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Program Manager, Portfolio Management - Jira Align Specialist

Company: ViacomCBS -
Location: Burbank
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link 13005 Burbank, CA, US, 91505 Other Burbank Full-Time Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from Paramount Global, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world's biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream Paramount Streaming's other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.
BRAND/DIVISION OVERVIEWWe are the PMO for Paramount Streaming, that boasts unparalleled insight into transforming Agile Teams at Scale. Our program managers, release managers, project managers and scrum masters bring passion to iterative delivery and process while keeping our eyes on the goal and motivating one another to do the same. Does this sound like you? -
ROLE DETAILSWe are looking for a highly motivated and relentless Snr Manager, Program Portfolio Management to own Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) within the PMO for our diverse portfolio of global cross-functional agile scrum teams! This role will play a vital part in evolving a polished and cohesive approach to continuously improving our operational excellence across Reporting and Intake/Planning. Our ideal candidate has a keen eye for efficiency, attention to detail and as a "servant leader", your communication and reporting skills give new meaning to the word "transparency".

  • Using your Scaled Agile approach, run our Portfolio Sync, to provide clarity into how well the portfolio is progressing toward meeting its strategic objectives and budgets.
  • Handle the portfolio Jira Kanban for approval and intake for PI Planning.
  • Support the continuous transformation to the Scaled Agile framework, improving, coaching and leading the transformation process
  • Reporting
    • Handle and improve our weekly status reporting process, tools and artifacts to communicate the status of key projects, teams and product health as well as any continuous improvement for project tracking. You will own key weekly achievements and documents to share progress of our teams and our PI, working closely within PMO, and with Product, Engineering and other internal partners.
    • Work with others in the PMO to prepare for quarterly PI Planning, being responsible for the tooling, Jira and confluence preparation of product features, and lead the status reporting of all our teams' progress during and delivering within the PI. -
    • You will handle and be the main admin our portfolio reporting tool, Jira Align and any other tooling needs to support Status and Portfolio Mgmt, communicating the status of our projects and program, tracking health of teams and sharing reports to key partners.
    • Serves as a change agent and process improver
      • Supporting both the identification and application of new project reporting concepts and driving the spread of best practices organization-wide while resolving issues and breaking down barriers along the way
      • Helping on various key operational projects that might cross multiple teams, that help improve our ability to report progress and status successfully. -
      • Additional other duties and responsibilities, as assigned
        QUALIFICATIONSWhat you bring to the teamYou have
        • Current SAFe Lean Portfolio Management certification from Scaled Agile Inc, and has practiced lean/agile portfolio management in your past experience running the lean portfolio kanban monthly meeting.
        • Masterful proficiency with Atlassian tools - Jira (Admin level), Jira Align, and Confluence. -
        • Experience in transitioning and adoption of an organization to the use of Atlassian Jira Align.
        • Strong data-driven talents in Jira being able to create dashboards, filters, and modifications to Jira Projects, schemas and boards at Admin level. -
        • Can whip up a Gantt Chart or PowerPoint (Google slides) presentation to share status and progress to collaborators at any level.
        • Experience as a program manager and/or scrum-of-scrum driving program-level, global, matrix projects to deadlines, in direct-to-consumer entertainment or media products
        • A proactive, efficient, and resourceful approach and ability to thrive in a creative and deadline-driven environment
        • Self-manage prioritization of tasks and be able to work to deadlines often daily.
        • Strong communication and status sharing skills, and excellent listening skills
        • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
        • A proactive, efficient, and resourceful approach and ability to thrive in a creative and deadline-driven environment. We are not just media, not just entertainment, not just technology. We are all three combined.
        • Strong interpersonal communication skills especially in a virtual zoom-led culture. You know how to grab the attention of any 'room'.
        • Able to travel occasionally between San Francisco and Los Angeles officesYou might also have
          • Other Reporting and task management experience with PPM tools such as: Miro, Aha!, Planview, Tableau, Jira Portfolio (Advanced Roadmaps), Jira Structure, Google Tables, or Google Data Studio
          • PMP Certification or similar Program/Project Management certification
          • Experience with Content Management Systems, Publishing Systems, Digital Media sites development, video and/or knowledge of advertising concepts (traditional and/or online
          • Basic proficiency and general understanding of standard development software -
            - -Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

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