Product Developer, Curriculum

  • Carolina Biological Supply Company
  • Burlington, NC, United States
  • May 03, 2017
Full time Biology/Ecology Business Development Communication/Public Outreach Environmental Education/Interpretation Training

Job Description

OBJECTIVE / PURPOSE 

Responsible for creating, developing, managing, coordinating, and carry out plans for profitable sales growth through product development and product selection by performing the following duties. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS 

  • Responsible for all aspects and stages of new product development process for the development of innovative proprietary products through partnerships, knowledge of science and science education, and own creative abilities. 
  • Build on existing products based on changes in science standards and customer feedback. 
  • Independently manage, develop, and work with internal and external parties to bring digital and print products to market. 
  • Develop a deep understanding of curriculum market segments. Assist in identifying new growth initiatives, new applications for existing products, new markets, and new vendors. 
  • Develops science educational content for various science discipline areas based on needs and goals of curriculum group. 
  • Keep abreast of trends and changes in science education, science standards, and courses of study to ensure alignment and quality of new products. 
  • Keep abreast of new development in current science research that may be translated to the science education market. 
  • Identify potential new product development opportunities with outside organizations. 
  • Develop, foster, and maintain relationships with customers to create a pool of product testing agents.
  • Enhance curriculum product marketing efforts by attending tradeshows and giving workshops.
  • Support Curriculum Marketing and Sales groups by providing information and training to Marketing Managers and Sales Staff on new products. 
  • Interact with Operations to ensure that product specifications are clearly defined. 
  • Test and evaluate materials as needed to ensure quality of existing items. 
  • Maintains harmony and serves as a role model for appropriate management behavior and attitudes for peers. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

Education: Bachelor's degree in Science Education or science field with related formal/ informal education work experience. 

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of elementary, middle school, and/or high school (or combination thereof) science education experience; or equivalent combination of appropriate education and experience. Experience in curriculum planning, development, and/or alignment preferred. 

Specialized Training/Skills:  Ability to effectively plan, implement, and monitor self-directed and group projects. Must possess good written and oral communication skills.

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