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Enterprise Compensation, Project Manager

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 716362BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 12, 2019

Job Summary:

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Executive Compensation & Benefits designs and delivers executive compensation and enterprise-wide benefit programs for the company. The area is responsible for designing and maintaining all plans and programs, including the integration of all acquisitions, and ensuring that plans and programs attract, retain and motivate our talented employees globally, while meeting legal, compliance and financial objectives of the company.


Executive Compensation & Benefits is looking for a Project Manager, Executive Compensation to lead the project management office for Executive Compensation Strategy Redesign and Rollout.

Typical responsibilities will include:

Governance: Create infrastructure for / provide support to project sponsors, decision makers, and stakeholders involved in initiatives supporting Executive Compensation Strategy Redesign and Rollout globally. Facilitate forums to drive decisions, track action items and provide the administrative support needed to follow-through on the decisions. Maintain a strategy roadmap detailing work streams and associated investments for continuous improvement.

Communications: In conjunction with Communications partners, create and execute a communications strategy and roadmap to ensure stakeholder alignment and buy-in. Partner with senior leaders and Subject Matter Experts across HR and beyond to ensure consistent strategic and tactical messages are shared consistently via formal and informal channels.

Stakeholder Management: Map out key stakeholders and create engagement roadmap based on the needs of each group. Ensure purposeful and consistent management of stakeholders through multiple lenses (e.g. industry, segment, region, market, leader / employees, candidates, etc.).

Performance Management and Tracking: Improve program performance via regular status reporting and reviews. Investigate specific performance issues and communicate early warning signs of risk. This includes assessing and creating solutions for regional and market implications of the strategy (e.g. North America, EMEA, APAC, LATAM)

Schedule Management: Identify project level milestones and integrate them into an overall program level strategy. Supervise all project scheduling, monitor schedule variances and recommend corrective action.

Financial Management: Track actual spend, report variances, and adjust future forecasts with proper change control.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a project manager leading enterprise wide integrations or programs, including management of projects, change management, budget input, and project updates
  • Prior directly related experience with compensation plans, programs and strategies is helpful but not required
  • Directly related experience as a project manager with work streams that have a high degree of ambiguity
  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to work in fast-paced, complex environments
  • Exposure to global and segment level project work that requires cross functional partners and work streams
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office. Access to and familiarity with project manager software tools including leadership dashboard/scorecard reporting
  • Knowledge of MS Project; Chrystal Reports, Concur

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

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 Human Resources Strategies and Services, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Human Resources Strategies and Services, LLC 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 or protected veteran status. 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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