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Senior Manager, Strategic Projects (Open to Remote)

In a rapidly evolving environment, book publishers face interesting and complex business challenges that require innovation and change. Within Penguin Random House, the Strategic Projects group partners with operational and publishing groups to address many of these challenges. We are looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager with strong business analysis skills to deliver results on our most complex and mission-critical strategic projects for marketing, sales, technology, supply chain, and operations, spanning across multiple lines of our business.


As an ideal candidate, you will thrive in a self-directed and goal-oriented environment.  You will be an excellent communicator, innovative, and able to build business cases and solve complex problems. You will be comfortable initiating, planning, and executing work to successful completion autonomously. You will be comfortable leading discussions with business leaders to start that process and managing day-to-day discussions with stakeholders, developers, and testers. This role requires leadership and end-to-end ownership, while coordinating across teams and in conjunction with business stakeholders.


Your successful application will include a portfolio of documentation demonstrating your work translating business goals into charters, executive communications and presentations, work breakdowns, project plans, requirements, and other project communications. The ability to demonstrate the creation of user flows, user experience documentation, and other software development work products is a major plus. 


Please apply by the due date of June 3, 2024 and include your resume and salary requirements.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead discussions with business leaders and stakeholders to define project scope, goals, business requirements, and deliverables
  • Lead cross-functional teams of creatives, developers, testers, executives, and other stakeholders from across the organization to execute multi-threaded projects
  • Create project plans, work breakdown structures, and communications to ensure projects stay on track
  • Create requirements and design documentation, testing plans, communication plans, and deployment plans
  • Manage roll-out, document best practices, and hand off resultant systems and processes to operations, technology, and business teams
  • Provide ongoing communication and status updates to support business leaders, stakeholders, and the Strategic Project portfolio
  • Lead project evaluations, retrospectives, and other assessments of results
  • Leverage project management tools such as Jira,, and MS Project in order to manage teams and communicate statuses


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • 5+ years of project or product management experience with demonstrated success managing projects, cross functional teams, programs, or products; Or 3+ years of the above experience in addition to 2+ years of management, systems, or business consulting, business analysis, or product design experience
  • Experience in process and technology change
  • Experience with different project management and agile methodologies
  • Experience learning and documenting business processes quickly and efficiently
  • Experience in business case development and acquiring and constructing metrics to evaluate success
  • Strong relationship-building abilities and experience leveraging relationships in a matrixed environment to drive results


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The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $120,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children's publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 300 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children's Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at<>

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 270678

Date:  Jun 18, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Logistics, Project Manager, Book Publishing, Business Analyst, Supply Chain Manager, Operations, Technology, Publishing

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