Discovery Direct-to-Consumer
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Sr. Program Manager at Discovery Direct-to-Consumer

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Overview
Discovery's Digital group is a well-funded start-up within Discovery Inc. We are fast, nimble, and have fun developing innovative and immersive digital products and content for iconic brands. We are working at the crossroads of technology, entertainment, and everyday utility. As content creators across the digital ecosystem, we leverage our technology to create immersive viewing and interactive experiences. We tell engaging stories to millions of viewers across the Internet every day and bring new interactive experiences to life to entertain and improve the lives of our customers.
The Senior Program Manager will help the direct-to-consumer (DTC) Product and Design leadership and team members plan and execute initiatives across DTC Product, Design, and Product Operations. This Senior Program Manager will support key roadmap strategy, planning, communication, and execution for a global, centralized Product and Design team of +250 Product Managers and Product Designers. The Senior Program Manager will drive weekly business operations used to coordinate, collaborate, and execute programs. To do this well they will effectively partner with Product and Design leaders and collaborate across disciplines in a matrixed and geographically diverse team.
A successful person in this role will have strong program planning and execution skills, in-depth change management experience, and superior problem-solving skills. They will communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally. They will build effective and productive relationships by fostering trust and communicating clearly. They will be organized, have a bias to act quickly, enjoy diving into details and data, and be curious to learn all facets of the program. They will also be bold to advise program leadership on what can be improved, what the team needs to thrive, and what activities should be prioritized.
Responsibilities
  1. Drive strategy for how we plan, execute, and improve our product roadmap operations across program workstreams, including Product, Design, Engineering, People and Culture, Finance, and Product Operations.
  2. Develop and refine prioritization mechanisms for how our global product roadmap adapts to changes.
  3. Lead the alignment of product roadmaps across multiple teams, in multiple countries.
  4. Clearly communicate to the broad team and Discovery+ leadership roadmap status, updates, risks and the mitigation, and issues along with the plans to resolve the challenges.
  5. Plan and help execute how Product and Design build long term strategies for Discovery technology that will reach customers in every country.
  6. Ensure consistent roadmap priorities, process, and tools across all teams.
  7. Lead improvements in our tools and process based on feedback from your customers, identifying areas for improvement, and recognizing opportunities.
  8. Foster effective collaboration and systems that help teams execute and improve their workstreams.
  9. Enhance program mechanisms and processes to support a culture of continuous improvements.
  10. Lead cross-functional teams through operational changes to drive effective and efficient workstreams.

Qualifications
  • 3+ years of experience as a program or project manager within a technology or digital organization.
  • Experience contributing in valued roles on high profile, multi-faceted programs.
  • Experience working with senior and/or executive leadership.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and a high degree of follow-through.
  • A love of working closely with others to empower them to excel.
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States
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What are Discovery Direct-to-Consumer Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Annual Impact Day where the office volunteers together. Opportunities to volunteer through People Portal. New Hires are given $25 to donate to cause of their choice. Discovery offers matching programs
Partners with Nonprofits
RISE, Turn Up Fight Hunger, Adopt a Family, Oceana, Discovery Project CAT, Give a Little TLC, Inspire a Difference, Building a Difference, Talent Unlimited.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Discovery Women's Network, ableDisability, Multicultural Alliance, Discovery PriDe, Parents at Discovery, Discovery GreenD, Generation D, Discovery Veteran's Association.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Discovery Women's Network, ableDisability, Multicultural Alliance, Discovery PriDe, Generation D, Discovery Veteran's Association.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Diverse slate required for leadership roles.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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