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Senior Manager Localization, Ops & Design

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 976021BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jun. 14, 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:

The objective of this position is to manage the day-to-day operations of the digital & print localization process. This person will be responsible for scheduling and delivering various marketing elements for international releases. Liaising with international markets they will incorporate territory specific print and design needs This job holder will become an expert on the localization complexities and challenges of assigned titles. The candidate will oversee the management of vendors, Production Designers & Administration staff by conducting meetings and monitoring the workflow process. This job holder will meet negotiated milestone dates by proactively identifying any potential issues that may arise. The candidate will also be responsible for the development of statistical metrics which will enable Senior Management to analyze and act on identified information.

Learn more about our Localization team here!


  • Oversee the Localization production process from the planning stage to quality assurance
  • Implement reporting systems, and present information to Sr. Management
  • Take ownership of assigned production slate by providing solutions to workflow issues
  • Provide timely feedback to Director on delays or challenges to all titles
  • Monitor & manager vendor performance and provide detailed status to Director
  • Own published specifications, asset tagging documentation and archive strategy
  • Manage the process of preparing all incoming assets for advanced automation workflows
  • Monitor and update all relevant information in various translation & scheduling databases
  • In accordance with ISO 9001 & 27001, document various KPI’s, SOP’s, specs & Key Processes
  • Ensure thorough, accurate, and timely completion of assignments
  • Proactively seek out operational key stakeholders to establish open lines of communication
  • Drive the initiative to ensure that we are using the latest digital delivery technology
  • Create structure in a dynamic and rapidly changing (growing) environment
  • Oversee all logistics relating to the communication with clients and territory contacts
  • Meet multiple deadlines from various internal clients
  • Manage Design & Admin staff with weekly meetings to discuss upcoming schedule
  • Assist team members in finding solutions to their problems
  • Drive staff meeting agendas and develop actions plans assigning due dates to responsible parties
  • Respond to constructive feedback
  • Present oneself in a professional and mature manner
  • Drive a variety of assignments, balancing daily production deadlines with long-term projects
  • Ad hoc projects on request independent of day-to-day Management
  • Organize and store all deliverables and documentation in a manner that facilitates retrieval by others

Basic Qualifications:

  • Top notch design sensibility
  • Expert in Adobe Suites: Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Professional for PC and MAC platforms.
  • Experience in planning or scheduling in a print-production environment.
  • Understanding of color management, font management and design fundementals
  • Familiarity with workflow automation and digital asset management systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience working within the entertainment marketing industry
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience managing people
  • Highly organized, detailed-oriented

Required Education

  • Related Experience

Preferred Education

  • 5+ years of formal education in the field of graphic design & print production

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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