Discovery

  • Project Coordinator

    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/28/2018 5:40 AM)
    Requisition ID
    20805
    Location
    AU-Sydney
    Career Category
    Marketing & Communications
    Type
    Company Employee Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    The Role

    This role will provide project and team coordination to the General Manager Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, Vice President of Factual & Sports Products and Vice President of Lifestyle Products. The role will be responsible for managing operational projects related to the smooth running of the office. The ideal candidate will have excellent internal and external stakeholder management skills, project management skills, the ability to multi-task and prioritise a large and diverse workload, as well as impeccable attention to detail. The role requires excellent communication and relationship building skills, as well as a can-do attitude. The maximum salary for this position is A$67,000.

     

     About Discovery

    Discovery Communications is the world’s #1 Pay TV programmer delivering an average of 6-8 TV brands in >220 countries and territories. Over the last 3 years, the international division ex US has doubled in size. Already a leader in the factual and lifestyle genres, Discovery has expanded its core business into new genres: sports, entertainment and kids. In terms of its platform and product eco-system, it is now engaged in terrestrial/free-to-air, OTT products and production companies. Recent acquisitions include Scripps, Eurosport, SBS Nordic and All3Media. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

     

    The Way We Work

    In Australia & NZ, our business is in evolution as we migrate from being a traditional linear Pay TV business towards a convergent media and entertainment business that encompasses digital and mobile platforms. Generally, we are looking to embrace a ‘maker’ culture in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, youthful and low-hierarchy setting akin to Silicon Valley tech firms. We are looking for the brightest leaders to support this journey.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist GM and VPs of Products on the delivery of assigned projects such as integration between UK and ANZ operations, on-site and off-site events, etc
    • Act as primary vendor point-of-contact for all operational and administrative matters and inquiries and conduct quarterly vendor review to ensure the business is receiving competitive pricing
    • Create purchase orders for vendor payments; track deliverables and payment milestones
    • Track office & travel expenses and communicate budget status to management team
    • Coordinate execution of legal agreements
    • Act as primary liaison with HR, finance, IT and legal
    • Assist with department meeting logistics including scheduling of rooms, coordination of video conferences, document preparation and distribution
    • Develop strong relationships with stakeholders across the Asia-Pacific business

    Requirements

    • Previous experience in Project Coordinator role
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs – Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel
    • Experience managing operations such as budgets, invoicing and expenses
    • Excellent relationship building and local/international stakeholder management experience
    • Experience liaising with vendors
    • Excellent communication and organisational skills
    • Strong ability to multi-task a large, diverse workload with multiple managers
    • Analytical and problem solving skills, and independent judgment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritise, and work in fast-paced environment
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Experience dealing with executing legal agreements preferred
    • Experience dealing with Australian and British companies preferred

     

    Date Advertised: 28/9/2018 (11am)

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