Job Description The Program Manager is a part of the Digital Media Program Management Office (PMO) and is responsible for implementing strategic initiatives and leading cross functional/departmental projects. The candidate should be well versed with planning, tracking, monitoring, reporting and proficient with the software development lifecycle. The candidate should be comfortable program managing web and technology based projects and should be at ease when collaborating with a variety of resources including technical, business, and marketing resources. The resource should have experience with technology projects and knowledge of technology trends, especially in the area of web and video.
ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.
ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company's mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.
Responsibilities . Develops and maintains the program and project plans
. Leverage deep understanding of Agile and Scrum methodologies to lead project teams.
. Direct and manage project development from initiation to closure.
. Manage scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with product owner and stakeholders.
. Effectively communicate project expectations to team members in a timely and clear fashion.
. Escalate projects risks and constraints in a timely manner.
. Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
. Track and report slippages with workable mitigation plans
. Communicate over allocation / idle hours to concerned product mangers throughout the project life cycle.
. Capture project meeting notes and communicate to concerned project stakeholders
. Establish and maintain project communications and collaborates with other program managers.
. Oversee project estimations and the development of project deliverables.
. Manage and prioritize issues and action items throughout the project lifecycle.
. Manage project quality and performance standards.
. Conduct retrospective and share lessons learnt periodically
. Assess and manage risk over the project lifecycle.
. Track project milestones and deliverables.
. Lead teams cross-departmentally.
. Communicate project objectives, including detail understanding of milestones, deliverables, and success criteria.
. Ensure the use of best practices and applies lessons learned from previous projects.
. Highly skilled in time management to facilitate involvement in multiple projects
. Must have excellent leadership, team management, relationship building, and interpersonal skills. ?
. Flexibility to lead diverse and dynamic teams to deliver integrated solutions
. Solid facilitation and problem solving skills and ability to focus both strategically and tactically to achieve business goals ?
. Self-directed and the ability to work independently and manage communications up and down ?
. Candidate should also have an entrepreneurial spirit and the flexibility to adapt as the project evolves
. Ability to function in a matrix environment
Basic Qualifications . Minimum of 5 years of program / project management experience
. Minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies, playing the role of scrum master effectively
. Experience in digital media industry (e.g., internet, video, and broadband)
. Excellent business and communication skills (written and verbal)
Preferred Qualifications . Experience in managing web and technology products (includes mobile app experience)
Preferred Education . PMI Certification preferred with thorough understanding of Project Management
Required Education . College B.A. / B.S. degree
Job Posting Industries Television
Additional Information Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you'll have the opportunity to join a team that's beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you've been looking for.
ESPN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
Primary Location-City Bristol
Primary Location-State CT
Primary Location-Country US
Auto req ID 91850BR