Project manager with Hardware experience

  • San Mateo, CA
  • Contract

Job Description

Project Manager, HW Platform PS4 go-to Market


The Project Manager, HW Platform PS4, will be an project management lead within the

SCEA HW Platform Marketing Group. Responsible for managing work stream, process,

timelines and various functions required of go-to-market for PS4 HW, content and

accessories. The Project Manager will work with various cross-functional teams in the

US (Product, Creative Services, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Safety and Compliance,

Legal, 1P/3P Games, PR, Customer Service, SNE, Channel, Retail, Consumer

Insights), Japan and Europe as well as external agencies BBH and Carat to manage the

master go-to-market schedule and process. This role will manage day-to-day activities

to align all cross-functions.

The ideal candidate is detail oriented with excellent project management skills to assure

go-to-market is managed so we achieve milestones and clearly communicate with all

parties. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and understanding of different

cultures are also required as this position will work with a diverse group of people

from different countries with different skill sets/backgrounds. Most of all, the candidate

is passionate to maintain organized timeline & calendar so all teams are held to the

highest standards of achievement.


• Manage go to market project assigned by HW Platforms. Detailed project

management duties will include,

• Manage Go-to-market milestones, inter-department weekly meetings, bi-weekly

RHQ meetings and maintain a master project calendar. Interact closely with

various cross functional teams (Product, Creative Services, Marketing, Sales,

Operations, Safety and Compliance, Legal, 1P/3P Games, PR, Customer

Service, SNE, Channel, Retail, Consumer Insights) within SCE to manage all

key milestones & share learnings/communications to ensure integrated planning


• Managing go to market project work streams and schedules.

• Communicating project milestones effectively to relevant team members.

• Working with external agencies to ensure information sharing and clearly

communicate milestones .

• Work with and support cross-functional managers both internal and external to

contain all development milestones include creating touch points for executive

approval (SCEA Greenlight) process and develop documents to communicate

the project plan.

Required Knowledge/Skills:

• Strong project management skills to manage fast-paced development.

• Understanding of the product development principles.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate

with a wide variety of audiences ranging in skill set (highly technical to nontechnical) and experience (individual contributors to executive management),

cross-organizationally and with external partners. Must be able to create and

deliver informative, well-organized and engaging presentations as well project

plans, reports, and other project documents.

• Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to work collaboratively in a team

environment and build strong working relationships with both internal and

external partners.

• Excellent problem solving and analysis skills combined with impeccable business


• Must be resourceful and seek solutions through research, information gathering,

stakeholder discussions, and exercise sound business judgment.

• Understanding of and open-mindedness toward cultural differences in both U.S.

and Japanese working environments.

• Experience in the video game industry is not required, but interest and solid

understanding in gaming, digital entertainment, consumer electronics, and

technology is necessary.

• Interest and passion for new and emerging technologies and the potential

application for gaming and digital entertainment.

• Self-motivated with great interest in creating new products.

• Possess high standard on business ethics in working with internal and external



Required Education/Education:

• 4+ years of relevant experience in new product development, product

management, project management in engineering/development, game

production, operations management in consumer electronics, digital

entertainment or video game and accessory industry.

• Project Manager Certification Required

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