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VP, Lead Program Manager


New York, NY 3 days ago
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Job Description
Who We Are:

Position Overview:

This is for a newly launching major premium experiences and hospitality program. VP, Lead Program Manager will play a central role in delivering the hospitality program on time and within budget. You will be working with over 20 functional areas across the project that will sell, market, plan and deliver, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.

VP, Lead Program Manager Responsibilities:

The VP, Lead Program Manager will be responsible for managing the project cadence and Functional Area integration of a complex, large-scale hospitality provider program. You will be required to engage and work with over 20 functional areas across On Location, which will plan, market, sell, and deliver a large Hospitality program, collaborating with On Location Leaders, internal and external stakeholders. You should be able to demonstrate strong executive presence and leadership skills needed to manage expectations internally and externally.

Main responsibilities will include:
• Provide Executive Leadership: As a member of the MD's staff, lead the integration and cadence management of planning activities for Functional Areas by developing and executing an integration plan, which supports delivery of the program on-time and within budget.
• Stand-up and Lead a PMO: Build out the PMO, implement common tools and structure to ensure leaders and teams are aligned and meeting deliverables, including reporting progress & escalating risks.
• Project Planning: Develop and manage comprehensive project plans, including timelines, milestones, and resource allocation, to ensure the successful execution of the hospitality program.
• Cross-business Collaboration: Accelerate alignment across teams, integrating different functions, defining, and driving better processes, and coaching and aligning teams and leaders to achieve their desired efficiency.
• Stakeholder Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including clients, vendors, and partners, to facilitate effective communication and collaboration throughout the project lifecycle.
• Budget and Cost Management: Working closely with Finance, monitor project budgets, track expenses, and identify cost-saving opportunities to ensure the program remains within budgetary constraints.
• Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Identify potential risks and develop strategies to mitigate them, ensuring the successful delivery of the program despite unforeseen challenges.
• Change Management: Proactively manage changes to project scope, schedule, and budget, ensuring appropriate approvals are obtained and stakeholders are adequately informed.
• Continuous Improvement: Advance the Project Management Function. Drive process improvements and best practices to enhance project efficiency, effectiveness, and overall outcomes. Build a center of excellence consisting of a dynamic team of detail-oriented collaborators and solution providers.
• Compliance and Regulatory Requirements: Ensure all project activities comply with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards, particularly those related to health, safety, and environmental sustainability.

You Have These
• Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management, Business Administration, Project Management, or a related field; PMP certification required.
• Proven experience managing large-scale hospitality projects or programs, preferably within the hotel, resort, or tourism industry. Experience with large multi-day, multi-sport global events will be given high consideration and seen as a significant benefit.
• Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve project objectives.
• Proven leadership within a matrix organization involving management of people, process and resources, which are being allocated across simultaneous projects all having immovable deadlines and high levels of importance and visibility.
• Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels.
• Exceptional organizational and time management abilities, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Proficiency in project management tools and software, such as Microsoft Project, Airtable, or Smartsheet, and familiarity with industry-specific software and systems.
• Knowledge of hospitality operations, industry trends, and best practices, with a customer-centric mindset and a commitment to delivering exceptional guest experiences.
• Flexibility and adaptability to navigate ambiguity and changing priorities, with a proactive and solution-oriented approach to problem-solving.
• Ability to travel as needed to various project sites and locations, both domestically and internationally .
• Strong business acumen and financial literacy, with the ability to manage budgets, analyze financial data, and make data-driven decisions to drive project success.
• Excellent PowerPoint capabilities

This role offers a unique opportunity to lead a high-profile hospitality program and make a significant impact on the organization's success. If you are a dynamic leader with a passion for hospitality and a track record of delivering results, we invite you to join our team and help us redefine the guest experience in the hospitality industry.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world's diverse voices.  

Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Per local requirements and in the interest of transparency, the range shown below reflects the prevalent current hiring range for this position. Hiring pay rates are based on a number of factors, including location and may vary depending on job-related qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience. Endeavor strives to provide locally competitive rewards packages, which include base rate along with, as applicable, short- and long-term incentives, growth and developmental opportunities, and robust benefits, such as health care, retirement, vacation and other paid time off, and additional offerings.

Hiring Range Minimum:
$150,000 annually

Hiring Range Maximum:
$200,000 annually

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r73vxk-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $150,000 to $200,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.