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IT Events Project Manager

🇺🇸 Secaucus, NJ, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world. As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. In addition to the league’s on-court activities, we manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and manage a wide range of global events that attract fans and drive the NBA’s success.

Essential Functions and Job Summary
We're seeking a motivated Project Manager with 3-5 years of experience to join our NBA IT Events Management team. In this role, you'll be pivotal in ensuring the success of our live events, managing various aspects such as risk, requirements, planning, support, change, stakeholder relationships, communication, meeting facilitation, and vendor management.

Major Responsibilities
• Collaborate with stakeholders across the league to gather technology requirements for events.
• Represent IT in events planning and status meetings, providing updates and addressing concerns.
• Lead internal IT Events Team meetings, develop detailed event plans, track progress, and manage risks.
• Coordinate with vendors, review contracts, facilitate purchase orders, and validate invoices.
• Assist in venue and hotel surveys, coordinate with venue and hotel IT staff, and ensure detailed specifications are met.
• Develop and distribute the IT events’ schedules, ensuring IT resources are informed about timelines and tasks.
• Manage risk and issues related to IT events and develop strategies for mitigation.
• Conduct daily status meetings during events with the IT Events Team and distribute updates to IT leaders.
• Facilitate meetings with stakeholders to discuss project requirements, updates, and issues.
• Manage stakeholder relationships to ensure effective communication and collaboration.
• Implement change management processes to handle project scope changes effectively.
• Assist in budget development, cost projections, and post-events budget close-outs.

Required Education/Professional Experience
• Bachelor's degree preferred
• 3-5 years of experience in project management, event management, or IT-related roles.

Required Skills/Knowledge Attributes

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a customer-focused approach.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines with a "get it done" mindset.
• Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
• Knowledge of IT infrastructure and event management is a plus.
• Proficiency in MS Projects, PowerPoint, Excel, JIRA or other project management software and tools is preferred.
• Occasional travel to provide on-site support is required

If you're ready to take on a challenging yet rewarding role in managing IT events and contributing to our success, apply now to join our dynamic team. We offer a supportive environment where your skills and contributions are valued, and opportunities for growth and development are abundant.

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