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Principal Business Architect - KRONOS or CONCUR (Time, Pay, T&E)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 627052BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Feb. 20, 2019

Job Summary:

This role is part of the Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) organization. Our mission is to provide business technology solutions for the enterprise that empower growth, and enhance value across brands, geographies and organizations.

The Finance Business Technology group is part of the EBS organization. We are responsible for advancing the Business and Enterprise Technology Strategy by creating shareholder value. We lead with a Business Architecture framework and own the finance domain technology roadmap.

Within EBS this role will be part of the group that provides business partnering to the Global Finance community.

Specifically this role will be the main contact with partners and senior business stakeholders for a particular group of value chains within Global Finance. The groups are:
  1. Order to cash, and Close Process
  2. Source to pay, Acquire to Retire, and Project Accounting
  3. Planning and Forecasting
  4. Pay, Time, and Travel & Expense

The Principal BSA will:
  • Be the main liaison with partner(s) and senior business stakeholders for the allocated value chains, working with them to agree the strategic direction of the value chains
  • Define capability roadmaps and strategies to support the delivery of the value chains’ strategies
  • Propose, define and deliver projects that enable the capability roadmap and strategies, in support of the aims of the value chains
  • Do all of the above in the context of EBS’s emerging Business Architecture framework, whilst helping to develop and refine the framework with other members of the department
  • Provide input to the group’s 5YP, AOP and periodic forecasts


Leadership Skills:

A self-starter, who can effectively navigate a complex organizational structure, managing teams through
influence and direct line management.

Ability to establish executive level relationships across the various business and technology executives within
TWDC, from EVP downwards.

Establish and manage effective working relationships in a matrix environment with other departments, groups
and staff with whom work must be coordinated or interfaced. Comfortable leading without necessarily having the overt authority to do so.

A person that can decide and act without having the total picture and is comfortable handling risk and uncertainty.

Execution Skills:

With a proven track record of execution, the candidate must be able to deliver the capability roadmap for their owned Value Chain(s) by defining a clear vision of desired outcomes tied to business needs.

Deep domain and technical expertise will be essential, as will be accomplished leadership in a matrixed environment of internal and external partners, and suppliers.

A “working IT manager” who gets into the details and is experienced in managing multiple medium to large scale initiatives and cross functional teams.

Equally comfortable with executives, manager-level stakeholders, architects and developers--this is a hands-on position with regards to people and detail.

Ability to identify and marshal resources (people, funding, support) to get projects initiated and completed.

Ability to lead a significant transformation in the business technology platforms.

Practical knowledge and applied experience related to Business Architecture principles.

Extensive knowledge of the enterprise technology landscape and ability to leverage that knowledge in delivering business outcomes with speed.

A practitioner of the Solutions Architecture principles and can effectively proceed through review boards and other SA activities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years in a business partnering role in a Corporate environment of a similar size/complexity
  • Demonstrable deep experience of the Value Chains relevant to the post, including defining strategies and delivering large projects that enabled them
  • Experience with working with (a majority of) our portfolio of applications for the value chains relevant to the post
  • Financial qualifications would be advantageous
  • Deep experience of SAP and/or Cognos TM1
  • A strong business orientation combined with strong IT technical skills.
  • Previous experience in managing both direct and indirect teams.
  • Proven ability to manage complex vendor, supplier, sub-contractor relationships.
  • Proven ability to complete projects and achieve results in an ambiguous work environment.
  • Proven ability to build and motivate a team to achieve well-communicated expectations.
  • Proven strong negotiating and consensus building abilities.
  • Proven delivery application portfolios inclusive of XaaS technologies and on-prem sol
  • Proven ability to manage a project budget
  • Proven ability to participate in departmental financial processes such as five-year planning, annual operating plan and forecasts
  • Preferred experience with the applications involved in the assigned value chains
  • Preferred experience with automation technologies; Work Fusion and other RPA/ML technologies.
  • Preferred experience with leveraging an Enterprise Data Hub technology for system to system or platform to platform integrations.
  • Wide experience with a variety of Software Development Lifecycle methodologies across waterfall and agile
  • Deep understanding of Business Architecture principles
  • Exemplary communications skills
  • Current understanding of new/emerging technology and its application in business
  • Demonstrable deep experience of the Value Chains relevant to the post, including defining strategies and delivering large projects that enabled them
  • Business Architecture framework expertise (such as the BizBok)
  • Experience of Solution Architecture principles
  • Formal Business Architecture qualifications

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, or equivalent professional experience

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 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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