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Project Manager (Mid-Sr level)

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Large Media and Entertainment brand in El Segundo is looking for a Mid-Sr. level Project Manager to join their Sales & Marketing Operations Team. This is a 6-month opportunity to start, but will be working on a multi-year project, so extension is very likely. This position will develop and execute strategic and tactical projects to meet aggressive growth targets for the new OTT solution. ​​**Background as an analyst highly desirable. 

MUST HAVES: 

  • Writing business requirements and confirming IT requirements (written by analysts)
  • UAT Testing -  able to understand, write, and execute the test cases
  • Business Analyst understanding/background; able to write requirements 
  • OTT streaming experience or experience with enterprise products


Responsibilities: 

  • Demonstrate full accountability for success of projects by identifying input required from cross-functional areas and proactively managing action items, issues and deliverables. Drive progress across cross-functional teams. Own cross-functional team tasks as part of project and drive execution. 
  • Manage 2-4 small to large scale projects simultaneously (in various stages of implementation). Consistently deliver results. 
  • Lead project teams by coordinating with Sales, Marketing, IT, Customer Service, Home Services, Supply Chain, Legal, etc. as well as third party partners. 
  • Document current and to-be business processes, provide recommendations for enhancements and implement changes. 
  • Gather and document detailed business requirements and develop process flows. 
  • Provide project launch support by smoke testing, facilitating launch calls and supporting production issues to resolution. Own and be accountable for successful delivery of all project tasks. 
  • Confirm technical requirements drafted by IT and participate in systems discussions. 
  • Must be able to assess the project, decisions and processes in terms of the big picture/cross-departmental impacts as well as fully understand the details. 
  • Develop and maintain standard project documentation including business rules/requirements, action items, agendas, minutes and project plans.
  • Identify potential problems and formulate solutions that achieve business needs. 
  • Evaluate decisions and processes to ensure they are in the best interest of customers and company goals; escalate as needed. 
  • Perform and coordinate user acceptance testing with internal business and external partners; report all issues to IT and ensure appropriate resolution. Document and execute test cases on projects. 
  • Prepare launch go/no go checklists and create contingency plans. 
  • Provide project updates to management that include progress, risks, issues and mitigation recommendations. 


Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ year’s relevant experience (large-scale, multi-disciplinary Project Management, Business Analysis, Sales Operations, etc.) required. 
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, including a qualitative and quantitative skill set. 
  • Ability to learn the business and become an SME for other cross-functional teams. 
  • Experience in documenting business requirement documents, UAT test plan and UAT test cases. Experience in executing test cases and defects management. 
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams including Marketing, Legal, Accounting, Sales, Dealer Compensation, IT, Customer Care etc. 
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues and design appropriate solutions. 
  • Leadership qualities, including meeting facilitation, time management, organizational skills and ability to influence others, negotiation skills to get the job done. 
  • Ability to synthesize information and develop creative solutions to meet business objectives. 
  • Demonstrated success managing matrix teams; work effectively with business and technical managers. 
  • Ability to manage heavy work load, accommodate change and adapt accordingly. Experience delivering results in a fast moving, challenging environment. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to tailor communication to audience to achieve desired results. 
  • Experience with public speaking and presentation skills. 
  • Proficiency in standard MS Office applications. 
  • Occasional travel required.

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