Project Manager, ELL HR in Virtual, CAN, Canada

  , Canada

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About the Team - The English Language Learning Human Resources Team is a centralised strategic function of the English Language Learning (ELL) business that operates with the functional leadership teams and key decision-makers to provide support for a collection of programmes, projects, and key initiatives to achieve ELL's strategic objectives.

About the Role:

The Project Manager will have accountability for the delivery of projects driven by the ELL HR Team, focusing on governance, reporting and facilitating the end-to-end delivery to time, budget and as per the specification and defined scope of the projects. The Project Manager may be responsible either for multiple projects or for one larger project within a program, which often requires multiple resources and functional integration. The Project Manager will anticipate opportunities and issues proactively as well as manage scope using project management applications and tools.



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

  • Promote and implement the ELL AI Upskilling project & programme governance framework.

  • Create and manage project schedules and communicate schedule deadlines to relevant groups.

  • Manage requirements and documentation required to effectively manage project or program deliverables as assigned.

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

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

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

  • Apply standardised project and programme management methodology

  • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with key internal & external stakeholders.

  • Lead Internal & External Meetings, including status meetings, planning meetings, and lessons learned meetings.

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

  • Mentor other Project Managers and Project Coordinators.

  • Participate in and lead continuous improvement initiatives with delivery teams.

  • Assist/support programs beyond primary assignment.

Role-specific attributes

  • English Fluency (Speaking, Reading, Writing)

  • Bachelor’s Degree desired or commensurate experience.

  • Prince2, PMP, MSP, P30 Practitioner or equivalent preferred

  • Project Management experience & knowledge of project and program management methodologies and techniques

  • Ability to manage more than one project across multiple geographical regions, functional business units and external delivery partners is key

  • Ability to make decisions based upon limited information.

  • Excellent written, communication, influencing & highlight reporting skills in English

  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and decision-making skills

  • Team player with a great ‘can do’ attitude

  • Financial and commercial awareness

  • Minimum of 2 years project management experience


  • Management Competencies: Communication, leadership, results focused

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills

  • Ability to establish positive working relationships at all levels of the organisation.

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines

  • Excellent status reporting to multiple audiences

  • Experience with Smartsheet an advantage

  • Flexibility and a willingness to learn and take on any challenge

  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to multitask when necessary

  • The ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems.

What to expect from Pearson

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At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also 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 building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are 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. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: English Language Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 14483


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