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Senior Manager, HR Projects & Employee Engagement

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10024716 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Studios Content Date posted Sep. 26, 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:

Job Summary: 

The Senior Manager, HR Projects and Employee Engagement will be responsible for supporting various large scale segment-wide projects with cross-functional focus.  This individual will be responsible for leading and implementing initiatives and strategies by ensuring a consultative, data-driven approach in driving business decisions.  The Senior Manager will provide leadership, project management, and be a strategic thought partner to executive leadership throughout all phases of project implementation.  This individual will develop point of view while ensuring delivery of recommendations that drive decision making and answers questions.   


The Senior Manager should thrive in an environment where they will be responsible for collaborating across multiple functions and stakeholders.  This leader will have a natural curiosity to identify opportunities and anticipate connections to drive project results.  To help achieve this, this individual will need to create consultative relationships with key partner groups including Communications, Marketing, Events, TWDC HR COEs, Compensation, Talent Solutions, RISE, Learning, Talent Acquisition, and HR Business partners to ensure integration. 



  • Act as a strategic partner by developing authentic relationships and thought leadership across Human Resources 

  • Project manage large scale projects ensuring clear communication and superior execution of plans 

  • Develop and execute short & long-term employee engagement strategies, including driving segment-sponsored events and activities in partnership with key stakeholders. 

  • Apply effective change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption, improve organization performance, and increase operational efficiencies. 

  • Build and maintain project plans, outlining clear deliverables and working with key stakeholders to keep project on schedule. 

  • Effectively write, prepare, and build training documents, presentations, and communications.   

  • Communicate ongoing initiative-related updates and timely, relevant information to key stakeholders.  

  • Communicate to stakeholders and influence partners to take action based on recommendations 

  • Leverage research, data and analytics to support project decisions.  


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in Human Resources or related field 

  • Expert ability to manage large scale projects 

  • Exceptional communication skills with ability to convey business priorities and complex topics in a simplistic way 

  • Proven ability in strategic problem framing, issue identification, and the development of practical business solutions 

  • Large, multi-business/enterprise initiative experience and experience with vertical and horizontal leadership 

  • Exceptional ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and thought 

  • Superior organizational and process management skills as demonstrated by an ability to manage multiple detailed projects and drive towards deadlines 

  • Exceptional ability to partner with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines and to work well within and manage a cross functional team 

  • Advanced influencing skills when working with internal partners and external providers to resolve issues/problems 

  • Proven success in leading teams through inspiration, development, change management, and operational effectiveness 



About Studios Content:

The Studios Content group encompasses a collection of world-class entertainment studios that produce high-quality cinematic storytelling for both theatrical and streaming release. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of popular stage shows on Broadway and 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 Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business we call Studios Content.

Walt Disney Pictures 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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