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Program Manager, Global IT PMO Center of Excellence

V4P FEB19 014

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Technology & Development

Job Description:

Activision/Blizzard/King is seeking an impactful Program Manager to join the Global IT PMO Center of Excellence to drive the execution of best practises, standards, processes, and communication strategy across the Global IT function. The Center of Excellence team serves to ensure we have the right frameworks and approaches to ensure consistency and efficiency across the IT organization while ensuring that our team continues to grow and thrive.

The ideal candidate is a highly organized leader skilled in managing teams, has excellent communication skills, and a solid understanding/experience working with corporate technologies and development teams. They are an expert in business process management, customer relationship management, and are well equipped with an arsenal of standard methodologies and tools.

As a Global Center of Excellence Program Manager, you will demonstrate the following skills consistently at a high level:

  • Produce effective results
    • Ensure key improvements initiatives are effectively planned and delivered within the IT organization
    • Build and maintain effective relationships with resources, collaborators, colleagues and leaders
    • Accountable for committing to accurately delivering against collaborator needs
    • Accountable for defining and driving communication strategy across Strong IT/PMO departments and producing effective/impactful department wide communication pieces/content.
       
  • Collaborator Management
    • Partner engagement: Understand when to engage, who to engage and the appropriate method depending on the situation
    • Influence: Leverage relationships and other soft skills to influence without authority
    • Communicate effectively and clearly with collaborators of all levels by tailoring your message to the audience
       
  • Requirements gathering
    • Continuously work with leadership and customers to collect comprehensive requirements,  translate them into the necessary workstreams and support in their successful execution.
       
  • Leadership Skills
    • Set a positive example daily by providing guidance, thinking globally, bringing people together and actively mentoring other members of the team
    • Drives for full inclusion of every team member

Requirements:

  • Strong record of program/project successful delivery across multicultural/functional technical teams.
  • A minimum of (TBC based on seniority level we'll agree on) years direct management or equivalent experience driving technical teams.
  • Experience to inspire change, implement new practices/improvements and tools across organizations.
  • Understanding of large- scale infrastructure projects, terminology, and technologies & teams.
  • Able to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to technical and non- technical audiences.
  • Ability to break down and drive highly complex projects into clear and achievable turning points.
  • Extraordinary social skills, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for learning and continuous improvement.
  • Experienced knowledge of Project Management methodologies, change management techniques, communication strategy and process/standard methodologies.
  • Strong Leadership.
  • Unrelenting self- motivation and initiative.

Pluses:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Scrum Master Certification

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications need to be in English.
Discover King at careers.king.com

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