Project Manager

HarperCollins Publishers

Employment Type Full time open to part-time - 4 days/week
Location Hybrid · London, City of, UK
Team Technology
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 4:40pm, 23rd Nov 2023 GMT

Perks and benefits

Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Flexible benefits scheme
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.67 (24798)

Job Description

Reporting into the Project Management Office, the Project Manager will run and manage concurrent projects within HarperCollins Technology, using appropriate methodology. The project manager will be the main contact point for business stakeholders and will undertake business analysis for particular projects and wider company initiatives. The Project Manager will also ensure that business requirements are agreed, gathered and met within budget and agreed time frame. 

Key Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Demonstrate proven experience in methods and techniques associated with planning, monitoring and managing projects.

  • Gather and assess business requirements, ensuring that the needs of the business are being met by the project.

  • Define scope of projects and maintain project plans.

  • Work with MD’s/Stakeholders to establish and manage expected benefits and keep updated on project status.

  • Provide support and guidance on best practice and delivery

  • Organise and chair regular and weekly meetings.

  • Define the roles/tasks of project team members.

  • Monitor and respond to risks and issues that become apparent.

  • Maintain and cultivate internal and external relationships with those involved in projects

Business Analysis

  • Use good working knowledge and experience in conceptualising business processes and producing appropriate models to illustrate them

  • Gather and assess business information from disparate sources

  • Meet and interview staff members to capture current, and discuss future, business processes

  • Define and document workflows

  • Use initiative to draw information from various business systems.

  • Apply media knowledge to ensure analysis is meaningful and relevant to the business.

  • Work with MD’s to update Business Cases where applicable

Experience and Skills Required

  • Proven experience in methods and techniques associated with planning, monitoring and managing projects

  • Good working knowledge of and experience in conceptualising business processes and producing appropriate models to illustrate them.

  • Solid knowledge of MS packages including power point, Excel, Visio and Project

  • Excellent organisational and administrational skills.

  • Excellent communication skills with strong orientation to providing outstanding customer service

  • Ability to manage expectations

  • Motivated by getting the job done, has high quality standards for work and a real attention to detail

  • Able to build relationships of mutual respect and trust with managers and colleagues

  • Proactive and energetic– must be able to seek out work and opportunities to get involved

  • Results focused and persistent – does not leave anything unfinished


  • Hybrid working model (2+ days in the office) 

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays (option to buy and sell holiday days) 

  • Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave 

  • Private healthcare cover and life assurance 

  • Summer Hours  

  • Free access to HeadSpace, employee assistance programme (24 hour helpline), mental health first aiders, and a wellbeing portal 

  • Season ticket loans (from day 1 for entry level) and cycle to work scheme 

  • Relocation Rent Support Loan  

  • Employee networks: HC All In (open forum), Elevate (for ethnic minority colleagues), HarperParents, Menopause at Work and Pride at HC 

  • Unlimited training on our Learning and Development portal, management courses (up to MA level) and mentoring programmes 

  • Virtual GP and eyecare vouchers 

  • Gym membership discount 

  • Onsite physiotherapy (London only) 

  • Charitable donation matching and  2 volunteering days 

  • We're a certified Carbon Neutral company 

  • Free e-books and audiobooks, newspaper subscriptions and discounts on books 

  • Subsidised canteen and retail discounts 

  • Onsite prayer room 

If you wish to discuss anything regarding this position and/or your application to this role, please reach out directly to with subject heading ‘Vacancy Query’ plus the job title and we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days.

 Please note, if you are interested in the role you would need to submit your application via Applied. We do not accept email applications.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Thu 23rd Nov 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Thu 23rd Nov 2023