Project Manager | Ascender
Project Manager | Ascender


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Project Manager

Melbourne, VIC

Ascender, is the leading payroll and learning outsourcing provider in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region. We are a human-made organisation that sets the bar higher, puts the passion into providing, and is leading the charge on change.

At Ascender you'll find a fast paced, real time atmosphere. As we evolve in the business we are working on creating a unique working experience of both innovative, go-getter spirit, and expert seasoned specialists.

The Ascender Learn development team consists of more than 50 people located across 3 states developing innovative and engaging learning content. We work with our external clients on small and large scale content projects, lasting up to 1 year, maintaining a high level of quality and customer satisfaction.

Ascender’s objective is to develop long term, mutually beneficial partnerships with our clients. We strive to understand our client’s business and business challenges, their audience and where they are in their learning evolution/journey. As a Project Manager, we expect that you will be across the latest learning developments and trends. You will have a strong sense of what good looks like how to apply it in a way that brings value to both the client and Ascender.

Content is a critical element of any learning solution capable of delivering high impact and high return. Our content development services build and maintain leading edge learning content for all formats including Instructor Led Training, Self Paced eLearning, Live Web Classes (virtual classrooms) and Performance Support.

The successful applicant will manage all aspects of assigned projects, ensuring that design, development; testing and final delivery is completed on schedule, to budget, within agreed resources and meets business requirements.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with senior stakeholders to understand, scope and articulate learning requirements
  • Using adult learning principles make recommendations on learning design elements
  • Work with senior designers to build curricula and learning modules
  • Consult with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for information
  • Manage the delivery of multiple projects on time and on budget
  • Monitor, track, report and communicate project status, issues, risks and decisions
  • Manage expectations, scope negotiations throughout the lifecycle of the projects
Skills & Experience:
  • Over 5 years extensive end to end project management experience
  • Over 10 years proven experience working within a Learning & Development role/environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a project from brief through to completion and within budget
  • Strong team management skills
  • Experience managing teams both onshore
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong client facing and stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects for external clients
  • Demonstrated understanding of Learning Management Systems (LMS) (Desirable)
  • Demonstrated experience working for an Outsource Learning Provider (Desirable)

We are a long established award winning team, working with major Blue Chip and medium sized organisations, with a full creative team supporting client specific solutions.

Ascender will provide a unique environment that balances different things in a workplace. You will be working with a company that:

1. Security of 20+ year old company with the mandate to refresh the existing platforms with new technologies i.e. you get to learn and grow your technology skill set.

2. Existing tools and processes and also opportunities to experiment with new approaches to software development and getting stuff done.

3. Experienced developers for mentorship but also a culture that embraces new ideas.

We want people who will challenge the status quo and bring fresh ideas – at all levels.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply with your resume attached by clicking ‘Apply’ button below.