Editorial Product Manager

Sanoma Learning is a leading European provider of K12 (primary and secondary education) learning solutions in print and digital format. Our solutions bring better learning outcomes to pupils and support teachers in their daily work. Sanoma Learning is part of Sanoma. Sanoma is a listed company and the front runner in learning in Europe and consumer Media in the Nordics.

Sanoma Learning is education market leader in K12 in Europe with 8 growing publishing, platform and distribution businesses, serving more than 20 million students. The businesses are Van In (Belgium), Sanoma Pro (Finland), Malmberg (The Netherlands), Nowa Era (Poland), Sanoma Utbildning (Sweden), Santillana Spain, Iddink Group (The Netherlands) and its learning (Norway + presence in 7 other countries). Most of these companies are clear market leaders in at least one part of the K12 market. Together these companies form a strong European learning player that combines high quality personalized learning content and efficient teacher workflow solutions for its customers’ advantage. To support us in realizing our ambitions, we are looking for a:

Editorial Product Manager

Your Team

Content is core to our print and digital solutions and a strong driver of our growth. Being at the heart of our operations and workflows, we are looking for an Editorial Product Manager to manage the vision and roadmap of our content workflow chain and processes. Key-users of our editorial tooling are authors and content editors who are creating content for folio (print) and digital products we distribute to the classrooms European wide. As Editorial Product Manager you work closely with the Editorial Chief Product Officer and the six local editorial Product Managers within the publishing companies in creating the overall vision for the editorial domain and the editorial tooling involved. You serve as an intermediate in communicating and safeguarding the editorial vision to the local Product Managers and the DevOps teams.

Your Work

  • Responsible for the end-to-end success of the editorial domain within the six Sanoma Learning companies;
  • Contribute to the vision and strategic objectives for the editorial domain, including a longer term roadmap for harmonization of editorial and royalty tooling across the various publishing companies and alignment to future digital platform ambitions;
  • Support the Editorial Chief Product Officer and the local Product Managers in being able to communicate and share the vision;
  • Create an effective and good collaborating Editorial Product Management team for managing the funneling and prioritization of epics on the European backlog;
  • Serve as a first point of contact for the local editorial Product Managers regarding their local needs and development;
  • Provide insights to the Editorial Chief Product Officer and the local Product Managers about the benefits to be gained and the value to be created within the scope of future product releases;
  • Measure the benefit hypothesis of the products delivered and report the outcomes / conclusions to relevant stakeholders;
  • Support the SAFe and Agile way-of-working within the portfolio layer of the editorial domain and within the Editorial Product Management team;
  • Build a strong relationship with the delivery team and work together on identifying how to best deliver the tooling leveraging external and internal components

You will mainly work at Sanoma Learning’s headquarters in ‘s-Hertogenbosch but you are willing to travel to the operating companies when required. You directly report to the Digital Lead Common.

Your Profile

  • Independent thinker, strong influencer and dares to challenge the status quo;
  • Result oriented, excellent collaborator and highly organization sensitive;
  • 5+ years of experience working in the editorial domain and having a good market focus based on gained professional expertises;
  • Able to operate as a strong sparring partner for stakeholders within the editorial domain;
  • Proven prioritizing skills within complex international business environments;
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university;
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English;
  • Having good project management skills is desirable.

Our Offer

Sanoma Learning offers you an interesting and diverse position in a result oriented team with a high degree of independence and responsibility. You will work with professional colleagues in an informal, dynamic and pleasant working atmosphere.

The Editorial Product Manager will receive a competitive salary plus benefits including a 36 hour work week, 8% holiday allowance, 29 days of holiday a year, a pension plan and a substantial secundary employment conditions package.


If this position appeals to you, please send an e-mail with your Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter to For more questions about this position, please send an e-mail to Robert-Jan Noordegraaf ( or contact +31 6 22171122.

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