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Project Manager - Agency Temp

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023
Who We AreSiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day. SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platformscollectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Stitcher, Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers. How You’ll Make An ImpactWe are looking for a highly motivated Project Manager, one who is a self-starter, focused on providing project management and leadership in a fast-paced environment, demonstrating independent work skills and strong work ethic, with a solid fundamental background in project management principles, leadership, and business skills. You will use your leadership and organizational skills to successfully implement SiriusXM projects, in compliance with project management methodologies and organizational policies. This role works closely and collaboratively with stakeholders from all SiriusXM departments and is involved with all aspects of the Sourcing & Partnerships organization within Product & Technology. This includes supporting sourcing projects, FinOps, contracts and vendor management, and executive reporting.The Sourcing and Partnerships team collaborates with business leaders to drive strategic analyses, optimize business performance, and deliver best-in-class execution. From evaluating new product opportunities to driving cross-functional initiatives, the team formulates strategic recommendations with actionable insights that help make teams at Pandora + SXM more productive and successful.The ideal candidate will have a passion for process, structure, and operational rigor. They will also love working in an entrepreneurial environment and have a proactive approach to creating impact in a fast- paced environment What You’ll Do Plan Project:
  • Prepare and communicate project goals, scope, communication plan, risk management plan, and expectations to all stakeholders.
  • Prepare project timeline containing tasks, durations, resource needs and dependencies.
  • Facilitate change requests, analyze and communicate impact to project and seek approval from business owner and/or steering committee.
Execute Project
  • Manage team towards the on-time, on-budget delivery of the project.
  • Track project milestones, change requests, action items, and budget.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risk.
  • Facilitate the timely resolution of issues and escalate as needed to senior management.
  • Coordinate and execute smooth (without interruption to critical services) and timely production launches.
  • Ensure team adherence to the project process.
  • Regularly report status to all stakeholders.
  • Maintain up-to-date information in the project files.
Project and Program Delivery
  • Focus on predictable execution of product development and infrastructure projects.
  • Collaborate with Product, Technology, Finance, Legal, Risk, and subject matter experts to drive delivery of projects.
  • Assess and resolve all high priority project risks as they are encountered.
  • Manage all aspects of the project life cycle, and work with team members to oversee all phases of project completion.
  • Facilitate all operational checkpoint activities throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Manage scope to ensure agreed time, cost, and quality parameters are met.
Close Project
  • Facilitate the transition of a project from implementation to maintenance.
  • Identify and document lessons learned for future projects.
  • Close out administrative matters of the project.
Business Relationship Management
  • Develop communication plans and interfaces to actively engage business partners.
  • Partner with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert in briefing stakeholders on assigned initiatives.
  • Provide accurate forecasts of performance to relevant business stakeholders.
  • Communicate project and program progress to key constituents
What You’ll Need
  • Have 3+ years of project management experience, managing multiple concurrent initiatives.
  • Experience managing project resources in a matrix environment.
  • Experience supporting deliveries to a mission-critical production environment.
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects.
  • Experience managing complex projects.
  • Experience in communicating status, risks and issues to project team and senior management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on projects with geographically and culturally diverse team members.
  • Ability to listen, comprehend, negotiate, and disseminate information appropriately.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with varying degrees of complexity including resources within a dynamic and versatile environment.
  • Ability to maintain project data for the purpose of effective project communications, sound problem-solving and eventual historical retrieval.
  • Ability to seek out information, logically trouble-shoot and/or escalate with relevant parties for the purpose of solving issues quickly.
  • Identify potential issues in advance and implement measures to mitigate and manage risks.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze issues, facilitate the identification of root causes and propose process changes for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams to resolve scheduling conflicts for the purposes of resource planning.
  • Ability to direct the efforts of multiple team members and manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Ability to navigate challenges and conflicts to ensure working towards a common goal.
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and third-party contributors so that the work completed is of a high-quality, within scope, within budget, and on-schedule variety.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to an audience of individuals from all levels within the organization.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S
Nice To Have
  • Experience managing cloud technology projects and migrations.
  • Expertise using cloud management software tools.
  • Experience with Atlassian Jira & Confluence.
Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its solediscretion without notice.R-2023-08-63