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Pearson Senior Project Manager in Hadley, Massachusetts

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson works with multiple partners, including other Pearson groups, to develop and maintain highly scalable Web applications. These applications share information between Pearson groups, customers, and clients. Development and testing follow the agile methodology.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of managing projects (such as software development, information technology, infrastructure), analyzing business processes & workflow, identifying high-level business requirements and, developing schedules, ensuring successful development & implementation, and communicating with stakeholders at all levels. The PM will oversee the complete project life cycle from preliminary planning through project closing.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage software development and business process analysis projects involving cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of a product or service

  • Develop and maintain project charters, detailed work plans, schedules, and risk registers appropriate for the scope and complexity of each project

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

  • Coordinate efforts of all cross-functional team members. Establish and maintain a highly cooperative environment and foster collaboration across all areas

  • Communicate status for assigned projects through written status reports and other communications as needed to stakeholders at all levels

  • Perform project risk assessment and implement risk mitigation plans

  • Maintain project artifacts throughout the project

  • Document high-level business requirements for projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Five or more years of project management experience, including experience with business process analysis and workflow re-engineering

  • Experienced in managing multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work independently, and lead teams, in a high-pressure, multiple-deadline environment

  • Understanding of software development life cycle and experience in managing software projects. Experience managing projects in an Agile environment is preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of project management principles, tools, such as Smartsheet, MS Project, MS Office (Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and requirements analysis. Change management training and experience is preferred

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to quickly assess unclear or complex situations and reduce into clear direction for the team

  • 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 and with technical and non-technical staff. Ability to effectively lead, manage and energize cross-functional teams across multiple sites

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation experience in a variety of settings

  • Bachelor's degree required. A degree in Computer Science/Management Information Systems/Business Administration/Engineering or related discipline is preferred

  • PMP certification is preferred

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.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and 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 a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: 

http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Organization: Assessments VUE

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2111021

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