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Studio Technology Project Manager

Burbank, California, United States

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Job ID 881986BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Nov. 18, 2021

Job Summary:

Our Studio Technology team is comprised of dedicated technologists supporting world class productions, developing the next generation of technology, as well as solving a range of interesting problems in innovative ways in an exciting and dynamic environment.

We’re looking for a project manager to oversee the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a variety of projects and initiatives. You’ll play the critical role of implementing key efficiency initiatives for the Strategic Operations team within Studio Technology to ensure we are delivering our incredible content on time and on budget.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as key point of contact for key stakeholders across Technology departments and the Walt Disney Studios to intake project requests, provide status updates, assess priority and track schedules for key efficiency projects
  • Lead operational and efficiency initiatives from end-to-end, including gathering requirements and defining scope, schedule, and resourcing for each operations and efficiency project you support for the Studio Technology team and cross-Studio projects as well
  • Ensure clear reporting of project status from project teams including: timelines, milestone tracking, budget status and issue identification to program management and stakeholders
  • Prioritize and escalate critical operational tasks, execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Maintain KPI dashboards related to program metrics
  • Apply analytical and critical thinking to identify team inefficiencies and risk areas, and implement projects or processes to improve operations
  • Create workflow diagrams of technology and optimization processes and identify opportunities to streamline processes or improve efficiency

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in Technical Project Management, utilizing waterfall and agile methodology
  • Experience managing and developing teams to meet expectations for productivity, quality, and goal accomplishment
  • Ability to work under pressure while managing multiple tasks and organizing work effectively
  • Strong experience in working with technical and operations teams
  • Good meeting facilitation skills and effective team player
  • Extensive experience with project management tools such as Smartsheet, Jira, Airtable, Google Suite
  • Ability to develop and present business cases via PowerPoint or Keynote
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to create workflow drawings and process maps

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a Content Creation/Production environment
  • Experienced with business intelligence tools
  • PMP certification a plus
  • Certified Scrummaster a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, or Project Management

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in science or engineering, or a related technical discipline

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of world-class stage shows.

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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