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Pearson Technical Project Manager (Remote) in Hoboken, New Jersey

Role Description

The Project Manager (Digital Pipeline) will manage the transformation of educational content types across digital platforms. The Project Manager works within the Content Standards team, which develops best practices and supports content integration across workflows, specifications, and digital tools. Manage schedules and budgets for all assigned products to ensure that project goals, milestones, and deliverables are met on time and within budget. Work closely with supervisor and other team members to make sure all content incorporates learning design best practices and meets Pearson’s accessibility standards.

The Project Manager’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Facilitate stakeholders to create best practices in digital content management, reuse and transformation. Document and evangelize these practices.

  • For specific content transformation projects, identify and execute key workflow steps to enable existing content in new platforms and tools.

  • Manage project status. Working in a small team or at scale with vendor partners, track and communicate the details necessary for partner success.

  • Work closely with manager and other team members to ensure that all content meets Pearson’s accessibility standards to align with WCAG 2.1.

  • Support quality assurance (content, functionality and accessibility) in collaboration with Pearson’s dedicated QA team.

  • Evaluate process and technical gaps, to continuously improve pipeline support and delivery.

  • Manage budgets and execute project activities within constraints.

  • Determine and define clear deliverables, roles and responsibilities for staff members required for specific projects or initiatives

  • Research and evaluate product and technology options and weigh the cost/benefit analysis when making large purchases on behalf of the company

  • Assess the value of content strategies by setting up POCs and full tests and analyzing results

  • Regular collation, analysis and presentation of the global content KPI data

  • Provide content insights, deep dives and post analysis reports

  • Work on optimization of the data tools used in the day to day work of the content team

  • Provide data support to content team

Qualifications

Related work experience

  • Proven track record of working independently within cross-functional teams

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to discuss any issues with a wide variety of individuals and groups

  • Familiarity with Microsoft applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook etc. and an interest in technology

  • Demonstrated understanding of Project Management processes, strategies and methods

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and experience establishing guidelines in these areas for others

  • Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment and promoting a teamwork mentality

  • Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively head-off obstacles

Formal Education or Equivalent

  • Minimum of an Associate's Degree required

Critical Competencies and Skills

  • Ability to work independently and thrive in an environment of continual change

  • Highly effective communication skills, including the ability to facilitate communication, build consensus among team members, and make decisions confidently

  • Ability to partner effectively with a diverse team located in global locations and time zones

  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to multi-task and effectively balance short-term and long-term priorities, making appropriate calls on prioritization

  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organization skills: self-organizing and self-motivating

  • Ability to respond confidently to conflicts and manage situations in a positive way, proactively escalating on-going issues to manager

  • Ability to take active ownership of projects, proactively assessing and mitigating risk and posing effective solutions to problems

  • Basic knowledge of HTML/JavaScript/CSS or XML document structures is preferred

  • Knowledge of Smartsheets or equivalent project management tools is a plus

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is a minimum salary of $ 60,000 This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:  http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 6942

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