CIO/SVP Global Distribution

NBC Universal - Universal City, CA

Posted: 12/19/2017
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CIO/SVP Global DistributionOperations & TechnologyTechnologyCaliforniaNBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.Summary
The CIO/Senior Vice President of Global Distribution IT will be joining NBCUniversal at an exciting time, as it’s beginning a technological and cultural transformation. With backing through all levels of executive leadership to drive change, the selected candidate must evolve current strategy, culture, technologies, policies, standards, processes, and directorates to drive value across our Global Distribution businesses.
This selected candidate will also be expected to drive cultural changes through ~40 technology professionals and institute programmatic rigor to budgets for capital expenditures/operating expenses in the range of $40M annually.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Understand corporate strategic plans and fundamental business activities at NBCUniversal and subsidiaries.
  • Work collaboratively across all Comcast companies to create leverage, technology scale, lowest ownership economics, and talent sharing as appropriate and impactful.
  • Work with other executives inside and outside of IT to prioritize initiatives and spending.
  • Lead a cross-functional organization that may draw upon the resources and technical expertise from IT and other technology organizations.
  • Provide strategic and tactical guidance for programs and projects.
  • Establish metrics to evaluate the effectiveness.
  • Spearhead and evaluate business cases in collaboration with key business partners for new initiatives in terms of value proposition – both tangible and intangible
  • Leads the development, and gains buy-in to an IT Strategy that is aligned with the business and business strategy. Coordinates development of strategies with other organizations across Operations & Technology and the business and identifies opportunities for synergy.
  • Fosters innovation in applying new technologies. Monitors the latest technology innovations and evaluates their potential for business impact.
Required Qualifications
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science/ Engineering or related field strongly preferred.
  • 15+ years in related field, with at least 3 years in a senior management role.
  • Extensive business relationship management experience, especially in the formulation of strategy and roadmaps, as well as associated standards, policies and frameworks.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience leading complex project builds with proven performance to achieve on-time completion of projects.
  • A strong track record of translating business requirements into technology solutions, is mandatory.
  • Outstanding leadership competencies with the ability to motivate and focus a diverse team on a common goal of delivering cutting edge solutions to meet aggressive business demands in an ever changing environment.
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills, especially with business stakeholders.
Desired Qualifications
  • Must be flexible, and have a creative approach to business, with demonstrated track record of aligning IT objectives and programs to business objectives and strategies.
  • Strong sense of urgency and commitment, as well as sound business sense with a strategic, conceptual and operational orientation.
  • High degree of financial acumen a plus - proven track record of discovering and executing on financial deliverables
  • Significant experience advising and representing senior executives and business line leadership on all technology related issues.
  • Exceptional influencing skills and preferred experience working across many areas and levels of an organization.
  • Excellent relationships with key vendors and other relevant industry contacts.
  • Highly collaborative; personally, and professionally self-aware; able to and interested in interacting with employees at all levels; embody integrity; and represent and inspire the highest ethical standards.
  • Careful listener with the confidence to make crisp and tough decisions about difficult issues; natural propensity to make others feel that their view points and perspectives are adequately considered; great judge of talent and a superb role model for future leaders; ability to retain, develop and attract best-in-class talent from inside and outside the organization.
  • A highly service-orientated approach with a track record of improving service levels and client satisfaction.
  • Experience advising and interfacing with senior executives and business line leadership on technology related issues.
  • Passion for and interest in media and entertainment industry highly desired.
  • Experience operating in a global business context preferred.
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