Director of Production and Digital Studio - Business and Economics
Director of Production
Job Description Summary:
The Director of Production and Digital Studio provides leadership, management and expertise across all product models in a specific discipline or business unit in order to implement programs, corporate strategies, standards, and guidelines within the context of the PDR and Global Product, driving Pearson’s digital transformation.
The Director of Production is responsible for implementing solutions that drive program and organizational performance. This role is pivotal in helping achieve key company strategies and partners collaboratively with the Courseware, Product Management, Design and Content Development teams to create, implement and execute on the overall plan for the products within the discipline – including the management of the selection of resources, budget, plant forecasting and schedule.
The Director of Production oversees Content Producers and Digital Studio Producers, and the work they do planning and controlling the product scope, cost/budget, time schedules, quality and timely delivery of all product components – both print and digital.
Scope of Impact
Transformation of the business, meeting customer/market needs, decreasing operational and financial costs to the company, accelerating the program to market
Leadership in training, developing the highest quality of producers leading to successful succession planning and appropriate longevity of employees
Avoidance of loss of sales and or profits due to quality, timing or mismanagement of people and or lack of implementation of BU and HE Global Product strategy
Receives little or no direct supervision, minimal guidance from direct and indirect managers
Primary functions require exercising independent judgment
Manages a team of managers/supervisors directly and individual contributors indirectly. Indirectly supports Courseware, Product Management & Design and Content Development.
Manages strategic External vendors
Understands the Business of Pearson:Understands how Production & Digital Studio supports Pearson’s larger goals. Delivers plans according to budget and looks for eventual areas of financial optimization. Understands how text category is related to other product categories. Has a good knowledge of the specifics of one’s dedicated segment.
Works with other parts of the organization as necessary to ensure support in attaining output, quality & productivity. Maintains communication with sister products in the portfolio. Manages vendors for schedule, budget, quality compliance and provide feedback on performance.
Learner Obsessed:Permanently seeks for a better understanding of product specifications in the light of learner’s needs and expectations. Accountable for defining and ensuring adherence to media standards for one’s category and makes necessary delivery trade-off’s with the learner's use in mind. Resolves bottlenecks and stability issues by maintaining a big picture understanding of interconnecting components for a particular courseware product. Responsible for content and final integration QA for the category.
Transformative:Responsible for applying content structure, enrichment and other compliance standards and for identifying potential enhancements in this field. Flags areas of improvement in terms of production workflow or relationships with vendors in order to increase efficiency or reduce costs.
Responsibility %50% - People: Leadership, training/development/management, strategic alliances 20% - Budget/Schedules: Financial, Schedule, Quality Control 20% - Processes: Alignment, Innovation, Best Practice Implementation 10% - Communication: Team building, Conflict resolution
Primary Location: US-MA-Boston
Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116
Organization: Global Product
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Mar 18, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1804465
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.