• SVP, General Manager NGL School

    Cengage LearningClifton Park, NY 12065

    Job #1430952510

  • Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

    At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of technology to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals. As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

    Are we right for you?

    We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, with everything we do, we put learning first. The General Manager for National Geographic Learning (NGL)-School will be responsible for leading Cengage's business unit focused on the US K-12 market. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the General Manager will lead this business unit through its transformation to maintain its market leadership in the high school and careers market, preparing secondary students for college and careers. Our customers' world is changing rapidly, and we feel there is no one better to deliver the best in differentiated content and unparalleled digital experiences necessary to serve these students and their educators.

    What you'll do:

    • Develop and execute a winning strategy to deliver on the annual and 3-year goals for the NGL School business, based on a detailed understanding of customer needs, NGL School products, and market dynamics across the US K-12 vertical

    • Design the organization structure and develop the team to deliver against the NGL School strategy

    • Effectively lead and manage the ~200-person NGL School team by clearly communicating success metrics and expectations, holding team members accountable and rewarding/recognizing goal achievement, as appropriate.

    • Successfully pivot the current k-12 broader portfolio to a "College and Career Readiness" focus by identifying market segmentation paths and growth opportunities within this segment

    • Develop market and customer segmentation that identifies market opportunities capable of delivering the growth aspirations defined in the business strategy

    • Work with leadership team to define the product strategy and associated content and technology strategy necessary to deliver growth within the target markets

    • Set and ensure successful realization against sales and budget goals

    • Engage in and/or lead key or targeted customer, marketing, and business development activities to support the team and deliver against growth goals; develop and manage the partnerships necessary to be successful in the US K-12 market

    • Collaborate effectively with Cengage functional teams and other business units to deliver on a strategy that fully leverages Cengage's capabilities

    • Seek out opportunities for expansion and growth by developing new business relationships

    Skills You Will Need Here:

    • Bachelor's Degree and MBA preferred

    • 15+ years of total experience with proven track record to craft and lead an organization through a digital transformation

    • Experience developing and using customer data to drive decision-making and focus.

    • Proven track record developing and delivering against digital product strategies, ideally in the US K-12 market

    • Prior experience leading successful organizational transformation projects.

    • Ability to drive a high-impact agenda with a diverse set of executives/ business partners, and the ability to drive the right change in a fluid and dynamic environment.

    • Able to develop strategic plans where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of Cengage, competitive environment, technology and economic or social implications of organization activities

    • Ability to challenge ideas and norms with thoughtful arguments. Is an inspiring leader who is creative and innovative in identifying solutions and persuading others to a course of action.

    • Highly developed analytical skills and data savvy. Strong quantitative & problem-solving toolkit

    • Proven success in maintaining perspective and focusing on the key priorities for the entire business

    • Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. Consistent track record as a good standout colleague with an understanding of how to deliver both personal and team goals.

    • Excellent management, coaching, and mentoring skills with the ability to effectively direct sales and field operations to improve revenues and profits.

    Cengage is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage's EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen (~~~) and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (~~~) by visiting their corresponding links.

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    About Cengage

    Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA. Employees reside in nearly 40 countries with sales in more than 125 countries around the world. Visit us at ~~~ or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

    Cengage, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries and territories, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. We serve the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching, and workforce training markets worldwide. We believe that through the power and joy of learning, students can enrich their lives and achieve their dreams - no matter their age, experience, abilities, or environment. Our industry-leading products and services make education more accessible and affordable, including Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. Visit us at ~~~ find us on LinkedIn (~~~/) , Facebook, or Twitter (~~~$) .