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Dir, Product Operations

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Job Req: 1776
Company Entity: Anthology
Community: Product Line Management
Location: United States
Date Posted: Sep 26, 2022
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: 25% Travel

Job Description

Director, Product Operations

Remote - US



The Opportunity: 

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. The company’s mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.   



We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.  



For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit 



As a Director of Product Operations for Anthology’s Product Organization, you will deliver outcomes across several of the company’s top strategic initiatives, working directly with the VP of Product Operations and the Product Leadership Team.  This position is vital to the success several company initiatives including building a unified product operations function, managing our product lifecycle processes, leading strategic planning and alignment, and driving Product Operations best practices.  This is an exciting opportunity to shape the long-term results of the company and the Higher Education market. This position reports to the Vice President, Product Operations.



Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Product Operations
    • Leading initiatives driving product operations and streamlining product lifecycle process
    • Identifying and driving process improvement initiatives to increase collaboration, enhance processes, and streamline efforts across the Product Organization
    • Collaborating with leadership and teams across the entire company to ensure alignment, transparency, and progress to the desired outcomes
    • Partnering with business leaders to report to leadership, stakeholders, and teams across the organization
    • Managing project risks and proactively engage teams in mitigation
  • Leading Organizational Transformation and Change:
    • Leading organizational operational planning process
    • Providing change management leadership for transformation initiatives
  • Strategic Initiatives:
    • Driving key initiatives that carry strategic significance to the company and need cross-functional leadership
    • Guiding the Product Organization through system implementation, infusing industry best practices
    • Serving as a project evangelist to help drive awareness, alignment, and progress throughout the organization
    • Driving accountability for results through identifying, measuring, and reporting on key performance metrics enable visibility and results
  • Lifecycle Management: Collaborate with Product Management to identify the current portfolio and our place in the market and lifecycle, develop go forward recommendations, and steward evaluation and execution of go to market and end-of-life activities
  • Strategic Analysis: Identifying and/or evaluate opportunities that advance the company’s goals



The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications: 

  • 3+ years Product Management and/or Product Ownership experience or relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated passion for operational excellence; identifying and implementing best practices and process improvements
  • Organizational change management experience driving positive change across an organization
  • Adaptive leader and forward thinker who can assess situations and recommend solutions
  • Strong analytical skills to identify data needs, analyze results, and identify opportunities to improve
  • Commitment to outcomes over output
  • Experience leading sizable projects consisting of matrixed, experienced, cross-functional team members
  • Incredibly client focused ensuring outcomes deliver a positive client experience
  • Superior communication, facilitation, and presentation skills, working with executives and driving them to reach consensus and act on organizational decisions
  • Experience using influence and leadership skills to deliver results



Preferred skills/qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • MBA or related Master's Degree 
  • PMP certification
  • Change Management certification
  • Previous experience in EdTech
  • Advanced acumen in educational market and/or Edtech industry trends



This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.    



Anthology is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression,protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor. 


This position is not available for candidates residing in the following states: CO, CA, MA



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