Senior Project Manager, Communications & Events

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a highly skilled, impeccably organized, process driven and enthusiastic collaborator to project manage intimate to massive events from inception to close. Your creative problem-solving skills must be stellar and you must be able to work quickly and efficiently, to multitask with a high-volume workload, and to remain productive in high-pressure situations. You should be versed in project management styles, methodologies and processes. If you are someone who likes video games, fantasy, sci-fi, graphic novels, technology or other geeky things, so much better!

Can you obsess on the details while keeping the big picture in mind? Are you a self-starter who can take direction but doesn’t need it? Are you the type of person who can work quickly to solve challenges? You could be our ideal candidate!

Responsibilities

  • Own a program of complex projects from start to finish
  • Support your project teams in building business cases and making informed decisions
  • Develop complex program roadmaps, proposals, and documentation that takes all objectives, dependencies, challenges, and requirements into account, including regional concerns
  • Determine the best approach in guiding your team through constraints to deliver on goals
  • Provide motivation and direction to ensure project goals, milestones, and deadlines are met
  • Flex from consensus building to tactfully standing your ground to push through roadblocks
  • Set and manage stakeholder expectations while juggling competing and conflicting priorities
  • Ensure transition of project ending to operational teams as necessary
  • Conduct project post mortem; archive results & documentation
  • Participate in training new team members
  • Support teammates with execution
  • Analyze and propose iterations on various tools, templates and process used within the team
  • Ensure the quality of your projects, acting as a layer of quality control as required
  • Analyze project performance and relevant KPIs to uncover additional opportunities for improvement
  • Share best practices to benefit the team and lead best practice sharing across departments
  • Track and manage the project to ensure it stays within the established budget
  • Build, develop, grow business relationships internally and externally, vital to the success of the project
  • Other duties, as assigned
 

      Requirements

                          • A minimum of 6 years’ experience working as a project manager
                          • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with marketing, public relations and event teams in multiple locations
                          • Experience working as a project manager in the events, entertainment, games, live internet streaming or television broadcast projects
                          • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience in relevant field
                          • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification
                          • Knowledge of project management tools, methodologies, and templates
                          • Experience coaching and mentoring project managers
                          • Excellent time management and organizational skills
                          • Outstanding written, presentation, and relationship-building skills
                          • Able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

      Pluses

                          • Certifications or experience with Agile/Scrum, Waterfall, Kanban, PRINCE2, or Six Sigma/DMAIC
                          • Expertise in Jira, or other online project management tools
                          • Experience managing or configuring PMIS systems
      Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

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