Vice President, Leadership and Business Solutions

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Vice President, Leadership and Business Solutions

At Skillsoft, we are all about making work matter. We believe every team member has the potential to be AMAZING. We are bold, sharp, driven and most of all, real. Join us in our quest to democratize learning and help individuals unleash their edge.

OVERVIEW:

The Vice President, Leadership and Business is responsible for the management and delivery of L&B product content and services through the full product lifecycle. This includes gathering and prioritizing requirements, defining the product vision and scope, informing the product positioning, and driving the content roadmap based on industry trends and competitive pressures. The Vice President of The Leadership and Business Solutions product line will identify, prototype and launch product offerings designed to accelerate business and leadership skill development. In this role, you will work cross-functionally within Skillsoft and externally with customers and thought-leaders to design, develop, deliver state of the art and highly impactful product line that meet revenue, profit, and customer satisfaction goals. This position reports to the Customer Market Leader, Leadership & Business, manages both product and content and instructional design capabilities, and works closely with and enables Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support.

OPPORTUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Collaborate with the Customer Market Leader to define the vision for the Leadership and Business product line, drive the development process from ideation to commercialization.
  • Serve as a thought-leader and influencer in customer markets, leading the rapid and responsive development of leadership and business solutions. Identify and partner with external subject matter experts in L&B content areas for new product development consideration.
  • Stay current on and manage certification requirements for all certification courses in the portfolio, ensuring partnership with credit bearing institutions.
  • Build the product roadmap that allows for the evolution of products and services in strong collaboration with marketing and sales.
  • Design, develop and lead highly effective and state-of-the-art e-learning and technology strategies.
  • Inform and drive innovative leadership and business product strategy by staying current with industry and competitive trends.
  • Lead team to create business cases, PRDs, MRDs and other documentation for new content offerings to support the development process and secure key stakeholder sponsorship.
  • Partner with the Corporate Strategy team to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities.
  • Serve as product line "evangelist" with the Sales Organization and coordinate with Sales to develop and implement sales tools and collateral through the Sales Enablement function.
  • Partner with Marketing to define core product position and develop a comprehensive go-to-market process for the Leadership and Business portfolio including messaging / positioning / campaigns that accurately reflect the features and benefits of new and existing content offerings. Ensure the successful implementation of this process with Marketing partners.
  • Conduct market research to define and identify use cases and unmet needs of existing and potential customers and to establish business requirements.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree with 15+ years of related experience; Master's Degree a plus
  • Deep subject matter expertise in the field of leadership and business skill development, learning and development methodologies and pedagogy, content development and instructional design, including comprehensive knowledge of and ability to apply innovative design and development models, learning technologies, and adult learning principals. 
  • Ability to lead and conduct and develop online curriculum and training courses.
  • Experience leading best-in-class, business-focused learning, and development/training functions.
  • Subject matter expertise in Diversity and Inclusion best practice and content design and development desirable.
  • Demonstrated success in developing learning strategies, content, programs, and tactics for global markets.

SUCCESS QUALITIES:

Personally Accountable for Team Success. We unleash our edge together.

Confident Achievers. We are bold.

Intellectually Curious. We are sharp.

Adaptable, Agile & Resilient. We are driven.

Customer First. We are real.


MORE ABOUT SKILLSOFT:

Skillsoft delivers online learning, training, and talent solutions to help organizations unleash their edge. Leveraging immersive, engaging content, Skillsoft enables organizations to unlock the potential in their best assets – their people – and build teams with the skills they need for success. Empowering 36 million learners and counting, Skillsoft democratizes learning through an intelligent learning experience and a customized, learner-centric approach to skills development with resources for Leadership Development, Business Skills, Technology & Development, Digital Transformation, and Compliance.

Skillsoft and SumTotal are partners to thousands of leading global organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies. The company features three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform, and the SumTotal suite for Talent Development, which offers measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. Learn more at www.skillsoft.com.


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.
If this opportunity intrigues you, we would love for you to apply!

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Skillsoft is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer: It is the policy of Skillsoft Corporation to provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability (mental or physical), protected veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by law.


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What are some social events your company does?

It really varies...we've celebrated the Superbowl, Red Sox Opening Day, National Chocolate Chip Day and Employee Apreciation Day to name just a few. We also have lots of contests such as Halloween Costumes & Ugly Holiday Sweaters. Of course, there is our big Summer Outing (with unlimited Kimball Farm ice cream:)) and our Annual Holiday Party!!

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The short answer is: transparently and often! UX at Skillsoft is part of the Product organization and as such is perfectly and uniquely positioned to facilitate converging efforts and conversations. We help connect different points of interest and intelligence that all need to be on the same page on every project and exploration.

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