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Job Title:                               Project Manager, Mobile

Reporting To:                        Sr. Director of Production

Department:                          PMG
Location:                               Santa Monica
 
 
Your Mission
 

Activision Publishing is currently looking for a Project Management Professional to join the Mobile production team.  We are looking for an individual who has a passion and proven track record for optimizing processes and increasing team efficiency.  The successful candidate will report directly to the Sr. Director of Production.

 

As the PMP for Mobile Production, you will create, refine and enforce production best practices across all teams.  In partnering with both the working teams and executive management, your goals will be to manage overall team, process and tool efficiency and help deliver great high-quality games that achieve franchise initiatives, as well as attain their financial and schedule goals on time.

 

You will manage the overall team efficiency and use your experience to improve production methodologies, organizational processes, as well as identify and monitor relevant vulnerabilities, associated risk.  You will work with the teams to provide mitigation strategies and/or recommendations for resolution of issues to executive management.

 

Position is based at our Activision Headquarters in Santa Monica, California. 

 

Your responsibilities will include:

 

  • Provide Project Management and process improvement support for project schedule management, continuous process improvement, and organizational effectiveness
  • Teach and enforce the usage of Project Management Tools and best practices.
  • Work with teams to create and execute communications and escalation plans and strategies
  • Facilitate planning sessions to build consensus among project team members regarding task definitions, sequencing and interrelationships within the project
  • Prepare and deliver project reports, customized dashboards, consolidated schedules, and presentations for project status meetings
  • Manage, plan, & track multiple project schedules, baselines and budgets using the full capabilities of Microsoft® Project, Jira or other management software.
  • Consistently monitors the operational performance of mobile projects. Evaluates reports, schedules and conditions to discover opportunities to increase productivity.

 

Player Profile

·         Bachelor’s Degree or higher education degree preferred

  • PMP with a proven record of increasing team efficiency.
  • 5+ years of experience as a PMP, CAPM, CSM or other project management professional certification proficient in leading SCRUM ceremonies as Scrum Master (-Daily Stand-Ups, Retrospectives, Planning Meetings, Developing User Stories, Managing a Product backlog, Coordinating communication across the cross-functional team: Product Owners Developers, Testers)
  • Experience with multiple Production Methodologies; Spiral, AGILE – SCRUM, Waterfall, Kaizen, Kanban, Lean, etc.
  • A Teacher of People.  You will teach a skilled team; be prepared to influence, build trust and develop future teachers.
  • You are knowledgeable about production processes, methods and tools across multiple industries.
  • Process Diagrams, Swim Lanes, Context Diagrams

 Collaborator & Communicator

  • You will be the expert regarding schedule best practices and overall team efficiency. 
  • Experienced in effectively collaborating with internal teams and executives.  You will only be as successful as your relationship with the teams allows you.
  • Ensures a high level of communication throughout the organization is in place. Confirms that all key messages are properly and consistently cascaded. Is strategic about their participation in meetings; fulfilling lead or support roles as necessary.

Strategist with the Skills to Execute

  • Never afraid to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
  • Facilitator who clear roadblocks in front of your team or the development team
  • There are always many balls in the air – JUGGLE THEM ALL
  • Can you take what looks to be impossible and make it possible thorough ingenuity, creativity and any other means necessary to get the job done?
 
Your Platform
 

We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

 
Our World
 

Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

 

Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. So if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people.

 

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty® and Crash Bandicoot™.

 

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe. Activision Blizzard is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.

 

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.


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