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Program Manager – Mobile & SmartTV Content and Services

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits that we subsidize dramatically! Medical, dental and vision benefits are available to you after just 30 days and after 90 days you are free to participate in our 401k plan! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Position- Program Manager – Mobile & SmartTV Content and Services
Location- Palo Alto
Start Date: ASAP
Est. End Date: 12/19/2014- most likely will be extended in 3 month increments
Type- Contract
Benefits- Full medical, dental and vision

Program Manager – Mobile & SmartTV Content and Services

Client's New Media Solutions Center America is currently recruiting world-class professionals who share our "Innovation through Passion" philosophy and thrive in a fast-paced, cross team, results-driven environment, with focus on highly visible, challenging, and cross discipline projects.
The Program Manager will support the development of an innovative new service and its experience for mobile devices, tablets and smart televisions. This individual will be an expert in all phases of the process and key milestones from service concept incubation to development, launch and operation. This person must be highly detailed oriented and also able to understand and drive towards the big picture. Ability to succeed within an extremely fast-paced environment is essential.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Manage all aspects of projects including estimating resource needs, resource/scheduling allocation, management of issue tracking, problem resolution and management of project documents and communications.
• Create and execute project work plans, identify and secure resources, assign deliverables and manage day-to-day operational aspects of the project.
• Prepare launch go/no go checklists and create contingency plans. Provide project updates to management that include progress, risks, issues and mitigation recommendations.
• Develop and maintain standard project documentation including action items, agenda, minutes and project plans
• Manage multiple projects simultaneously. Work independently to drive progress and manage implementation to achieve measurable results.
• Collaborate with product managers, user experience, developers and subject matter experts to establish technical vision and analyze tradeoffs that may impact schedules and scope.
• Evaluate business unit decisions to ensure they are in the best interest of customers and company goals.
• Identify, recommend, and manage the implementation of new process and other improvements

Background/Experience required:
• Bachelor's Degree/Master’s Degree in business or a technology field preferred
• 7+ years work experience in a project management capacity
• Prior experience working in software or relevant technology field
• Mobile industry experience desired
• PMP and/or PMI certification preferred
• Experience in agile development environment a plus

Mandatory Skills/Attributes:
• Very strong analytical, problem solving, written and verbal skills.
• Mature understanding of building, operating, and launching services in wireless industry
• Capable of managing several high profile programs and project activities to completion.
• Comfortable with presenting in front of business executives.
• Prepare launch go/no go checklists and create contingency plans. Provide project updates to management that include progress, risks, issues and mitigation recommendations
• Accountability for implementation of projects by coordinating with internal and external resources, third party partners, and working with cross-functional departments (Sales, Marketing, IT, R&D and Legal).
• Manage multiple projects simultaneously (in various stages of implementation). Work independently to drive progress and manage implementation to achieve measurable results.
• Ability to work effectively with teams from multiple geographies and cultures.

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