Director- Corporate Comms and Marketing - Global Product
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.
We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world's innovations, personal and global, large and small.
Global Corporate Affairs & Marketing (GCAM) communicates Pearson's unique position as the world's learning company, while building strong and enduring relationships with our key stakeholders around the globe. We focus on helping to strengthen our reputation with policy makers, influencers, the general public, and our employees. We ensure that our brand, communication, digital, and marketing efforts are being driven with global consistency. Collectively, our work is anchored in building a strong global Pearson brand with social purpose at its heart.
We are looking for an experienced communications professional to take on the role as Business Partner for Global Product. This role will coverall aspects of strategic internal and external outreach and communications, helping to build understanding and excitement around the team’s ambitious strategies. As a business partner you will work closely with others, including leaders of our Global Product division, Technology leaders, and experts across GCAM, to deliver communications in support of business results.
Reporting to theVP, Technology, Operations and Global Product you willhelp shape Pearson’s profile overall, specifically relating to Global Product initiatives, and play a part in building the team’s global community and culture.
Collaboration, partnership and active stakeholder management is foundational to success in this role. Thriving in an evolving environment, working to drive innovation, and continuous improvement for efficiency and sustainable growth is key.
Serve as the Business Partner leading corporate affairs activity for Global Product
Develop and execute the Global Product business communication strategy - covering internal and external audiences, ensuring messaging is clear, engaging and consistent throughout, and that activities are measured and analysed to inform ongoing strategy and tactics
Build and protect the reputation of Global Product - proactive and reactive, including crisis management, working across Pearson to ensure consistent approach and joined up global / local approach
Act as the guardian of Pearson’s Product story, maintaining centrally held messaging and best practice around communications, supporting subject matter experts and ensuring the narrative is represented within GCAM initiatives, including brand, thought leadership and the digital transformation story
Partner with Global Product senior leaders providing strategic consultation on internal and external communications and outreach, and reputation enhancement
Partner with business leaders and Human Resources to deliver communications associated with major change programs and support employee engagement
Provide support, advice and coaching for the GCAM team in matters relating to Global Product
Establish key metrics and analyze insights to inform ongoing communications
Partner with other team members in Corporate Affairs, including the agency team and GCAM workstream leads on the creation and delivery of company-wide strategic communication themes
Manage and mentor more junior team members to help develop our talent
Extensive experience in a similar leadership role in , product development, technology, research, corporate affairs, communications, and/or business partnering, includingexperience in an agency or consulting firm is strongly preferred especially client account management or business development,with a proven track record of:
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.
Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken
Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030
Organization: Global Corporate Affairs & Marketing
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jul 5, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1809867
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled