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Director, Disney CreativeWorks Solutions, Business Operations and Strategy

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10001931 Location Los Angeles, California, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jul. 07, 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:

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) brings together the Company’s best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together into one global organization. DMED is responsible for the P&L management and all distribution, network and engineering operations, sales, advertising, data, and certain key technology functions worldwide for the Company’s content engines. DMED also manages operations of the Company’s streaming services including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ Hotstar, and domestic broadcast and cable television networks.

This role will be responsible for leading and driving the Business Operations and Strategy team which is part of the Disney CreativeWorks Solutions team. You will be at the ground level, building out the strategic framework and business processes needed to drive positive momentum for Disney CreativeWorks as well as leading the strategic approach for RFI/RFP/Proactive needs across Sports, Nat Geo, Hulu, Multicultural & Inclusive Solutions, Cross Portfolio and other non-program or brand specific work across the larger Disney Advertising portfolio.

Key Stakeholders/Interactions:

  • Disney CreativeWorks Solution team
  • Client Connect & Brand Solutions Executives
  • Disney CreativeWorks & Multicultural & Inclusive Teams
  • DAS Category and Sales Executives
  • Revenue & Yield Management (RYM)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the business operations and strategy for Disney CreativeWorks Solutions to ensure the commercial expectations and creative output are aligned
  • Develop the go-to-market strategy and positioning for Disney CreativeWorks
  • Drive demand and relationship management for Disney CreativeWorks
  • Serve as the liaison to Sales, External Partners, Advertisers, and associated Agencies
  • Define, build, and maintain centralized DCW pipeline and workflow for RFI/RFP submissions, briefing, project management, activation, and revenue
  • Work with internal partners to establish strategic approach and measurement applications.
  • Identify and develop proactive branded content platforms/packages/products to take to market for DCWS and MC&I
  • Develop a self-serve sponsorship toolkit and repository
  • In partnership with RYM and Finance, develop consistent and unified pricing models based on Entry, Product(s), Distribution, Measurement(s), Communications, and Legal as well as a pre-sale analysis
  • Lead a high performing team through the RFP/execution lifecycle as it relates to Sports (i.e., ESPN, Andscape), non-program/brand specific Nat Geo, Hulu, Multicultural & Inclusive Solutions, and Disney CreativeWorks Cross Portfolio   
  • Program and lead DCWS strategy related meetings both internally and with our external partners
  • In partnership with the DCW Solutions, Activation team manage ESPN and NatGeo budget
  • Harness all DCW to understand business implications (i.e., profitability, marketplace demand, incremental opportunities, etc.) to help prove out adaptations to further grow revenue and build new revenue streams
  • Maintain a positive culture of inclusion, collaboration, transparency, and trust
  • This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and additional needs may arise


  • 10+ years of experience, 5 years in a managerial role
  • Direct experience building and implementing processes to unify business practices
  • Experience leading dynamic teams across various lines of business
  • Excellent problem solving and the ability to collaborate with stakeholders across Disney Advertising leadership
  • Experience driving solutions across all platforms 
  • Independent decision maker and proven work solving complex problems 
  • Strong interpersonal skills (especially in high stress environments) 
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills 
  • Extensive presentation and pitching experience 
  • Significant experience collaborating and building consensus with senior level executives 
  • Proven leader with the desire to do whatever it takes and thrives in a team culture 
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed environment 
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, mornings, weekends and/or occasional travel 

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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 Alameda Payroll, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Alameda Payroll, Inc. 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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