Pearson Exam Paper Delivery Design Manager in London, United Kingdom

Exam Paper Delivery Design Manager


About Pearson

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.

About the job

The Design, User Experience and Media team is a dedicated, professional, supportive and knowledgeable group of people who work creatively to deliver outstanding qualification and learning resources products and services for the UK Schools and Colleges market. Within the group, we have a dedicated team that lead on the design and delivery of our paper based exam papers. The teams focus is on providing design technical skills and expertise, design consultancy, layout and typesetting of material, whilst ensuring the adoption of design and accessibility standards. We are looking to recruit a Design Manager to lead this team of designers. The role requires leadership around design best practice, stakeholder engagement, vendor management and digital processes.

Main Responsibilities

The Exam Paper Delivery Design Manager role is responsible for overseeing the design and typesetting of the exam papers, by the in house team of designers and suppliers. The role will provide expertise in the production of exam papers, to the highest level of accuracy, ensuring the security of the item is maintained throughout the production cycle.The role requires strong vendor management skills, to lead on consolidated supplier solutions and cost reductions for the delivery of secure and non-secure qualification material.

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What we are looking for

The Exam Paper Delivery Design Manager role, requires skills and experience:

  • To oversee the typesetting and amendment of exam papers, undertaken by in-house designers and suppliers.

  • To provide expertise in the production of exam papers, to the highest level of accuracy and quality, ensuring the security of the item is maintained throughout the production cycle.

  • To support the delivery of the UK Schools supplier strategy; to drive consolidated supplier solutions and cost reductions.

  • To demonstrate strong budget and cost management

  • Develop and motivate a team of design professionals.

  • Lead on and champion process improvement, including cost saving initiatives and technological advancement in design and technology processes

  • To be proactive, flexible and adaptable to change.

  • Demonstrate strong communication and collaboration skills, effectively leading a team and building relationships with key stakeholders

  • Attention to detail, thoroughness and accuracy

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH

Job: Publishing

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Feb 4, 2019

Job Unposting: Feb 18, 2019

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1815474

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.