At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who make it all possible. From bringing lessons to life with engaging and innovative resources to developing market-leading qualifications, we are bold thinkers who explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better.
We are committed to equity and opportunity, and we welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the media education industry. We are keen to help people develop their strengths and provide plenty of opportunities for learning within the role and company.
About the team
Our Pearson School Qualifications business supports schools, teachers, learners and their parents throughout their entire school journey, from 5 to 19. Our vision is to be the partner of choice for every school and every teacher; helping every learner to achieve their full potential.
The Primary team within Pearson’s School Qualifications Product Development division develops print, digital and blended teaching and learning resources that solve customer problems and positively impact learner outcomes. Our popular products and services – including Bug Club, Power Maths and ActiveLearn Primary – are used in Primary schools in the UK and across the world. The team includes Product Managers, Content Specialists and UX Designers, who work together to innovate, develop and deliver products through the product lifecycle.
About the role
As Delivery Manager you will work closely with the Primary Heads Of Department and Product Managers, as well as external project managers and vendors, to bring about delivery excellence. You will be a driving force in the Primary team, helping us to move as one team more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. You will be central to achieving our goal of delivering products of the highest quality, when our customers need them.
You’ll report to a Primary Head Of Department.
The Delivery Manager will work closely with the Heads Of Department to plan delivery across the whole Primary portfolio:
Enable effective implementation of the annual cycle of the business, helping the team to stay one step ahead on key milestones
Set up and track on-time delivery, budget and quality metrics
Process management and improvement
The Delivery Manager will drive the very best practice in delivery:
Ensure any central guidance, templates and documentation are adhered to
Design and drive continuous improvement in process and workflow to be more efficient, reduce vendor costs and deliver high quality content
Collate ‘lessons learned’ and embed subsequent improvements into the team
Project set up and monitoring
The Delivery Manager will support Product Managers with early-stage project set up, and oversee smooth end-to-end delivery in partnership with the internal team and external project managers.
Provide cost and schedule estimates at the early stages of project planning and refine these with the Product Manager and external vendors
Negotiate vendor and freelancer terms and costs for each project, based on clearly-defined requirements and scope
Appoint suitable external project managers, vendors and freelancers for each project
Set up new vendors, contracts and purchase orders (with support from the administration team)
Identify potential project variances and escalate to the relevant stakeholders early
Act as an escalation point for Product Managers and project managers for critical risks
On complex projects, support the Product Manager to design and embed effective workflows from idea stage to help the team move more quickly and effectively
Who are we looking for?
We’re keen to hear from candidates with the following attributes:
Excellent organisational skills
Ability to plan at different levels – from big picture down to individual projects
Proactive in developing, testing out and adapting processes
Ability to build working relationships as quickly as processes
Excellent communication skills, including an ability to extract key information from and communicate out to different stakeholders in a clear and timely way
Creative problem solving
We would particularly like to hear from candidates with demonstrable experience in digital products and services.
We are a Stonewall Gold and Top 20 LGBT+ inclusive employer, Investors in People Gold, Race Charter signatory, Disability Confident employer and Working Mums Top Employer.
Application details: To apply to the role, please submit an updated CV and cover letter. We will be reviewing applications and scheduling interviews regularly, so we encourage applications to be submitted as soon as possible. Please note this role is based in Poland.
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Same Posting Description for Internal and External Candidates
Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Poznań, Wielkopolskie, Poland
|Oferowane wynagrodzenie:||150.000 - 200.000|
|Dodano:||19. 3. 2023
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