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Portfolio Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10058234 Location Burbank, California, United States / Orlando, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Aug. 30, 2023

Job Summary:

At Disney, we’re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences.

The Enterprise Technology mission is to deliver technology solutions that align to business strategies while enabling enterprise efficiency and promoting cross-company collaborative innovation. The Enterprise Technology organization drives competitive advantage by enhancing our consumer experiences, enabling business growth, and advancing operational excellence.

The Demand Management and Resource Allocation team enables the Enterprise Technology organization to align investments and resources to our strategic priorities so we can drive action on the right work, at the right time, with the right resources. We accomplish this through a set of services focused on Demand Management, Resource Capacity and Allocation Management, Demand & Resource Portfolio Management, and Demand & Resource Data Insights.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Responsible for all aspects of project portfolio including ideation, scoping, prioritization, and activation of projects within assigned Enterprise Technology department
  • Conduct ongoing portfolio review meetings with executives to establish a prioritized portfolio  
  • Establish and refine processes related to demand management and resource allocation 
  • Create and influence documentation for rollout of demand management and resource allocation process improvements or PPM tool capabilities  
  • Ensure conversion of ideas to projects that were committed during Annual Operating Plan 
  • Define, establish, and implement enhancements to portfolio process definition, procedural documentation, tool requirements and end user training 
  • Develop and foster relationships and engagement models with Enterprise Technology leaders, PMO lead, project managers, IT Business Operations, and external partners 
  • Elevate awareness of cross-portfolio dependencies and impacts  
  • Exercise critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical capabilities with strong attention to detail 
  • Support financial approval process 
  • Collaborate and delegate to Portfolio and Resource Analyst   
  • Drive and own completion of special projects (up to 10%) 
  • Deliver on ad-hoc requests as required (up to 10%)

Background Experience:

  • Seven+ years combined IT experience in portfolio, demand, or resource management strongly preferred
  • Experience supporting a large technology portfolio with multiple business stakeholders
  • Experience in a program management role with multiple contributing projects
  • Demonstrable work experience with reporting and visualization tools (e.g., Power BI, Tableau)
  • Demonstrable experience with a PPM tool (e.g., Clarity, Planview, Align)
  • Ability to present materials to management to drive decision making
  • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels of the organization
  • Exhibits critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical capabilities with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work and adapt to a fast-paced dynamic environment with consistent change
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office online and collaboration tools
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certifications desired: Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Resource Management experience is a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM or equivalent degree or equivalent experience

The hiring range for this position in Burbank, CA is $123,902 to $166,210 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 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, age, 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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