Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Additional Locations: \u00a0 Associate Production Manager ROLE SUMMARY The Associate Production Manager (APM) coordinates the production, engineering, and on-schedule delivery of assigned projects. The APM helps prepare and communicate reliable information to all departments and to outside vendors about assigned print, digital, and online projects. The APM is responsible for creating and updating detailed project schedules, tracking daily deliverables, and reporting on current project status. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Focuses on results: Contributes to and tracks detailed schedules and interdependencies. Ensures that status, risks and issues are managed and communicated and that reporting requirements are adhered to. Supports the production team to meet project goals. Provides project status support: Facilitates delivery of project updates and communication from production team to Stakeholders, providing detailed schedule tracking information and assisting with meeting preparation and documentation, ensuring that decisions and actions are tracked, distributed and understood as required at appropriate organization levels Supports project documentation: Collaborates with internal and external teams to ensure that requirements are met for data management, vendor management (statement of work through billings), quality management, and release management. Communicates effectively: Provides clear, direct, accurate and professional written and verbal communication at all times. Presents issues and risks with proposed solutions or mitigations in a timely manner. Escalates issues as needed for conflict resolution and for effective Change Management. Understands the complexity of interdepartmental relationships and is able to adapt to adversity. Represents production team: Acts as a role model for the Production Management team in all aspects of the role. Advocates and participates in process improvement and positive change initiatives. Works with the production team to enhance engagement and to impart and understand Business goals. Acts in conjunction with Group Manager to achieve personal and professional growth. Education Level and or relevant experience Bachelor\u2019s degree or equivalent in business or relevant discipline 2 years of educational publishing experience Knowledge and skills High level of organization; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize Ability to drive on-time, on-budget, high-quality development efforts Understands fundamentals of publishing process Excellent problem-solving ability Good written and verbal communication skills Sound judgment about escalation of problems Experience developing interactive software for learning preferred Experience in application and web-based development preferred Familiarity with working in an agile development methodology preferred Experience in book and other print production, including specific knowledge of the educational market requirements preferred ABOUT US: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people\u2019s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K\u201312 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, we aim to spark a lifelong love of learning in every individual we touch. It's not just our mission; it's our passion. As one of the world’s longest-established publishing houses and largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions, we specialize in dynamic learning content for students, teachers, kids and parents.