Pearson Technical Project Manager in Centennial, Colorado

Technical Project Manager

Description

OVERVIEW

Pearson has one defining goal: to help people progress in their lives through learning. We champion innovation and we invest in models for education that deliver on our promise for effective, accessible, and personal learning from early literacy, college and career readiness to professional education, through data-informed instruction and inventive applications for mobile and digital learning.

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has global reach and market leading businesses in education, business, and consumer publishing and is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). For more information, visitwww.pearson.com.

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 primary responsibility of this position is to manage projects and change management initiatives for the Global Program Management Organization. This position will use both agile and traditional project management methodologies with a focus on Scaled Agile Framework. The ideal candidate will be highly collaborative to effectively work across multiple cross functional groups, while using data to enable sound decision making based on agile and lean principles. This position reports to the Director of Portfolio Governance Management.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the overall delivery execution planning cadence across program teams

  • Refine and maintain planning cadence artifacts including templates and websites using continuous process improvement mindset

  • Collaboratively work with finance and program managers on program accounting processes

  • Leads change management projects

  • Leads cultural development by preserving and enhancing the positive work environment Pearson values

  • Communicator of project health and status

  • Coordinator across projects when multiple teams are required to solve impediments

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director Portfolio Governance Management

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree and three plus years of project management experience, including both agile and traditional project management experience. Experience with integration projects required OR equivalent education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Handles oneself ethically following Pearson’s core values and beliefs

  • Possesses excellent customer service attitude, communication skills, and interpersonal skills

  • Able to partner with various disciplines

  • Knowledge of finance and accounting principles

  • Able to be a transformational and servant leader

  • Able to work independently, in a team, and in a matrix environment

  • Able to build and maintain relationships

  • Able to foster shared ownership

  • Able to say no and effectively manage time

  • Able to resolve conflict and be an impartial mediator

  • Able to see the big picture while focusing on details and keeping people focused

  • Able to use critical thinking skills to solve complex problems

  • Able to thrive in ambiguity

Primary Location: US-CO-Centennial

Other Locations US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 17, 2017