NBC Universal Project Manager in New York, New York

Job Number 36920BR

Job Title Project Manager

Business Segment Ad Sales

Sub-Business Ad Sales Sales Solutions

Posting Category Sales

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York

Responsibilities

Role Purpose

The Project Manager is a member of the Digital Ad Platforms Solutions PMO team, overseeing strategic projects and programs that support business priorities for NBCU’s Digital Ad Sales organization. The PM is primarily responsible for overseeing and executing on medium-large sized projects that span across many business units within NBCU, including the NBCU Networks (Entertainment, News, and Sports), Ad Sales, and Corporate & Distribution. In addition, the PM will assist with qualifying the project intake process and ensure that all projects are appropriately closed out and communicated to the Ad Sales business leads. An understanding of the digital landscape is a must, including TV Everywhere, Social Platforms, Ad Serving Platforms, and Data. The types of projects supported by the PMO include Olympics Program Management, Partnership/Distribution PM Oversight, Strategic Ad Platform Initiatives, and Network Product launches. This role reports to the Senior Director of the Ad Platform Solutions PMO.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the business analysts in defining the project scope, requirements, and tasks

  • Work with the Ad Sales Business Units to identify resourcing needs and provide recommendations for building the project team

  • Lead a cross functional project team, coordinating between internal resources and third party vendors

  • Develop a detailed project plan and monitor/track progress throughout the project life cycle

  • Expert at identifying project risks and multiple mitigation strategies to ensure successful project execution

  • Oversee the successful transition from project launch to ongoing operational support (i.e. transition management back to the business)

  • Program management of large scale Ad Sales initiatives including Olympics, World Cup, new Partner & Distribution launches, and Strategic Ad Platform (FreeWheel) Initiatives

  • Manage the relationship with the NBCU Networks (Entertainment, News, and Sports), Ad Sales, and Digital Distribution, providing regularly (monthly or quarterly) updates on the active and requested initiatives

  • Qualify the in-take of new projects, partnering with the requesting business unit to detail scope, requirements, tasks, and timelines

  • Assist the PMO with tracking and managing an active queue of 80+ projects, working directly with the core working group team to assess project performance, monitor risk, and track scope & identify scope creep

  • Help maintain the Ad Platform Solutions and Product Integration roadmaps, which include strategic projects and programs for new ad products & digital platforms, sales system enhancements, and general support of the day-to-day business

  • Identify opportunities to build and leverage best practices, processes, and relationships across the teams

  • Oversee the project close-out and launch communication process, partnering with the project team to communicate effectively to the business once an initiative is complete

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience in a Project Management role with a proven history of increasing responsibility and scope

  • Digital media experience is a must. Our PM must be ready to hit the ground running!

  • Talent to motivate and influence stakeholders and team members to drive the project forward

  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks & projects in a fast–paced environment

  • Proven ability to work on tight deadlines and deliver quality results

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proficiency in MS Project, Visio, Power Point, Excel and Word

  • Excellent customer service skillsEligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be willing to work in New York

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must be 18 years or older

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience working directly in digital media, as it relates to display, video, mobile, audience and inventory platforms

  • An attention to detail while reviewing project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established project requirements

  • The ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex concepts for a variety of audiences

  • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles and negotiate resolutions to complex problems

  • Ability to organize meetings including creating pertinent agendas, managing conversations, and summarizing the results into a set of decisions made and next steps

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