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HBO Director, Client Services – Media Technology

Job Title
HBO Director, Client Services – Media Technology Time Warner
HBO Industry Cable/Broadcast Television Networks
Film Production and Distribution
Television Program Production and Distribution
Area of
Technology/Information Technology Location United States - New York - New York Requisition # 164520BR Position
Full Time Posting Job Description


The HBO Technology team is the group responsible for delivering HBO’s award winning content to our subscribers 24/7. Our work enables Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Hollywood’s best movies to be consumed anywhere and everywhere. Within the Technology organization, the Business Systems team, as a part of the Media Technology & Information Services (MTIS) division, is responsible for end-to-end solution delivery, infrastructure management, and client support across applications, platforms and end-user compute environments. This includes delivering business solutions to support the Global Media Supply Chain and path to air systems; evolving the enterprise data and analytics platform in support of HBO’s direct to consumer business; providing 24x7 client support for 3,000+ users globally; and supporting more than 300 applications and a diverse set of tools and platforms across HBO.

The Director of Client Services is responsible for managing the end user experience for all Information Systems services across the enterprise, including client support, service delivery, communication and customer satisfaction.


The Director will be the primary point person for all client areas across HBO with respect to day-to-day service delivery from the Information Services organization. They will define and manage how end-user facing services are delivered across HBO and be responsible for the end-user support organization. The Director’s success is defined by overall end-user satisfaction, direct improvements on client support metrics such as mean time to deliver, first time right and tickets closed on first call.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Define and drive vision for customer-centric service delivery across the global HBO user community with an initial focus on the domestic businesses.

  • Define and manage service request catalog for end-user services for HBO. Ensure that catalog items have specific SLAs for delivery and that each catalog item is represented in the technology service management system (ServiceNow).

  • Manage all deskside end-user support activities for HBO’s domestic business.

  • Provide white glove solutions and support for senior HBO executives (SVP+).

  • Drive call center excellence in partnership with Time Warner Enterprise Information Services.

  • Provide leadership in defining the process and service levels delivered to clients. Ensures service levels are accurate and demonstrate client needs / satisfaction.

  • Partner with Enterprise Services and Application and Platform Support teams to deliver end-user-centric solutions and support beyond standard deskside support.

  • Participate in planning and delivery of all information services activities, and serve as a key partner with all leaders in the Information Services organization.  Enterprise Services, Application and Platform Support, and Infrastructure Engineering roadmaps.

  • Define and manage communication of Information Services advisories, critical outages, and long range plans as needed to wide audiences, including to HBO senior management.


HBO is looking for a highly skilled and experienced leader with a proven track record in managing client solutions across a complex and dynamic enterprise. The individual should have extensive experience managing a client service desk / help desk and be able to show with data that they can make significant incremental improvements on the client experience.

Technical Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience of improving client satisfaction over time across a variety of measures including NPS, MTTR, MTTD, and ticket closure time.

  • Experience in Program or Project Management in a cross-functional, matrixed team.

  • Knowledge of critical end-user systems, including all common operating systems, enterprise productivity software administration (including Office365), mobile computing platforms including iOS and Android devices.

  • Ability to present complex process data visualizations in various succinct formats (dashboard, presentations, etc).

  • Deep understanding of the distributed, multi-tenant digital media landscapes (prior work experience in these fields is a plus).

  • Cultivate business relationships internally and externally and help maintain department as “go to” resource for information and expertise.

Additional Requirements and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or other related technical discipline is preferred.

  • Eight to 10 years managing a client services team, including the service desk / call center.

  • Experience leading a team is a plus.

  • Ability to accomplish goals by managing individuals both through traditional reporting structure and through dotted line relationships across multiple departments to meet deadlines.

  • Very strong presentation, communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills a must.

  • Excellent analytical and research skills.

  • Skilled in quickly connecting with and influencing people.

  • Adept in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing and managing several projects at once.

About Us It's HBOSM

America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.