Entertainment One

Director, PMO

CA-ON-Toronto
3 weeks ago
# of Openings
1
Category
Management
Type
Permanent Full-Time

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.

The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

 

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Alibaba Pictures and Universal Filmed Entertainment; newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

 

www.entertainmentone.com

Position Summary

A highly motivated, energetic and versatile Director of PMO, you will manage Project Managers, have accountability around planning, execution and risk management of the project portfolio, and deliver project/program management on large initiatives. Reporting to the VP, IT Business Solutions, the Director of the Project Management Office provides a centralized approach to improving overall project efficiency by introducing and managing projects through standardized processes.  The Director, PMO manages resources, coordinates project demands and strives to standardize and introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects to ensure on-time and on budget delivery.

Responsibilities

  • Leadership and management of a team, including resource management, hiring, mentorship, and performance management.
  • Responsible for the oversight and reporting of project managers to ensure all projects within IT are delivered within the defined scope, quality, time and cost requirements.
  • Lead, mentor and develop a highly capable team to insure projects use evolving best practices for project delivery.
  • Identify and resolve dependencies, issues and conflicts as needed. 
  • Establish standards for Project Management (monitoring and governance) including processes, appropriate project controls, methodologies, metrics, reporting, and tools.
  • Assess project health and direct corrective measures to ensure project success including escalation to leadership when necessary.
  • Identify and plan resource assignments; prioritize utilization of resources with other functions.
  • Lead and influence the project lifecycle methodology for long‐term strategies, roadmaps and action plans. Be a champion for PMO processes within the team and eager to partner with others to build PMO capabilities across IT.  
  • Create and communicate metrics to measure the effectiveness of programs and processes. 
  • Provide leadership in the constructing of project teams, charters, project plans, contingencies, success metrics and ROI measurements.
  • Provide leadership for PMs to manage all phases of program to success, including initiation, planning, definition, design, development, testing and deployment cycles.
  • Provide portfolio level status reporting to IT leadership team.
  • Program Manage cross functional initiatives
  • Collaborate with IT technical teams to ensure successful delivery of projects.

Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree; in lieu of degree, equivalent work experience.
  • 7+ years building, leading and mentoring teams.
  • 10+ years leading major programs/projects in a complex, global corporate setting.
  • Strong business domain knowledge in both the front office and back office.
  • Significant experience shaping and enforcing Project Management methodologies.
  • Proven track record managing a large project portfolio and associated risk management.
  • Superior business communications and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment while prioritizing and managing multiple responsibilities.
  • Experience with Agile methodology
  • Adaptable 

 

We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.