Senior Product Manager (leading Commercial team)

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We at Infinitas Learning are passionate about understanding and transforming the way people learn. Our Product & Technology division creates the digital solutions for three of Europe’s largest and most established education publishers, supporting many thousands of teachers and learners in countries including the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden.

To learn more about Infinitas visit the home page of this career site.


👩🏽‍💻 What would you do?

We are looking for a Senior Product Manager capable of leading a collection of product teams in an area of the business, guiding a more complex multi-themed roadmap with many components towards a larger business outcome. You would mentor and directly manage other product managers in your assigned area.

This role would specifically involve leading our product work in our “Commercial” segment. It has responsibility for our commercial technology, including our user-facing ecommerce sites, where schools and individuals can buy our products, as well as our back-end and marketing systems. You would be responsible for all the systems we use to engage users who are customers, and to improve our relationship with them outside of our learning platforms.

We’re most interested in candidates who have understanding of commercial areas of businesses and have been creative collaborators with colleagues in marketing and commercial departments.

You would also be working with senior stakeholders in at least three different countries.

As part of the role we expect you would:

  • Work together with stakeholder to create the necessary vision, high-level roadmap and business cases (where necessary) to ensure long term strategic objectives are achieved.
  • Work with the product team to break the roadmap areas down into smaller pieces that can then be prioritised and delivered on, recognising that your job is to provide both the vision and boundaries to work in, but the whole team should take ownership around how they deliver against these.
  • Keep track of product performance, benchmarks, and success metrics to ensure we are continuing to invest in the right things.
  • Report on progress to senior management, and act as a strategic sparring partner for management.
  • Perform analysis on new and existing product features to ensure we are making decisions supported by the available facts, with the support of business and data analysts.
  • Spend time every week talking with end-users, validating hypotheses around new feature development, confirming that new or existing features deliver value and ensuring that the product team feel really connected to the value they deliver to the end user.

Our teams are a mix of local and remote people, as we try to bring on board the best Product, UX and Engineering people we can, regardless of where they are located. You have experience working in this type of environment and are comfortable using tools (such as or similar to ProductBoard, Slack, Figma, Azure DevOps and the like) to facilitate teams to get the best out of their time.

This role can be based in any of our locations: Belgium, the Netherlands or Sweden. We may consider fully remote applicants in certain circumstances depending on the role, so please do apply if you feel you can carry out this role remotely.


🧑🏾🤝🧑🏼 What are our values?

  • We reflect the values of the teachers and learners who use our products
  • Creativity blossoms only when freed from fear
  • Leadership is approachable and supportive
  • We take strength from our diversity
  • We are all part of, and serve, the Infinitas group of companies

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📖 Who are you?

While we don't like creating a detailed set of criteria that then filters out some potentially great candidates, it is important you have an idea of the type of thing we will be looking for after you apply - so please take these as a guide, but if you are uncertain please don't let it stop you applying!

    • 5+ years' experience within product management
    • Experience with areas of commercial product management such as systems for ecommerce and marketing an advantage.
    • Experience in analysing end-user feedback, user research and performance data to guide product feature development.
    • Ability to communicate cross-functionally among multiple internal and external stakeholders, explaining complex systems or concepts in appropriate terminology for stakeholders.
    • Ability to veer effortlessly between strategic, tactical and operational levels.
    • Knowledge of the agile software development process and experience using tools to manage and prioritise work for a software team.
    • A keen listener and collaborator, but who is also resilient and hold their ground to deliver what they think is right.
    • Work with the product team to break the roadmap areas down into smaller pieces that can then be prioritised and delivered on, recognising that your job is to provide both the vision and boundaries to work in, but the whole team should take ownership around how they deliver against these.
    • Keep track of product performance, benchmarks, and success metrics to ensure we are continuing to invest in the right things.
    • Report on progress to middle and senior management, and act as a strategic sparring partner for management.

    The business language across Infinitas Learning is English, so a strong proficiency is a must. At the same time, if you are not a native speaker of the Dutch or Swedish languages, a proficiency in either Dutch or Swedish (or a willingness to acquire this) is a must.


🏆 What do you get from us?

  • The opportunity to work in a domain that makes a genuine and positive impact on the society in which we live.
  • A competitive salary and benefits (that will vary based on your location due to local expectations or requirements)
  • Possibility to move around different teams to solve different problems and broaden your experience within the company. We want to be flexible, offering our team members high autonomy in flat-structured teams focused on delivering value.
  • Attractive and flexible employment conditions
  • Flexible working hours depending on team requirements as to how, where and when you work. We were supporters of remote working long before it was as popular, and continue to be.

⏳ What happens after you apply?

  • Your application will be reviewed by Michael, Head of Product & UX and Eline, HR to do a first review and agree to proceed, and we aim to have a response within 5 working days with regards to the next step. If there is no next step we will also let you know and explain why.
  • The first call will be with Michael and Eline, to have a quick conversation about both your expectations and personal details - we don't want to waste your time if there is anything that will make it not work out regardless of how amazing you are.
  • You will be invited to a Teams call with two of our colleagues, who will focus your experience, and also be able to answer questions you may have.
  • If successful we will contact you to make an offer, if not, we will contact you to let you know why not.

⏰ Important to know ...

  • We won't do any white board exercises. We are focused more on getting to know you you as a human being and future colleague.
  • We will treat you with respect at all times and provide feedback if you are not successful.
  • While we are hiring this role into a specific team, we hope many of our staff members will have the opportunity to move between teams.