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ViacomCBS Program Manager in LONDON, United Kingdom

Who We Are!

ViacomCBS Networks International,(VCNI) a unit of ViacomCBS Inc., is comprised of many of the world's most iconic consumer brands. Its portfolio includes Network 10, Channel 5, Telefe, Viacom 18, ViacomCBS International Studios, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network and Pluto TV among others. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, we provide powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents and across more than 180 countries.

Who You Are!

There are lots of people here doing all sorts of jobs and we believe that having all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds, makes this a great place to work! We work hard but in a fun environment and seek to nurture the best possible, inclusive environment. If you're passionate about working with diverse teams, leading by example and simply being you at work, this is the place for you!


The Program Manager is responsible for working with Product Management, Engineering, and Technical leadership to facilitate the execution and adoption of services, solutions and products across the enterprise. This entails independently leading the complex, business critical activities that may involve integrating the work of multiple large teams.

The ideal candidate will provide strategic and tactical mentorship to teams and Project Managers or Scrum Masters in ways that promote teamwork and coordination amid challenging priorities. They will also drive activities within the program, leading to predictable, quality delivery of value. The Program Manager must be able to facilitate meetings and specific ceremonies, when applicable.

What is the role:

  • Facilitate program-level ceremonies, processes, and overall execution of value delivery

  • Proactively track and report on program initiatives, operations metrics, and budgets

  • Identify and handle risks and impediments that affect program scope, schedule, and quality

  • Run dependencies within and across programs

  • Collaborate with other Program Managers, Scrum Managers, and Project Managers to coordinate initiatives across multiple technology teams, from inception to delivery to consumer

  • Facilitate the creation and maintenance of a program roadmap, in close collaboration with Product Management and various subject areas across the enterprise

  • Facilitate cross-team scrum-of-scrums (where applicable)

  • Act as liaison for the program to other programs and management

  • Assist in fine-tuning process for cross-team communication, coordination of integration between systems, and related governance

  • Lead projects (when applicable) and their interdependencies to ensure achievement adherence and integrity of the delivery

  • Ability to run multiple initiatives concurrently

  • Facilitate the production of high-level documentation around existing operational processes and proposed workflows within net new systems or optimized existing systems

  • Frequently interact with a diverse group of executives, project managers, technology, and business sponsors

  • Participate in extensive cross-organization teamwork, playing a crucial role in working with end users and business partners

  • Be a great partner and deliverables from associated vendors (when applicable)

Additional Program Manager Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate efforts in larger and more complex programs and operational activities that involve integrating the work of multiple large teams

  • Independently handle activities and resolve conflict within associated teams with minimal influence from management; work effectively with all levels of management and employees

  • Mentor other Program Managers, Project Managers, and Scrum Masters (seen as having authoritative expertise and educating accordingly)

  • Easily sift through “noise” and facilitate discussions and team activities with a laser focus towards results

  • Scan external environment for standard methodologies and collaborate with team(s) to implement where applicable

  • Demonstrate advanced project management skills to identify process gaps and introduce innovative ways that increase predictability and quality

  • Strong understanding of associated domain (related technologies, processes, etc.)

  • Supply to defining the goals for the MTS Platform and Program Management departments

What skills do you need:

  • A number of years of experience in program/project management in a well-established, high-performing software development environment

  • Strong knowledge of Agile frameworks and software engineering practices, as well as traditional project management approaches

  • Ability to understand technologies applicable to assigned product or service area and facilitate resolution of technical needs as they arise

  • Comfortable and experienced in leading business and technology in vetting technical options

  • Superb written and verbal communications, presentation skills, and meeting facilitation skills

  • Experienced JIRA user, able to run complex queries, plan and execute reports, coordinate general JIRA governance and standard methodologies.

Whether you are a leader or hope to one day be, you will be a change maker by challenging the status quo, Lead with passion and purpose Drive collaboration and Lead with openness to individual differences and diverse perspectives.

What are our values - Bravery | Empathy | Honesty

Our values, and their related behaviours, guide how we show up to work each day and help ensure that we all treat each other with respect. The three values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.

What are our benefits

As well as being supported with your career goals Permanent and Fixed Term Contract employees will be entitled to:

  • Private Medical Insurance after completing 3 months of employment

  • Season Ticket Loan

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • TV Package Discount

  • Contributory Pension Scheme

  • Discounted Gym Membership

  • Discounts for Local Shops and Restaurants and Access to Reward Gateway

  • We are happy to talk about flexible working

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we take our responsibility in safeguarding children and adults seriously. We work hard to ensure that everyone with whom we engage receive equal protection from all types of harm or abuse, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity; an obligation we take very seriously. To ensure, we are an exemplar in the field of safeguarding individuals, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria of the role applied for and for those who are successful in receiving an offer for roles that interact with children, completed background checks will be required prior to joining.

Locations UK-LONDON

Posted Date 7 days ago (11/18/2020 8:41 AM)

Function Technology Support

Brand ViacomCBS Networks International