PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Principal Technical Program Manager

Business Title: Chief of Staff

San Diego, CA

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

In this critically important role, you will work closely with the leadership team to effectively define, plan, and deliver exciting innovations to delight our customers, internal and external partners. We will work as a team to fulfill commitments to the organization. Your style will be a highly strategic and facilitative one that requires a combination of focus and flexibility. You will show willingness to play an active role as a member of the leadership team. Working very closely with team this role requires a highly inventive individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, and deep analytical skills.

From day one, you will seek to improve our efficiency, streamline strategic initiatives, improve all aspects of program management and communicate objectives between departments. The ideal candidate will have validated experience in a business management role, with a special focus on advising and interdepartmental collaboration.

This position encompasses four primary responsibilities:

Planning:

Advance planning for, and facilitation of, “critical path” meetings. These will include updates to product requirements, negotiating with the team, partners, customers, or clients.

Work with Senior Staff to align their actions and communications to achieve agreed upon goals. Your role will be to work with us to ensure that needs, requirements, and commitments are clear, and that progress is being made in a timely way. Our team will ensure the issues and needs are conveyed and considered.

Communication:

Development of draft communication on behalf of the SVP and/or research in support of these efforts. Communications will range from strategic decks, weekly or monthly operations and technology updates, monthly notes to employees, and follow up correspondence related to the SVP’s various meetings with customers, employees, partners and internal teams.

Support the Senior Staff’s communications: The COS will help facilitate needed questions and decisions and which require agreement and feedback. S/he will support the needs of the team in their ability to raise critical issues receive needed responses, guidance and decisions. Resiliency, positive attitude, grit and drive will be important qualities

Strategic Initiatives:

Program Management / Orchestration of special projects or commitments directly involving the SVP, Senior Staff, and their direct reports and/or teams. This responsibility primarily focuses on ensuring alignment among global teams and when such alignment is absent, sharing this fact with us and recommending or executing mitigating approaches.

Cultural Leadership:

You will use your “story-telling” skills to help to reinforce the mission, vision and values of the organization, develop fellowship, build significant and trusted partnerships across the Senior Staff, key stakeholders, and deep into the organization.

Proactive identification of issues that could impact the successful execution of the organization’s commitments: This responsibility involves the ability to differentiate between signal and noise, then elevating those issues about which the SVP and Senior Staff should be aware and framing/positioning ideas to resolve the problem/mitigate the risk.

Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will be confidential, high-energy, agile-minded, strategic, proactive, a direct communicator, highly-organized and committed to building a culture of high performance. You will also be a strong team player and collaborate well with senior leaders.

  • BA/BS; MBA, or equivalent degree/experience strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience required
  • Applicable/transferable experience: tech, media, entertainment, business strategy or consulting;
  • You are passionate about innovation!
  • Good sense of self and strong personal presence.
  • Passion and commitment to constant improvement
  • Willingness to work hard and take direction—but also creatively tackle problems for which the answers aren’t always obvious

Core Proficiencies:

  • Resiliency, positive mindset, agile, driven, with a strong ability to simplify
  • Highly-developed communications skills (written/verbal) and interpersonal savvy, to include building significant strategic collateral such as presentations or white papers.
  • Results/action-orientation; excellent project management skills
  • Organizational and interpersonal agility; developed negotiation skills
  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, diversity and trust
  • Able to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong strategic/financial analysis skills

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category. 

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond. 

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.

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