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Data Project Manager

New York, NY 100020

Posted: 11/14/2018 Industry: Project Management Job Number: 7157

Are you familiar with one of the world' s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information? Are you also a project manager looking for an innovative and exciting opportunity in the entertainment industry?

ektello is looking for a Project Manager for one of our top multimedia clients in New York, NY. Our client boasts an impressive portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, world-renowned theme parks, a prominent motion picture company, and much more.

The Project Manager will help lead the coordination a new consumer intelligence project and will be responsible for ensuring overall smooth delivery of this high-profile program by preparing project status reports, running weekly status meetings and daily standups, identification, and resolution of risks/roadblocks, etc.   A successful candidate will have experience working on complex projects with multiple tracks with hybrid project management methodologies (agile, waterfall, etc.) and coordinating efforts across various vendors and engineering teams.

Responsibilities:
 • Collaborate closely across cross-functional business and technical teams to set expectations and guide project execution
 • Serve as a single point of contact for project status and issue management
 • Raise and remove all obstacles related to project execution
 • Employ both traditional and Agile/Scrum techniques as required
 • Monitor risks and issues across the portfolio, serving as a point of escalation/remediation
 • Identify and document dependencies and mitigation strategies to ensure successful project execution
 • Create processes and communication strategies for every aspect of the project/product lifecycle
 • Communicate project/product updates to the broader client organization and/or key stakeholders
 • Ensure on time and budget delivery of project overall
 • Support leadership in overall program and product management as well as other top priority initiatives

Qualifications:
 • 5+ years of Project Management experience in the media, entertainment or related industries. Ideally with 3 years focused on building, designing and managing digital products related to data; working on large-scale enterprise data assets and commercial products
 • Able to gather essential information in project briefings to onboard and continuously update the wider project team, showing excellent organization and management skills to create a sense of calm and confidence across the group
 • Strong organizational skills with experience coordinating multiple work streams simultaneously
 • Solid executive presence combined with excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex information clearly and appropriately handle sensitive information
 • Attention to detail while reviewing project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established project requirements
 • Ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex concepts for a variety of audiences
 • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles and negotiate resolutions to complex problems
 • Proactively acts to identify value-added solutions that will enhance project delivery and addresses potential issues before they impact the project
 • Sees multiple relationships and dependencies, identifying several likely solutions or procedures to address relevant project issues
 • Is receptive to change and is willing to adjust work plans and schedules based on new requirements and direction from leadership
 • Promotes team effectiveness by soliciting input from team members on critical project dependencies and milestones.
 • Demonstrated effectiveness developing plans, prioritizing activities and driving execution
 • Industry certifications such as CSM, PMP, SAFe certifications, a plus
 • Bachelors degree in a relevant field

 

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