Senior Project Manager, Communications & Events
Location:
Irvine , California
Posted:
September 26, 2017
Reference:
349929524
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
 

A little about us:
Blizzard Entertainment is a premier developer/publisher of entertainment software, including World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Hearthstone.

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