Chief Product Officer

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Cognassist is the UK’s leading cognitive assessment and neurodiversity platform, working with over 100 of the UK’s best education providers to transform the lives on learners. 1 in 5 learners in the UK leave education with no basic qualifications. Yes, it’s a scary statistic. Whilst we’ve made significant progress to reduce barriers to education in the UK, we’re still failing 20% of our learners.

Specifically, most learning providers, whether they’re universities, colleges, adult learning or apprenticeship providers struggle with:

  1. Easily identifying learners with additional needs
  2. Supporting those learners to succeed across their educational journey
  3. Accessing funding to provide that support

That’s why we built Cognassist. To help every learner reach their full potential and empower learning providers for the future.

We’re on a mission to make sure, no learner is left behind.

Our platform offers a scalable and accessible digital cognitive assessment, personalised learner journeys with over 500 learning strategies and state of the art neuroscience training for learning providers. This year alone we’ve assessed over 70,000 learners, grown the marketing team by 100% and picked up Global Edtech Start Up of the Year award.

 

Role:

  • We are looking for a Chief Product Officer (CPO) to oversee every element of the product from design to launch and beyond while ensuring it delivers value to both customers and the business. The CPO will lead our Science, Product, UX, Engineering and Content teams (23 direct reports). This will be expanding quickly over the next 6-12 months.
  • This is a fully remote (UK based) role.
  • Research and understand client need and translate into the product strategy over short, medium and long term
  • Lead the business and product towards the Enterprise market covering three key areas incorporating research, deployment to Enterprise market and then refinement of our AI algorithms / Big data to ensure continuous improvement. 
  • Work closely with the Commercial Team to support a client focussed approach. This includes supporting the sales process and working with Customer Success to maximise product take up. 
  • Leverage data to inform decisions, business cases, product design, etc
  • The individual in this role must have a clear vision for executing against the company mission
  • High EQ with strong people and communication skills able to engage with multiple stakeholders and multiple levels
  • Demonstrate experience / the ability to enforce roadmap delivery
  • Experience working in a founder-led environment
  • 3-5 years in Product leadership through one or more funded stages of growth
  • At least 3 years’ experience in an Executive role. 
  • SaaS experience preferable 

Key Responsibilities:

Develop a vision and set the strategic direction of the product which aligns with customer needs, business growth, and overall technology strategy.

  • Own and drive the whole product lifecycle from design, launch and developing cross functional partnerships.
  • Define product requirements and roadmaps including things as feasibility, time, cost, and impact.
  • Maintain multiple roadmaps in-line with company vision & strategy.
  • Pursue a deep understanding of user and customer needs through research and data analysis.
  • Drive scalable processes and innovation around the product development cycle.
  • Develop metrics and KPIs to measure the success products and identify areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate across teams to communicate product strategies with internal stakeholders and adjust priorities according to feedback.

 Person

  • Drive to create groundbreaking products, and create exponential success as part of a high performing team
  • Ability to effectively lead and motivate teams across a variety of functional roles
  • Past track record of recruiting and developing high performing teams
  • Passionate about the customers and demonstrated experience at building a relationship with them
  • Experience interpreting customer needs and market trends
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously in as fast-paced environment
  • Experience leading deeply technical product plans and aligning business strategy and technology delivery
  • Proven change agent and a strong strategic thinker
  • Data-driven method for decision making using KPIs and metrics

 

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

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We know job satisfaction isn't just about doing a good job. We want to look after our employees and offer a range of benefits to help them look after themselves.

  • Flexibility

    We want people to work where they work best and have a range of flexible working arrangements.

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    We offer a range of benefits to ensure our employees can access the care they need.

  • Giving back

    Being part of a community means contributing to it and we offer paid volunteering days so employees can give back to theirs.

Uniqueness is a superpower

Our culture really matters to us at Cognassist.

We know our vision of creating a more inclusive world, starts with us.

Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us forward every day. We welcome candidates from all walks of life.

And we’re committed to authentically investing in our people.

We provide our teams with the best possible benefits, the latest tools, and nurturing environments to work in.

We always strive to empower people to do their best work and deliver real impact.

 

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