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Senior Project/Program Manager

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Major entertainment studio has a contract need for a Scrum/PMP certified Senior Project/Program Manager to manage multiple projects. This person will work with the Sr. Manager, Strategy and Production and the team producers to ensure that the overall program goals are achievable. This person must also have a high understanding of the web development lifecycle and has excellent communication skills to be able to closely collaborate with team producers and managers/executives.

Responsible for:
- Aid in the development of the process and the overall management of individual portfolios to ensure the success in their execution
- Develop and maintain program level production schedules, working with the producers on individual project schedules
- Document and maintain project books for the individual projects with help from functional leads
- Validate that scope can be completed within timeline and budget
- Ensure every necessary step to complete projects within a portfolio are accounted for in project plan
- Clearly organize and forecast deliverables and dependencies within projects in a portfolio and across portfolios
- Ensure proactive scheduling of resourcing and other aspects of the project lifecycles within a portfolio
- Identify and properly communicate high level risks, issues, requirements or proposed design solutions to project teams
- Elevate situations that may require manager or executive intervention
- Provide weekly status reports and regular updates to all. Actively managing information flow to executives and business partners.
- Proactively identify any risk or conflicts based upon [portfolio level] creative, technology or business factors
- Facilitate negotiation among all parties involved in order to quickly identify issues and reach resolution
- Manage consolidated Production Forecast
- Craft a roll-out plan for the processes agreed upon
- Own the iterative process of “test and adjust” for new processes


Requirements
- College degree or equivalent work experience
- Minimum of 5 years leading programs and projects
- PMP and Scrum certified
- Solid understanding of web technologies and PM software such as MS Visio and MS Project
- Thorough understanding and experience using waterfall and agile methodologies
- Experience and proven track record successfully managing large projects ($1m+)
- Strong process skills
- Familiarity in working with or in large organizations
- Excellent communication skills
- The candidate must be extremely detail oriented
- Experience managing vendors

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