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Project Manager

Company: Pearson
Location: Topeka
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Project Manager - ( 2104980 )

Description

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Product Data Team

The Product Data team in Pearson's Global Product organization is a global, central resource managing hundreds of product data attributes for millions of products world-wide, to ensure they are valid, accurate, complete, and compliant. As part of the Product Data team, you'll be playing a critical part in enabling products to be created, discovered, sold, and delivered.

Our team members generate and collect business requirements for technology platforms and solutions. We work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, where new requirements, priorities, issues, opportunities, customers, projects, and questions emerge daily. To thrive and succeed in this environment, our team members are flexible, innovative, bold, brilliant, highly collaborative, and great communicators.

Project Manager Role Description

We are seeking an experienced project manager to manage development projects for enterprise software. In this role, you will plan projects, track deliverables, report progress, and foster collaboration with other teams. You may also contribute to project prioritization, capacity planning, and process optimization. If you are self-motivated, have experience applying project management frameworks, have led complex cross-functional projects, and have a hunger for learning new things, you'll succeed in this role. We are proud to offer an exceptional and supportive environment to develop your professional career.

Projects provide opportunities to work with teams in many different countries and business units - you'll learn about the many ways that Pearson serves learners across the globe. We offer flexible working hours. Sometimes you will be asked to work hours that reflect the time zones of the teams we work with.

Responsibilities

Apply project management frameworks

Manage projects varying in size and complexity

Manage multiple projects concurrently

Create and maintain project documentation

Facilitate productive project meetings

Communicate project updates

Identify project risks and plan to mitigate them

Collaboratively solve problems

Quickly grasp new concepts

Form strong relationships within and between teams

Learn about the enterprise systems we work with

Continuously learn new project management skills and share best practices 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.

Qualifications

  • BA or equivalent requisite experience

  • Experience managing software delivery projects for a global business

  • Experience working in a matrix organization or with distributed, cross-functional teams

  • Basic understanding of systems and software architecture

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred

  • Proficient with Microsoft applications and project management tools

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : US-NJ-Hoboken, United Kingdom, US-North Carolina

Work Locations :

US-Remote

Remote

Job : Project/Programme Management

Organization : Global Product

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : May 28, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2104980

Keywords: Pearson, Topeka , Project Manager, Other , Topeka, Kansas

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