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Manager, Portfolio Planning & Management (IT Finance)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10082704 Location Celebration, Florida, United States Business Disney Experiences Date posted Jun. 07, 2024

Job Summary:

We Power the Magic!” That’s our motto at Disney Experiences Technology & Digital. Our team builds world-class immersive digital experiences for the Company’s premier vacation brands including Disney’s Parks & Resorts worldwide, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and Disney Vacation Club.

The Disney Experiences Technology & Digital team leads end-to-end digital and physical Guest experience for tech initiatives across the Attractions & Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Resorts & Transportation, and Merchandise lines of business as well as other initiatives including the MyDisneyExperience and Hey, Disney!

What You Will Do

As the Manager - Portfolio Planning & Management, you will direct a team of analysts and drive accountability to meet Technology Development, Platforms and Core Systems (TDPC) overall portfolio health. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Lead planning, prioritization, and results for key financials such as Long-Term Plan, Annual Capital Plan, and Annual Operating Plan.

  • Manage a team responsible for consolidating and submitting Accruals, Reclasses, Amortizations, and Month-end Close.

  • Successfully deliver rationalized and prioritized portfolio input to forecasts in alignment with key parameters (financial targets, ramp-up plans, project priorities etc.). 

  • Synthesize complex information into concise stories, identifying key themes and takeaways and present it back to Executives for decisions.

  • Anticipate risks and opportunities, share reporting & insights, and make actionable recommendations to the executives and TDPC portfolio team.

  • Supervise resource demand and capacity across the portfolio and proactively plan for allocation across development and sustainment activities.

  • Identify and resolve issues in partnership with Planning, Delivery and/or Finance teams.

  • Grow both the team and the broader T&D delivery teams through training, coaching and mentorship.

  • Ability to initiate change and act with integrity when tough decisions must be made.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in portfolio, demand management, capacity planning and financial analysis.

  • Knowledge of financial processes, including consolidations of accruals, reclasses, forecasting, and amortizations.

  • Solid grasp of technology projects, software development lifecycle, and the business to tell the ‘story’ behind the numbers.

  • Able to drive teams to meet deadlines and deliver under a dynamic business environment.

  • Excellent business communication, writing, and social skills with all levels of leadership.

  • Practiced in negotiating with others in ways that result in win/win agreements and outcomes.

  • Mentoring and coaching abilities to ensure effective growth, development of team, matching skills to roles for individual success.

  • Proven skills in PPT/Keynote and Excel

  • Experience with industry standard project and portfolio management and reporting tools.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Clarity PPM


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology, business-related field, communication, or equivalent experience

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree in business administration (MBA)


About Disney Experiences:

Disney Experiences brings the magic of Disney stories and franchises to life through theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, unique vacation experiences, products and more around the world. Disney shines in the travel industry with six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia; a top-rated cruise line; a popular vacation ownership program; and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Plus, Disney's global consumer products operations include the world's leading licensing business; the world's largest children's publishing brands; one of the world's largest licensors of games across all platforms; and Disney store locations around the world and on the web.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Attractions Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Experiences.

Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC 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 champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

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