of the business and management vertical strategy and contribute to the verticals growth and overall performance.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with a cross-functional team, define and execute edXs business and management content strategy that aligns the overall content and product strategies, which includes:
    • developing a comprehensive understanding of learners/industrys knowledge and career skills needs, now and in the future,
    • developing content roadmaps and acquisition strategies, and
    • identifying emerging trends and platform needs
  • Identify the ideal business and management content catalog and product mix to propel learners along their career path and unlock their potential
  • Conduct market research (at the desk and in the field), understand and track relevant labor market and employment trends as well as competitive educational and skill building offerings
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams in ongoing analysis of the verticals performance to determine areas of improvement and optimization, and define and execute plans to capitalize on them
  • Provide operational and management reporting on your verticals trends
  • Lead the analyses and preparation of supporting materials for partner management and strategic partnership teams acquisition efforts
  • Evangelize innovative online educational strategies and new market opportunities in business and management with key stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in professional services consulting, content strategy or business development; experience working with higher ed customers a plus
  • Results oriented professional with a history of success and increasing responsibilities
  • Proven track record of working cross-functionally to achieve goals, leading initiatives and succeeding in a team environment
  • Possess a highly analytical mindset
  • Ability to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced, highly-demanding environment in which complex analysis and modeling is required
  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to collaborate closely with others, both internally and externally
  • Position may require ~20% travel

Nice to have

  • Educational and/or professional experience working and learning in the field of business and management
  • Experience with Tableau, Salesforce and market analytics platforms (e.g. Burning Glass) - or demonstrated ability to quickly get up to speed

How you will grow

  • Be part of a highly talented, collaborative, and practical content strategy team that is always teaching and learning from each other
  • Collaborate cross-functionally and with senior leadership on some of edX's highest visibility initiatives
  • Focus your energy on business impact, honing your ability to use market analysis to create quantifiable value for an organization
  • Play a key role in developing a content portfolio that helps learners unlock their potential and which leads to tangible outcomes in their lives
  • Dedicate your time at work to furthering an important social cause, and have a big impact on edX's sustainability

Applicants must be able to work out of our Cambridge, MA office. Sorry, Visa sponsorship is not available.

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Sherisse Viray
Sr. Accountant

“What I enjoy most about edX is the people. They are so friendly and often reach out to learn more about what each other's interests and hobbies are outside of work (IE world travel, hiking and skiing/snowboarding).” 

Julia Henderson
Manager of Learner Support & Operations

"I am thrilled to be working at a company where my bias to action is appreciated and encouraged. I feel truly empowered to make important decisions, and know we'll reflect and adjust our ideas continually, so we can provide great resources and a high level of support for our learners and partners."

Carol Tong
Principal Tech Writer

“I love working at edX. The work environment is diverse, open, and collaborative. I’m inspired by edX’s mission, as well as by the fact that it’s open source and a nonprofit.”