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Senior Operations Planner & Metrics Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 597146BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Sep. 26, 2018

Job Summary:

It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.

The role requires solid experience with analytical reporting, metrics development, and data analysis including data and technology management (data acquisition, mining, analysis, data integrity management, metrics management, and reporting). Intermediate to expert working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Visual Basic is a must.

The candidate will be responsible for developing new metrics, producing reports and scorecards, participating in continuous process improvements, and performing ad hoc analysis for senior management.

The candidate will also be providing overflow supply team support by performing tasks related to the successful release of a promotion as it relates to New Release production.


Primary Responsibilities
  • Heading VBA projects that produce, audit, and verify metrics, and reporting to Senior Management
  • Identify potential projects that show opportunities for report automation
  • Compiling, analyzing, and identifying metric trends
  • Running monthly reports for internal departments and business partners
  • Planning and developing new metrics
  • Providing business requirements for testing and production to the development group
  • Serving as a liaison to other business segments to discuss metrics trends
  • Creating ad-hoc and custom reports
Other Responsibilities
  • Manage Supply Planning process for In-Home production of Blu-ray, and DVD products
  • Issues schedules and purchase orders; maintains quality control of production schedules
  • Manages and tracks on-time PO and schedule completion
  • Manages Finished Goods, Dry Good, and Corrugate inventory quantities
  • Synchronizes supply plan with actual and forecasted demand requirements
  • Monitors production requirements; resolves delays and communicates impact
  • Provides weekly reports to supervisor/manager
  • Performs Post-Mortem analysis on In-Home promotions with focus on improving efficiencies
  • Clears system errors and maintains data integrity
  • Reviews existing processes to determine effectiveness in meeting current needs
  • Develops positive working relationships with other departments (internal and external)
  • Resolves Accounts Payable (A/P) issues related to vendor invoice payments
  • Analyzes and recommends disposal of obsolete and excess inventory
  • Provides overflow supply team support
  • Communicates to all divisions regarding past due work or encountered problems
  • Departmental Interface:
    • Product Marketing
    • Retail Marketing
    • Operations Planning
    • Configuration Management
    • Corporate Print Purchasing
    • Forecasting
    • Inventory Control
    • Account Services
    • Technicolor US and Canada
    • Transportation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Advanced Excel and Visual Basic (VBA) report building and Dashboard creation
  • Experience in Analytics and creation of KPI metrics
  • Prior experience as a buyer/planner with some MRP/Supply Chain knowledge
  • Consumer packaged goods and/or entertainment industry experience preferred
  • APICS certified a plus
  • SAP experience a plus
  • Advanced Excel skills
    • Formulas and Functions
    • Charts and interactive dashboards
    • Advanced pivot tables
    • Data Analysis Tool and Solver functions is a plus
  • Knowledge of Excel Visual Basic
    • VBA automation of repetitive tasks, message boxes and user forms
    • Translate cell formulas in Excel into VBA code
    • Launch and interact with other applications such as Access, Outlook and SAP
    • Experience implementing user interface improvements based on business needs
    • Utilize VBA to combine and produce automated reporting
  • Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Access Database (Tables and Queries)
  • Full understanding of Dashboard vs. Score Card concepts
  • Proficient with Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) and the manufacturing process
  • SAP/ERP/SQL is a plus
  • Applies best in class Supply Chain processes (e.g., allocation rules, inventory management concepts, capacity constraints, etc)
  • Generates reports and performs analysis effectively
Software Applications/Systems and Tools
  • Working knowledge of MRP (Material Requirements Planning), SAP
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (MS, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Project, Visio)

Required Education

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

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 segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

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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