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Manager, Acquisition & Connectivity


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Manager, Acquisition & Connectivity

Jobid 23768-377589

Location: Centennial, CO, 80111, USA

Description **Job Number** 35367BR

**Job Title** Manager, Acquisition & Connectivity

**Business Segment** Operations & Technical Services

**Sub-Business** Global Media Operations

**Posting Category** Technology/Engineering

**About Us** NBCUniversal 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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** Colorado

**City** Centennial



The Manager of Global Media Ops, Acquisition & Connectivity will be responsible for the implementation and ongoing processes of connectivity on behalf Global Media Operations supporting the needs of NBCUniversal as a whole. The Manager would work to streamline all connectivity needs, fiber processes and acquisition strategy. The Manager would lead the existing Fiber Review Board, working with Operational leaders and Engineering leaders across both GMO and IT to review and fulfill fiber requests. The Manager would also integrate with NBCUniversal global vendors to ensure consistent quality, costs, and on-time delivery to ensure successful execution of media fulfillment and video delivery of all content in to NBCUniversal to service divisions through the supply chain. The Manager would team up with Sourcing and Finance to handle contract negotiations as well as budgeting for GMO sites. Additionally, this role would be responsible for recording and reporting metrics across all divisional localization. The Manager would work directly with all NBCU sites as well as partner with connectivity vendors. The Manager will be responsible for developing acquisition strategies for Global Media Operations as a whole.


• Act as the overall project lead for the implementation of connectivity and distribution requests for NBCUniversal.

• Partner with engineering to develop multigenerational project plan for GMO.

• Team up with engineering teams on the design and implementation of connectivity projects.

• Responsible for the integration of all GMO requests in one central location.

• Responsible for tracking fiber usage as well recording and reporting metrics.

• Partner with Sourcing for contract negotiations.

• Oversee and execute the Fiber Review Board and any requests that come through.

• Track all fiber requests for all of the NBCUniversal hubs.

• Create new workflows and technical specifications for any upcoming fiber expansions.

• Run quarterly reviews with our fiber vendors to go over engineering builds and reliability metrics.

• Oversee the escalation, procedures and training for any new on-air workflows.

• Work with engineering to confirm monitoring requirements are met for any new connectivity strategies.

• Oversee and approve all connectivity and distribution requests submitted.

• Work with finance to help set up fiber budget and spend.

• Partner with each NOC to meet their connectivity and distribution needs.

• Ensure all circuits are compliant with availability and reliability requirements.

• Hold fiber vendors accountable for SLA infractions.

• Oversee the operation to a 99.999% availability and reliability. Manage financial and strategic goals, and lead analysis on operational performance.

• Gather and analyze all metrics across divisions including cost, reliability, and up time.

• Identify areas for innovation and improvement of NBCUniversal’s connectivity network.

• Communicate strategies and project status to leadership.


Basic Qualifications:

• Minimum 4years background in Fiber, Transmission, Engineering or a related field

• Minimum 3 years experience in an On Air Broadcast environment

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in Project Management roles enabling operational improvement.

• Bachelor of Science in Engineering related field

Additional Job Requirements:

• Must be available 24/7 for on call and escalations

• Must be able to work in Centennial, Colorado

• Must be able to travel on business as needed

• Must apply via (note job #)

• Must have unrestricted employment authorization in the United States

**Desired Characteristics**

• Able to perform in a dynamic, fast paced environment with minimal supervision.

• Excellent written and oral communication. Strong formal presentation abilities.

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills with co-workers and customers.

• Demonstrated planning, organizational and financial planning skills.

• Demonstrated ability to motivate cross functional teams through effective communication of goals and objectives, and to create an inclusive working environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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