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Pearson Technical Project Manager in Jefferson City, Missouri

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.

Pearson Global Technology Platform that enables customers to access learning products and services through eCommerce and Digital Marketing journeys. We currently process more than 80% of global Pearson eCommerce revenue and serves nearly 50% of all Pearson web traffic, with over 24million page views per month.

We are looking for a Technical Program Manager with experience in managing large scale global eCommerce and Subscription Service implementations . The right person will be a high-performing, hands-on Delivery Manager experienced in technology and business enterprise transformation projects.  This is a unique opportunity to influence and build something that will directly enhance the lives of millions, by supporting the provision of education on a global scale.

The Expertise You Have

  • Bachelor’s degree at a minimum; advanced degree is a plus

  • 7-10 years’ experience in a project or program management role

The Skills You Bring

  • You demonstrate a big picture understanding of the business, its interrelationships, and priorities

  • You have the capacity to manage end to end delivery from front end customer facing experience to back end financial reporting and data analytics.

  • You have outstanding project/program management skills

  • You are a strategic problem solver and can identify key areas for improvement of processes or results

  • You are skilled with problem solving and can apply research and/or additional benchmarking data to generate solutions

  • You have positive relationship building and business partnership skills; you collaborate well with project team members for the lifecycle of the project

  • You deliver well-received presentations of cost, benefits, risks, and other considerations; you can effectively influence broad partner groups to successful outcomes

  • You respond well to shifting priorities while maintaining progress of regularly scheduled work

The Value You Deliver

  • Leads planning and deployment of large-scale project, establishing project plans that ensure alignment of people, processes, and technology

  • Manages planning and development of deliverables for assigned project using industry accepted methodologies including identifying project team roles and responsibilities, change control, risk/Issue management, financial plan, resource plan, communications plan, work management plan, quality management and project closure

  • Responds to and manages issues, risks and dependencies throughout the project lifecycle; acts as an escalation point and facilitates resolution of issues related to project or work stream

  • Supports activities related to the life cycle of a project, including end to end requirements capturing, solutioning, testing and production deployment.

  • Provides oversight in the validation of solution designs and integration to ensure alignment across the eco-system landscape.

  • Gathers all relevant information and points of view to make and/or recommend sound decisions where a project is concerned

  • Facilitates successful meetings to ensure agenda topics are covered; summarizes decisions, open issues, and action items accurately

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $120 - 145K. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:


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

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: 

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.


Organization: Direct to Consumer

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 3275