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Strategic Initiatives Manager

San Mateo, CA

The Global Store and Services team brings together staff from around the world, with a passion for engaging PlayStation gamers with relevant and entertaining content. This area of PlayStation has seen significant growth in recent years to become a key revenue contributor and continues to evolve with the industry to build new business opportunities. We’re are looking for individuals who are motivated by being part of a truly global team, working together at the forefront of digital content distribution.

As part of Global Store and Services (GSS), the Office of Strategy Management (OSM) is responsible for leading all GSS strategy-related activities—from formulation to execution. The OSM facilitates the process so that strategy execution gets accomplished in an integrated fashion across the organization. The core areas of focus are goals tracking, organizational alignment, strategy planning and reviews, strategy communication, knowledge management, and initiative management.

The Strategic Initiatives Manager is a role developed to enhance the OSM capabilities. The goal is to cultivate relationships, lead department initiatives to deepen and broaden our impact on successful delivery against objectives. This role is vital to the future growth of GSS. The ideal candidate should be an enthusiastic and flexible team player, possessing excellent planning skills, a demonstrable, collaborative mindset, and a strong analytical mind that thrives in a fast-paced commercial environment.

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and implement framework to track and review strategic initiatives across GSS to ensure successful delivery of department objectives
  • Ensure all strategic initiatives are being handled with the established framework, timelines and budgets
  • Drive organizational alignment around strategy by working in conjunction with the management team on articulation of department objectives and initiatives with clear line of sight
  • Support and execute department communication strategy including stand up meetings and newsletters by developing and collating materials, analyzing survey results, and sharing progress on initiatives for the department
  • Work cross-functionally to develop processes that ensure prioritization and approvals for strategic initiatives
  • Develop framework and manage standard methodologies to be shared across the department
  • Direct management responsibility and leadership for assigned strategic initiatives focused on employee engagement including career development and supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging programs
  • Provide project management support on assigned GSS Strategic Initiatives
  • Facilitate and lead cross-functional workshops to refine and optimize all elements of strategy
  • Establish and maintain frameworks to drive alignment and clarity on ways of working
  • Contribute views on crafting and evolving the Office of Strategy Management
  • Ability to have a flexible approach to working hours to support global business operations

Qualifications: 

  • 6+ years of experience of project/initiative management experience
  • Experience building employee engagement programs and initiatives
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Creative and upbeat 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

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