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Pearson Project Manager in Iowa City, Iowa

Project Manager - ( 2111207 )


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 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.


Customer Relationship Management:

Establish and maintain positive and productive relationships with internal resources and external customers.

Provide outstanding customer service. Be responsive and timely in responding to questions, concerns, and requests.

Serve as primary point-of-contact to the customer and cross-functional teams for day-to-day execution.

Interpret and meet customer expectations and requirements to ensure outstanding customer satisfaction.

Serve as a backup for the Program Manager for customer requests and escalations.

Project Management:

Responsible for overall project management through the life cycle (initiate, plan, execute, control, close).

Utility to manage work across programs and in different areas of the value stream.

Create and manage project schedule and communicate schedule deadlines to internal and external groups.

Manage customer requirements and documentation required to effectively manage program deliverables as assigned.

Networks with all project stakeholders and resources (including customers, internal shared services groups, subcontractors, and vendors) to meet project goals.

Ensures adherence to the quality management plan for all project deliverables.

Identify changes to project scope or costs and work with the Program Manager to implement scope modification.

Identify and track project risks and work with project stakeholders on risk mitigation plans.

Identify and implement opportunities for process and quality improvements that promote cost reduction.

Execute the tasks as defined in the project plan and schedule in order to meet customer deliverables.

Prepare and present internal and external reports on program status, risks, and other program-related issues.

Lead Customer and Internal Meetings, including status meetings, planning meetings, and lessons learned meetings.

Capture project action items, assign owners and manage to closure.

Participate in and lead continuous improvement initiatives with delivery teams.

Assist/support programs beyond the primary assignment.

Business Development:

Support the Program Manager with project and program level new business initiatives including developing schedules for RFPs.

Financial Management:

Support Program Manager with program invoicing and providing necessary documentation for invoicing.

Identify process improvement initiatives in order to reduce cost while maintaining quality.

Identify and implement process improvement initiatives in order to reduce cost while maintaining quality. And track and monitor cost savings.

Exhibit basic financial acumen (attend monthly financial meetings? assist with Client Services forecasting?)

Support Program Manager with financial reviews and documentation necessary to ensure that contract is maintained within budget and margin expectations.

Creates and manages SOWs and contracts in coordination with Program Manager.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is 55-75k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: 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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree desired or commensurate experience.

  • 2-3 years of experience in a Project Management role.

  • PMP certification preferred or demonstrate an understanding and application of Project Management Institute (PMI) principles.

  • Ability to make decisions based upon limited information.

  • High-level knowledge and exposure to end-to-end management.

  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple, conflicting priorities, and work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

  • Significant experience with customer service

  • High sense of urgency and attention to detail is required.

Primary Location : US-IA-Iowa City

Other Locations : US-IL-Chicago, US-PA-Philadelphia, US-TX-San Antonio, US-CO-Denver, US-CA-Sacramento, US-TN-Nashville, US-TX-Austin, US-DC-Washington

Job : Project/Programme Management

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Aug 23, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2111207