Senior Product Marketing Manager

About Us

At Arbor, we’re on a mission to transform the way schools work for the better.

You’ve probably seen the headlines. Heavy workloads, constant change, admin pressure on teachers and staff at every level… sometimes it feels like this is just part and parcel of school life today. But it doesn’t have to be this way. 

At Arbor, we passionately believe that there’s a better way to work. And it starts by giving everyone the right tools and technology for the job. Over 1,800 schools and trusts use our products to work more collaboratively, free staff from busywork, and drive their schools forward. 

Ultimately, we’re here to help make our schools and trusts stress a little less, and focus on what matters most - improving the lives of teachers and outcomes of students everywhere.

Role Overview

We’re looking for a Senior Product Marketing Manager to help us bring our macro level product messages to life. You’ll own the positioning of our flagship products like Arbor for MATs, and Arbor for Secondary Schools, helping us to differentiate them, improve win rate, and reduce time to close.

You’ll also manage go-to-market strategy for new products and features coming out soon, partnering closely with our Product, Sales and Customer teams to make each launch a success.

 

A day in the life of a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Arbor

  • Crafting compelling, differentiated product-level positioning and key messages for Arbor’s core products
  • Own go-to-market planning alongside our Product Team Leadership. Improve our “large, medium and small” product release processes
  • Partnering with Sales Leadership to understand how Product Marketing can support them with sales enablement and product training
  • Building out sales enablement collateral which helps us improve our win rate
  • Develop insight-driven customer personas for key roles in schools, MATs and LAs
  • Own messaging and positioning that describes the value of Arbor for each customer segment
  • Partner with Product, Sales and Customer on major product releases and changes in company go-to-market, including pricing changes
  • Partner with Demand Generation, Sales Development and Account Management to ensure our upsell campaigns are as effective as possible
  • Validate and iterate on messaging through research and experimentation
  • Coach and develop a Product Marketing Manager

Role Progression

Within 1 month, you’ll: 

  • Have a solid understanding of our core products and users
  • Understand how our Marketing Team works - and how Product Marketing contributes to our goals
  • Have met key team members from Sales, Customer and Product
  • Be contributing to go to market planning, and learning how we do it

Within 3 months, you’ll: 

  • Be managing some of our upcoming feature releases independently alongside Product and Sales
  • Be confident using our house style and brand to create collateral 
  • Be an expert in our products
  • Have met several schools and MATs to help build your understanding of our customers

Within 6 months, you’ll: 

  • Be a key part of our roadmapping process - you’ll know which new features are coming down the line and will be able to own bringing them to market
  • Own our macro product positioning across our portfolio
  • Have built out our library of collateral alongside our Sales Team

About you 

We’re looking for a passionate team leader, with great mentoring skills.

Beyond that, we’d love to see:

  • Experience in B2B product marketing or brand marketing
  • A real talent for crafting compelling messaging and making copy shine
  • 2+ years experience as a line manager - you love coaching and developing people
  • You thrive at the intersection of creating strategy and process, and helping cross-functional teams to execute
  • A passion and aptitude for data analysis, advocating for customers and critical thinking
  • Strong aesthetic skills, with a keen eye for maximising the impact of collateral to build brand equity
  • Experience working with digital product and B2B sales teams to bring products to market
  • Experience with customer research and surveys

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience pricing products
  • Experience in or with schools

What we offer

Aside from the chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. 

  • We believe in supporting your professional growth and provide team managers with a training budget to spend on courses for you and your team
  • We promote positive well being and as part of this you’ll have access to our Employee Assistance Program as well as being able to speak to trained mental health first aiders 
  • Frequent internal lunch and learns, opportunities to learn from colleagues, and dedicated time off to attend conferences or training 
  • We are all currently WFH due to covid and will continue to provide flexible work arrangements post covid
  • We offer additional discretionary holidays, including half day Fridays during the school summer holidays 

Refer a friend: Know someone else who would be good for this role? You can refer a friend, family member or colleague, if they are offered a role with Arbor, we will say thank you with a voucher valued up to £200! Simply email: careers@arbor-education.com     

Arbor Education is an equal opportunities organisation

Our goal is for Arbor to be a workplace which represents, celebrates and supports people from all backgrounds, and which gives them the tools they need to thrive - whatever their ambitions may be.

We want to make sure we build the best products for our schools, and we passionately believe that starts with building a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve. We’re actively working on this, and we’re always open to feedback. Let us know your thoughts!

If you need any adjustments to be made to support you through the recruitment process, let us know at careers@arbor-education.com   

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Perks and Benefits

You'll have the chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • Professional development budget 🎓

    At Arbor we're passionate about learning, and to support this we have a dedicated training budget for all teams.

  • Mental health and wellness 🧠

    Dedicated Mental Health First Aiders and Wellbeing Champions with ongoing support and learning around mental health.

  • Volunteering day 🤝

    We're all about making an impact! So everyone who joins us gets 1 day a year to volunteer for a charity or cause of their choice.

  • Regular team socials 🥳

    We have regular team socials where we spend dedicated time together. This year we've had BBQs, been to theatre shows, gone white water rafting, and more!

  • Half-day summer Fridays 😎

    Plus, we shut the office for a day at Easter and over Christmas so you get some extra time off then too!

  • Employee Assistance Programme 🧘‍♀️

    Choice of comprehensive 24/7 support services with UK and Ireland's most trusted health and wellbeing network.

  • Flexible working 🤸‍♀️

    Depending on your role we can also offer you flexible working - just mention it in your interview and we'll let you know what your options are

  • Dog-friendly offices 🐕

    Our offices are dog friendly, so if you'd like to bring your canine companion in for the day, that's no problem!

  • GRC Accredited ✔︎

    The Good Recruitment Charter defines good recruitment practice through key principles that we aspire to.

Workplace and Culture

We’re a diverse and experienced team of ex-teachers, edtech engineers and education specialists passionate about making a difference to the sector.  
Ultimately, we’re here to help make our schools and trusts stress a little less, and focus on what matters most - improving the lives of teachers and outcomes of students everywhere!

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