DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY
OpenClassrooms is a mission-driven company that makes education accessible to all. Our goal is to become the leading apprenticeship and reskilling provider, all over the world.
We are already the leading online education platform in Europe and Africa, expanding in the US and Asia.
Every month, we offer fully-accredited online diplomas to 12,000 students and free courses to more than 300K students
We are very proud to be a B Corp company (combining a for-profit activity with general social impact), we’re recognized as one of the best workplaces in France by Great Place to Work. We’ve received multiple other awards (Next 40/120, Entrepreneur of The Year by EY, etc.), but what really matters to us is that in 2021, more than 14,000 individuals attributed a positive move in their careers to OpenClassrooms.
We raised a total of 150 million dollars since inception with world-class investors like General Atlantic, Salesforce Ventures, GSV, or Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. This will help us invest in our product, continue our growth.
Welcome to the revolution of education! #BecomeFutureProof
Imagine for a moment that your goal was to train and help 1 million people to find a job worldwide every year. What would your life look like? You’ll need to join OpenClassrooms to find out!
The VP Product Solutions is an exciting new role in the Product and Technology Department, reporting to the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product Management, with responsibility for setting the vision and strategy for OpenClassrooms’ product and driving a product and design-thinking mindset across the whole company.
We define the product as ‘skills training’, and so working alongside the VP of Learning, the VP Product and Solutions is responsible for the entire experience we deliver to students, employers, government organizations, mentorship community and internal stakeholders.
The role will lead a function of currently more than 25 practitioners including Product Managers and Solution Managers (PO). The team already embraces most of the best practices such as Discovery, User Research, User tests, Outcome driven and Now Next Later Roadmapping, Agile and Lean, and more.
We’re looking for an amazing individual who is able to lead, influence and empower product teams and inspire a product mindset across a fast-growing international company on a mission to make education accessible.
The right candidate will have an important role in helping the organization deliver its business goals, by creating a product that will drive strong graduation rates, job placement rates and reach our financial and commercial targets.
In this role, you will:
Deliver on our impact and business targets, product by product.
Define and communicate an inspiring vision and bold strategy for our product and experience, including orientation, admission, enrollment, student experience, content consumption, accreditation and jury, services, support, and platform.
Advocate for and instill a product mindset across the whole organization and empower Product and Solution Managers to drive product discovery and coordinate product delivery across the whole business.
Lead the objectives and results setting process for the product organization and creation and ownership of a product roadmap for the company.
Be a great line manager and coach to the leaders of Product and Solution Management, and a champion of these disciplines at a senior level.
Create a healthy and inclusive product culture that encourages collaboration, rapid experimentation and big thinking, along with effective and efficient delivery.
Ensure that user insights, data and commercial mindset are at the heart of all product decision-making.
Identify new opportunities and inspire action to grow OpenClassrooms’ impact.
Ensure that OpenClassrooms is developing best practice and attracting top talent by growing our reputation as an amazing place to build products that positively impact society.
You are able to:
Lead the process to agree and communicate an inspiring product vision effectively within a large complex organization.
Translate the company strategy, market and user insights and industry trends to create and communicate effective product strategy and identify new opportunities.
Empathize with, influence, persuade and gain the respect of a diverse range of disciplines, people and business functions at a senior level.
Quickly interpret and draw insights from a wide range of data, commercial performance and quantitative research to inform decisions.
Coach and guide leaders from product management discipline.
Create the organizational structure and culture to support collaboration, experimentation, efficient delivery, continuous improvement and inclusion.
The ability to demonstrate that you are comfortable within a high growth scaleup and able to lead teams with a fast changing, high pressure environment.
You ideally will have:
Multiple years experience in complex product-centric organization(s) leading product and/or solution functions, where customers are at the heart of decision-making.
A track record of effectively collaborating to lead cross-functional teams.
Experience of applying a product and design-thinking approach to non software products, ideally within education.
A reputation as a brilliant product/design operator and thought leader and proven track record of hiring and developing high performing teams.
Have been involved in translating products to new markets.
If you don’t have experience within education, you will need a passion and appreciation for pedagogy and creating a learning experience that is more than delivering content.
OpenClassrooms is a remote-first organization with offices across the EU, the UK, the US, and headquartered in Paris, France. Most of your peers, team members, and colleagues work remotely, while they can come to the office when they want to. The role could be based anywhere in the EU, the UK, and the US. You will have to travel from time to time to Paris, London, and the US, and to be ready to reasonably accommodate online meetings on European time zones as the majority of our workforce is based in Europe.
WHY JOIN US
- A work environment and a strong culture built on agility, openness, respect, and high quality
- A competitive salary
For our 🇫🇷 employees:
- Health insurance (“Mutuelle”) monthly fee entirely paid by OpenClassrooms and remote medical consultations for free
- Access to professional development training sponsored by OpenClassrooms
- Pass Navigo entirely paid by OpenClassrooms
- Meal vouchers (Employer contribution at 60%, the max authorised by law)
- Access to the gym for free (Gymlib paid by OpenClassrooms)
- Unlimited days off, and after 1 year at OpenClassrooms, a 1.000€ premium once a year for 15+ days off taken
- “Remote First” work policy
- A company MacBook
For our 🇬🇧 employees:
- Pension plan: employer gross contribution 9%
- Health insurance: 100% covered for the employee and 50% for the family (no vision and dental)
- Our insurance provider Vitality Health offers a 50% off of the GYM plan on most Gym in London
- Modern Central London office space when needed for meetings/days in London (Holborn)
- 20 days of paid time off + additional time off offered
- After one year at OpenClassrooms, a 1,000£ premium once a year for 15+ days off taken
- “Remote First” work policy
- A company MacBook
Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you! Apply today — we’re standing by for your resume!
Feel free to check our online course How do we work at OpenClassrooms to get the gist of who we are.
👉 OpenClassrooms is a company of equal opportunities where you can find colleagues with diverse backgrounds, age, gender, social origins, beliefs, health situation or disability. You come as you are!
👉 OpenClassrooms is a French hyper-growth company eligible for 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 spouses and dependent minor children. More information here.
👉 Working at OpenClassrooms means joining a dynamic and stimulating team, take up challenges, meet awesome people every week, and change the world, a little bit, every day!