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Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: Boston, MA, US, 02110

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 14423

Additional Locations: Round Rock, Orlando, Evanston, Boston or NY

The Director of Project Management: Process Management is a strategy and process Leader who is responsible for improving and managing our delivery and development processes, with experience and skills around collaboration, negotiation, decision making, process monitoring and modeling, metrics and KPI oversight. The director works closely with the department head to influence and implement process strategy for the division and key stakeholders. The director works collaboratively with Division Directors, Lead Project Managers and key stakeholders to ensure that process needs are met and governed. The director ensures that team members are trained, coached, and given feedback opportunities and that the customer as well as the organization and business needs are met through efficient processes. 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supports Process management and improvement: Works with Department Head to oversee change management, process implementation, application and process governance.

 

Supports Development: Works towards flexible, scalable models of development by supporting the socialization and implementation of process methodologies, e.g. Agile, RACI, Pragmatic Marketing, RAPID, PMI etc. Helps to articulate how these contribute to an integrated model of development.

 

Supports professional development:  Works with department head, training teams and Leads to ensure that the training and skills development needs of the team are met to implement and successfully engage in processes.

 

Impacts Organizational Performance: Works with Senior Management Teams to enhance process implementation and review. Uses functional expertise, best practice communication and leadership skills to manage complex relationships and influence positive change.

 

Represents Project Management team: Acts as a role model for the Project Management team in all aspects of the role.

 

Advocates and participates in strategy and process improvement and positive change initiatives. Works with the delivery teams to enhance engagement and to impart and understand Business goals.

 

Focuses on results: Oversees the strategy and execution of process deliverables in conjunction with senior management and

 

Leads. Ensures that status, risks and issues are managed and communicated and that reporting requirements are adhered to. Supports the business leadership and production teams to meet overall business goals.

 

Required

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business or relevant discipline

5+ years of Enterprise change management or Business Process Management

5+ years of educational publishing experience in multiple discipline areas

Preferred

Master’s degree

Experience developing learning solutions for the K–12 market

 

Knowledge and skills

Strong people-leading skills, with ability to develop, coach, and provide feedback effectively in a strong-matrix environment

Excellent project management skills

High level of organization; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize

Extensive experience developing interactive software for learning

Extensive experience in application and web-based development

Ability to lead an agile development methodology supporting multiple platform offerings when appropriate

Extensive experience in digital and print production, including specific knowledge of the educational market requirements

Excellent negotiation, communication, leadership, and supervisory skills

Excellent problem-solving ability

Ability to remain objective

Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, and develop people

Ability to act as a change agent within the organization

A strong collaborator across diverse groups; a strong team-builder

Experience in building, leading, and managing a high-performance team.

Experience in digital and print production, including specific knowledge of the educational market requirements

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
• The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
• Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
• Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.

ABOUT US:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com  

PLEASE NOTE:  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.


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