Director, Product


New York, NY 10176

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

**Overview and Responsibilities:**

The Director, Product will be responsible for owning the features, roadmaps, plans and sustainability for Paramount Media Supply Chain Platforms Operations workflows. The role will work with various internal and external stakeholders, including SVPs, VP, and senior managers to understand the overall business strategy and product requirements as well as prioritize and communicate those requirements to all development teams (internal and/or external).

The role will work to ensure successful translation of requirements into high-quality software applications and operational workflows, taking full responsibility for the development, user experience, timelines, and ongoing enhancements.

The Director, Product will be required to prioritize tradeoffs, elucidate & validate requirements, and write user stories throughout the development lifecycle. They will also work to with input from other areas in the Media Supply Chain Platforms to help understand overall supply chain needs.

+ Interface with key business stakeholders, including senior leadership, engineering teams and support teams to define, develop, shape and refine requirements to align with the overall the business strategy and goals

+ Define, prioritize, and clarify user stories by working with others to understand use cases, features, business and technical domain goals

+ Build and maintain feature backlogs

+ Work with software vendors to identify their roadmaps and how those features intersect with our requirements.

+ Create and maintain short, medium and long-term product roadmaps and generate internal agreement with key stakeholders

+ Maintain the functional quality of the work being delivered by setting and evaluating expectations and acceptance criteria

+ Periodically (quarterly) review the product/applications with stakeholders to ensure all features meets expectations

+ Work with engineering teams to continuously improve product ownership and development cycles via Agile methodology.

+ Collaborate with internal developers, designers, media operations and external partners to conceive, implement and manage product features

+ Develop documentation, use cases, workflows, wire-frames, design requirements, product requirements, and other materials as needed to support design and development

+ Track goals against OKR objectives and ascertain agreed metrics to measure the effectiveness after release

+ Monitor metrics and report on progress to stakeholders

+ Perform product demos as needed and evangelize across other teams as needed

+ Stay in sync with overall company product strategy and evaluate managed applications with respect to potential connections/APIs/integrations with other company/partner products

+ Own and maintain product documentation including feature lists, roadmaps, costs, knowledge-based articles, internal training materials, etc.

+ Study competitive offerings in the market and anticipate changes in available technologies and applications

+ Annually audit existing applications/workflows to ensure continual optimization

+ Managing, documenting, and presenting proof of concepts around emerging technology as it applies to the video content supply chain

+ Preparing artifacts with how-to details for operations users of the system and working with support teams to ensure they understand new features and workflows.

+ Flexibility to travel either to industry events or international ViacomCBS locations as required by the business

**Basic Qualifications:**

Expert level understanding of the entire video content supply chain and a familiarity of media terminology and software systems is highly desirable. Knowledge of client and server operating systems, networking, and corporate information systems infrastructure is desirable.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, experience, and skill-sets

+ 8-10 years of working across departments to evangelize and continuously align teams with an overall technology strategy

+ Excellent command of English

+ Experience of working to an Agile project management framework and associated tools

+ Experience writing user stories, grooming product backlogs and coordinating/prioritizing conflicting requirements in a fast-paced environment

+ Experience interacting/collaborating with enterprise IT support teams (compute, network, storage) to resolve issues

+ Experience working in a customer-service oriented environment, processing user requests and collaborating with engineering teams to provide new solutions

+ Excellent teamwork, written and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language

+ Experience in the media & entertainment industry relating to one or more of the following areas metadata management, digital video and audio, asset management systems/platforms, multimedia formats, and international localization

+ Experience deploying software or systems in a cloud environment like AWS, Google or Azure.

+ Good knowledge of media file standards, content supply chain workflows, video standards and networking topography

+ Ability to successfully work under tight project deadlines

+ Ability to multi-task, prioritize and resolve urgent issues

+ Experience operating effectively as part of a project team and in managing own project work

+ Experience working in a distributed global technology environment is a plus

+ Self-motivated, team player who is results-oriented

+ High command of verbal and written communication with strong reporting skills

+ Ability to rapidly adapt to changes in technology solutions and business requirements

+ Operate both independently and as part of a broader team; juggle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a results-oriented environment

+ Interpret usage data and develop reports and presentations based on that immerse yourself in customer needs, competitive landscape, and the business

**Additional Qualifications:**

+ Budget management experience

+ Knowledge of different Asset Management systems include Vidispine

+ Understanding of media technology, lifecycles, and workflows.

+ Knowledge of cloud technology including Amazon AWS.

+ Experience with XML, JSON, Web Services, video formats and protocols for VOD and live streaming

+ Agile experience and familiarity with JIRA

+ Engineering or development backgrounds welcomed

+ Bachelors degree is preferred


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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