Pearson Senior Programme Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Programme Manager

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Qualifications

Summary

A successful candidate will help set strategy, execute on schedule and be responsible for managing/communicating status and issues along the way.This person will work closely with our internal/external stakeholders and must demonstrate professional knowledge to ensure that the work products and deliverables are of the highest quality a. This person will also apply subject matter expertise to identify, develop, and implement techniques to improve workflow productivity, manage program roadmap, mitigate risks, resolve issues, and optimize cost savings and efficiencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with and support teams in delivering work in a way that builds trust across various business units.

  • Identify team needs with regards to process, tools, documentation, etc., and implement or drive required changes to ensure optimum efficiency.

  • Provide clear communication to cross-functional team leads and senior management regarding project status, resource requirements, issues, and priorities.

  • Proactively identify risks and issues, prioritize them, and create plans to resolve in a timely manner.

  • Translate prioritized products strategies into program visual roadmaps.

  • Works cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes.

  • Drive decisions and take actions in support of the larger area's strategic direction.

  • Drive accurate cross-functional resource and program budget management

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree and five to seven plus years of project management experience in software development. Advanced experience with Agile methodologies, as well as traditional project management experience; integration projects and user interface projects required OR equivalent education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to work independently - Self motivated

  • Ability to make timely and sound decisions

  • Superior presentation and communication skills

  • Detail oriented with proven ability to multitask in a fast moving environment with shifting priorities and changing requirements.

  • Able to think strategically and tactically to make program successful through consensus and team building skills

  • Able to build and maintain strong, trust based relationships across the organization; Creates a shared sense of direction and community among the teams

  • Ability to both lead and function as a member of a core program team

  • Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles; remains flexible and calm in the face of uncertainty

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.

Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 22, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1804640

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.