Director, Project Management - NBCSports.com

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Company Name NBC Universal
Location CT
Date Posted October 26, 2012
Category Default
Job Type Full-Time

Description

About Us:  NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.

NBC Sports is synonymous with superior production that elevates the event, broad promotion, and mutually-beneficial partnerships. Known as America’s Olympic Network, NBC has broadcast 12 Olympic Games, more than any other network. Its ability to amass large audiences with broad promotion, particularly for the Olympics, has resulted in NBC Sports broadcasting nine of the top 10 most-watched events in U.S. television history, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games which stands at No. 1 all time with 215 million viewers. In 2009, NBC Sports won the prestigious Peabody Award for its production of the Beijing Games and was named ‘Best in Sports Television’ at the Sports Business Awards.

Role Purpose
The Director of Project Management will be responsible for managing a team of Technical Project Managers within the NBC Sports Group for execution and delivery of projects within the portfolio of properties including desktop, mobile, video delivery and content management, with the overarching goal of providing deliverables within scope, budget and specified project timelines.

This role provides leadership and support to all cross-functional business units though requirements gathering, development, resource allocation, QA/UAT and product launch.

Responsibilities
  • Provide and ensure (either directly or through subordinate Project Managers) integrated oversight and controls from initial project assessment through to launch for all business readiness and technology solution activities and deliverables to ensure that scope is met on schedule and within budget
  • Produce top-down and bottom-up budgets, project schedules/plans, risk assessment plans, communication plans, etc. using the correct tools that accurately reflect the scope of work
  • Direct the management and implementation of multiple large and complex projects in the following ways: develop project plans and timelines; make staffing decisions based on assessment of team members' skills and workloads; and identify obstacles as necessary
  • Coordinate with and across internal departments (Business Development, Sales, Network Operations, WebOps, etc.) to complete projects on time
  • Ensure Project teams are staying on track with project deliverables and communicate progress to all stakeholders
  • Proactively identify opportunities to adjust processes for efficiencies, engages the appropriate stakeholders prior to making any major changes
  • Incorporate quality control processes into each project – i.e. qa, smoke testing
  • Proactively adjust budgets and resources as appropriate in accordance with scope and timeline