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Executive Assistant, Partnership Marketing

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 778681BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Mar. 26, 2021

Job Summary:

Do you have deep experience supporting a very high-level executive? Are you known for keeping your cool under pressure? Can you interact with the most senior levels of management? If you’re nodding your head, then a Senior Executive Support Professional position in Marketing Partnership for Marvel Studios at The Walt Disney Company might be right for you.
Our Senior Executive Support Professionals are highly-respected because their skills are quite simply, essential. You’d be a key member of a dynamic, fast-paced team that develops and holistically manages complex, long-term, multi-dimensional relationships with select brands and companies and would work with some of the most creative, intelligent people in the business. Join us – apply today!

This position currently reports to the VP of Partnership Marketing.

Responsibilities:

You would be responsible for the day-to-day workings of the leader(s) you support. The Marketing Partnership team develops third-party brand programs for Marvel Studios. This includes securing, developing and creating robust co-promotional campaigns globally for Marvel Studios’ theatrical and Disney + releases. The Marketing Partnerships team sits within the Corporate Alliances organization.

It goes without saying that there will be expense reports, travel planning, hundreds of phone messages and endless calendar jockeying, but this job is very much about people. The relationship you form with the executive(s) you support is absolutely critical, because that’s what enables you to become a true partner. In addition to understanding your executive’s business -- and business needs -- inside and out, you’ll also need deep knowledge of the leadership and workings of (name segment, like ESPN) and of related departments across the Disney enterprise. As the “face” of your executive(s) within The Walt Disney Company, your professionalism, loyalty and attitude are a reflection of the office, and as such, are a key component to its success. Every day as an Executive Support Professional is different! On any given day you might:
  • Conduct research, fact-check existing work, and prepare regular reports and summaries; Oversee the correct entry of all partnership deal terms into Marvel’s tracking systems
  • Create a multi-city travel itinerary, taking into account time zones, weather delays, traffic and fatigue levels;
  • Interface directly with other senior executives and their support teams – your ability to work well with people on all levels is a very important part of your job;
  • Review your leader’s schedule to build-in time for things like thinking and traveling to their next meeting;
  • Understand the day’s priorities so you can be strategic about how you direct heavy volume phone calls for multiple executives;
  • Schedule conference rooms, meetings and video chats;
  • Be ready to throw the entire schedule out the door when an emergency comes up, then pick it up again when the dust settles;
  • Handle extremely confidential, sensitive information, remembering that Disney is a publicly traded company;
  • Draft letters and emails on behalf of your leaders;
  • Assist with on-boarding new employees – you’ll be the “friendly face” that newbies count on to answer all their questions, including some who are extremely senior in the organization;
  • Mentor and train other support professionals in hard skills like computer programs, and soft skills like teamwork;
  • Act as backup to department SVP’s assistant when needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • At 2 years entertainment marketing, brand partnerships, promotions, or operations experience and/or equivalent;
  • Sharp written and verbal communication skills, including flawless grammar and a rich vocabulary;
  • Desire to immerse yourself fully and learn all aspects of your executive’s business;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines/deliverables;
  • Strong proficiency with all types of computers, phones and office equipment, as well as mastery of Microsoft Office programs especially Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, SAP, Confluence, Concur, and working in a MAC and PC environment
  • Proficiency with the following programs: Keynote, Adobe Programs (Acrobat, Photoshop), and Salesforce
  • A calm head and steady hand to deal with the unexpected;
  • “EQ” skills to build bridges, forge alliances and encourage people to want to work with you;
  • Complete reliability handling confidential, often highly sensitive information;
  • Desire to truly be helpful to your leaders and co-workers, to go the extra mile without being asked;
  • Some flexibility in your schedule – we value work/life balance, but in a pinch, a bit more time is needed;
  • Very strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail; and
  • A highly professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at The Walt Disney Company
  • Experience working in a large public corporation; and
  • Experience working with multiple vendors and agencies
  • Experience working in a Studio, Entertainment related company or large public corporation; and
  • Knowledge of key entertainment, film, and marketing players

Required Education

  • High School Diploma/or equivalent experience

Preferred Education

  • BS/BA Degree (preferred) or equivalent experience

Additional Information:

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About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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