IT Events Project Manager

REQ ID:  10784
LOCATION: 

Secaucus, NJ, United States of America(US), 07094

WORK OPTION: 4 days per week in the Secaucus, NJ office​​​​​​

 

The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace.  To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors, and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

 

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 214 countries and territories in 60 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2023-24 season featured a record 125 international players from 40 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than 2.3 billion likes and followers globally across all leagues, team and player platforms.  NBA Cares, the NBA’s global social responsibility platform, partners with renowned community-based organizations around the world to address important social issues in the areas of education, inclusion, youth and family development, and health and wellness. 

 

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.
 

 

Salary Range: $95,000 - $105,000 

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

 


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