Associate Portfolio Manager in Seattle, WA at McGraw-Hill

Date Posted: 5/8/2020

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Job Description

Impact the Moment
When was the last time you experienced the impact of your work? Our team thrives on building meaningful relationships with educators and learners. With that comes the unique opportunity to touch lives across the world and experience first-hand the difference your hard work makes.  We’re looking for an Associate Portfolio Manager to assist with customer research, contribute to short- and longer-term product/platform enhancements, and conduct business acceptance testing.  This position will be based in our Seattle or Chicago office.
How can you make an impact? 
The Associate Portfolio Manager is responsible for assisting with customer research, contributing to short- and longer-term product/platform enhancements, and conducting business acceptance testing.  In this role, you will represent the needs of our end-users in our digital products for both math and chemistry.
What you will be doing: 
- Understand market issues within Chemistry through market research and synthesis, and drive portfolio growth by developing a strategic vision based on the research.
- Negotiate contracts with authors, subject matter experts, and vendors for new and revised works.
- Directly assist Portfolio Managers in Math and Chemistry to contribute to the short- and long- term product/platform enhancements.
- Conduct Business Acceptance Testing (BAT) for all major, maintenance & as-needed platform releases to ensure features delivered meet the highest quality standards and are customer-ready.
- Collaborate with market development partners to devise market segmentation, strategy, and tactics for market development activities. 
We’re looking for someone with:
• Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Chemistry/Math).
• 1-2 years of experience in related field.
• Experience working with tight deadlines & communication plans.
• Basic knowledge of education industry; Higher Education experience preferred.
• Ability to travel up to 25-30%.
 Join the Seattle or Chicago Office:
The Seattle office is located in the heart of the Pioneer Square district, only blocks away from CenturyLink Field and less than a mile from Pike Place Market, there is never a shortage of activities to do from the front steps of 83 South King Street. Employees enjoy an open and modern office design as well as stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. This office provides complimentary snack and drink options, including daily access to fresh produce. In the late afternoons, it’s not uncommon to see employees playing a game of pool or ping pong in the break room.

The Chicago office is perfectly located on the West Loop with gorgeous views of the skyline and Chicago river below. An open floorplan with modern standing desks and meeting spaces boosts productivity and comradery. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and soft drinks and take a break in the contemporary onsite cafeteria. Finish out your work day at the onsite gym or take advantage of the short commute to Union Station to catch a train ride home.

As an education innovation company, we're proud to play our part by inspiring learners around the world. If you bring your curiosity, we'll help you grow in a collaborative environment where everyone shares a passion for success.

Are you ready for a new challenge? Apply for a career at McGraw-Hill and together, we'll impact the world.