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Principal Project/Program Manager

Company: Verizon Media (former Oath)
Location: Dulles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of 1 billion. Nearly half of Verizon Media employees are building the code and platforms that help us achieve that. Whether you're looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process 4 trillion data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business-and the world. Want in? As Verizon's media unit, our brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and more help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. With technologies like XR, AI, machine-learning, and 5G, we're transforming media for tomorrow, too. We're creators and coders, dreamers and doers creating what's next in content, advertising and technology.

The Sr Manager is responsible for both Connected Planning and Financial Governance efforts under the CTO org supporting efforts that don't only affect the CTO but also the rest of VMG. The Sr manager will help manage a team of contractors and FTEs to help implement our strategy and will ensure the right level of governance.

  • Lead and manage a small team of contractors and FTEs that will help the org identify and anticipate risks and opportunities, and develop mitigation/maximization of our strategic plans.

  • Lead and participate in multiple initiatives to build operational efficiency, company culture, and business processes

  • Support and be an example of high-performing team behaviors, including transparency, collaboration, shared accountability, and integrity.

  • Lead cross-functional teams in performing current state documentation, gap analysis, requirements gathering, future state design, and implementation across the organizational process improvements.

  • Help develop multi year cost reduction initiatives and help track/report and implement them

  • Serve as a subject matter expert within the organization for connected planning efforts

  • Help implement and communicate the strategy and roadmap to leaders, stakeholders, CoSs customers, and future users of our tools and processes.

  • Work closely with functional business leaders and subject matter experts to facilitate accurate financial modeling and what if scenarios for the Tech strategies, manage project tracking and spend, support complex deals, and assign cost frameworks for strategic investments

  • Proactively and continually work with stakeholders and customers to gain a full understanding of the business and financial implications of the decisions they want to make as they relate to the bigger tech strategy

  • Lead discovery sessions to drive process improvement

  • Represents the Office of the CTO team as key liaison in coordinating with other internal planning functions

  • Lead short-term deep dives and cross-functional project teams to structure and execute analyses needed to develop recommendations

  • Design and execute on CTO financial and insights processes and find gaps and help address them, design optimal workflows, and align internal processes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience

  • 4+ years of direct people management experience

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams

  • Ability to juggle, prioritize and meet deadlines in a rapidly changing environment

  • Track record of operating independently, being detail-oriented, demonstrating strategic thinking about trade-offs, setting clear expectations, and delivering results in that meet established goals

Verizon Media is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Verizon Media is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (https://www.verizonmedia.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (https://www.verizon.com/about/careers/work-culture) page to learn more.

Currently work for Verizon Media? Please apply on our internal career site.

Keywords: Verizon Media (former Oath), Washington DC , Principal Project/Program Manager, Other , Dulles, DC

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