Job Description Within the Technology PMO the Project Manager is responsible for managing large-scale, complex initiatives from initiation through closure. These initiatives usually involve the coordination of technology activities; however the scope of responsibilities includes non-technical tasks such as user training, business process reengineering and organizational change. This role requires a wide range of leadership competencies, technical (PM) experience and communications skills.
This position will be responsible for managing projects that involve developing software systems and solutions that interact and in some instances control broadcast technologies. Because of the range of project contexts and requirements, and because of ESPN's emphasis on flexibility and efficiency, this position will be responsible for adapting core project management principles and processes to best fit a project's particular circumstances. Those core principles include the development of the scope of work and the management of time, cost, risk, and communications.
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 . Manages all aspects of Project and small Programs, regardless of type, from Initiation through Closure, requiring little direction
. Plans, coordinates and directs all activities associated with developing project plans, communication plans, project schedules, etc. by adapting PM fundamentals to best support a particular project
. Leverage understanding of Agile and SCRUM methodologies to lead project teams
. Responsible for team dynamics, morale and motivation
. Builds a team where all members and points of view are respected
. Develops and maintains project plans
. Lead Project Teams through identifying and managing risk and the resolution of issues
. Accountable for delivering 'quality' solutions that provide desired business benefits and/or solve business problems - 'on-time' & within budget
. Able to quickly solve complex problems in a challenging, dynamic environment with minimal direction
. Frequently communicates with business and technical middle management, project team and stakeholders
. Effectively communicates complex and/or difficult information to both technical and non technical audiences, including Executives
. Communicates to convince and influence key decision-makers / stakeholders in a manner that best serves ESPN
. Facilitator - must be able to:
- Facilitate meetings / workshops with large groups of people beyond the project team
- Facilitate the project team through the resolution of complex issues
- Ensure group participation
- Drive workshop/meeting to conclusion and/or actionable outcome
- Develop and deliver outcomes/results/notes in a manor appropriate to the level of the group
Basic Qualifications . Minimum of 3 years of experience managing formal projects and/or functional organizations in an Engineering / Broadcast Engineering /Systems Engineering environment
. Comfortable working around various technologies
. Minimum of 1 year of experience managing Agile and/or SCRUM development projects
. Demonstrated flexibility in modifying PM methods and style to best match a specific project's needs
. General understanding of ESPN's business and operating model with the ability to come up to speed quickly in new environments / business'
Preferred Education . Bachelors Degree preferred
. PMI Certification preferred with a thorough understanding of Project Management Methodologies & Techniques
Required Education . Associates Degree required
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 89834BR