Senior Manager (Publishing) Business Change & Project Management
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Role: Senior Manager Business Change and Project Manager
Location-remote/hybrid- San Mateo or Bay area, California
PlayStation’s Direct to Consumer (D2C) businesses (PS Store, Services & PS Direct) continue to deliver substantial growth and operate in a state of continual change, driven by technology enablement and new business opportunities.
We’re looking to recruit a Senior Manager - Publishing role as part of the Business Change & Project Management team, responsible for supporting D2C with change delivery. The role will be central in how game and subscription content is published across our global storefronts, aiming to deliver improved tooling for our partners and operators, supporting new strategic and platform wide projects, and managing run the business updates from a legal and regulatory perspective.
This role has two direct reports, each with their own teams. We’re seeking an experienced manager with strong Project Management skills that can help drive standard processes across the team as well as leading projects end to end themselves.
What you’ll be doing
Lead two teams with individuals across three global locations (UK, US and Japan), setting team objectives, delegating assignments, running workloads and prioritizing to specific projects
Sets direction of the team, leading by example with strong communication and collaboration skills
Responsible for team health, conducts regular reviews and works with individuals on development plans
Ensures teams are following standard methodologies for the effective management of change projects, which could be initiated from: SIE strategy, new technology, partner/internal requests or
Acts as part of the wider Business Organizational change team, chipping in to and implementing departmental plans
Establishes operational objectives and work plans and delegates assignments to subordinates. Senior management reviews objectives to settle success of operation.
Project delivery and business readiness
Responsible for the successful delivery of Digital Publishing projects into D2C teams
Allocates individuals to projects and ensures project results are achieved
Proficient in the documentation & execution of project plans
Ensures a consistent approach to Business Readiness across the team
Sets clear direction for the team on how to approach tooling and operational improvements and turn these into plans that feed into tooling strategies
Communication & Collaboration
Collaborate with PPM & D2C collaborators to ensure the portfolio is prioritized and projects support D2C Goals
Proactively develops positive relationships across the business (D2C, PMO, PPM)
Seeks to build and share knowledge of the PS Store & Platforms across the team
Regularly interacts and confident with making pitches to senior collaborators to provide project updates
Ensures team members are clear on their role and responsibilities for their own projects, providing mentorship, unblocking issues and raising risks to management
Regularly interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers.
Creates time to assesses performance, enacting plans to learn from experience
Has the ability to reflect on situations, challenge the status quo and present alternatives at all levels
What we’re looking for
7+ years of end-to-end project delivery in a digital environment
7+ years’ experience managing teams, preferably in a global organization
Strong experience applying, and implementing across a team, best practices throughout a project lifecycle
Experience leading senior project collaborators
Experience in deploying Organizational Change techniques
People management – building and managing a team of project professionals
Program management – experienced in leading multiple active projects and balancing resource in line with business priorities
Proactive manager who adopts change and a desire to continually improve
Strong communication skills, a proactive demeanor and delivery focused
Strong ability to develop influential and collaborative relationships with key global collaborators
Ability to drive collaborative behaviors within a team
As the role is global, some international travel will be required as well as a flexible approach to working hours
E-commerce industry background
Understanding of Digital content management and publishing processes
Knowledge of the games industry and latest commercial trends
Formal Project Management (Agile, PPM) or Change Management (PROSCI) qualification
Equal Opportunity Statement:
Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.
We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.
PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.
Location:Date posted: 2022-07-23