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Pearson Project Manager, Assessment Scoring in Augusta, Maine

Project Manager, Assessment Scoring - ( 2107495 )

Description

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Basic Purpose and Objectives

Functions as the project manager for scoring services products and services provided to Pearson customers. Develops operational strategies, plans, and procedures to ensure deliverables, schedules, quality, and cost metrics are met. Manages scoring scope for his or her projects.

The Project Manager works as a significant member in a cross-functional team. This position is responsible for the coordination and management of activities across functional groups and systems supporting scoring services. Familiarity with matrix organizations, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to build productive relationships and lead teams and the ability to exercise independent judgment are important organizational relationship skills for this position.

The Project Manager must have the ability to foster productive working relations with external customers.

The Project Manager is responsible and accountable for the successful delivery of performance scoring projects.

Overall Functions and Responsibilities

  • Develops plans and strategies for providing performance scoring products and services to customers.

  • Assumes responsibility for managing multiple projects with varying schedules, scope and life cycles.

  • Provides direction and coordinates the implementation of strategies and actions for customer deliverables.

  • Develops implementation schedules, project plans, customer requirements documentation and system set up tools for the delivery of their projects.

  • Develops methods and procedures for controlling costs and other related elements to ensure that performance scoring products and services are provided in a cost-effective and timely manner.

  • May have cost center management responsibilities with budget authority.

  • Assists Portfolio Manager in division budgeting processes.

  • Works with customer management to determine the client’s requirements, needs and plans.

  • Assists business development personnel by providing consultation regarding scoring products and services preparing and conducting customer presentations as required.

  • Guides, trains, and supervises other performance scoring personnel in a matrix organization.

  • Assists scoring management and leadership in their assigned tasks.

  • Analyzes project performance; identifies inefficiencies and recommends improvements.

  • Obtains, analyzes, and reports information concerning the strengths and weaknesses of competitors, their products, and strategies.

  • Keeps abreast of industry trends and new technologies.

  • Performs required project administration and control duties.

  • Compiles appropriate reports on assigned activities as requested.

  • Provides information to internal cross functional teams regarding project status, schedules, issues, and issue resolution.

  • Analyzes and coordinates review of requests for proposals and response (costing and text) to those requests.

  • Identifies and manages scope changes.

  • Attends all relevant project status meetings and compiles appropriate reports on assigned activities as requested.

  • Acts as liaison with Scoring Operations and the Human Resources concerning the schedule and the requisition of scorers and scoring supervisors.

  • Ensures Quality Records are complete and maintained.

Working Conditions

  • Office environment, which is safe and favorable to good working conditions.

  • Minimal travel may be required.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is 65k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/ 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.

Qualifications

Education, Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; advanced degree preferred.

  • Three to five years in assessment industry or project management experience.

  • Manages scoring services projects with multiple grade and content areas or multiple single content projects.

  • Manages approximately $2 million in total scoring services program costs.

  • Knowledge and use of quality management systems, such as ISO 9001, Lean and SixSigma, are highly desired.

  • Knowledge and use of project management tools and applications strongly desired.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills required.

  • Excellent organization skills required.

  • PMP certification a plus.

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Work Locations :

US-Remote

Remote

Job : Project/Programme Management

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Jun 11, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2107495

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