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Job Title: Strategic Initiatives Project Manager
The Global Sales and Business Operations (GSBO) team brings together staff from around the world, with a passion for engaging gamers with PlayStation’s extraordinary products and services. GSBO teams are located in countries across the globe, balancing local relevance with a global perspective. Across our Direct to Consumer, channel partners, and services business, our teams work cross-functionally to bring the best of the PlayStation experience to markets and channels around the world.
As part of GSBO, the Strategy Management and Initiatives team is responsible for tracking all strategy-related activities across the organization to ensure coordinated action and execution. The core areas of focus are goals tracking, organizational alignment, strategy planning and reviews, knowledge management, and initiative management. In addition to managing the strategy activities, the team is also responsible for the internal department communication strategy and, in conjunction with HR, driving and executing employee focused initiatives (i.e. learning and development, diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, etc.)
The Strategic Initiatives Project Manager is a role developed to enhance the Strategy Management and Initiatives team’s capabilities. The goal is to cultivate relationships and manage department initiatives to deepen and broaden our impact on successful delivery against objectives. This role is vital to the future growth of GSBO. The ideal candidate should be an enthusiastic and flexible team player, possessing excellent planning skills, a demonstrable, collaborative mindset, an effective communicator, and a strong analytical mind that thrives in a fast-paced commercial environment.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Prepare and attend key meetings in commercial cross-functional forums. Coordinate and communicate expectations for discussions and presentations. Liaison with upcoming presenters to ensure they have the appropriate materials and set clear parameters and objectives for discussions. Think critically about the business issues at hand, and what will be needed for productive discussions. Coordinate across groups to bring it together.
- Track and review strategic initiatives across GSBO to ensure successful delivery of department objectives
- Lead and manage mid and long-term strategic initiatives as identified by the growth strategy team
- Work cross-functionally to develop processes that ensure appropriate prioritization and approvals for strategic initiatives
- Facilitate and manage cross-functional workshops to refine and optimize all elements of strategy
- Work closely with HR business partners to develop and execute people focused strategies and initiatives
- Support and execute the department’s internal integrated communication strategy
- As a global organization, ability to have a flexible approach to working hours to support global business operations
- Strong project/initiative management experience
- Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
- Creative and energetic team player who embraces change and a desire to continually improve
- Ability to understand other teams’ needs; resourceful in finding solutions to business problems
- Gifted presenter able to articulate information widely from senior management summaries to detailed information to specialists.
- Data-centric & analytical with good planning skills and commercial focus
- Strong ability to develop influential and collaborative relationships; proven experience of building strong internal relationships across departments and of driving collaborative behaviors within teams
- Patient, persistent, pragmatic, and diplomatic
- Strong knowledge of sales cycles and ability to understand recent sales trends and forces.
- Gaming industry knowledge
- Communication tools: MSFT Teams, Slack, SharePoint, Confluence
- Developing people focused strategies (i.e. employee engagement)
- Working in an Enterprise or Business focused PMO structure
- PMP certification
Equal Opportunity Statement:
Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.
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PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.
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