Program Manager

| New York, NY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 120,000-135,000 Annually
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Job Description

AMC Networks is home to many of the greatest stories and characters in TV and film and the premier destination for passionate and engaged fan communities around the world.

We create and curate celebrated series and films across distinct brands and make them available to audiences everywhere. Our portfolio includes targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK and HIDIVE; cable networks AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, Sundance TV and WE tv; and film distribution labels IFC Films and RLJE Films. The company also operates AMC Studios, our in-house studio, production, and distribution operation behind acclaimed and fan-favorite originals including The Walking Dead Universe and the Anne Rice Immortal Universe, and AMC Networks International, our international programming business.

We are currently seeking a Program Managerto join our global agile transformation team based in our New York, New York headquarters.

JOB SUMMARY

The Program Manager will be a key member of the Portfolio Delivery team, supporting the Corporate Systems and Technology Services group and will oversee and manage the overall delivery of key programs and projects of AMC Networks' Corporate Technology project portfolio. The ideal candidate is a business-focused problem solver, capable of collaborating with members of the Corporate Technology team, vendors.

This individual will play a key role in the continuous improvement and management of all Corporate Technology programs. Proven experience with business-critical programs with multiple project dependencies, as well as the ability to successfully launch new products and product features across various platforms, are essential to this position.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage multiple projects that drive revenue growth for AMCN.
  • Be laser-focused on delivering on time to meet business goals.
  • Understand project interdependencies and contribution to the overall business goals.
  • Ensure the successful delivery of key business projects and goals by understanding the key prerequisites and interdependencies of various initiatives.
  • Able to manage multiple critical projects simultaneously and get them over the finish line.
  • Create full-scale master program and project schedules and communication plans consisting of multiple projects or components.
  • Quantify factors related to project deliverables including resources, program and project oversight, objective risk and related contingency.
  • Determine critical path for project success.
  • Perform delivery viability analysis based on business timelines.
  • Take a pragmatic approach to Project Delivery to ensure timelines and business goals are met.
  • Ability to drive an Agile software development process.
  • Facilitate scope definition, cross-functional estimates and high-level planning workshops with development team, product team, and vendors as needed.
  • Prepare and present high-level plan with estimates for executives and cross-functional leaders based on estimated outcomes.
  • Ensure proactive scheduling of key deliverables, milestones and deliverable tasks and develop project plans and schedules with cross-functional project leads.
  • Ensure necessary steps, stories and dependencies to deliver projects and their components are established.
  • Confidently lead and drive cross-functional projects through full delivery life cycle resulting in projects delivered on-time and on-budget.
  • Partner with scrum masters to ensure project mechanics, metrics, velocity, health tracking processes are established and tracked.
  • Communicate regular status updates to executive leadership team on timelines, resource allocation and budget and escalate key issues and risks to ensure timely resolution and mitigation.
  • Prevent scope creep and facilitate change requests to ensure impacts to schedule or budget are approved and communicated.
  • Provide business domain and functional expertise to understand key drivers of various programs

QUALIFICATIONS (Required & Preferred)

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science or business management.
  • 5-7 Program Management & Project Management with strong focus on execution.
  • Certification in a related project management process (PMP, Agile, Scrum etc.) required.
  • Experience working within the Media & Streaming industry, preferred.
  • Experience working within multinational organizations, preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of project management within a VOD and/or OTT service, ideally related to marketing, subscriptions and/or video operations. Knowledge of content management and content distribution a plus.
  • Understanding of the streaming landscape, including the various devices in the marketplace
  • Experience in full life-cycle deliveries from business development to final software acceptance.
  • Experience delivering new product features and/or solutions in an Agile environment.
  • Must be able to work effectively with business and technical resources at all levels, including senior management.
  • Proficient in Jira/Confluence.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to work on tight deadlines and deliver quality results.
  • Proactive problem solver, who can work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Entertainment industry experience is preferred.

The base compensation range for this position is $120,000 to $135,000 commensurate with experience. AMC Networks additionally offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Services, among other benefit plan options, subject to eligibility requirements. AMC Networks values the benefits achieved through in-office collaboration, but we provide our employees with the flexibility to work from home one day per week.

The Company is committed to policy of nondiscrimination in its employment and personnel practices. Applicants are considered for all employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, religion, alienage, citizenship, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic predisposition or carrier status, age, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

More Information on AMC Networks Inc.
AMC Networks Inc. operates in the News + Entertainment industry. The company is located in New York, NY. AMC Networks Inc. was founded in 1980. It has 2481 total employees. To see all 7 open jobs at AMC Networks Inc., click here.
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