Junior Project Manager
The Content Delivery Manager / Project Manager role is varied and fast paced. It has responsibility for getting our products to market quickly, efficiently, and on budget. The role works closely with the content teams (editors and publishers) and external suppliers (providing editorial, design and digital services), and acts as a facilitator and driver of the projects.
A FTSE listed publishing and education company based in London.
The delivery team is a new but growing team of highly motivated delivery and supplier management professionals. We support the delivery of publishing programmes across the whole of the Learning Services department.
As well as the day-to-day driving of projects, as a new team, they are still in the process of establishing standardised ways of working both within the team and across the division. So, there are exciting opportunities to build new processes and to establish best practice for the department and division around areas such as budget tracking, scheduling, supplier management and documentation.
The best way to describe the Junior Project Manager role is:
On any typical day, you could be carrying out any number of the following kinds of tasks:
- Creating a project schedule
- Facilitating a project meeting
- Giving feedback to an external supplier
- Running a "lessons learnt" meeting with a team
- Reporting to senior management on the status of a project
- Updating a project budget tracker, and perhaps querying overspend
- Creating a new template document for use across teams, e.g. a project information form
- Making sure a team has completed a task, e.g. a quality check of supplier's work
- Working on a strategic business process improvement project.
The Junior Project Manager needs to think about the following questions:
Do you enjoy working with teams?
Are you a planner, and highly organised?
Are you comfortable questioning and challenging?
Do you like being empowered and having accountability for delivery?
Are you resilient, proactive and solution focused?
You will excel in this role if you enjoy working with people and using your people skills to engage, influence and drive the work of teams. You have probably had one or two roles in the project management or coordination field and are keen to progress to leading fast-paced projects with cross-functional teams and being able to make a difference.
You don't need to have worked in publishing or education, but an interest in this area would be desirable.
My client is keen to offer you learning and development to help you progress your career to the next level. They offer all our team members formal project management training and certification, as well as relevant training in supplier management and influencing skills.
Working for my client will open up a wide range of career progression routes, including into qualification development, assessment, operations, technology, procurement, and more. As a global education business with an outstanding reputation, a role within this organisation will provide you with the skills to progress your career to the next level and beyond.