Pearson Project Manager in Melbourne, Australia

Project Manager

Description

It’s no secret that a good education has the power to change lives. The challenge lies in the pace with which Australia’s educational landscape is transforming. It’s no longer just about providing access, but also ensuring progress.

As the world’s leading learning company, we are meeting this challenge with Australia’s most comprehensive blend of digital learning formats, printed texts, educator training resources, assessments, services and online assets.

An opportunity exists for a driven Associate Project Manager to join Pearson on a 12 month contract.

The Associate Project Manager will manage the early inception and initiation of projects with business owners. This role will be responsible for defining the project approach and estimating the project delivery with subject matter experts.

Key responsibilites:

  • Managing the end to end delivery of the project, ensuring alignment to business objectives and benefits with accountability for the project’s successful completion (budget, schedule, quality)

  • Supporting project success and achieving business benefits with a correctly structured and resourced project delivery team

  • Managing the involvement of Pearson stakeholders in project delivery, building a single team of business and technology resources and supporting their participation in the definition and acceptance of the solution

  • Adopting and contributing to the development of Programme Management practice and defined project management methodology

Qualifications

  • Project management experience in managing small to medium-sized cross-functional teams.

  • Managing and tracking the project budget and costs

  • Proven track record of negotiating with and influencing senior level management and stakeholders

  • Identifying and implementing change management

  • Risk and issue management

  • A strong academic grounding and Education industry experience is preferred but not essential

  • Ideally you will hold PRINCE Practitioner or equivalent certification

Now it’s time to tell us about you and why you want to work with Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.PLEASE NOTE: Applications close 12 pm Friday 22nd September 2017.

At Pearson, we value the employee journey and pride ourselves in building an inclusive and diverse culture.

Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 15, 2017

Req ID: 1715154