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Program Manager ( Xytech/ MediaPulse)
Ref No.: 18-00872
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 07/13/2018

Optimity Advisors is a specialized management consulting and advisory firm that focuses on strategy, operations and IT. Our company combines skills in strategy and technology delivery with deep domain expertise and capabilities in design thinking, digital transformation, operational transformation, robotics and information management. We combine industry expertise in healthcare, consumer brands, media and entertainment, financial services and insurance to help companies enhance stakeholder value, improve operations, and address performance and risk-related challenges.

Optimity has an immediate need for a Project Manager to work across client business and technology and software product vendor resources to assist in the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Management solution. The candidate will need to leverage business process and technical implementation project delivery expertise in the cable broadcast media industry in order to provide planning, oversight, interdependency management, vendor management and issue/risk management services as part of a broader transformation program:

Some of the responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Development and execution of detailed project planning, resource allocation, task management, interdependency management and status reporting to various program business and technology stakeholders
  • Coordination and synthesis of the day to day design and implementation activities of the Xytech MediaPulse application across all work streams (business requirements, technical design, integrations, system configuration & customization, testing and roll) providing detailed day-to-day direction and team oversight
  • Coordinate and active management of Xytech MediaPulse vendor management activities to drive resource usage to maintain program/ project schedule commitments, milestones & budget
  • Identify project issues and risks and drive consensus and accountability around mitigation plans
  • Participate in change management activities associated with the implementation of new processes and updated roles to support the implementation of the Xytech MediaPulse platform
  • Provide team oversight and facilitation of data model unification to validate metadata model, map legacy data to future state and create the data dictionary of all nomenclatures
  • Produce/ present communications/ presentations to various business/ technology stakeholders

To be considered, you must possess the following:
  • 4- 5 years of experience working with cable broadcast media organizations
  • 1-3 years of experience in working with Xytech MediaPulse application
  • Hands-on experience managing transformational software implementation projects in a multi product and multi services provider (vendor) environment
  • Sound understanding of production operations, technical services, creative services business processes and technology ecosystem
  • Extensive experience leading and mentoring in team-oriented collaborative environment
  • Experience in a "client " serving and management role
  • Be highly self motivated, detail oriented and ability to execute in high pressure environment
  • Sound problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent and structured written, facilitation and communication skills
  • Leveraging project and development management tools such as JIRA, MS Project, at Task, etc.
  • Strong MS Suite skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.
  • Good understanding of SDLC - Agile, iterative etc. processes and change management principles

Please note: this position is available to United States citizens or permanent residents only.