Pearson Strat and Planning Intern in London, United Kingdom
Strat and Planning Intern
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.
Our Technology team provides the essential digital infrastructure that underpins Pearson’s global portfolio of products and platforms. We have open and collaborative teams in place working to build efficient global platforms and scaling digital products to reach hundreds of millions of learners around the world, while delivering elastic, secure, data-driven products and services.
The Technology team also drives and coordinates how we work with technology partners to establish Pearson as a destination for innovation in education. Our aim is to ensure that our customers have access to more products and learning solutions in more regions while continually offering a high-quality user experience.
About Strategic and Operational Planning
As we simplify our business, it is more important than ever that Technology is able to set out a vision that enables us to compete and succeed against our competition; and from this drive the critical digital transformation initiatives to evolve our products and services - all in line with financial targets.
To support this, Strategic and Operational Planning facilitate
Strategic vision and goals that direct our future
External and internal benchmarking to objectively track our evolution
Annual operational planning to fund our critical initiatives and operations
Governance to report and respond to execution and financial performance
Partnerships with representatives across global teams to understand dependencies and demands
The team covers:Strategic Planning | Operational Planning |Mergers and Acquisitions| Support to Major Transformation Programmes | Support to CTOO
You will work in the Global Technology and Operations - Strategic planning and Operations team - and and will undertake a diverse range of project activities. Over the course of the internship, you will build an extensive network across our organization which is transforming the way in which we develop and deliver new learning products and services globally. You will learn about operating in a global organization, driving a range of strategic initiatives which ultimately deliver measurable impacts for our clients and learners.
Define and identify external benchmarks for critical indicators for Technology evolution and strategic plan
Identify and develop an engagement plan with external companies to inform Pearson’s strategic plan and foundations / innovations needed to get to end states
Project manage parts of the Technology and Global Operations Strategic plan - 3 year plan with goals, innovations and financials
Support operational tasks in the team to ensure delivery of CTOO priorities and demands
Monitor and track risks and issues within defined projects
Act as a point of contact for the Technology and Global Operations as part of the Strategic planning process
Minimum - Undergraduate students who are in their final year of business administration or engineering management bachelors program
Passion for research and analysis - identifying data to inform decision making and planning; ability to review diverse sets of data and information to identify insights
Ability to create process maps, project plans and detail out project tasks
Excellent attention to detail and a proactive approach
Excellent stakeholder skills, communicating effectively and ability to interact with a wide range of teams across the organisation
Self-starter and outcomes oriented
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfortable working with large numbers of internal team members
Experience in using google suite (or MS Office equivalent)
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL
Job: Project/Temporary Workforce
Organization: Technology & Operations
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Apr 17, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Temporary
Req ID: 1806133
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.