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Pearson Project Manager-Remote in Flagstaff, Arizona

Project Manager-Remote - ( 2100672 )


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.


The Project Manager oversees a suite of projects by working closely with project sponsor, stakeholders, and project team members to ensure successful Project Delivery meeting all business needs, project requirements and deadlines. The Project Manager is responsible for creating and managing project schedules, identifying and mitigating project risks, identifying and resolving project issues, managing multiple stakeholders, and ensuring project outcomes are delivered successfully.

General Responsibilities

  • Drive project leadership to define the high-level strategy, establish deliverables, and set achievable goals for each stage of the project.

  • Develop, maintain and publish project KPIs that track project quality, delivery and predictability.

  • Create and maintain all project tracking tools:

    • Project schedule
    • Status reports
    • Risk, Issues, Actions, and Decision trackers
  • Analyze project risks and develop mitigation plan with project team.

  • Establish project communication plan with team and key stakeholders and ensure proper execution of said plans.

  • Ensure coordination of efforts of all cross functional team members in consultation with Project sponsor/project stakeholders.

  • Establish and maintain a highly cooperative environment and foster collaboration across all areas.

  • Submit project deliverables and ensure that they adhere to quality standards.

  • Conduct post project closure and identify successful and unsuccessful project elements to improve and promote success on future projects.

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.


General Qualifications

  • 4-year degree from an accredited institution in Project Management, Business, or equivalent discipline OR appropriate combination of experience and education.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience (5 preferred) overseeing multiple, large-scale projects as the project lead.

  • Knowledge of project management concepts, tools and activities, including Smartsheet, Office 365 (SharePoint, Teams, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio).

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) is preferred.

  • Proven ability to manage complex large-scale projects under significant constraints using strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • High degree of personal ownership and accountability to consistently deliver results in a fast paced and high-profile environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills; demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to perform non-local travel up to 25%.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Primary Location : US-FL-Orlando

Other Locations : US-AZ-Glendale, US-IL-Davenport, US-FL-West Palm Beach, US-FL-Miami, CA-ON-North York, US-AZ-Chandler, US-IL-Bloomington, US-IL-Elk Grove Village, US-AZ-Flagstaff, US-IL-Champaign, US-IL-Carbondale, US-FL-Daytona

Work Locations :

US-FL-Orlando-2101 Park Center

2101 Park Center DriveSuite 250


Job : Project/Programme Management

Organization : North America

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : Feb 8, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2100672