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Sr. Business Technology Strategist, Content Studios

Burbank, California, United States

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Job ID 865658BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Oct. 01, 2021

Job Summary:

The Sr. Business Technology Strategist will serve as primary strategic technology partner to specific areas of internal business segments, building roadmaps and driving strategic initiatives to ensure maximum alignment between Enterprise Technology and segment technology teams, realizing value to the company. As part of the Strategy and Transformation group, this role will be responsible for representing the assigned business units’ requirements, objectives, and strategies are represented in Enterprise Technology strategies and Transformation programs.

In the Business Technology Strategy team serving Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) and Content Studios (Film, General Entertainment, Sports), the individual Strategists will own the relationship across the following Content Studio groups:
  • The Walt Disney Studios
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Pixar
  • Marvel
  • Lucasfilm
  • Disney Theatrical
  • 20th Century Studios
  • Searchlight Pictures
  • 20th Television
  • ABC Entertainment
  • ABC News
  • ABC Signature
  • Disney Branded Television
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • Hulu Originals
  • National Geographic
  • ESPN

Responsibilities:

  • Drive alignment of vision, strategy, technology architecture and product roadmaps across Enterprise Technology and business segment technology groups.
  • Act as a resource to key trusted relationships with executive decision makers within the assigned business segments, understanding business and technology strategies, objectives, and priorities.
  • Build and maintain technology roadmaps and plans, integrating them into overall enterprise technology roadmaps.
  • Partner with executives in the Enterprise Technology teams to define and prioritize technology needs/capabilities and the strategic initiatives and roadmap plan to deliver the technology platforms and solutions to support current and future segment business needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of broad management principles and be able to address issues of diverse scope, and present that understanding and insights to executives.
  • The Sr. Business Technology Strategist will be able to articulate Enterprise Technology service offerings and the value of those services as well as identify opportunities for cost savings and other benefits based on behaviors and service consumption.
  • Lead virtual teams across technology groups and external partners to achieve strategic goals and objectives.
  • Build timelines for successful completion of projects, driving decision making to the appropriate owners, navigating risks and managing issues.
  • Drive resolution of cross-functional issues by establishing a cohort of peers across technology departments, escalating as necessary.
  • Support training and change management activities, working with project managers/teams and end-users to appropriate knowledge transfer and change management.
  • Define, build and track key performance metrics to measure success and identify and iterate on opportunities for optimization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of modern film, television, and/or other time-based media creation and distribution technologies and workflows.
  • Possesses a full span of knowledge of end-user computing, hosting (platform, server, and storage), network, and telecommunications technologies. Ability to “deep-dive” into emerging technologies and interact with internal and external experts; recommending potential partnerships that provide efficiencies and competitive advantage
  • Must be solution-oriented and business-minded with significant practical experience in building, delivering, and supporting technology systems.
  • Must be adept at leveraging modern tool sets for collaboration, process/program management, communications, and presentations.
  • Possess knowledge of information security risks and vulnerabilities, and escalating where necessary.
  • Relationship Management, Influencing and Negotiating: Promotes ideas and proposals persuasively; able to work through conflicts to negotiate win/win solutions that benefit the Business Units, Enterprise Technology and TWDC. Shapes stakeholder opinions effectively; projects a positive image of the organization. Provides strategic thought leadership. Ability to influence and partner with other teams in the delivery of tactical and strategic solutions
  • Visionary Thinking: Has/establishes clear strategic vision for the business of operation; maintains long-term view; able to foresee obstacles and opportunities and generate breakthrough ideas.
  • Shaping Strategy: Develops distinctive strategies to achieve competitive advantage; translates broad strategies into specific objectives and action plans.
  • Drive Execution: Ensures the assignment of authority and accountability to for continuous improvement of service levels.
  • Empowering Others: Creates an environment that fosters personal investment and excellence; nurtures other’s commitment to a common vision and shared values; provides opportunities for growth and achievement; facilitate collaboration and teamwork
  • High-Impact Dialog: Delivers messages clearly, convincingly and in a well-organized manner; able to vary communications style for multiple audiences.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Understands and embraces diversity and possesses ability to adapt behavior based on cultural norms.
  • Managing Change: Manages change effectively including organizational, process and service delivery changes. Successfully gains support for business-driven changes through effective and timely communication including rationale, scope and schedule.

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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