Project Manager - Product

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Ref#: 23759
CBS Business Unit: Showtime
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
With critically-acclaimed and award-winning hits that include BILLIONS, THE AFFAIR, HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, MASTERS OF SEX, SHAMELESS, DEXTER®, HOUSE OF LIES, EPISODES and PENNY DREADFUL, Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) has firmly established itself as a producer and provider of quality original programming.
 
Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL™  and 60 MINUTES SPORTS™. SNI also owns and manages Smithsonian Channel™, through its joint venture with the Smithsonian Institution.
 
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon and Google. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Prime Video. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.
Description:

This position is within the company’s Product team responsible for Showtime’s stand-alone OTT streaming service, Showtime Anytime – the company’s TV Everywhere authentication service, MVPD TV Everywhere offerings and On Demand services.

Reporting to the Director of Project Management & Technical Support, the Project Manager will manage the execution of projects that drive Showtime’s business goals and evolve both the SHOWTIME stand-alone OTT streaming service and Showtime Anytime across all platforms.  The Project Manager will regularly work with developers, product owners, testers, and other business stakeholders in the process of delivering high-quality, timely products and features.  The Project Manager comes in every day with a focus on continuous improvement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Own overall project communication and coordination; ensure that all project goals and tasks are documented, well communicated and eventually, completed.
  • Monitor, communicate and crush project risks and roadblocks.
  • Drive discussion when conflicts arise and work with the team on alternatives or different approaches.  Find a way to make it happen.
  • Work closely with management, developers, and project stakeholders to ensure coordination of overall software product delivery.
  • Help with resource planning and allocation
  • Develop project plans for key projects using appropriate planning techniques that track progress of critical business objectives.  Highlight and drive the resolution of risks surfaced by such plans.
  • Work with Product team members to keep improving software development processes in order to create high-quality features efficiently.
  • Review business, functional and technical requirements for completeness and identify gaps, as needed.
  • Recommend and implement process changes as necessary
  • Evaluate and assess each project’s results
Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or relevant related field a plus, but not required.
  • Relevant business certifications are noted.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of project management experience in the digital media industry, preferably with video-based experiences and products.
  • 3-5 years of management experience bringing medium to large-scale complex projects through the full software development life cycle using Agile methodologies.
  • Proven experience in people management, strategic planning, risk management and change management
  • Must have excellent leadership, team management, relationship building, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Must have experience managing and negotiating with partner vendors and development shops.
  • Excellent business and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Knowledge of Jira/Greenhopper/Confluence a plus.
  • Have a little passion for the future of television.

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