Cengage Learning Temporary Product Assistant-Science in Boston, Massachusetts
The Product Assistant provides direct, day-to-day support to the Science Product Management team. This person will provide a wide variety of services to Product Managers as a means to optimize the performance of the product group and its development effort and, thereby, help achieve its business goals.
Provides general administrative support. Examples of these support services include, but are not limited to, correspondence, meeting management, travel planning, and more.
Assists the team in coordinating market research efforts such as surveys, reviews, focus groups, advisory panel meetings, webinars, etc.
Assists 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.
Prepares Check Requisitions for payment/reimbursement to reviewers, authors and others. Maintains appropriate database records and follows up as necessary. Processes invoices as needed.
Executes market research as needed, summarizing competitive products as necessary for several product lines.
Prepares and processes Purchase Orders.
Orders sample products.
Maintains filing and records management systems and other office procedures pertaining market research, product information, manuscript files, author/reviewer prospect files, and customer feedback.
Utilizes CRM to verify instructor information, product information, request materials, and to find users of products.
Pulls, collates, and analyzes data and reports from various systems.
Performs other duties as assigned or as judgment or necessity dictates.
Supports the team on creation of ISBN’s as needed.
Prepares all documents needed and distribute to participants for meetings across the assigned product teams including product strategy reviews, plan checks, production launches, digital road mapping, etc
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016, including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and OneDrive
Excellent grammar, punctuation, spelling, and organization skills
Outstanding attention to detail as well as time management, and organizational skills
Ability to adapt work style to situation to work flexibly, effectively, efficiently while incorporating good people/communication skills in a fast-paced environment
Comfortable working in a team environment and also able to autonomously complete projects with limited guidance
Good quantitative reasoning skills
- Prior administrative and/or customer service experience
Requisition ID 2017-3339
Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 6/6/2017
Job Function Product Management