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Junior Project Manager (12m FTC), Finance

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Date: 17-Mar-2017

Location: Colchester, LND, GB, CO7 7DW

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House UK 

Requisition ID: 6204 

 

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Who are we?

Penguin Random House is the UK’s largest trade publishing company with premises in London, Essex and Lincolnshire. The Royalty Department sits within Group Finance, who provide accounting and financial reporting across the company. We are based just outside Colchester in Essex. There are 35 of us and we are split into different teams that deal with royalties, rights, accounts, operations and project work.

 

What do we do in the Royalty Department?

Our number one priority is ensuring that our Authors are paid correctly and on time. There are a lot of different tasks we carry out within the department to achieve this such as setting up the Author contracts on our system, ensuring the royalty calculations are correct, processing rights income, checking royalty statements and sales information. We also provide valuable accounting information to other areas of the business.

 

Why do we need a Junior Project Manager?

There are several high profile and very complex projects underway at Penguin Random House to integrate all of our systems including sales order processing, contracts, rights and royalties. We need support in the following areas:

  • Working with the Programme team and Royalty Managers to plan and execute the various streams of the projects, such as:
    • System development and testing
    • End to End user acceptance testing
    • Change management
    • Training

 

What tasks will the Junior Project Manager be responsible for?

You will need to be flexible and adept at multi-tasking and able to perform a wide variety of tasks on a daily basis.  The tasks will vary as the projects progress but will include:

 

  • Liaising with stakeholders to track and help manage the project streams
  • Being the first point of contact between the Programme team and the Royalty Department
  • Recording minutes of the meetings where required
  • Liaising with several departments to produce detailed Business Process Documents
  • Managing work streams and drive change where business improvement has been identified during the project.  Some areas that have already been identified are:-
    • Special sales processing
    • Co-edition sales process
  • Creating project schedules and task lists
  • Keeping all stakeholders up to date with current information and paperwork

 

You will need to have project experience preferably within a finance environment and be competent at producing business process documents, analysis and reports. You will need to have a high standard of accuracy and excellent attention to detail. You should be highly organised, efficient and able to prioritise your work.

Please apply with a CV and cover letter by Wednesday 29th March.


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