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Pearson Sr. Project Manager - Global Operations in Hoboken, New Jersey

Sr. Project Manager - Global Operations

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.

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

Summary:

The North America Operations Program Management team is responsible for delivering transformative projects and programs across theGlobalOperationspillars (Supply Chain, Customer Support, Commercial Operations, Procurement and Property & Facilities) and market-facing businesses.

The Sr. P roject Manager, Global Operations will support project sponsors (and program directors) across a range of business functions to include supply chain, customer experience, procurement and property & facilities.Projects will align to Pearson’s strategic objectives and will involve significant process transformation and change.

Under general supervision of either a Portfolio Manager or a Program Director, the Sr. Project Manager, Global Operations will lead and direct multiple projects or one larger project.

Responsibilities:

The Sr. Project Manager, Global Operations has responsibility for all aspects of the project management over the entire life (initiate, plan, execute, control, close) of a project.Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage all aspects of end-to-end project management including, but not limited to:

  • Understand detailed stakeholder requirements, constraints, and assumptions in order to establish the project plan, project charter and project deliverables.

  • Conduct a kick-off meeting with all key stakeholders in order to review the overall project plan and gain consensus.

  • Execute the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals.

  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs

  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques

  • Conduct project close meeting, capture lessons learned and archive for future projects.

  • Communicate with the Program Director and/or Program/Project Sponsor regarding status of specific projects

  • Identify and drive project-level change management activities

  • Support Program Director and/or Program/Project Sponsor with project/initiative status reporting.

  • Assist with other ad-hoc projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

Minimum of 5 years project management, consulting and/or business process experience.

Subject matter expertise in at least one of the Global Operations pillars (supply chain, customer support, commercial operations, procurement and property & facilities).

Effective written and verbal communication skills and change management experience.

Experience working on projects with change management elements

Ability to build project plans and monitor/report on project status.

Knowledge and competency in business processing mapping and documentation.

Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

Additional Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree. MBA a plus

PMI Certification a plus

  • Consulting experience a plus

Ability to travel internationally and domestically as needed (5-10%)

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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-NJ-Hoboken

Other Locations US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 24, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1908388

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.

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