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Sr Technical Project Manager (Data Science)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10069441 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 17, 2023

Job Summary:

About the Role & Team

Are you a naturally curious person who loves to understand the "why" behind business performance and enjoys solving problems in a collaborative environment? If so, the Sr. Technical Project Manager within the Disney Decision Science and Integration's (DDSI) team may be the right opportunity for you!

The DDSI team supports clients across the organization in the areas of yield management, revenue planning, forecasting, pricing, and optimization. Some of our internal clients include Disney Parks, Experiences & Products, Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Corporate Finance. We work with key partners in Marketing, Finance, Business Development, Research, and Operations to develop, analyze, implement strategies that maximize profitability and improve return on investment. In this role, you will report to the Sr. Manager, Technical Project Management - Business & Portfolio Optimization.

What You Will Do

  • Project Manager – Develop and manage the project scope, timelines, risks and quality management across the entire project lifecycle (initiation through completion).

  • Analytical Product Development – Demonstrate solid understanding of the software development lifecycle for analytical and/or IT product development. Understand software integration and system architecture enough to inform mitigation activities for project risks and required documentation for project artifacts.

  • Project Management Advocate - Provide thought leadership for the design of PMO standards including infrastructure, tools, processes, and governance for project and financial management. Stay abreast of industry trends and leverage that knowledge to improve projects.

  • Financial Management – Lead annual capital planning process (e.g., facilitate ROM sessions, handle scope changes, identify risks, report out to leadership on ACP inputs for the project(s). Supervise and distribute project financials to ensure accuracy of budget tracking. Prepare monthly forecasts and other financial-related requests from Tech and Finance partners.

  • Communicator – Proactively communicate with the project team regarding project changes, issues affecting the execution of result, and the expectations for completing each task. Provide central coordination and communication for the team through the duration of assigned projects.

  • Facilitator & Presenter – Facilitates project meetings to ensure the objectives of the meeting are met. Presents work in the form of presentations that tell a clear and compelling story about the status of the project.

  • Efficiency Advocate: Identify efficiency opportunities within a given project and challenge existing processes to continuously seek improved project initiation, planning, execution, and implementation.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of 7 years leading large-scale projects and initiatives from feasibility through deployment.

  • Minimum of 2 years leading large analytical software development teams

  • Experience with the software development lifecycle and significant experience leading technical development projects

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of technical integration and overall solution architecture.

  • Excellent at working with highly technical development teams including solution architects, software designers, decision scientists, product owners, data engineers, etc.

  • Experience with both Waterfall and Agile project management

  • Ability to prioritize and adjust to constantly evolving business environment.

  • Experience with using project management tools such as MS Project, Smartsheet, Jira, VersionOne or other similar project management software.

  • Experience in developing and facilitating presentations to all levels of an organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional Certification

  • Previous consulting leadership experience

  • Familiarity of Disney business domain knowledge

  • Knowledge of the travel and hospitality industry

  • Familiarity with statistics, industrial engineering, marketing and sales, pricing, or revenue management analytics


  • Bachelor’s degree plus 7 years of relevant experience

Preferred Education

  • Master's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience


About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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