Director, Innovation & market intelligence (Education)

Job description

There’s a revolution in the education sector and here’s your chance to be a part of it.

Join OpenClassrooms as VP Education Innovation & market intelligence and help us become the leading worldwide learning provider, changing the life of millions of people across the globe by making education accessible to all. Come help us spread the “OpenClassrooms” brand amongst a dedicated community that keeps growing (3 million members).


As OpenClassrooms is a fast growing start-up, its product and value proposition to student is in constant evolution and has to be innovative and ahead of competitors. This is your role to keep this advance through monitoring the environment, innovations and designing the Educational product of OpenClassrooms: what is tomorrow’s learning experience ? how can we improve students learning experience ? What are the needed skills on the market ?


From skills mapping, to quality management, including pedagogical innovation, video animation, mentorship matching, your scope is about prospective and innovation. 


As VP Education Innovation & market intelligence in the Education team, you will be leading the Educational product development to enhance the overall quality experience for students.


You will be leading the Educational product development, so managing a small dedicated team and in constant exchange with the rest of the Education team.

You will also be working in collaboration with all the other teams, including their product representant to develop OC overall product




Reports to the Chief Education Officer




In this role, you will:


  • Perform in depth & on-going benchmarking of offline & online competitors: strategic positioning, regarding learning experience, product development & features
  • Implement a systematic & technology-based skills mapping methods from area of competencies to micro-level competencies ; from naming competencies to their levels and assessment criterias
  • Give recommendations on program to develop and high-demand jobs
  • Design the best and most efficient learning experience, covering all pedagogical aspects
  • Develop Quality Management in the education team: culture, processes and systems 
  • Manage a small team to help you carry out your missions    





  • French or English native, strong English or French 
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Confident with technology and agile environment
  • Dynamic and sociable
  • Proofed experience in team management in a start-up environment



  • 6-10 years of experience in product management & innovation
  • Experience in Education required and in Edtech is a strong plus




The journey starts with a phone interview and a meeting with Audrey, Hiring Manager.

Then we plan face to face meetings with Charlotte, Chief Education Officer and Xavier, Chief Human Resources Officer. For the final round, you will meet other members from Education Team and Pierre, CEO.

You will be asked to provide us with professional references contact detail.


Feel free to get the gist of who we are :



- Public transportation in Paris and suburbs for free (Pass Navigo paid by OpenClassrooms)

- Health insurance for free (“Mutuelle” monthly fee entirely paid by OpenClassrooms)

- Meal vouchers (Employer contribution at the max authorized by law)

- Access to gym for free (GymPass paid by OpenClassrooms)

- Unlimited days off and a 1.000€ premium once a year for 15+ days off taken

- Access to remote working

- A company MacBook

- A work environment and a strong culture built on agility, openness, respect and high quality



OpenClassrooms is a French hyper-growth company eligible to the French Tech Visa program. That means, for foreign candidates, benefiting from the accelerated procedure to apply for a "Talent Passport" residence permit. There is also a simplified "accompanying family" procedure available for spouse and dependent minor children.

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