Pearson Executive Assistant, SVP - Global Business & Technology Services in London, United Kingdom

Executive Assistant, SVP - Global Business & Technology Services


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.

We are seeking a motivated and driven executive and team assistant who loves working in a fast paced, high energy environment. This is a rare opportunity for an intelligent, versatile person to work hand-in-hand supporting a truly forward-thinking and innovative tech executive. You will be reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, supporting him and his global executive team. We are excited about candidates who have strong execution experience and have worked in a fast paced, deadline driven, technology-rich environments. We are looking for someone with great organizational skills, is familiar with state-of-the-art enterprise collaboration tools, current social and mobile work management apps and who is constantly looking to innovate. We are a fun, driven bunch of people; we want you to help drive us to even better performance. This is a great career building opportunity for someone who has played a similar role in agile start-up environments. This position is located in Hoboken, NJ.


The successful candidate will help create presentations, schedule meetings, coordinate logistics and will work cross-functionally to drive results for a small exec team.

Extensive experience in international travel, and itinerary coordination.

Schedule global town-hall meetings, and operate the meeting application

Assist with special projects and related research.

Coordinate meetings - on and off site, and liaise with various VIPs

Manage office operations, including planning of team-building events

Identify and take charge of implementing solutions to improve the effectiveness of the team.

Support company-wide communications.


  • 2 years of Executive Assistance experience (ideally within a fast-paced technology company)2 years of team coordination/ project coordination experienceStrong MS Office skills (Excel and Powerpoint) essential and Google Cloud Enterprise experience preferred.Be familiar with common cloud collaboration and work apps – Trello, Dropbox, Evernote, Slack, Hipchat, etc.Plays well with others and enjoys interacting with some of the brightest minds around!Warm, outgoing personality.Excellent time management skillsAbility to anticipate the needs of a busy executiveOutstanding written and oral communication skillsCapability to work independently at times without much supervisionFlexible, versatile, and open-minded


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-NJ-Hoboken

Other Locations GB-GB-London

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Office Support

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 19, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1806709

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled