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Manager, Design

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10005536 Location Glendale, California, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States / San Francisco, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jul. 10, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- 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. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

In this role you will be a key member of the team leading the Advertising Platforms
Design Team within Enterprise Design. You will lead our digital tools and advertising
experiences focus areas working together with your counterparts across the
organization to build great products addressing real needs as we look to build story-first
advertising platform.


Our Enterprise Design team works to unlock insights, efficiency, and collaboration
across Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution and, more broadly, The Walt Disney
Company. As strategic, platform, and business-thinkers, our mission is to shape the
tools that shape our organization by simplifying the complex, making adoption easy, and
delivering intuitive solutions that rival any third or first-party experiences.


Design at Disney is at the forefront of creating intuitive, innovative, and beautiful
products that our fans love and crave. We strive to design high-quality end-to-end
experiences while maintaining an inclusive and collaborative culture. To us, team fit and
attitude are as important as hard design skills.


Role & Responsibilities
The manager of design is passionate about a best-in-class craft storytelling, guiding
design processes, mentoring members of your team, and collaborating across other
Design, Product, Engineering, and Business teams to create innovative experiences
across all of DMED’s products.


As Manager of Enterprise Design:

  • You will be responsible for managing, leading, inspiring, and growing a team of Enterprise Designers

  • You will provide day-to-day design leadership for your team that builds a shared understanding of the holistic user-centric intersection of design, content, business, and engineering

  • Your design work sets an example that all designers want to follow

  • You will be a design activator, working to deliver vision and strategy that balances revolutionary framework projects along with a plan for evolutionary, iterative updates to realize a more extensive vision

  • You will operate as a point-of-contact on design initiatives for the enterprise design team and cross-functional partners

  • You will be expected to partner with a variety of teams, inspiring confidence that your team will deliver compelling user experiences that are cohesive, inclusive, and well-informed on time.


Requirements & Portfolio:
As an applicant to this role, we ask that you demonstrate:

  • You have lead and inspired a team of designers

  • You have project planned to deliver excellent design solutions on time

  • You have a broad and comprehensive understanding of different systems, theories, and practices of design

  • You have been proactive in bringing together groups of individuals to solve a problem

  • You are hungry for innovation, eager to challenge the status quo

  • You can communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization

  • You have managed stakeholders and set priorities

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming 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 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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