Director of Product Management

Cambridge, MA
Product Design /
Full-time /
Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey, taking the helm in shaping the future of our product and client experiences, to create Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, and a Healthy World? As the Product Director, you’ll push the boundaries of tech in our three key market sectors: online learning, clinical trials support, and life sciences, answering their ever-increasing demand for accessibility and engaging experiences. Collaborating closely with our Development and Client Services teams, you’ll craft internal tools that revolutionize our solution delivery, ensuring it's faster, more cost-effective, and exceptionally reliable. 

As a leader, you'll be accountable for growing and nurturing your Product team, ensuring the right balance of capacity and capabilities. You’ll also join our other leaders in foster a culture of excellence and a "growth-company" mindset, stewarding our values and culture across the organization.

If you're ready to shape the future, drive innovation, and lead a high-performing team, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey. This role reports to the Vice President of Client Services, manages a small team of Product Managers and external contractors. We are open to remote arrangements with a preference for candidates located in the Greater Boston area. 

What you’ll do:

    • Accountable for the product portion of the go to market strategy for the practice in collaboration with the practice heads, with a primary focus on the learning offerings.
    • Develop and apply an appropriate AI strategy for our three market sectors:  online learning, clinical trials support, and learning in life sciences.
    • Define road maps to support over the horizon goals.
    • Work closely with the Development team to formalize our own internal tools and processes to help us deliver higher quality solutions in a fast, less expensive, and more reliable way.
    • Direct project supervision of all product team members and through active coordination with Directors of other groups that are providing staffing for projects.
    • Set the bar of excellence for Product Management and Design at Studion; establishing design best practices to be used by all of Product Managers to assure consistent and high quality delivery across projects.
    • As a player/manager serve as product manager on a select set of high impact client projects.
    • Work with clients and our internal team to determine product strategy and roadmaps for client projects. Clearly explain product trade-offs and decisions to team members and clients to create the best possible experience. 
    • Lead the end-to-end product design lifecycle, creating impactful product artifacts including user flows, product requirements document, sketches/wireframes, and other conceptual diagrams and documents to communicate product vision.
    • Create prototypes and perform usability tests and studies.
    • Support Commercial Development with business development and sales activities for new clients and upselling existing clients.
    • Right size the capacity and capabilities of your Product team.
    • Build and sustain a high-performing team of Product Managers.
    • Create a pool of high-quality, on-demand contract resources to fill staff capability gaps and create surge capacity.
    • Be a steward of the business’ values and culture and ensure these are preserved and developed in Client Services.
    • Enhance the culture of the team around a “growth-company” mindset that promotes customer satisfaction, identifying opportunities for upselling, and growing the Practice.

Who you are:

    • Software Product Strategist: 10+ years of software product management and development with at least 5 of those years in Edtech experience discovering, designing, and prioritizing product features.
    • Formal training or experience as a software engineer (e.g. a bachelors in CS).
    • Ability to envision and execute a product vision from a blank slate.
    • Able to anticipate client and project needs and prevent potential issues in the design and development process.
    • Research and Validator: Ability to use data to make decisions and experience designing and running usability studies and feedback/interview sessions.
    • Systems Communicator: Able to create complex models that convey product components and relationships to align understanding across external client stakeholders and internal team members. 
    • Knowledgeable about front end, back end, and cloud technology to determine the feasibility and difficulty of client requests and to discuss trade offs with development teams.
    • Experience leading diverse remote teams of technical, non technical, and creative members in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities to achieve intended results. Proven track record working collaboratively with software development teams to build products.
    • Able to create and deliver new and novel facilitation activities and presentations to address client needs.  Great verbal and written communication skills. 
    • Embraces an “always be learning” attitude and work culture. Excited about working in a tech-enabled professional services company (as opposed to a product company) with ambitious growth goals.
    • Passionate about the intersection of technology and learning with particular interest in developing novel AI applications.

    • We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.

What we offer:

    • A competitive salary tied to market benchmarks for similarly sized companies .
    • Coverage of the majority of health and dental insurance premiums so that you can get the right care when you need it.
    • Short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance cover your worst case scenarios.
    • A wellness stipend helps you get and stay healthy.
    • Flexible work hours and time-off allow you to fulfill your other responsibilities and do the things you love.
    • A top notch 401k helps you worry a little less about the future.
    • Our connections---our relationships---are some of our most valuable assets and at Studion, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with a group of curious, humble, transparent, and quirky people who are laser focused on outcomes. Our current team members are parents, woodworkers, apple sauce canners, marathon runners, international trekkers, and accomplished musicians---just to name a few. 

    • We know that the right benefits and perks enable team members to do their best work and live their best lives. We look at benefits and perks holistically and focus on what really matters. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. 
Who we are:

We believe healthy, empowered people lead to a better world, and it’s through Learning and Life Sciences that more people thrive. As these industries expand into digital formats, the challenge becomes reaching people where they are, and answering their ever-increasing demand for accessibility and engaging experiences. That’s also our unique expertise.

Through a proprietary blend of methods and techniques, we bridge the human experience and technology to deliver high engagement with efficient and effective solutions. Leveraging our expert global team, we translate clients’ programs into customized digital experiences, from design to operations—at scale.

We study the range of human interactions and meet it with our technical prowess. Our seamless, end-to-end approach retains the efficacy and protocols of clients’ programs regardless of platform, delivery method, and technology. To ultimately deliver meaningful outcomes for clients, and their audiences around the world.

Studion was founded in 2003 as a professional services company specializing in delivering complex custom software platforms and applications to clients.  We’ve been powered by a strong U.S. founding team based in Cambridge Massachusetts, and a pool of talented engineers based in Split, Croatia.  

The Company is mission driven with a historic focus on online learning platforms to marquee clients such as Harvard, MIT, Johnson & Johnson, and prominent non-profits.  Several years ago, we added a second focus on supporting Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials, which are experiencing double-digit overall growth while rapidly increasing investments in digital technologies.  Together, these markets help us achieve our vision of Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, Healthy World.

The company has grown to $20 million in annual revenues, with over 200 employees. In 2023, we completed the first year of a two year plan to position the company to grow to $100 million in revenue in the next 7-10 years, with approximately 1,000 employees.