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Sr Manager, Learning & Development

Apply NowApply Later NOTE: We have a new application system, please create a new account if you have not done so yet when applying. Job ID 10006488 Location Burbank, California, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jul. 18, 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 Talent, Learning and Inclusion team within the Corporate segment works tirelessly to reimagine ways to make Disney an exceptional place to work.  We help provide career-enhancing experiences and learning opportunities focused on enabling our people to develop and thrive in their roles, building inclusive teams and identifying and eliminating barriers to a great work environment.

The Senior ManagerLearning & Development will lead the Learning & Development strategy, programming and delivery for the Corporate segment, reporting to the Director, Talent, Learning & Inclusion.


  • Pro-actively lead and execute on the Learning & Development strategy and programs for the Corporate segment, and continually support partners and clients on learning & development needs 
  • Demonstrate an expertise in developing and delivering well-organized, practical and effective training content through exceptional instructional design and facilitation, that meets the unique needs of the client while also building for scale
  • Lead the enhancement and ongoing management of the Learning & Development suite of offerings to ensure a consistent, efficient and useful set of learning tools for Corporate clients; Ensure strong program management and marketing of the tool to drive adoption and effective execution; Ensure continual upkeep of all training content 
  • Facilitate training with ease, flexing delivery style and approach to meet the unique needs of the client and finding ways to meaningfully engage with diverse audiences of all levels
  • Collaborate with Diversity & Inclusion partners to support DEI-based learning offerings to increase our diverse representation and inclusion efforts; Collaborate with Talent Management partners to support career development learning offerings. 
  • Act as the primary Corporate partner to the Enterprise Learning & Development COE (Center of Excellence) to deliver enterprise-wide learning offerings and programs and address common learning and talent development priorities
  • Remain continually knowledgeable about internal and external talent and learning products, services and initiatives, and serve as point of contact for HR Business Partners, leaders and employees in specific businesses or geographies for all-things learning 
  • Apply learning & development theory/models, leverage or benchmark best practices/trends, and maintain knowledge of cutting-edge approaches in order to deliver solutions that drive measurable, lasting impact. 


  • 7-10 years of experience in learning & development, training or related field developing and delivering creative and powerful learning solutions
  • Extensive experience in instructional design, training facilitation, assessment facilitation and results delivery
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking/planning with detail-oriented project management to drive work to deadlines, engage stakeholders and follow up on outstanding items 
  • Strong business acumen and a track record of successfully partnering with HR, D&I, talent, and business leaders 
  • Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple demands
  • Team player and strong collaborator both within Talent, Development & Inclusion team, across Corporate HR and across the enterprise 
  • Ability to create effective partnerships at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and storytelling skills; must be capable of communicating information to diverse audiences
  • High degrees of initiative and creativity
  • Able to take multiple and complex inputs and concepts and distill into simple, relevant and executable strategies that are relevant, pragmatic, easy-to-execute and drive impact
  • Proven experience consulting (contracting, needs analysis, and action planning) and tailoring the approach to meet the needs of clients
  • Ability to apply a variety of learning approaches that span formal training, relationship-based, and experience-based development 
  • Ability to facilitate highly complex, dynamic and interactive content while adapting approach and style to a variety of audiences and learning preferences
  • The position will support businesses located around the world and minimal travel may be required (once safe to do so) to consult, facilitate or execute core strategies and client work. 

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 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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