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Product Development Manager (Short Courses) - EXPIRED

Job Title Product Development Manager (Short Courses) - EXPIRED
Contract Type Permanent
Location New Malden, Surrey
Salary £45000 per annum + circa
Job Published 18 Mar 2015
REF J51052KP
Contact Name TPP Education
Contact Email education@tpp.co.uk

Job Description - EXPIRED

A globally recognised professional membership body and awarding organisation based in New Malden, near Wimbledon are recruiting for a full time, Product Development Manager for Short courses.

The Product Development Manager will be responsible for the market research, design and development of all new short course programmes, including related Training and Membership services. You will need to balance twin strategic aims of driving up the development of quality vocational short courses and member services while generating new revenue streams.

You will provide expert knowledge to internal colleagues and external clients. Robust research on market needs (B2C and B2B) is a must in addition to tapping into the knowledge of an expert pool of academic colleagues to ensure expansion is in line with the organisation's vision and maximises commercial impact.

Main responsibilities will include:
*Identifying training and development needs within client organisations or specified target markets
*Designing and expanding a range of training and development programmes
*Considering the costs of planned programmes and keeping within budgets as assessing the return on investment of any training or development programme is important;
*Producing training materials for an organisation's in-house courses;
*Managing the delivery of training and development programmes including devising a training strategy for the organisation;
*Evaluating training and development programmes- amending and revising programmes as necessary
*Having an understanding of e-learning techniques, and being involved in the creation and/or delivery of e-learning packages and researching new technologies and methodologies in workplace learning and presenting this research.
*Evaluating the further and higher education market for innovative new products and services in the short course arena
*Managing a portfolio of short course products, reviewing them and where necessary revising, updating and when appropriate deleting those which are unprofitable
*Planning, overseeing and implementing research to identify customer/market needs and to support the rationale for product development and positioning within the marketplace to improve product portfolio and profitability
*Managing and developing a range of external consultants who can support and aid with short course design and delivery

Essential criteria for the role includes:
*You will be a successful Product/Training Manager or L&D Consultant with a proven background in re-launching, rationalising and developing new products within the Awarding Body or Higher/ Further Education College sector.
*You will need to be an innovator with the ability to use creativity and initiative to bring fresh ideas and a new mode of thinking to the role with expert knowledge and experience of training design and assessment developments to meet business needs.
*You will be able to demonstrate a clear entrepreneurial drive, evidence meeting and/or exceeding challenging targets for growth and expansion through the effective design and delivery of marketing, communication and business development plans. Ideally, this will include experience of developing short courses for international markets.
*Be commercially aware; ensure that products can be developed and marketed profitably.

To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV to the Education Team quoting reference number J51052KP

TPP is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We shortlist based on competencies and not on race, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

Ref: EXPIRED - J51052KP | Published: 18th Mar 2015