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Chief of Staff

Full-time
San Diego, CA
Mar 18, 2022
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PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Now, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Chief of Staff

Location Options: San Mateo / San Francisco / San Diego / Los Angeles

At PlayStation, we're leading the charge in gaming as we push the boundaries of what's possible! Would you like to use your skills, time, and passion on meaningful projects that are building the future? We're looking for a Chief of Staff OR Strategy Management & Initiatives Partner to support the SVP who leads both the Platform Planning & Management department (which includes Product Management) as well as the Data Strategy & Operations department. Someone who wants to make a difference and enjoys working with creative, intelligent and collaborative teammates. If that sounds like something you would love to do, we want to hear from you! Come help us deliver fun and unique gaming experiences to millions of players as we build the future of gaming!

Responsibilities:

Help to drive the SVP's vision and strategy, and ensure it is carried out.Lead or partner on special projects driven by the SVP across all areas of the company.Manage, plan, and facilitate senior leadership meetings and offsites, formulating the topics to cover, building and advising agendas, guiding the discussion, bringing together notes and action items, and following up as appropriate.Responsible for key operational rhythms, calendars and processes, creating a comprehensive view of the operational mechanics of the organization.Proactively identify gaps and inefficiencies across the business and provide solutions/recommendations.Research ideas generated in conversations with the SVP and crystallize them into presentations for senior leadership.Help distill strategic discussions into executable plans enabling rigorous discussions while providing the connection points between strategic ideas.Oversee key communications and reporting across all levels of the organization to drive impactful internal and external messaging and content.Support the SVP in organizing inspiring and informative All Hands meetings to share important business information and boost team morale.Build relationships across the organization to help move ideas forward, and fully understand the health of the business and our people.Work closely with the SVP to prioritize, focus and prepare for internal and external meetings.Provide a sounding board to the SVP on matters of strategy, execution, operations, and structure.Anticipate the needs of the SVP and organization, enabling the leadership team to operate more effectively and efficiently.

Capabilities:

High EQ with significant experience and comfort forging strong relationships and influencing all levels of the organization.You thrive in ambiguity and dynamic environments performing at your best when new information, projects, and decisions come at you fast. Working with velocity and flexibility is your preferred approach.You’re energetic and inspire others to action. Unafraid to reach out proactively and autonomously when something needs to get done.You measure success by the scale of the team’s impact and value creation, and figure out the right tools to get the job done with humility and without ego. You’re gritty and entrepreneurial because you’re personally invested in the outcomes of your work.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Communications or similar settings.12+ years of progressive experience in a fast-moving, high-tech business environment in Technical Program Management, Product Management, Engineering, Management Consulting, Business Operations, Strategic Planning, or a similar function.Team first professional with a passion for fostering a culture of efficiency and high performance while driving results, strategic outcomes, and operational accountability and improvements.Excellent project management skills with the ability to implement autonomously and lead multiple high-profile initiatives of varying timelines simultaneously with minimal oversight or direction.Strong storyteller with the ability to create compelling narratives and presentations in support of our business strategies.Ability to manage a high degree of complexity and to distill information into simple messages.Strategic and Creative thinker comfortable debating and defending your ideas.Excellent analytical, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking skills with the ability to judge situations accurately and quickly, grasping complexities, identifying key issues and applying sound judgment. You balance the demands of short-term execution with long-term value creation and understand the broader goals of the business and make decisions accordingly.International business experience is a plus

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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