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Sr. Product Program Manager, Technological Innovation

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 897504BR Location New York, New York, United States; Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Jan. 13, 2022

Job Summary:

We seek a creative and experienced Sr. Program Manager to join our Product Strategy team located in New York, NY or Santa Monica, CA to support technology driven programs representation, visibility, and integration into the global Disney Streaming roadmap. These programs include new technology driven initiatives and our initiative to to build out a unified platform across Disney Streaming applications. This position is reporting to the team manager for Commerce and Technology Product Strategy in New York, NY.

In this role, your mission is to evaluate technology driven initiatives and support the teams driving the requests to provide scalable, repeatable processes for scoping, prioritization, and analyzing business impact. You will also support the consistency in the planning, execution and reporting across Disney Streaming Platform Unification. You will partner with stakeholders at varying levels across engineering, product, operations and business teams.

The ideal candidate enjoys solving problems creatively, is highly thoughtful, collaborative, and engaging program management.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage cross-functional teams to analyze and evaluate the value of new projects or programs. Facilitate the meetings and provide guidance for a unified assessment and recommendation.
  • Partner with stakeholders to establish meeting and communication cadence to build out an accepted roadmap along with the process for interjections and future growth.
  • Ability to learn and understand the basics of the technology stack and understand the process of building the technical specifications.
  • Collaborate with data, product, engineering, and operational teams to capture and contribute to risks, issues, dependencies and decisions to drive to resolution or escalations as required.
  • Identify new process opportunities to capture the right inputs and outputs that provide the right data to help drive decisions
  • Successfully achieve department and organizational objectives, managing through challenges
  • Manage cross-functional teams to analyze and evaluate the value of new projects or programs. Facilitate the meetings and provide guidance for a unified assessment and recommendation.
  • Partner with stakeholders to establish meeting and communication cadence to build out an accepted roadmap along with the process for interjections and future growth.
  • Ability to learn and understand the basics of the technology stack and understand the process of building the technical specifications.
  • Collaborate with data, product, engineering, and operational teams to capture and contribute to risks, issues, dependencies and decisions to drive to resolution or escalations as required.
  • Identify new process opportunities to capture the right inputs and outputs that provide the right data to help drive decisions
  • Successfully achieve department and organizational objectives, managing through challenges
  • Manage cross-functional teams to analyze and evaluate the value of new projects or programs. Facilitate the meetings and provide guidance for a unified assessment and recommendation.
  • Partner with stakeholders to establish meeting and communication cadence to build out an accepted roadmap along with the process for interjections and future growth.
  • Ability to learn and understand the basics of the technology stack and understand the process of building the technical specifications.
  • Collaborate with data, product, engineering, and operational teams to capture and contribute to risks, issues, dependencies and decisions to drive to resolution or escalations as required.
  • Identify new process opportunities to capture the right inputs and outputs that provide the right data to help drive decisions
  • Successfully achieve department and organizational objectives, managing through challenges
  • Manage cross-functional teams to analyze and evaluate the value of new projects or programs. Facilitate the meetings and provide guidance for a unified assessment and recommendation.
  • Partner with stakeholders to establish meeting and communication cadence to build out an accepted roadmap along with the process for interjections and future growth.
  • Ability to learn and understand the basics of the technology stack and understand the process of building the technical specifications.
  • Collaborate with data, product, engineering, and operational teams to capture and contribute to risks, issues, dependencies and decisions to drive to resolution or escalations as required.
  • Identify new process opportunities to capture the right inputs and outputs that provide the right data to help drive decisions
  • Successfully achieve department and organizational objectives, managing through challenges

Basic Qualifications:

  • You have experience working in program management or product / business strategy role
  • You have a demonstrated ability to work with engineering teams to discuss technical concepts
  • You are a self-starter who is capable of working independently
  • You are a strong communicator who can lead through ambiguity
  • You can deliver results with minimal direction
  • You have a demonstrated ability to use data to drive decisions and back up assumptions and recommendations
  • You can advocate for yourself and your program but also have awareness for when you need assistance
  • You bring a strong attention to detail, with an ability to take a step back and understand the bigger picture
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • You have an ability to build relationships and an internal network and the aptitude to utilize that network as needed throughout projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You understand the streaming video ecosystem
  • 5+ years of experience technical program or project management, technical account management or consulting experience

Required Education

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s degree in business, product, or engineering


About Disney Streaming:

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 Services LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming.

Disney Streaming Services 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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