Pearson Manager, Digital Channels Program Owner - Demand Funnel in London, United Kingdom

Manager, Digital Channels Program Owner - Demand Funnel


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.

Pearson’s Global Digital Channels and Experience team is looking for a Demand Funnel Program Owner who will be accountable for the planning, tracking, measuring and reporting on the status of the demand requests throughout the entire project development life cycle. This position will be accountable for driving delivery rigor, roadmap delivery assurance, program management process and communication with stakeholders. We need an expert with experience in tracking a multitude of requests while thinking strategically, obsessing about the details and implementing with speed.

Collaboration, partnership and active stakeholder management is foundational to success in this role. Thriving in an evolving environment, working to drive innovation, and continuous improvement for efficiency and sustainable growth is key.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage the demand processat both the detail and aggregated level

Perform and progressively refine stakeholder managementto mitigate surprises

Work with the team and cross functional stakeholdersto ensure quality standards are maintained and program roadmaps are delivered on time

Maintains and manages the delivery metricsand specific metrics required for reviews and any course correction

Ensures demand request integrity and qualityby reviewing data, identifying further research, seeking explanations and assisting in refining and understanding requests

Initially reviews demand requestsand analysis forecast approval in relation to business criteria

Build and maintain strong partnershipswith product, marketing and technology

Conflict resolution and escalation managementof demand requests

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

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Must Have Attributes :

  • Ideas driven- You have the capacity to be open to new ideas and comfortable exploring areas where there are no right answers.

  • Understanding and appreciation of software development life-cycle processes and methodologies(Eg. agile and waterfall)

  • Understanding and appreciation of Software lifecycle disciplines

  • Strong communication skillsand the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences and work with a variety of internal stakeholders

  • Ability to be self-motivatedand work collaboratively with different divisions of the organization

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

Personal Qualities:

  • Communication- You have developed interpersonal skills and use these to influence outcomes with persuasiveness and candour. You appreciate the diversity of stakeholder interactions and adapt your style and approach accordingly.

  • Interpersonal and relationship-building skills– You will bring with you a network of relationships, and a track record of excellent internal stakeholder management at all levels, seen as a trusted advisor to team leadership.

  • Global Perspective and Learning Agility– You take a systematic, structured view of situations, while staying focused on the big picture.You have significant experience operating in a global environment and are able to demonstrate cultural agility.

  • Deliver Results– You have a track record of achievement, accountability and translating complex strategies into actionable plans.

  • Time Management -Excellent organizational skills, coupled with the proven ability to set priorities, manage deadlines, and make data-driven decisions.

  • Judgement and problem-solving skills– You demonstrate sound judgement in assessing business risks and make decisions that balance a variety of factors whilst always maintaining the integrity of the core values and business strategy.


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.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken

Other Locations GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Marketing

Organization: Global Corporate Affairs & Marketing

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 8, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1816562

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.