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Pearson Reporting Lead, Global Procurement in Bangalore, India

Reporting Lead, Global Procurement


About Pearson

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 to learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. We are now transforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education.

We believe education is a vital force that can empower people, help them to reach their potential and contribute to more connected communities, all around the world. Our strength comes from our outstanding people; our strong relationships in the education world; our expertise in using technology to help people learn; our global footprint and local reach; and our position as a profitable, global company with a unifying sense of purpose.

We're investing in our technology and infrastructure. By working at Pearson, you have a unique chance to make a real difference to the lives of people all over the world.

Summary Description of Role

The Reporting Lead forms part of the broader Management Information team which has responsibility for providing actionable insights to the business to enable greater value to be achieved from Pearson’s third party spend and support fact-based decision making.

The Reporting Lead will be responsible for ensuring that the functions reporting requirements are delivered consistently and accurately. The individual will be required to build credibility through robust data and visualisations that will enable both Procurement and the business to deliver on their respective tactical and strategic directives.


The Reporting Lead shall be responsible for providing reports and insights across Pearson’s global third party spend.

The lead shall focus on consistent delivery of recurring reports to Procurement and Global Operations leadership with minimal supervision. The lead will also be responsible for understanding ad-hoc reporting requirements and producing consistent, high quality output.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Execute against the Global Procurement reporting framework

  • Ensure that outputs are accessible to stakeholders in order to serve a self-service model

  • Ensure that outputs are clear and easily understood by stakeholders through the use of a data dictionary, definitions and glossaries as applicable

  • Ensure insights have a measurable impact

  • Adopt a continuous improvement mindset - identify and act upon opportunities to improve the quality of outputs

  • Identify opportunities to streamline or automate the process of producing outputs

  • Work in collaboration with the extended team to drive function and organisation wide objectives

  • In conjunction with Policy, CSR and Risk, ensure Pearson are meeting various legislative and industry best practice reporting requirements such as sustainability and diversity

  • Make an active and material contribution to the Procurement team and promote best practice to ensure that the function meets it’s short and long-term objectives



  • Experienced professional with strong, relevant experience of data/reporting space

  • Must have hands on experience of OBIA, EDW and Tableau

  • Preferable to have experience with Coupa Analytics

  • Knowledge in areas such as digital analytics, advanced analytics, data visualisation

  • Comfortable working with minimal level of guidance, depending on the complexity of the task

  • A sharp focus on getting results and insights using the most practical and efficient approach

  • Experience of working with both virtual and physical global teams

  • Curiosity and real passion for making an impact along with strong attention to detail

  • Strong problem solving ability and comfortable with ambiguity

  • Natural ability to interact positively with all internal stakeholders across cultures, countries, and professional disciplines


Primary Location: IN-IN-Bangalore

Other Locations PH-PH-Manila

Work Locations: IN-Bangalore-DivyaSree Chambers Wing A, DivyaSree Chambers O'Shaugnessy RoadLangford Town Bangalore

Job: Supply Chain

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 15, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1914973

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.