Pearson Projects Global Capability Lead in Belfast, Ireland
Projects Global Capability Lead
Pearson is currently in the middle of the Transformation Enablement Program (TEP), which is a global Finance and HR transformation program seeking to streamline Pearson operations across the entire business. The Process Design & Innovation team is part of this program and is responsible for defining and maintaining the overall global design as the new solution is implemented in each country. A key part of this team is the Global Capability Lead role.
The Global Capability Lead will take the lead on the program activities for their capability area on a global basis. This will involve working with the project team to help define high level global requirements as part of the Discovery phase, and provide additional inputs and review of key deliverables as required. Through the fit-gap phase for each global roll out they will be expected to manage the fit-gap workshops and help ensure the new Pearson processes are implementable across the group.
As part of TEP, Pearson are implementing a new Projects solution and this role is to act as the Global Capability Lead for the Projects work stream.
The role will be based in Belfast with some limited travel to other Pearson locations in the UK and globally dependent on business need.
Act as the Business Lead for the Projects implementation, during the global implementation.
Responsible for Projects implementation Global Design (in place to drive standard ways of working across the various global business units to drive efficiencies.)
Responsible for liaising with the business to determine best and most appropriate design.
Create a roadmap with agreed improvement plans to the Projects Global Design.
Meet regularly with key business stakeholder to identify any enhancement requests and then document the requirements for these, agreeing the requirements with the relevant Global Capability Owner (GCO).
Work with the technology deployment leads to deliver the enhancements to Global Design (the GCL acts as an intermediary between the end user community and the implementation teams.) These enhancements could be organisation, process, data or technology changes.
Responsible for measuring and driving benefits from a cost perspective and ensuring that the Global Design solution is deriving tangible benefits to the business.
Responsible for Service Management for functional area, including ensuring that a support team with the appropriate skill sets is in place to support the purchasing function post Go-Live
Responsible for agreeing appropriate solutions with the business for gaps identified during the Global Design definition process.
Define and implement solutions to increase levels of PO compliance across the Pearson business.
Advocate and act as an ambassador for the project and solutions to the business.
Essential Skills /Experience
Experienced projects business lead with knowledge Projects processes for assets developments and commercial revenue creating projects.
Detailed knowledge of Projects best practices and specifically using the provision of outsourced Projects services.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders.
Excellent understanding, knowledge and experience of end-to-end software configuration, implementation covering design, build, data migration and business intelligence/reporting.
The ability to deliver process and efficiency improvements within an organisation or to external clients.
Good team player.
Comfortable working in a technical environment.
Ability to travel both in the UK and Globally.
- Knowledge of Oracle eBusiness Projects Applications specifically project foundation, costing and billing.
Primary Location: IE-IE-Belfast
Job: Project/Programme Management
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Mar 16, 2017