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This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of an innovative new online learning service that Pearson has launched in the UK. Working in partnership with universities across the country, the division provides online learning services including marketing, student recruitment, course content development, training and ongoing student support.
Summary of role
The Project Manager is the primary point of contact for overseeing and enabling new programme launches and ensuring services frameworks are in place to deliver long term programme success. To achieve this, the Project Manager is responsible for developing comprehensive launch plans and holding all service providers responsible for delivering their contributions to a high standard, on time and to budget. The Project Manager will also be responsible for the delivery of all programme documentation and will contribute as an author to certain documents. To ensure successful alignment with the university partner, the Project Manager will establish appropriate relationships with university stakeholders and communication and change controls to effectively progress all tasks.
To ensure that programme portfolio growth is maintained, the Project Manager is responsible for management of the full programme of launches across a long term launch schedule requiring the coordination and management of multiple streams of activity necessary to continually launch new programmes over the course of a year and to optimize business processes to enable accelerated and increased numbers of launches over time. Management of the launch programme requires continued collaboration with each functional team across University Partnerships to provide insight and leadership on improved practice for ongoing launch activities.
In addition to local launch activity, the Project Manager will interact with other staff in the Commercial Operations line of business to continually assess best practice for operational activities and work to improve consistency and scale of delivery across Pearson's business globally.
Key responsibilities of the role
viability documents and programme prospectus.
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL
Job: Project/Programme Management
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Nov 7, 2018
Job Unposting: Dec 2, 2018
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1813990
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.