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Senior Manager, Program Management

Job ID 438773BR Location Glendale, California, United States Job Posting Company Disney Consumer Products, Disney Interactive Job Posting Area Disney Consumer Products, Disney Interactive Date posted 04/11/2017
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media is seeking a Senior Manager, Program Management with a passion for building world-class products and a desire to change the way the Walt Disney Company interfaces with its guests. We are a fast-moving group tasked with delivering innovative experiences by utilizing connected platforms that define and change the way our customers experience our digital and physical products. Our group enjoys a high level of autonomy and exposure to all parts of Disney and at all levels of the organization. We are customer-obsessed and always strive to deliver the best experience for our users while driving the most value for the Walt Disney Company.

As Senior Manager, Program Management you will work with multidisciplinary teams across our Consumer Platforms group to plan and deliver projects on time and within budget. This position requires a strong technology background, solid understanding of agile methodologies, excellent client management skills, and experience in leading projects with cross functional technical and creative teams. Successful candidates must be action oriented, and able to communicate clearly and effectively to executive, business, technical, and client audiences. In addition, the ideal candidate needs to be able to establish an effective implementation approach, technical direction, and project processes that will deliver on the goals and objectives of the program.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute, and successfully deliver on concurrent medium to large-scale programs.
  • Establish or refine processes and delivery methodologies to enable successful delivery on program goals.
  • Ensure the quality of all project deliverables in a proactive fashion.
  • Coaching teams on agile best practices.
  • Working across multidisciplinary programs and analyzing product backlogs to derive feasible project goals based on points analysis, velocity, and priorities.
  • Consistently deliver well-articulated, balanced, and an informed communications of project status to internal and external stakeholders. This requires the ability to effectively assess project health and communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the creation of effective program plans in coordination with creative, architecture, operations, and technical leadership.
  • Management of project budgets, which includes budget process definition, budget data management, and reporting and communication on budget status as it relates to the overall project.
  • Implementation and ownership of change management within assigned programs.
  • Facilitate the development and management of product release and go-to-market plans.
  • Manage retrospective and lessons learned process with large, cross-functional teams.
  • Effectively manage risks and issues across programs and within teams.
  • Foster positive communication within and across disciplines.
  • Establish collaborative relationships with co-workers and team members.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience as a technical project manager
  • 4+ years’ experience in managing web, mobile, and/or enterprise software programs based Agile methodologies
  • 4+ years’ experience in organizational and people management
  • Extensive working experience with Scrum, Waterfall, and Kanban
  • Engineering or technical background
  • Ability to multitask (more than one program, diverse groups, etc.)
  • Strong analytical aptitude required
  • Experience with Atlassian software suite (Confluence, Jira, Fisheye)
  • Certified Scrum Master experience desired

Required Education

  • BS/BA degree within technical discipline or equivalent work experience – should have a technical aptitude

Company Overview

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media is seeking a Senior Manager, Program Management with a passion for building world-class products and a desire to change the way the Walt Disney Company interfaces with its guests. We are a fast-moving group tasked with delivering innovative experiences by utilizing connected platforms that define and change the way our customers experience our digital and physical products. Our group enjoys a high level of autonomy and exposure to all parts of Disney and at all levels of the organization. We are customer-obsessed and always strive to deliver the best experience for our users while driving the most value for the Walt Disney Company.

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive, an equal opportunity employer.

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