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Title: Senior Project Manager
Description: The Senior Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for the production, engineering, and on-schedule delivery of several complex, concurrent projects. The SPM prepares and communicates reliable information about assigned print, digital, and online projects to all departments and to outside vendors. This information includes milestone and detailed project schedules, project scope, budget, product specifications, production processes, daily deliverable reports, and project status. The SPM must understand the interdependencies of multiple projects and be able to anticipate when a delay may impact other projects and/or overall production schedules.


Understands project scope: Participates in the planning of new products and achievement of on-time, on-budget execution, including project scope, status of deliverables, finances, resource management and communication. Supports the production team to define the scope of the project and focus on the customer.

Focuses on results: Creates, manages and is accountable for detailed project schedules and is responsible for tracking schedules and interdependencies. Ensures that status, risks and issues are managed and communicated and that reporting requirements are adhered to.
Supports the production team to meet project goals.

Provides project status: Facilitates delivery of project updates and communication from production team to Stakeholders, providing detailed schedule tracking information and ensures preparation and documentation of own and team’s project meetings are executed and that decisions and actions are tracked, distributed and understood as required at appropriate organization levels.

Supports project documentation: Collaborates with internal and external teams to ensure that requirements are met for data management, vendor management (statement of work through billings), quality management, and release management.

Communicates effectively: Provides clear, direct, accurate and professional written and verbal communication at all times. Presents issues and risks with proposed solutions or mitigations in a timely manner. Escalates issues as needed for conflict resolution and for effective Change Management. Understands the complexity of interdepartmental relationships and is able to adapt to adversity.

Represents production team: Acts as a role model for the Production Management team and mentors Associate Production Managers in all aspects of the role. Advocates and participates in process improvement and positive change initiatives. Works with the production team to enhance engagement and to impart and understand Business goals. Acts in conjunction with Leads and Group Managers to achieve own and team member’s personal and professional growth.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business or relevant discipline.

6+ years of educational publishing experience
Location: Orlando, FL, Boston, MA Round Rock, TX
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Tracking Number: 14329
Date Posted: 10/16/2018 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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