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Senior Competitive Analyst

Company: Pearson
Location: Charleston
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Competitive Analyst - ( 2106246 )


At Pearson, we're committed to a world that's always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who push the boundaries of technology. We create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world's innovations. Within the Pearson Virtual Schools (PVS) division we have reimagined K-12 education through our virtual school and curriculum offerings. Our schools, Connections Academy and Pearson Online Academy, provide a best-in-class online learning environment for K-12 students to acquire the skills and confidence they need to adapt and thrive in a changing world. We also support school districts with curriculum, teachers, and technology as they make the shift to online. The COVID-19 pandemic introduced significant disruption and transformation to the K-12 learning market. And as a result, our category has seen explosive growth and our business has experienced enormous increases in awareness and enrollments. This presents an incredible opportunity for our team to chart a ground-breaking path through this shifting environment to achieve continued success.

Pearson's Online & Blended Learning K-12 group provides high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions to schools, school districts and students in grades K-12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy, Pearson Online Academy, and Pearson Connexus. The group, formerly known as Connections Education, is based in Columbia, Maryland and has been named a "Top Workplace" by the Baltimore Sun for three consecutive years and a "Best Place to Work" by Baltimore magazine. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum, high-quality teachers and leadership, Pearson Online & Blended Learning is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success.

Position Summary:

The Competitive Intelligence Analyst will work as a part of the Analytics and Insights team to provide expert analysis designed to inform product & service decision making as well as to inform the creation & discovery of new learning experiences in the K-12 virtual learning space. This includes analysis of the K-12 educational market, adjacent markets and sectors, clients and competitors, and then within those their product & service components & capabilities.

Core tasks and responsibilities:

Performs duties which include primary and secondary research, ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize large amounts of data to product actionable insights, monitoring and reporting on product & service components & capabilities across a competitive and comparative landscape, and general awareness of K-12 education developments and emerging technologies.

Executes research methodology and applies understanding of the business to conduct analysis that supports the Product Roadmap and OBL strategic decision-making.

Informs future product offerings by identifying emerging trends in the K-12 virtual learning space, building proofs of concepts with OBL learning objects, systems, and services, and trialing those proofs of concepts with students, families, and school staff.

Works with a cross-functional Agile team to complete projects and features;

Key relationships

Work with Product Management to ensure understanding of, and therefore contributes to the development of, a high-quality virtual learning experience .

Work with other analysts & analytic partners across the Lines of Business (like District Partnerships, International, Partner Schools) & Marketing to ensure bi-directional information exchange and cross-functional value.

Proposes and implements new ways of working or procedures within own area

Maintains effective relationships within own and related areas

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Training / Competencies/Experience

Must poses the ability to understand the difference between information, research, and actionable insights.

Required: UX/UI experience

Must be capable of developing and implementing multiple projects simultaneously with tight deadlines

Must be a self-starter and continuous learner - one who is willing to research and acquire new skills

Must be comfortable with ambiguity and pivoting priorities- and help other be comfortable as well

Must be analytical - able to grasp complex concepts and synthesize unstructured data to summarize effectively and drive decision making

Must communicates highly complex information to colleagues in a way that can be easily understood

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a business, marketing, information or technology field.

Minimum 3 years experience providing competitor, market and industry analysis in a digital product, services, or other educational environment.

Proficiency with research databases and search engines.

Thorough understanding of information architecture principles and practices

Knowledge of Microsoft and Google business applications preferred.

Advanced knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS), Educational Management Systems, or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is preferred.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $85K-105K. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : US-MD-Columbia

Work Locations :



Job : Marketing

Organization : North America Connections

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Jun 3, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2106246

Keywords: Pearson, Charleston , Senior Competitive Analyst, Other , Charleston, West Virginia

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