Project Manager, Product Build, ELT (12 month maternity cover)

Cambridge University Press
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our English Language Teaching (ELT) group for an experienced Project Manager. This is a 12 month contract to cover a period of maternity leave.

Working within the Product Build team, you will be accountable for ensuring the delivery of a number of courses, from Cambridge’s globally renowned catalogue, to specification, deadline and budget. You will lead on the production stages of both print and digital products, taking them from an idea, to a final product that will give customers around the World the gift of the English language.

You will ensure that projects are specified and built to ELT policies, workflows and guidelines set within budget parameters. To do this, you will follow and develop ELT project management methodology and use project management tools. The role will also entail reporting on progress to managers and other interested stakeholders.

It’s essential that you have previous relevant project management experience and ideally, a project or programme management qualification, e.g. MSP, APMP or PRINCE2. You should have a demonstrable understanding of key project management principles including risk and change management. Experience of evaluating product build requirements is required as is the ability to create and manage budgets and schedules.

Personally, you are proactive, independent, adaptable and organised. You need to be a great communicator and have the ability to work collaboratively with people from across the business to identify solutions to issues that arise within your project.

About us:

Our global not-for-profit organisation is committed to the advancement of knowledge worldwide through our exciting publishing programme. You will be joining a diverse and collaborative workforce and you will be supported in your career ambitions to achieve your potential.

Help us achieve our mission, and you will have a career that is not only hugely satisfying but brings with it great benefits and a stimulating, supportive and flexible working environment.

Why us?

A great central Cambridge location, our office is only a ten minute walk from the train station and guided busway. Benefits include a staff incentive scheme, flexible working, free life assurance and a contributory pension scheme, 28 days’ annual leave, subsidised restaurant and café, free on-site gym and sports facilities, and season ticket travel loans.

To apply, please complete the online application process to include a CV and short covering letter.