Full Time Job

Project Manager

Warner Media

Burbank, CA 10-14-2021
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Project Manager is responsible for acting as an interface with the business and the technical teams to ensure the delivery of technology solutions that meet the business needs and support growth targets. They will also facilitate system analysis processes and will be responsible for discovery/requirements gathering all the way through technical implementation, ensuring that best practices are followed during the lifecycle of the initiatives.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

% OF TIME

Project Manager: This role will put processes in place to drive delivery of small enhancements and medium size projects for the existing system landscape and work with the WBCP Tech Up team to align on integrations as we migrate to the new systems during our digital transformation. They will manage existing Creative, Financial Planning and Contracting system enhancements and bug fixes. This resource will gain deep domain knowledge of WBCP that will assist the WMTO team members as they migrate existing systems into the WM SAP systems including IPM, COSMOS and ECC. They will ensure that enhancements are planned, estimated, and delivered on time and within budget. They will track and report out weekly status. This resource will work closely with the technical team to review business needs and obtain technical estimates.

50%

Business Analysis: Work with the business to review and analyze business processes and anticipate, develop, and document requirements. Recommend areas of improvement and implement technical solutions that meet business needs. Create as-is and to-be workflow documentation as needed. During our Agile projects this business analyst must work closely with the business, the technical teams to ensure solutions meet business specification and align with strategic priorities. Collaborate with technical lead and teams to confirm solutions are compatible with WarnerMedia technical standards. Deliver thorough requirements documents, functional design and test plans that meet the business needs.

50%

TOTAL

100%

who assignS work to this position? (LIST titles)
• MWT MPM – Executive Director
• MWT MPM – Sr. Manager
• MWT MPM – Product Managers

TYPES OF DECISIONS MADE BY THIS POSITION? (Describe ability to exercise discretion):
• Oversight - On-the-spot discretionary decision making in project task, functional approach, direction and standards-compliance areas
• Project escalations – On-the-spot decisions regarding program risks & issues and required escalation communications
• Project costs – On-the-spot decisions to minimize business risk and project cost

FACTORS PRIMARILY INFLUENCED BY THIS POSITION? (Describe ability to exercise discretion):
• Estimation – Capable of providing functional and technical options of varying Level of Efforts (LOE)
• Project costs – Gains advocacy for increases to cost as needed to support changing scope
• Project technical approach – Makes decisions to ensure technically accurate and appropriate solutions, enlists consensus from WBT VPs and Directors

TYPES OF DECISIONS THAT MUST BE APPROVED BY SUPERIOR:
• Increased Project Spend
• Consultant support
• Proposed vendor Statements of Work (SOWs)
• Proposed license agreements

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate Yes (Y), No (N), Or Recommends (R)

Supervises other employees? (N)
• None

Makes employment decisions? (N)
• Hire: Y
• Performance: Y
• Compensation: N
• Discipline: N

If another position must approve employment decisions, please indicate title: Executive Director, BTWS, DC & Games

JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Work Experience

Required
• 1+ years of project management, budget management, project/level of effort estimation experience
• 5+ years of systems/business analysis experience
• 5+ years of experience with Financial / Contract Mgmt applications
• Experience working in cross matrixed teams
• High degree of commitment, independence, and self-motivation; enthusiasm for challenging work
• Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
• Established ability to anticipate exceptions and edge cases during testing
• Experience with Project Management Tools such as MS Project or Monday.com
• Experience with software ticketing and bug tracking solutions such as Jira
• Working knowledge of Agile and Waterfall SDLC
• Ability to find areas where existing applications can be improved
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication (both written and verbal)

Highly Desirable
• Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously that include:
• Simultaneous workstreams and development teams
• Iterative agile projects with ongoing releases
• User Acceptance Testing
• Collaborate on Change Management / Training
• Leading Functional efforts across multiple agile projects
• Experience in Media & Entertainment Industry
• Consumer Products experience preferred

Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification
• Undergraduate Degree Required

Knowledge/Skills

Required
• Has a solid understanding of financial systems
• Ability to pick up a new domain quickly such as WBCP product lifecycle
• Demonstrates ability to work with management and technical teams to lead the effort to reliable create/vet for functional and technical designs, development and testing and training efforts
• Ability to document funding needs for each initiative based on estimates
• Ability to work closely with management to develop request intake and prioritization process for changes to existing systems
• Work with WMTO management to develop and maintain project materials including kick-off materials, project plans, resource plans, budget trackers, risk and issue logs
• Supervise different tasks to ensure quality deliverables are completed on time and on budget
• Responsible for the flow of information from the business stakeholders to the project team
• Proven experience monitoring team performance to ensure deadlines are met
• Ability to guide business assessments with key stakeholders to deliver quality requirements, design and user testing documentation
• Ability to work closely with end users, Project Sponsors and Technology Sponsor to understand and document business needs and detailed requirements
• Ability to work closely with the technical teams to deliver system features that meet business requirements
• Ability to guide team(s) to ensure application features are of highest standard & meet business needs
• Assist with developing and executing test cases based on requirements for User Acceptance Testing
• Ability to consistently make timely decisions and balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness, even in the face of complexity

Highly Desirable

Functional knowledge of the following systems and processes:
• Financial Solutions - Forecasting & Planning, Actuals and Accruals Reporting
• Monday.com for Project Management knowledge preferred but not required
• Jira & Confluence knowledge preferred but not required
• Previous work with the legacy WB SAP systems is a plus
Other Requirements
• General office activities - walking, standing, sitting, speaking, finger manipulation, lifting, bending, etc.
• Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with all levels of personnel, both in per

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3x324-3-80-3-192-42 in your application.