191590 - Product Manager
Industry
PRO
Region
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
City
Burbank
State
CA
Rate
$DOE
Duration
6 Months
Description
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Product Manager for an opening in Burbank, CA.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Product Manager will be accountable for delivery of the Consumer Product Technology Upgrade program and other approved cross-functional projects. This position will oversee program delivery through all phases, manage the engagement with the Governance team and Technology Project Sponsors. This role will work with Business & Technology Sponsors to set the program vision and ensuring that we implement technology best practices. This position will also be responsible for managing the technology work streams with various Project Leads and vendors to monitor spend and ensure delivery.

Program Roadmap & Plan: This role will oversee and be accountable for the Consumer Products Technology Upgrade program roadmap, overarching implementation plan and framework used for delivery. This role will work with VP & Executive Director level sponsors to support the definition, design, and rollout of the program ensuring that it aligns with the strategic vision for the Consumer Products and Technology division. Understand the business context, relationships and impacts of program across the business units/cross functional teams. This role is responsible for managing scope, mitigating scope creep, and working through change orders as required.

Program Administration: This role is accountable for managing and maintaining the program plan for the multiple projects/workstreams. They will update the budget on a weekly basis with assistance from the Program Coordinator. They will work with the various workstream leads to manage to create and update the program plan and timeline. This role will be responsible for setting up all program meetings with the internal technology team and with the Consumer Products stakeholders and end users ensuring each meeting has an agenda which includes stakeholder inputs and expected outcomes. They will ensure that the team leverages the appropriate web conferencing tools and that meeting minutes and recordings are effectively captured and distributed. This position will collaborate with multiple business unit, technology groups and vendors to deliver and operationalize our technology solutions.

Program Communication: This role will be responsible for holding regular status update meetings with the program team. They will be responsible for setting up and facilitating Executive and Operating Steering Committee meetings.

REQUIREMENTS:
8+ years in business systems analysis with at least 5 years of experience of program management with large scale and complex systems

Understanding of Licensing and Consumer Products industry with demonstrated domain experience in Revenue Accounting, Finance and Contract Management Systems including, but not limited to contract processes and practices, licensee royalty statement submission processes, forecasting, royalty, and revenue transaction processing

Experience working in a highly cross-matrixed teams with several active workstreams

High degree of commitment, independence, and self-motivation; enthusiasm for challenging work

Experience managing budgets on a weekly basis and tracking T&M hours and fixed bid fees as well as Travel & Expense (T&E) costs

Experience building positive relationships with internal and external team members

Experience organizing a high volume of meetings and maintain concise agendas


DESIRED:
Experience delivering multiple projects simultaneously in a fluid environment that include:

Simultaneous workstreams and development teams.
Iterative agile projects with ongoing releases.
Experience in Media & Entertainment Industry
Consumer Products experience highly desired.



SKILLS:
Ability to lead cross-matrixed teams.
High level management and leadership skills.
Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
Risk and issue management and mitigation skills
Cost control and budget management skills.
Knowledge of program management and development procedures.

Ability to work with diverse multi-disciplinary teams.

Excellent time-management and organizational skills.

Excellent communication, collaboration and client engagement skills.

Excellent analytical, trouble shooting and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.

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 person, on the phone or in virtual meetings

Must be able to pay close attention to complex detail and understand written and oral instructions

Must be able to organize and schedule work effectively

Must be able to work well under time constraints

Must be able to handle multiple tasks with changing priorities, communicating changes in scope and schedule to all parties concerned

Must be service-oriented

Must be able to work independently

Must be able to demonstrate resilience and reset quickly if/when encountering potential setbacks

Must be able to maintain confidentiality

Demonstrates resiliency when met with challenges

Highly Desirable
Functional knowledge of the following systems and processes:
" Jira & Confluence
" Monday.com
" MS O365 Office (Must be high proficient in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project, Visio, SharePoint, Teams)
" WebEx


EDUCATION:
Undergraduate Degree Preferred
Scrum Master and Agile certification is preferred


SHIFT:

Must be able to work standard hours (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) with some flexible hours, including possible overtime, when necessary

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Contact
LaVada Pulley
lpulley@chiptonross.com
CHIPTON-ROSS, INC.
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x260 or (800) 927-9318 x260

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.