Pearson Service Manager Workplace Technology in Durham, North Carolina
Digital Workplace Services are transforming how we work, moving towards a DevOps model and modernizing our own tooling and ways of working. We are moving to a more formal Service Managed approach for all the services in DWS. This Service Manager is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the Property Application service and engagement between DWS and the Pearson organization. The Service Manager ensures high levels of service and availability at all times while continuously reviewing ways to improve the user experience and maximize Pearson investments. All the while, ensuring that the agreed governance, security and compliance is adhered to.
Key roles and responsibilities
Work closely with the Service Director Workplace to deliver the Product Roadmap and Features which support the Pearson strategy for Property Applications.
Work with customers and engineer teams to draft user stories and define product backlog
Support the prioritization of the backlog through deep understanding of requirements and the product capabilities while balancing the need to maintain a secure, resilient, compliant service which delivers excellent employee experience at a defined price point
Understand and communicate the user value and business value of all features whilst ensuring the services are utilized to achieve maximum ROI. This includes BAU feature changes eg evergreen changes
Uncover the underlying business issues that need to be addressed and discover any information related to projects. Organizing, specifying and modelling requirements to ensure they are complete and unambiguous. Ensuring that the documentation of the requirements is in a layout and format that can be easily shared with and understood by stakeholders.
Validating and Verifying Requirements – Making sure that the requirements map to the business need being addressed, they are approved by all the appropriate stakeholders and that they meet with relevant quality standards
Work with colleagues across DWS and D&T to design and build Property Applications that use our corporate approved products
Propose new initiatives to enhance the global business. This includes projects related to investments and improvements
Develop and own the required metrics and ensure these are easily available, understood and actionable. These include service, operations, security and cost metrics
Key skills and competencies
Advanced experience with property applications tooling such as ServiceNow, Robin, etc.
Good number of experience of job-related experience required (SME or operational roles will be considered)
Strong PowerBI and Microsoft Excel skills - must love creating and analysis data and reports
Experience in requirement analysis, process mapping stakeholder, analysis and facilitation
Prior experience in agile methodologies (experience in product management) preferred
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, change communications, training courses, and effective meetings
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Exceptional analytical thinking and problem solving
Very detail-oriented, very organised and capable of delivering to high standards
What to expect from Pearson
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Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology
Req ID: 10404