Perlego

Product Manager

Join Perlego as they are looking for a Product Manager


About us

At Perlego, we’re working hard to make education accessible to all. In this digital age, we believe that anyone should be able to learn anything at any time. Knowledge should be more accessible, not locked behind sky-high price tags.

Over the past 5 years, our goal has been to support students across the UK & Europe to access quality books. The next stage of Perlego is two fold: 1) expand our support to students globally, and 2) build a product that goes beyond the book, a platform that helps students study smarter and more effectively.

What we’re looking for

A result-driven Product Manager with experience building high-impact platform and consumer products, to own the roadmap and drive product development for one of our cross-functional squads, and deliver solutions that move our company metrics.

We are currently moving towards a matrix structure and we organise ourselves into cross-functional tribes working together on common goals, with each tribe including at least 2 product squads plus all necessary roles and skills to deliver on objectives.

As a Product Manager, you will be joining one of our product squads - generally composed by a Technical Lead, 3 Full-Stack Engineers, a QA Engineer, a DevOps Engineer, a Product Designer, and own one of our products throughout its lifecycle, ensuring it supports the company’s strategy and goals.

How we work together

We are currently moving towards a matrix structure and we organise ourselves into cross-functional tribes working together on common goals, with each tribe including at least 2 product squads plus all necessary roles and skills to deliver on objectives.

As a Product Manager, you will be joining one of our product squads - generally composed by a Technical Lead, 3 Full-Stack Engineers, a QA Engineer, a DevOps Engineer, a Product Designer, and own one of our products throughout its lifecycle, ensuring it supports the company’s strategy and goals.

What you’ll be doing

  • Gain a deep understanding of our products and customers, build empathy with users and develop continuous discovery practices in your squad.
  • Leverage data, insights and research findings to uncover and prioritise opportunities, define requirements and drive user satisfaction and business outcomes
  • Work with Senior Product Managers to implement product strategies, scoping and prioritising activities based on business and customer impact.
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements for prototype construction and final product development.
  • Own the roadmap and drive implementation for a cross-functional squad, maximising impact within your set budget. Manage multiple bets in your backlog, sticking to realistic deadlines and pushing back when vital.
  • Lead your squad from idea to launch. Oversee the development process and ensure quality, usability and reliability standards are met and releases are on schedule. Drive product launches including working with marketing team, customer success, and other squads.
  • Define, monitor and analyse metrics for launched products, sharing findings to help grow a data-driven mindset in the team.
  • Advocate for Perlego’s mission and objectives, ensuring your squad is aligned and focused on the most impactful initiatives. Foster a culture of impact, performance, inclusivity and happiness in your squad.
  • Clearly communicate product plans, benefits and results to your squads and the wider company, creating buy-in with key stakeholders.
  • Act as a product evangelist, promote product management best practices and help scale the product team and discipline at Perlego.

What success looks like for this role in 12 months

  • In 3 months, having developed a full understanding of Perlego’s strategy and ways of working, you will have ownership of your squad’s roadmap and you will have started working with your squad to deliver against it.
  • In 6 months, you will have started working optimally with your squad, and have had an impact on company objectives through your roadmap.
  • In 12 months, you will be consistently delivering high-impact products and driving results with a fully functional, efficient, and satisfied squad.

Requirements


Who we're looking for


  • A confident Product Manager 🚀 - capable of formulating and advocating for a clear, impactful product strategy and roadmap, and working with a cross-functional tribe to deliver on it. You have 3+ years of proven experience building consumer-facing products that drive consistent business results (at least 2 in a product management role).

  • Always working at the intersection of business, technology and user experience ⛳️ - you perform continuous exploration to understand your customers, confident that customer-centricity is key to drive business value. You partner with designers, researchers, developers, marketers to deliver a world-class user experience, making informed technology and scope trade-offs to maximise value.

  • A highly collaborative and inspiring leader 🤝 - you believe that building a product is a collaborative endeavour and bring more perspectives to the table, leveraging your team’s diverse skills and encouraging knowledge sharing. You are team-oriented and drive impact by giving others the space to contribute at the right time, forging productive stakeholder and peer relationships.

  • A reliable and result-driven problem-solver 🧠 - you leverage data to identify opportunities, guide decision-making and shape outcome-driven solutions, in alignment with company objectives. You approach problems with a solutions mindset, thinking both critically and creatively, balancing innovative ideas with reality, resources and business needs. You have a sleeves-rolled-up mentality and can work hands-on when needed.

  • An effective decision-maker ✅ - you can make hard trade-offs and prioritisation decisions between high-value items, influencing and managing stakeholders with competing priorities. You are comfortable with uncertainty and can lead teams forward in ambiguous contexts, acknowledging what’s unknown but looking ahead and taking pragmatic action. You adapt to change with ease - testing, learning, and iterating to achieve optimal results.

  • An exceptional communicator 📣 - you are capable of translating highly technical or complex matters into understandable stories. You are comfortable with both writing and presenting to get your ideas heard and get consensus from a variety of collaborators. You believe in radical candour and can give and receive direct feedback to help things progress efficiently.

It’s a plus if you have ⭐️

  • Experience working with Agile and/or Scrum
  • Experience with user research and testing
  • Technical background
  • Understanding of growth, funnel metrics, and/or experience leading experimentation
  • Experience with financial ownership and operational management
  • Experience with Figma, ProductBoard, Jira or other relevant tools
  • Experience working in education, ideally Ed-Tech
  • Experience working in a matrix structure
  • Experience in a scale-up environment and/or MA (or equivalent) in a relevant field

Benefits


Why should you work at Perlego?

Apart from our mission, we foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support. We’re proud of our 4.8 Glassdoor reviews and the fact that 97% of our team would recommend Perlego as a place to work.

Compensation

Salary range between £55,000 - £72,000 + equity

:sparkles: Flexible Working

We're making learning accessible to all and we want our ways of working to be accessible too. Choose between our impressive office in Chancery Lane, remote work or a bit of both. Work in a way that supports your needs and your life. We trust people to work from where you do your best work.


🌱 Personal development

We value continuous learning, you will get £500 per year to spend on training of your choice


🧳 Work-life balance

Everyone needs a break, so enjoy 30 days off (incl. bank holidays) + 1 week over Christmas (or religious holidays of your choice).


🚲 Cycle to work scheme

We're committed to building a sustainable business, so we encourage cycling to work. Perlego will buy your bike of choice, which you'll pay back over 12-18 months.


🧘🏽‍♀️ Health & wellbeing

We care about our employees physical and mental wellbeing, so you get the choice of a wellbeing subsidy or health insurance. You will also get access to a counselling support service via Spill.


🎉 Social

We're a tight-knit bunch who enjoy our time to play. We have regular social events and activities for everyone - everything from white water rafting to board game nights.


🍼 Family time

We believe family is really important; we offer new parents a competitive parental leave.