Pearson Content Delivery Manager in Oxford, United Kingdom

Content Delivery Manager


About the team

The delivery team is a new team of 10 highly motivated delivery and supplier management professionals. We support the delivery of publishing programmes across the whole of Pearson's UK Learning Services department.

The products the Learning Services division produces range from textbooks to interactive digital content and support UK schools and colleges and international schools across a wide range of subjects including primary literacy, modern foreign languages, maths, science, and vocational subjects, such as BTEC Health & Social Care.

We are a very busy department with lots of exciting challenges and opportunities to develop and to make changes. We are a team of highly engaged individuals, passionate about delivering high quality educational resources to schools and colleges to support teachers and students in getting the best outcomes possible.

About the role

The Content Delivery Manager / Project Manager role is varied and fast paced. It has responsibility for getting our products to market quickly, efficiently, and on budget. The role works closely with the content teams (editors and publishers) and external suppliers (providing editorial, design and digital services), and acts as a facilitator and driver of the projects.

As well as the day-to-day driving of projects, as a new team, we are still in the process of establishing standardised ways of working both within the team and across the division. So, there are exciting opportunities to build new processes and to establish best practice for the department and division around areas such as budget tracking, scheduling, supplier management and documentation.

The role reports into the Senior Content Delivery Manager

A typical day

On any typical day, you could be carrying out any number of the following kinds of tasks:

  • Creating a project schedule

  • Facilitating a project meeting

  • Analysing quotations from a range of suppliers

  • Giving feedback to an external supplier

  • Working out how to bring a project back on schedule

  • Reviewing supplier performance against KPIs

  • Running a lessons learnt meeting with a team

  • Reporting on the status of a project

  • Updating a project budget tracker, and perhaps querying overspend

  • Creating a new template document for use across teams, e.g. a project information form

  • Making sure a team has completed a task, e.g. a quality check of supplier's work

  • Working on a strategic business process improvement project.


Who we're looking for

Do you enjoy working with teams? Are you a planner, and highly organised? Are you comfortable questioning and challenging? Are you a good organiser and planner? Do you like being empowered and having accountability for delivery? Are you resilient, proactive and solution focused? Do you have strong project management skills? Can you influence and negotiate? Can you manage the unexpected?

Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, you will excel in this role if you enjoy working with people and using your people skills to engage, influence and drive the work of teams. You have probably had one or two roles in the project management or coordination field and are keen to progress to leading fast-paced projects with cross-functional teams and being able to make a difference.

We don't need you to have worked in publishing or education, but an interest in this area would be desirable.

What you will get from working for us

We are keen to offer you learning and development to help you progress your career to the next level. Working for Pearson will open up a wide range of career progression routes, including into qualification development, assessment, operations, technology, procurement, and more. As a global education business with an outstanding reputation, a role within Pearson will provide you with the skills to progress your career to the next level and beyond.


Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Other Locations GB-GB-Oxford

Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH

Job: Publishing

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 10, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1808771

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.