Senior Project Manager

Pearson   •  

Columbia, MD

Industry: Education

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8 - 10 years

Posted 37 days ago

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Position Summary:

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing the end to end delivery lifecycle of business projects to deliver business solutions covering requirements gathering, business change management and transition, technical solution design and development, test and acceptance, and implementation and optimization.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage end to end delivery lifecycle of business projects to deliver business solutions covering early business engagement to scope ideas and define the solution and project delivery organization, requirements gathering, business change management & transition, technical solution design and development, test and acceptance, implementation & optimization, and benefit realisation (benchmarking/tracking) to project objectives

Facilitates estimation of project timeline and effort with workstream leads (subject matter experts)

Actively challenges and refines estimates based on experience and domain knowledge; additionally seeks peers reviews with external (non-project related) resources to validate estimates & delivery approach

Responsible for making decisions and final recommendations; gaining final ratification from project sponsor and steering group

Effectively leads the project to deliver the solution and business benefits. Has and acts with full accountability for successful project delivery, and with full ownership of resources (e.g. performance) within the scope of the project

Defines and owns initiative(s) to develop the project management practice

Serves as project manager of new solutions with business transformation impacting 3 business functions

Implements new solutions (green field) to transform business areas, engaging with new vendors

Tracks budget and spend

Identifies commercial impacts and constraints of project delivery (balancing business need vs technical solution) and seeks authorization and agreement on impacts

Responsible for proposing solutions to major issues on the project and seek acceptance from project sponsor and steering group

Manages the project to the agreed approach and solution and acts with full accountability for successful project delivery and with full ownership of resources (e.g. performance) within the scope of the project

Proposes changes to the project approach within agreed tolerances impacting timelines and budgets

Leads, supports and motivates project delivery team and embraces diversity

Contributes to defined initiatives to develop the project management practice; owns part of the delivery plan to implement changes / improvements to the project management practice

Participates in group workshops to generate ideas and plan the implementation of team initiatives

Pearson Online & Blended Learning is focused on providing a flexible work environment to its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions. We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations.

Qualifications

Requirements:

8 years of prior project management experience with teams of up to 25 resources

Strong business change experience

Oracle implementation experience a plus

Oracle Project Accountingexperience a plus

Ability to make timely decisions independent of senior management involvement or ratification

Strong facilitation skills

Experience managing large scale project budgets (up to $10M)

Background in Information Technology strongly preferred

Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and see to completion

Ability to positively influence peers and project team, sponsor and steering group

Confidently respond to and manage conflict

Proactively escalates ongoing issues that negatively impact project progress

Effectively translate project delivery speak to business terminology to promote business buy-in and understanding

Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment

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