Senior Project Manager at Pearson

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Pearson is a global education company that helps people around the world to make progress in their lives through learning. With a rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people learn whatever, wherever and however they choose.

As an eCommerce Project Manager , you'll keep an innovative delivery team firing on all cylinders. You will work closely with experience designers, product managers, and engineering partners to get high-quality products and features built, tested, and released on time. You'll coordinate many fast-changing, moving parts and get them to come together as a product.

You are responsible for identifying and managing risks, making sound judgments about quality, and stopping (or speeding up) production at the right time. You will play a key role in ensuring that product requirements are captured, managing cross-functional communication and dependencies with other teams, creating, and driving the overall schedule, identifying, and mitigating risk at all stages, and defining the overall rhythm and meeting touch points between teams.

You will be flexible to triage incoming reliability, cosmetic, or human factor issues, drive focus during root cause analyses, and manage schedule and execution for the delivery process.

You have demonstrated strong performance in your prior roles; you thrive in ambiguity and demonstrate problem-solving leadership with limited oversight.

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Establish and manage project timelines; forecast hours, and coordinate with cross-functional partners
  • Work with both internal and external partners to execute project deliverables.
  • Keep your project lead apprised of project scope and/or timeline concerns and provide resolution options to avoid issues with the E2E program schedules.
  • Support the Project Lead in program communications; to ensure all stakeholders are apprised of status, requirements, and potential risks.
  • Work with Design Operations Manager regarding resourcing, timelines, budgets, and troubleshoot and propose solutions for obstacles.
  • Ensure final assets are delivered to approved specifications
  • Track and update project details in Jira
  • Ensure documentation is secured and stored in the appropriate systems (Aha! Or Confluence)
  • Organize and facilitate project team meetings, including daily stand-ups, retrospectives, etc
  • Focus on continuous improvement; define and implement new processes and workflows as needs arise.
  • Communicate in a timely and effective manner
  • Foster positive and collaborative relationships with cross-functional business partners

What you will accomplish:

  • You will traffic projects from start to finish while keeping the team abreast of upcoming milestones.
  • You will manage the team's workload by working with team members and cross-functional leads to scope project tasks, deliverables, priorities, and deadlines.
  • You can comfortably represent the project team in all cross-functional resourcing meetings. You will ensure briefs are complete before they are briefed groups, ensuring deliverables are clear, and all relevant information is in them before the proposed briefing.
  • You will communicate on behalf of the team as needed and capture notes and output.
  • You will positively represent the team with your go-getter attitude, respect for every team member, understanding of the business, organized mind, knack for executing, and passion for great ideas.

This should describe you.

  • You have a record of improving cross-functional processes that resulted more efficiently and joyfully from working.
  • You have experience working with startup projects focused on multidisciplinary work.
  • You flex your interpersonal skills and enjoy building relationships across functions.
  • You have experience shepherding work in a high-pace environment in all stages: from conception to execution.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity.
  • You do not always wait to be told what to; you proactively look for ways to add value that the broader team can feel.
  • Reporting to the Director PMO, supporting the E2E Project Lead, the Experience, Product, and tech teams.
  • Highly organizational, detail-oriented, project management skills and can handle multiple projects within a fast-paced environment
  • Bonus Points for
  • Ability to quickly shift priorities to meet deadlines based on ever-changing calendars Excellent communications skills and knowledge to manage confrontation and provide options for your business partners
  • Displaying strong self-motivation and self-advocacy
  • Maintaining a professional, positive attitude while also contributing to a friendly, fast-paced environment for effective team dynamics.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years of experience in project management, e-commerce, and production
  • Strong collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Great affinity for developing relationships with both internal and external partners
  • Ability to quickly shift priorities to meet deadlines based on ever-changing calendars
  • Ability to manage multiple high-stakes projects at once and effectively keep projects on track and in scope
  • Proven ability to pivot quickly and prioritize assignments - yours and others'
  • Relentless motivation to optimize internal processes
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to manage competing priorities and provide options for your business partners
  • Displaying strong self-motivation and self-advocacy
  • Maintaining a professional, positive attitude while also contributing to a friendly, fast-paced environment for effective team dynamics.

#LI-POST

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Organization: Direct to Consumer

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 3196
More Information on Pearson
Pearson operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Chandler, AZ, Iowa City, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Tupelo, MS, Concord, NH, Hoboken, NJ, Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX. Pearson was founded in 1871. It has 29811 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 1607 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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