Product Manager, eReader
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
RedShelf Mission & Values

To improve education through technology. RedShelf's values are: Betterment, Enthusiasm, Drive, Ingenuity, Collaboration and Accountability


RedShelf is an award-winning EdTech company focused on helping publishers, schools, and businesses transition effortlessly to more affordable and efficient digital textbooks and learning content. In addition to digitizing and distributing content from thousands of publishers and content providers, we offer an end-to-end software platform (our "Content Delivery System") that streamlines every step in the course material acquisition and distribution process.


We’ve become one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies because we’re a true “one-stop-shop," offering the most modern technology and unparalleled support to help our partners adapt and thrive in the digital age. 

Job Summary:

Are you someone that has a relentless focus on creating solutions that solve real-world challenges and providing business value?  Do you want to be a part of a team that has a keen focus on delighting customers through the elegant products it creates?  Are you looking to hone your skillset of embracing a customer-centric mindset, and delivering solutions in a minimum viable / pragmatic delivery approach?  If yes to the above, you are a perfect candidate for the product group that drives the strategic roadmap and initiatives of the industry-leading toolset RedShelf has created. 


The Product Manager, eReader will work with the Product Director in owning the product strategy, product design, quality assurance, troubleshooting, training, and internal/external communications on our eReader and Mobile Apps. In this role, the Product Manager will gain expertise in how students engage with our software and build a roadmap that supports the best in class student experience.  They will be responsible for compiling engagement in existing features, recommending new features and working with the development team to articulate the needs of the business. 


Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Aid and own various aspects of the product development lifecycle, including but not limited to, gathering and distilling product feature needs/requirements from customers and key stakeholders into executable tasks, aiding with quality assurance, and formulating detailed go-to-market plans.
  • Have an intimate knowledge of the RedShelf products supported and the customers the product-market-fit is focused on.
  • Aiding in quantifying the business value (whether customer value, operational value, or strategic value) related to RedShelf’s key business initiatives, and ultimately, the work the technology team will execute on.
  • Break down agile epics into user stories, help to prioritize them based off of business value, and work closely with UX and development teams to make these stories come to life.
  • Assist with shaping of the customer experience (CX) of new features and functionality of RedShelf’s strategic products and services.


  • 5+ years of Project or Product Management experience
  • 3+ years of working with consumer-oriented products / services
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven track record of coordinating and using analytical skills to drive data driven decision making
  • Comfort or experience in a fast-paced, growing environment

Other Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge and appreciation of the advances in higher educational software, course materials, and digital publishing
  • Background and/or experience in educational technology and/or publishing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical related field or equivalent experience

Why RedShelf?

RedShelf prides itself on maintaining an informal but fast-moving, hard-working, entrepreneurial culture. Our team members are smart, innovative, and passionate about improving education through digital technology.

We offer the best of both worlds: the energy and opportunity of a rapidly-growing organization, coupled with the stability of an extensive client base, strong financial backing, and proven track record of success. In addition to a forward-thinking environment with ample opportunity for professional and personal growth, our team members enjoy competitive compensation and benefit packages, including company stock options.

RedShelf is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with a disability, veterans, and others who would enrich the diversity of RedShelf are encouraged to apply.

Working at RedShelf

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My team cares about their work, is really skilled at what they do, and great at communicating
Accomplishing difficult tasks with a small, but powerful team.
Open to listening to feedback, good or bad, and considering changes to make RedShelf better.


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RedShelf's Employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) is 6, as rated by 42 employees. This means 35% of RedShelf employees would encourage their friends to become coworkers today.

5 Cool Reasons to Work at RedShelf

  1. RedShelf is one of Chicago's fastest growing companies, making the Inc.5000 list four consecutive years.
  2. RedShelf was named 2021 Publishing Software of the Year
  3. Forbes named RedShelf one of America's Best Startup Companies in 2021
  4. RedShelf offers an amazing physical office, featuring rooftop views and easy access to Chicago's best.
  5. RedShelf is making a large-scale impact on education with technology.