Pearson Transformation Project Manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota
About Workforce Skills
Our objective is that Pearson will be one of the major players in the workforce development market, reaching tens of millions of enterprise and individual learners globally. Our Workforce skills division is a combination of our Vocational Qualifications including Pearson BTEC & TQ and Workforce Solutions. Workforce Solutions helps Enterprises with recruitment tools and assessments, engages employees in learning programs, builds a culture of recognition with digital credentials and helps create an engaged workforce ready for the future. Pearson’s new Workforce Skills division will be the driving force in building a world where success will be not be defined by what you have done but by what you can do.
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced change management and transformation professional with a successful track record leading business change, and driving execution for business programs that impact people, process, systems or data; providing delivery excellence in implementation, embedding change in the business, and benefits realization. This includes establishing organization designs and ways of working for new business models and products, to evolve the Workforce Skills (WFS) Division. You will consult and partner with senior stakeholders and build teams, utilizing extensive solutioning, influencing and engagement skills.
About your Key Responsibilities
Leading Change Initiatives to Drive Revenue Growth
Partner with the WFS leadership team and functions, to be the go-to resource to assess, plan and execute changes in their organizations – across people, process, system, data
Identify the transformation priorities with the team aligned to (i) strategic goals (ii) new and evolving business models and (iii) cultural definitions/shifts and based on current business operational model
Partner with HR leaders, and external SMEs when required, to assess, plan and implement transformation impacts across initiatives
Solutioning & Delivery
Solution business challenges and opportunities, that are highly ambiguous and transformative, in partnership with sponsors and business partners
Lead and facilitate the execution of initiatives, providing hands on delivery or managing teams to deliver the business case, project scope and execution to agreed results. This will include responsibilities to:
Assemble, motivate, engage and lead project teams
Develop detailed project plans and track progress based on agreed timelines
Timely escalation of critical risks and issues; anticipate, identify, and develop recommendations and solutions to mitigate
Provide direction and support to understand the change, and take stakeholders on the journey to move to the new ways of working
Map current business operations, facilitate the definition of the end state and define the transitional phases to evolve to the required outcomes, in order to deliver strategic goals at scale and pace
Track organizational health across WFS using metrics and indicator dashboards and execute on remediation plans
Methodology and Discipline
Establish a standard process and organizational effectiveness framework for WFS transformation, based on metrics and data points for objective assessment and measurement
Continually assess and execute on continuous improvement of the model and process re-design; based on the WFS capability model
Facilitate the adoption of change within the organization, and support teams to implement and deliver the benefits; with a focus on transformation benefits realization
Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field required or equivalent experience
Certified as a practitioner of change within chosen models and techniques - particularly operating model and organizational design
HR experience in transformation and organizational change
Experience of transformation within a commercial product organization
Consultancy experience essential
Change management in demanding, ambiguous and dynamic environments, with tight deadlines
Business processes, optimization and continuous improvement
Building and leading virtual global teams
Execution skills to drive momentum and decision making
Strong strategic and commercial judgement and excellent organizational and analytical skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with leaders and virtual
Strategic, forward thinking, results-oriented with a strong lean into execution
Critical thinking with a mindset towards growth, readily embracing ongoing changes in consumer behaviors and technology
Flexibility to move between big picture and details: combination of the capability to think and act strategically while enjoying also being hands-on with a strong “rolling up the sleeves” mentality
About your compensation
Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:
The minimum full-time salary range is between $100,000 - $115,000.
This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.
What to expect from Pearson
Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?
At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.
We value the power of an inclusive culture and also 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 building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.
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Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
Organization: Workforce Skills
Req ID: 10938