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Localization Mgr

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7121276820220501 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jun. 23, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Group Overview:

The Localization team is responsible for the localization of all products made outside the USA (APAC, EMEA and LatAM). It will be necessary to liaise with Disney International Offices, Dubbing Studios & local Vendors for planning material delivery specifications and timelines.

Job Summary:

The objective of this position is to lead the day-to-day management of various workflows relating to localization operations.  This person will guide the policies and procedures around audio dubbing orders, reference materials, international timelines, studio outreach, territory communications. The candidate will also be responsible for the development of statistical metrics which will enable Senior Management to analyze and act on identified information. This job requires interface with multiple business units TWDC; therefore, the candidate must have sensitivity to customer service and a sense of diplomacy.

Operational Excellence:

  • Take ownership of assigned dubbing production slate by providing solutions to workflow issues
  • Provide timely feedback to Sr. Management on delays or challenges
  • Preside over the completion of dubbed audio, contracts, scripts, etc.. from global dubbing studios
  • Measure and track various localization assets from order to inventory
  • Develop and implement ISO 900 strategies that show process improvements
  • Identify & create key metrics that allow process improvements for our business management system
  • Monitor vendor performance and provide detailed analysis to Sr. Management
  • Proactively identify & present operational efficiencies in areas of responsibility
  • Ensure thorough, accurate, and timely completion of assignments

Client Service:

  • Proactively seek out reference materials by interfacing with various post production companies
  • Serve as primary point of contact for multiple business units within TWDC
  •  Create structure in a dynamic and rapidly changing (growing) environment
  • Set agreed upon operating procedures & client metrics managed within our ISO framework


  • Work with global vendors to create purchase orders for localization services
  • Troubleshoot and/or process invoices for prompt payment
  • Capture detail & metrics on accuracy & timeliness of invoices & payments


Bachelor degree from an accredited institution in a relevant subject or equivalent amount of professional experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience in managing dubbing workflow required (Minimum 1 year)
  • Project management in localization (Minimum 3 years)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Management Experience (Preferred)
  • Extensive knowledge of localization workflows in the entertainment industry (Preferred)
  • General knowledge of dubbing reference and scripting creation (Preferred)
  • Exposure to developing and implementing ISO 9000 strategies (Preferred)

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Technology 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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