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Manager, Product Management

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7122931920220515 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jul. 27, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

The Next Generation Storytelling team is seeking a technical product leader with strong technology and communication skills, and deep expertise leading innovative and next generation consumer experiences. This leader will oversee the development of a connected ecosystem, consumer-facing platform that drives persistent connections with consumers while unlocking new canvases for storytelling. This leader will champion change by ensuring goals are met through a combination of strong product strategy, new innovations, data analysis, process improvements, passionate execution and accountability. 

 

This role will work with a high performing, cross-functional teams to develop technical product roadmaps and deliver business impact. This individual will have strong experience in team leadership, exceptional partner management skills, and will bring a deep understanding of the interplay between product, engineering, design, and the business to evolve capabilities through partnerships and advanced technical enhancements. 

 

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished leader and a skilled cross-functional collaborator, with experience in emerging technology and consumer-oriented technology services.  The role requires a solid foundation in technical product management, strategic leadership, team management, and the ability to rapidly synthesize complex information and drive strategic alignment across multiple stakeholder groups. 

 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Lead the technical product development of new consumer-facing platforms. 

  • Technical and product oversight over the process and underlying platforms that enable this work, and manage a team of product management leaders and product managers to build and maintain the consumer experiences. 

  • Establish systematic processes to drive long term roadmaps, new initiatives, and ongoing development of priority features and capabilities for each product 

  • Manage partnerships and collaborate with key stakeholders and cross-division partners to develop, champion, and launch new initiatives 

  • Identify and lead comprehensive cross-product strategies and product improvements 

  • Lead complex strategic and operational projects with cross-functional partners; drive to implementation and delivery of results 

  • Drive overall product vision and go-to market strategy; bring clarity of thought to effectively structure, communicate, and ensure alignment on strategies and plans 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Marketing, Entertainment, Business, Media or related field 

  • 7+ years’ experience in the media industry, preferably with experience in digital products and emerging technology. 

  • 5+ years’ experience in technical product management 

  • Experience driving product development, including experience navigating day-to-day decisions and trade-offs 

  • Strong relationship-building skills and experience working closely with senior executives and cross-functional partners 

  • Creative and strategic thinker with proven ability to create and deliver strategic product plans 

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, proactive thinker with the ability to thrive in an often ambiguous, fast paced environment while navigating a complex organizational structure. 

  • Ability to think strategically and effectively communicate and execute 

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills 

  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, team management, and interpersonal skills. 

  • Strong team player who is also an independent thinker; effective at building relationships, collaborating, and influencing others; experience working with senior executives across various geographies and functions 

 

PREFERRED 

  • Experience in technology, digital, media, and/or advertising business 

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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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