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Pearson Associate Project Manager in Orlando, Florida

Associate Project Manager

Description

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.

Summary

The Associate Project Manager manages smaller scale projects. He or she works to provide feedback to functional areas in evaluating new/existing project needs and facilitating a strategy to manage the appropriate portion of the projects based on internal capabilities and staffing allocations. This individual should be familiar with the full scope of our partnerships, the services we provide and therefore can manage project objectives, in order to effectively coordinate the related activities.

General Responsibilities

  • Provides World Class Marketing and Recruitment Client Service Management by creating synergies with our internal teams & Academic Partners which empower us to exceed our objectives.

  • Provides project related insights which help enable internal & external teams deliver results that exceed objectives

  • Creates buy­ in from multiple constituents in a collaborative cross-­functional environment

  • Collaborate with account managers/managing directors and cross-functional teams on strategy for executing projects focused on delivery of products or services.

  • Develop and maintain work plans appropriate for the scope and complexity of each project

  • Consult with the cross functional team in the execution of the project. Provide positive management toward the successful delivery with a focus on cost, schedule, scope, quality and communication.

  • Communicate status and cost implications for assigned projects through participation in status and working group meetings, along with written status reports and other communications as needed for a variety of audiences.

  • Analyze project risks and develop mitigation plan with project team

  • Ensure coordination of efforts of all cross functional team members in consultation with account managers/managing directors. Establish and maintain a highly cooperative environment and foster collaboration across all areas.

  • Guide the documentation of business requirements for projects as needed

  • Guide the preparation of QA planning materials, direct and conduct QA activities as needed

Qualifications

General Qualifications

  • 4-year degree from an accredited institution in marketing, business administration or related field, OR appropriate combination of education and significant experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of project management experience overseeing a project as a PM or CSM (Scrum Master) or significant (3 years or more) OPM (online program management) experience within marketing, recruitment, student services, or research.

  • Knowledge of project management concepts, tools and activities, including Smartsheet, MS Office (Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), requirements analysis and facilitation.

  • Proven ability to manage projects under significant constraints. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills; demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships at all levels of the organization

  • Professional oral and written communication skills for effective relationship development/management and presentations with stakeholders

  • Excellent customer service orientation with specific experience in working with and managing relationships with Partners.

  • Experience providing consultation on, and implementing account management processes, and strategies which exceed client and business objectives

  • High degree of personal ownership and accountability to consistently deliver results in a fast paced and high-profile environment

  • Ability to perform non-local travel up to 25%.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None.

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-FL-Orlando

Other Locations US-IL-Elk Grove Village

Work Locations: US-FL-Orlando-2101 Park Center 2101 Park Center Drive Suite 250 Orlando 32835

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 26, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1915772

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.

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