Contract Job

Manager, PMO

A+E Networks

New York, NY 03-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Project Manager, PMO (Temporary)


A+E's Technology team is deep-rooted in the heart of our business. We have great people and great technologies, and together we take on the toughest challenges. As innovators, we choose to iterate, pivot, and adapt quickly. We've reinvented the way A+E leverages technology to produce and sell world-class content. We've modernized our core solutions and embraced a cloud first approach. Perched on the virtues of our ''Technology Code'', we make technology better, create solutions together, and most of all, we have fun with it. Our team members are motivated individuals who help each other do remarkable things every day. Together we deliver best-in-class solutions that transform the way A+E works. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, we want to hear from you!

The Global Strategy, Planning & Transformation team at A+E Networks is dedicated to finding ways to optimize our business operations, project management and business strategy via innovative solutions. We care about the quality of our work, we take risks and we take ownership. We strive to work as a team to maximize the best possible outcomes for our business.

The PMO is a small team of project and program managers passionate about service and delivery. This team is responsible for managing the delivery of our most critical enterprise projects and processes, globally. We support all pillars of the Global Technology Operations unit, across the U.S, EMEA, and ASIAPAC, as well as, partner with other areas of the business to deliver business value and excellence

We want all members of the team to show up every day with a passion for their job and care that it gets done well. We will want you to partner with the business and fellow technologists to make sure we are delivering best-of-class solutions that can make a real impact on project success. You should be able to work autonomously to manage your project teams, add value to the team, and deliver you projects on-time and on-budget.


As the Project Manager, PMO we'll trust you to own:
• Overall responsibility for the delivery of projects assigned to you.
• Relationships across all facets of technology and operations
• Execution of and driving of governance and project management practices
• Evangelizing and representing the best of what project management offers
• Partnering with others to drive innovation in our processes and projects
• Organizing and negotiating the allocation of technical and human capital resources.
• High quality deliverables and artifacts

On our team, you'll have the opportunity to gain experience across a wide array of technologies, applications and business functions. You will learn. You'll also have an opportunity to contribute to the growth and business acumen of the PMO. In addition, you'll partner with a strong team of technologists & engineers that deeply care for our business and are eager to deliver key business value as part of a world-class, global, and service-oriented organization

YOUR STORY: [+BEHAVIORS] (what you need to have)
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent education and work experience.
• 4-8 years of experience primarily in project management for a large global organization.
• Self-directed, polished professional who can work in a fast paced, results driven environment.
• Proven ability to estimate task duration for all project resources
• Ability to identify and close issues quickly and effectively
• Strong analytical, data management and problem-solving skills
• Strong organizational, multitasking and prioritization skills
• Financial acumen to understand and articulate business value for complex Projects, Programs or other initiatives.
• Strong understanding of and experience in deploying Program Management & Governance processes.
• Excellent communications and presentation skills with ability to adjust communication styles depending on type of target audience.
• 4 years managing medium-scale, enterprise projects
• 2 years managing project budgets
• 3 years business analysis experience
• Experience managing delivery of COTS, SaaS, and ERP applications
• Experience managing infrastructure, network and engineering related projects.
• Experience managing SaaS and Cloud implementations along with vendor relationships
• Working knowledge of Infrastructure as a Service, Infrastructure as Code, and DevOps
• Experience operating in an active PMO structure
• Vendor management experience
• Exceptional teaming skills and ability to excel in matrix work environment where requirements can be often ambiguous
• Attention to detail and ability to work independently
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
• Strong influencing and facilitation skills
• Ability to engage with teams across diverse functions and locations
• Must be a team player who is open to feedback, works well with others and can bring teams to consensus
• Excellent working knowledge of MS PowerPoint, and visual tools

• PMP certification
• SCRUM Master certification
• Media industry experience
• Change management and organizational change management experience
• Workfront (formerly AtTask) experience or another leading PPM application

A+E Networks is proud to uphold an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. This policy also applies to all employees, consultants, and third-party workers.
A+E Networks, LLC. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.

Please note project assignment associates are engaged to provide service to A+E Networks on a temporary basis in connection with a specific project. Project assignment associates are hired and employed through a third party vendor with a duration/tenure of no longer than eighteen (18) months.

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A+E Networks

At A+E Networks, we believe that storytelling uncovers the human in humanity, the hero in heroism, and the ordinary in the extraordinary.