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Director Development Management-Technology

Company: Pearson
Location: Concord
Posted on: January 16, 2023

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  • share by email We are the world's learning company with more than 21,000 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.We value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We seek to infuse diversity and inclusion in everything we do while promoting a culture where differences are embraced as strengths; opportunities are equal and accessible; consideration and respect are the norm, and all team members are supported in reaching their full potential.Through our talent, we believe that diversity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce please click here The Power of Difference at https://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html Pearson Virtual Schools provide high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions to schools, school districts, and students in grades K-12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy and Pearson Online Academy. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum, high-quality teachers, and leadership, Pearson Virtual Schools is committed to expanding quality education through technology and helping students achieve both academic and personal success.The Director Development Management- Technology role will be responsible for articulating and executing the Technology initiatives of the Product & Technology organizational strategy, enabling the successful completion of expressed scope, schedule, and budget. This role will measure progress towards project & initiative objectives and assesses that the initiatives are delivering the value & impact intended for the PVS business. The Director Development Management- Technology role will own the Technology portion of the Product & Technology portfolio and articulate team-work assignments, capacity, velocity, risk, and cross-project dependencies needed to reach the initiative's overall goals. This role will manage resources accountable for the coordination of Technology work to ensure the appropriate stakeholders are engaged and calibrated in cross-organization initiative dependencies.Core tasks and responsibilities--- Mentors, coaches and monitors the key performance indicators (KPIs) of 3+ technical project managers in the Technology group to build and maintain a high performing team--- Mentors, coaches and monitors the key performance indicators (KPIs) of 1 Manager of Scrum Master who leads a team of Scrum Masters in the Technology group to build and maintain a high performing team --- Prepares & presents sprintly, monthly, and quarterly reports that gives visibility into the aforementioned KPIs. Shares accountability for KPI reporting with Director of Development Management- Curriculum.--- Support and grow the Enabling Technology & Product teams to ensure this role will foster succession planning and growth across the whole team--- Work with new technical project managers to coach and train on PVS Ways of Working --- Work with the Director of Development Management- Curriculum to ensure members of both teams are aligned to handle cross functional projects with the long-term goal of being an aligned team with shared capabilities.--- Equips processes and awareness of internal & external agile teams to escalate impediments, manage risk, ensure value delivery, and drive continuous improvement--- Identify workflow, ways of working, & process improvements, staffing needs, and budget for the team and the projects.--- Lead and support constant organizational process improvement (both internal & external) by proposing optimizations for any aspect of the management & development environment and life cycle.--- Lead and support constant process improvement by proposing optimizations for any aspect of the development environment and life cycle.--- Keep current on new trends in Agile practices and technology solutions--- Articulate the program's strategy and objectives and assesses how it will impact a business.--- Define and oversee a list of dependent projects needed to reach the program's overall goals Key relationships---Negotiates internally at senior levels regarding important issues within their own area---Begins to develop relationships with senior leaders across the organization, customers and suppliers---Work closely with Product Management, Marketing, Platforms, Curriculum, Technology and other groups to understand challenges, capacity to build predictability.---Works closely with vendors to forge positive working relationships Professional profile Training / Competencies Experience--- Recognizes the impact of change on others, and leads through positive behavior and coaching--- Solves problems by using expertise to evaluate multiple sources of information, and creating innovative solutions to problems--- Seeks information from internal and external sources, analyzing data to identify trends and gaps, and prioritizing potential solutions--- Customer centric- Acts with customer mindset (external or internal), builds strong relationships with customers, and uses it to improve outcomes--- Delivering financial results- Strong track record of delivering against budgets and commitments--- A great communicator- Engages teams with thoughtful delivery, engagement and messages that resonate--- Building a strong team- Creates strong morale and spirit within team, blends people into teams when needed, fosters--- Bachelor's degree or equivalent (advanced degree preferred).--- Minimum 5 years program, project, & agile product management experience, including experience managing digital products--- PMP or other Agile Project Management certification preferred--- Experience in a leadership role developing and delivering software-based curriculum for a global audience.--- In depth understanding of assessment creation and delivery as well as criticality of varying state approval needs and deadlines.--- Experience managing wholly remote teams required--- Experience of project management in a multidisciplined and commercial environment--- Basic HTML and web skills essential.--- Thorough understanding of information architecture principles and practices--- Knowledge of Microsoft and Google business applications preferred.--- Advanced knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS), Educational Management Systems, or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is preferred.--- Familiarity with SAFe Agile principles open dialog -- # of hires - retention of new hires, on-boarder survey results, # of internal promotions--- Take personal responsibility- Completes tasks, takes responsibility regardless of the outcome, proactive at taking opportunities--- Works well in a matrix- Encourages collaboration, solves problems with peers, builds trust and supportThe anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $142,000-$155,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/ Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.Job: PRODUCT MANAGEMENTOrganization: Virtual LearningSchedule: FULL_TIMEReq ID: 9217#location

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