Senior Project Manager


Location: Remote, UK
Type: Full time
Salary: Competitive


We are looking for a Senior Project Manager who is passionate about improving learning in schools and helping children and teachers succeed. The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of projects, while remaining aligned with strategy, brand, commitments and goals of the organization. This is an exciting role for an experienced and motivated person who understands the importance of good-quality teaching resources.

We are a multi-award-winning creator and supplier of digital and print-based education materials, professional development services, events and conferences. We are best known for our flagship product line Maths — No Problem! We operate in an intellectually stimulating environment with an inclusive culture offering flexibility.

The Senior Project Manager has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis. Verify that the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost. Manage resources, schedules, financials and adhere to established processes. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.

Responsibilities

  • Devise and manage detailed production schedules for multiple projects
  • Track and manage a large number of print and digital projects at the same time
  • Manage the risk, issue and change resolution process, and work with other leaders to take corrective action as needed
  • Oversee the delivery of projects/programs on time, within scope and on budget
  • Interface with the Head of Production and Head of Publishing to define project priorities and implementation opportunities and challenges, and keep them up-to-date with project risks and opportunities
  • Liaise with vendors and suppliers, providing clear and concise information and briefings
  • Manage resources, negotiating and managing freelancers where necessary
  • Run resourcing scenarios based on probabilities of new business

Education & Experience

  • 3+ years project management experience
  • Credibility as a senior-level project leader
  • Confident with content development and print production processes
  • Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
  • Facilitation, negotiation and problem resolution skills. Ability to build a strong network and relationships at executive levels with technology and solutions, customers and vendor groups
  • Proficiency in project management software tools
  • Budget, cost and profitability management skills
  • Project management qualification (PMP) or equivalent experience prefered

Competencies

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Collaborative and positive team player
  • Expert multi-tasking abilities
  • Strong communication skills
  • Conflict resolution experience
  • Comfortable with an ever-changing, dynamic workload
  • Easily adaptable
  • Resilient and resourceful