Sony Music Entertainment

Director, Program & Change Management

US-NY-New York
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-6261
# Positions
1
Category
Accounting/Finance - Other
Level
Associate Director

Overview

About SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

 

SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global  music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

 

As a team member of the Global Finance Business Office and reporting to the head of Program/Project Management, this role will facilitate the implementation of global Finance organizational and system-wide strategies and alignment of technologies. Drive strategic programs and projects, technology and data standardization, provide project management expertise.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, implement and promote Project Management standards and tools.
  • Define a roadmap for a technology and data environment that delivers best-in-class capabilities, drives value, high productivity and savings, and incorporates new technologies to support Global Finance strategies.
  • Identify important trends and technologies that are worthy candidates for performing feasibility exercises or pilots, develop a plan and lead the pilot projects.
  • Understand capabilities and limitations of existing systems, in comparison with available innovative technology solutions in the market. Develop a plan with IS&T to close gaps between current and best-in-class technology solutions and oversee the implementation.
  • Develop and ensure adoption of Finance Data Standards and a Data Governance Process.
  • Develop strong and productive partnerships with all Global Finance, Business Units, and IS&T stakeholders to realize the vision and ensure enterprise-wide data integrity, quality and consistency of usage.
  • Develop program and project budgets
  • Manager consultants if hired to assist in a program/project
  • Engage with key stakeholders including COO, Global CFO, Business office, US labels, Finance and Royalties groups worldwide, Global IS&T

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

 

  • Management consulting
  • Implementation of enterprise-wide programs, projects, change management, and innovative solutions.
  • Exposure to global environments, working with different cultures, and cross-functional groups.
  • Facilitation using a variety of tools and techniques.
  • Development and implementation of data standards and data governance program in a global organization.
  • Experience with organizational and process transformation initiatives and continuous improvement.
  • Degree in finance or accounting, or technical field with finance/ accounting exposure; graduate degree preferred
  • SAP or other ERP system exposure
  • Competence in tool sets for project management, presentation, and process and data mapping
  • PMP or equivalent certification

Decision/Problem Solving Skills:

  • Excellent program/project and change management skills
  • Strong enterprise-wide vision, sees the big picture but recognizes critical details and able to deal with ambiguity.
  • Can independently learn new technologies and data related approaches.
  • Excellent influence and relationship management skills. Ability to work through and succeed, with little or no direction, in environments resistant to change.
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal) and the ability to communicate and present appropriately at all levels of the organization.
  • Can make decisions based on sound rationale and judgement.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, collaborative, team oriented and builds relationships
  • Self-managing and motivated
  • Able to influence using a consultative approach
  • With sense of urgency, passion for results, and personal accountability for achievement.
  • Delivers results through influence and effective collaboration
  • Customer/business focus mind set to positively impact the success of the organization
  • Able to occasionally travel

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