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Pearson Project Manager in Bloomington, Minnesota

Project Manager

Description

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

As a Project Manager in our PMO, you will be responsible for ensuring that project delivery objectives are achieved in accordance with established business goals and requirements.

In this role will work closely with Program Managers, Group SW Managers, Clients and other PMO Project Managers to coordinate and track numerous technical and non-technical projects. In this role, you will have the opportunity to facilitate, and directs activities to deliver projects according to established financial, schedule, and quality objectives and keeps a focus on establishing and maintaining best practices and ensuring quality in the whole process. Knowledgeable with experience with hardware equipment updates and upgrades preferred.

Responsibilities:

Manage project initiation and planning

  • Document, and manage project scope

  • Define and prioritize project tasks

  • Establish project goals, requirements, and desired results

  • Create, manage, and update project schedules and timeline

  • Define, manage, and update resources

  • Review requirements and specifications for work

  • Participate in identifying and recruiting project personnel

  • Identify and assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority to project team personnel

Manage project execution

  • Establish schedules and project parameters; develop procedures to accomplish project goals

  • Identify and manage project risk

  • Identify and manage project issues

  • Coordinate the work across multiple projects with other project staff from various functional departments

  • Gather and review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify as necessary

  • Track the execution process to ensure that project team adheres to reporting requirements

  • Facilitate team meetings to discuss and review the work

  • Act as focal point for project problem resolution and escalation

  • Establish conditions for project closure and manage closure

Manage project quality delivery

  • Ensure the quality provided and delivered meets that in the agreed plan

  • Ensure that the team follows all formal and informal best practices in project management and other initiatives

Report and Communication

  • Prepare project reports for management, clients or others

  • Facilitate interactive sessions

  • Deliver presentations as required

Relationship management

  • Establish and maintain customer relationships appropriately

  • Negotiate with clients to reach optimal delivery resolution

  • Manage customer expectations in delivery

  • Manage vendor relations, as appropriate

Qualifications

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required

  • 2-5 years previous project management experience required

  • Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously preferred

  • Experience in working with 3rd-party delivery model and structure a plus

  • Experience with process improvement certifications (CMMI) a plus

Desired Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) processes

  • Knowledge of project management methods and tools

  • Strong listening, and oral and written communications skills required

  • Leadership and team building skills a must

  • Problem-solving skills required

  • Coordination skills a must

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

  • Self-starter orientation

  • Conflict management experience a plus

  • Ability to deal with change

Other (license/certification):PMP Certification preferred

Please submit application with cover letter and resume.

Location: Bloomington, MN (494/100)

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-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 15, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1906613

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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