Pearson PMO Operations Strategist in Denver, Colorado
PMO Operations Strategist - ( 2100466 )
We are the world’s learning company with more than 22,500 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. 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.
At Pearson, we believe in the power of difference. Harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse — and where our people can be themselves — so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve.
A PMO Operations Strategist is responsible for collecting project data, consolidating information and distilling and communicating to stakeholders. The Operations Strategist will work with stakeholders and contributors to gather information and ensure there is alignment and consistency in the level of reporting, standards tools and templates and governance so our teams can better manage their budgets and Roadmaps. A part of this role is managing project accounting for each product, ensuring the budgets are on track against the capacity of each program.
The primary goals of the Operations Strategist are; data gathering and consolidation, ensure stakeholders and dependency teams are aligned via communications, and ensure each team is tracking their budget and time spent appropriately.
Duties and Responsibilities
Understanding and reporting on how different projects/programs/products are spending (actuals) and managing against projections
Identifying opportunities for continual improvement
Ensuring relevant standards, process and regulations are upheld
Work with the mission teams to ensure that we have consistent project reporting and data
Assisting to establish clear communication framework for stakeholders on Mission including capacity and investment outcomes
Help to define consistent Project definition, define and maintain project codes
Work within Project Accounting systems to ensure project codes are accounted for and accurate and properly communicated to Program teams for Timesheets
Frequent pulls and reporting on Timesheet metrics and training in Timesheets for various members of Global Product as needed
Work supportively and collaboratively with other teams
Build relationships and trust with key stakeholders to support program delivery
Communicate with program managers and owners in all verticals (UX, Product, Dev, QA)
Support the relevant financial initiatives that align with Product budget needs
Understanding processes around governance, reporting and demand management across Global Product
Ensuring understanding and adoption of the processes, tools and templates
Working in a matrixed and virtual environment
Working with many stakeholders at varying levels of responsibility
Working on multiple projects and tasks at one time
Working with a global customer base and engaging effectively and collaboratively with people from different cultures
Building internal confidence in a situation of consistent change
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.
Essential Skills and Experience
Proven experience managing project actuals, project reporting and budgeting
Strong skills in critical thinking and analysis, meeting facilitation, verbal and written communications, and interpersonal interactions (e.g. partnering, conflict management, consulting, etc.)
Proven capability to understand, communicate and meet requirements from key stakeholders
Must be able to understand the overall business strategy to ensure components of the Platform and technology capabilities vision align with those of management and key stakeholders
The ability to drive impactful change in an organization. As a very results-driven person, it’s gratifying to be a part of a process that helps bring high-priority programs to completion.
Desirable Skills and Experience
Experience with Portfolio and delivery tools such as Oracle, Smartsheet, Microsoft Office
The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $80000-90000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.
Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/
Primary Location : US-Colorado
Other Locations : US-CO-Denver
Job : Project/Programme Management
Organization : Global Product
Employee Status : Regular Employee
Job Type : Standard
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Shift : Day Job
Job Posting : Feb 12, 2021
Job Unposting : Feb 26, 2021
Schedule: : Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2100466