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Manager, Program Management

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7122926620220515 Location Glendale, California, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States / San Francisco, California, United States / New York, New York, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jul. 27, 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:

The Next Generation Storytelling Studio is an organization supporting the entire Walt Disney Company that is focused on creating new canvases for storytelling and audience engagement in a connected world of physical, digital and virtual experiences.   

The Next Generation Storytelling Studio is seeking a strong Manager of Program Management to drive exceptional delivery on innovative and next generation programs across the entire Walt Disney Company. This candidate is skilled at the art of bringing a diverse set of team members and stakeholders together to determine scope, plan out the work needed, monitor, and communicate progress and pro-actively manage risks, issues, and dependencies.   

 

The ideal candidate will be a skilled cross-functional collaborator, with experience in emerging technology and consumer-oriented technology services.  The role requires a solid foundation in program management, project management, cross-functional team collaboration, and the ability to rapidly synthesize complex information and drive development across multiple stakeholder groups. 

 

Organizing and planning comes instinctively. This person is working in partnership with product and engineering to clear obstacles, drive progress and make sure everyone is clearly informed on status and the critical path. This person is a strong communicator, comfortable interacting with engineering teams as well as executive leadership. 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Works with senior leadership, stakeholders, partners and delivery teams to track and maintain a program-level view of initiatives 

  • Develops delivery plans of complex projects and programs 

  • Ensures key roles and responsibilities are defined and holds functional managers accountable for their teams’ deliverables 

  • Identifies and manages program-level issues and risks and drives decision making and escalations 

  • Communicates program and roadmap status, schedule updates, and ensure all aligns to program financials 

  • Manages and mentors a small team of Program Managers 

Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of digital program management or related experience 

  • Demonstrated ability to define at scale a structure for efficient delivery of complex projects 

  • Demonstrated ability to drive initiatives forward to completion through collaboration and consensus across functional areas 

  • Must be capable of managing, tracking and troubleshooting multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment with cross-functional teams, vendors and partners 

  • Self-starter that can autonomously drive multiple work streams inter-departmentally 

  • Ability to develop program schedules, communicate deadlines, and enforce budgets and project milestones 

  • Proficient in use of project management and documentation tools 

  • High tolerance for ambiguity and working in a matrixed organization 

  • Able to analyze scheduling, budgetary and resourcing data to develop contingency and risk mitigation plans 

  • Agile, resource management, and financial experience

Preferred 

  • Previous management experience highly desired 

  • 7+ years of digital program management experience  

  • CSM / CSP Certification preferred with thorough understanding of Scrum Agile Methodologies 

  • Experience with JIRA, Excel, Smartsheet, and Confluence 

  • Experience in the media industry is a plus 

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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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