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Pearson Project Manager in Manila, Philippines

Project Manager – Global Payroll Center of Excellence (CoE)

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 for Pearson’s Global Payroll CoE will execute and manage a portfolio of business unit specific projects which aid in the transformation of Pearson’s global payroll practice.


  • Lead the planning and implementation of projects including scope and objective definition, in partnership with the Global Payroll leadership team and stakeholders

  • Monitor budget and adjust based on project constraints based on financial analysis

  • Coordinate internal and external resources for the flawless execution of projects

  • Collaborate effectively with stakeholders and team members, maintaining good relationships to support the delivery and adoption of the project

  • Create, drive and track the project plan with flexibility and adaptability

  • Hold people to account to ensure deliverables are met within defined timeframes through project tracking and agreed outcomes

  • Escalate and own mitigation plans for any element of the project that is not running to plan

  • Facilitate/coordinate stakeholder meetings, daily stand-ups and ad-hoc meetings between the different teams dependent on the priorities and cross-over activities

  • Conduct after-action review post project closeout for ongoing continuous improvements

  • Manage and maintain project artefacts which include: - Dashboards and reporting - Issue, risk and dependency logs - Document repository within SharePoint - Slide decks, meeting agendas/minutes, etc. - Resource plans


3+ years of progressively responsible experience in related roles

Demonstrable stakeholder management skills including influencing, facilitation and mediation

Demonstrate conceptual knowledge of the theories, practices, and procedures related to project management

Highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to prioritize


Organization: Corporate Human Resources

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 9874