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Product Assistant

Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?
At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech 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.
What You'll Do Here:
The Product Assistant you will provide direct, day-to-day support to our product teams within a specific market space. You'll also provide a wide variety of assistance to multiple Product Managers as a means to optimize the performance of our product management and developments effort and, thereby, help achieve our business goals.
+ Provide general administrative support that include handling correspondence, coordinating meetings, travel planning, processing invoices/purchase orders and payments to authors/reviewers/etc., maintaining database records, etc.
+ Assist the team in coordinating market research efforts such as reviews, focus groups, webinars, etc.
+ Partner with Product Managers to develop some "B"? and "C" level titles and deliver them to the Production Editor in a form ready for publication.
+ Assist with preparation and distribution of author contracts, portfolio plans, product proposals, manuscript, and other documents pertaining to product management functions, assuring accuracy and working efficiently for each deliverable.
+ Execute market research as needed, summarizing competitive products as necessary for several product lines.
+ Order sample product using Magellan.
+ Maintain filing and records management systems and other office procedures pertaining market research, product information, manuscript file, author/reviewer prospect file, and customer feedback.
+ Utilize CRM to verify instructor information, product information, request materials, and to find users of products.
+ Support the Director Assistant on creation of ISBN's as needed.
+ Prepare all documents needed and distribute to participants for meetings across the assigned product teams including PSR's, plan checks, production launches, digital roadmapping, etc.
Skills You Will Need Here:
+ Bachelor Degree.
+ Tech savvy with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PPT, as well as databases.
+ Excellent grammar, punctuation, spelling, and organization skills are necessary.
+ Strong orientation to detail work and follow-through.
+ Able to work in an agile environment by being proactive, flexible, effective, efficient in fast-paced environment where good communication, time management, and organizational skills are highly valued within our teams.
+ Administrative experience preferred.
Requisition ID _2018-5511_
Job Function _Product Management_
Cengage is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to attracting and retaining a talented and diverse workforce. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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