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Sr. Manager, Decision Science Products

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10067889 Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 01, 2023

Job Summary:

The Disney Decision Science and Integration (DDSI) is the center of excellence for developing and deploying innovative analytics that support decision making across the organization, including Parks and Resorts, Publishing Worldwide, Disney Cruise Lines, National Geographic, Theatrical Group, ESPN, Adventures, ABC, and Walt Disney Studios. To drive business value through decision-shaping analytics, DDSI leverages technology, optimization, simulation, statistics, and machine learning models to explore opportunities and deploy new analytical capabilities.

The Decision Science Product team within DDSI is looking for a Senior Manager that will provide leadership for a highly skilled team of experts across business and technical disciplines. You will also lead interactions with our clients, vendors, and internal teams such as Decision Science, Data Integration, and various segment-specific analytics and technology groups.

As a Sr. Manager, Decision Science Products, you will be passionate about solving business questions through data analysis and about working directly with business segments within the Disney Entertainment organization and Finance. You will lead integration and development of new and existing systems by prioritizing, implementing, and testing solutions that address client business problems. You should enjoy connecting with clients to brainstorm ways to better support business decisions, building data visualization dashboards, managing, and improving software systems. The Sr. Manager, Decision Science Products will work under the Director, Decision Science Products.

What You Will Do

  • Lead, develop and mentor a team of analytical professionals who perform data analysis, modeling, solution development, solution maintenance, and product/client engagement across a portfolio of business segment projects.

  • Develop multi-year advanced analytics strategies and roadmaps on behalf of client partners.

  • Build project resource and funding plans, shepherd initiatives through expense and budget approval processes, and manage resources across initiatives.

  • Represent DDSI internally to all levels including Sr. Leadership (EVP+) and externally as appropriate.

  • Exhibit critical thinking and creative problem solving in scoping work, crafting results, setting priorities, meeting deadlines, and communicating results.

  • Own the vision for analytical opportunities, be accountable for integrating these concepts into real-world business processes and drive the roadmap for ongoing operational updates and sustainment.

  • Lead operational integration of analytic processes and support ongoing usage and interpretation of advanced science within developed analytical applications.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in advanced analytics or data science

  • Experience in the finance field or media industry (media ad sales, media research, media technology)

  • Minimum of 3 years leading analytical teams

  • Ability to think and act independently daily, while maintaining a multi-functional and complete perspective for implementation decisions

  • Strength in leadership to navigate organizational dynamics, remove barriers, and be a thought partner for all levels.

  • Excellent skills at communicating complex topics to multifaceted audiences, to act as a science consultant to various business units.

  • Ability to craft client presentations and lead presentations to executive leadership

  • History of supporting operational teams, and working in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven success in consulting and operational analytics product management in marketing and finance

  • Expertise with direct-to-consumer operating models

  • Familiarity with full stack development

  • Experience developing short- and long-term product roadmaps for implementation and sustainment.


Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience

Preferred Education

Master's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience


The hiring range for this position in Burbank, CA is $180,700.00 to $242,300.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 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, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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