Society for Human Resource Management

  • Senior Specialist, Education Products

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Job ID 2018-1256
    Education Products
  • Overview

    The Role:


    The Senior Specialist, Education Products contributes to the development, execution and strategic direction for the growing portfolio of SHRM products.  This portfolio includes products that serve not only individuals but also organizations.  These products help HR professionals develop their professional skills and in turn, support the advancement of the HR profession. In this capacity, the Senior Specialist, Education Products manages product distribution channels, oversee product updates and support a vital vendor partnership relationship.  Additionally, this role contributes to new product development and is an important partner in marketing efforts.


    Your Day:


    Product Management

    Oversee a portfolio of Educational Products.  This includes management of product roadmaps and requirements, product innovation, serve as key collaborator with marketing team on all collateral (web and print), channel management, and product development as an expert on competitive landscape.


    Strategic Planning and Operations

    Serve as a key player in the Education Division. The Senior Specialist supports the division’s financial sustainability with a keen focus on operations and product distribution channel growth.  This includes participation in strategic planning, goal setting and performance tracking, marketing and channel strategy, business development, product development, and general business management.


    Vendor Partnership

    Serve as a key player in the management of a long-term vendor relationship.  This includes participation in strategic product discussions, product revenue management, and general business management.


    Must Haves:

    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • 5 years of experience in product management and product development.
    • Experience creating and delivering executive-level presentations.
    • Exemplary communication skills both written and verbal.
    • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment across all levels.
    • Ability to create and implement complex project plans independently and meet deadlines.
    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
    • Sharp business acumen with demonstrated ability to make data-driven decisions.
    • Solid customer service commitment: resourceful, diplomatic, team-oriented and sensitive to the needs of members and staff.
    • Strong computer software skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

    Let us know if you also have:

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Experience in the human resources or the education terrain.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.


    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires occasional travel 0-10%.


    The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

    ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.


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