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Sr Analyst, Portfolio Planning & Project Management (Project Hire)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10067856 Location Orlando, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Dec. 06, 2023

Job Summary:

Enterprise Technology organization within Disney mission is to deliver technology solutions that align to business strategies while enabling enterprise efficiency and promoting cross-company collaborative innovation. The Enterprise Technology organization drives competitive advantage by enhancing our consumer experiences, enabling business growth, and advancing operational excellence.  Our business customers encompass all domestic and international businesses and brands across The Walt Disney Company including Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, ESPN, ABC, Marvel Studios, & Pixar to name a few. 

About the Role & Team:

The Sr. Analyst, Portfolio and Planning, is a project planning role within Enterprise technology, responsible for supporting the portfolio planning and delivery management of the S/4 HANA platform and services ensuring technology solutions are delivered end-to-end and aligned with business capability and collaboration with support operations.

What You Will Do:

Partner with matrix projects, resources, and 3rd party resources.

The span of the role will encompass portfolio planning, project management, delivery execution, and strategic planning.

Role Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Actively leads and/or contributes to team and project planning and overall strategy, to include resource needs identification and forecasting

  •  Actively leads and/or contributes in establishing and tracking progress to key performance indicators

  •  Actively leads and/or contributes in monitoring and evaluating overall project health and status; analyzes data and produces actionable insights

  • Actively leads and/or contributes in identifying problems and shortfalls and proposing solutions

  • As directed, responsible for inputs into the Risks, Actions, Issues and Decisions (RAID) log pertaining to the S/4H Tech Conversion project; work resolution of items; work with project management team

  • Proactively identifies issues and actively leads and/or contributes options to resolve

  •  Identifies and actively leads and/or contributes in the resolution of issues and conflicts

  • Actively leads and/or contributes in the management of escalations to leadership and to vendors as appropriate to drive results

  • Continually apprises leadership and relevant business stakeholders of status and anything not on track

  • Collaborates closely with partners across the organization including business partners, solution architects, and delivery managers

  • Builds strong relationships with and partners with large and diverse groups of stakeholders at multiple levels, from end users to executives, across the enterprise

Day to day:

  • Working alongside the engineering teams to drive implementation of the technical conversion of SAP ECC to SAP S/4 Hana inclusive of managing the project timelines, milestones and deliverables.

  • Identifying and mitigating risks associated with technology development, evolving business / technology priorities and strategies to validate the categorization, prioritization, and criticality

  • Translating solutions associated with hardware, infrastructure, network, business requirements and testing practices into sequenced activities and milestones

  • Understanding, updating and monitory technology delivery project status via smartsheeets.  Partnering with various technology domains, to include, but not limited to, quality assurance / test, infrastructure, network, development, systems administration/BASIS, security, user experience and design

  • Analyze situations and make logical decisions that ensure the quality of the project to keep it on time, on budget and on scope

  • Develops, maintains, and revises projects deliverables including project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, timelines, funding, and staffing. Sets and tracks project milestones; manages and accounts for unforeseen delays, then realigns schedules and expectations as needed.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience.

  • Experience supporting large enterprise wide projects.

  • Ability to complete projects and achieve results in an ambiguous work environment.

  • Ability to solve complex problems.

  • Innovative thinking and embraces innovation by constantly seeking new or contrary ideas and approaches to what has been done in the past.

  • Exemplary communications skills as well as presentation skills, both oral and written.

  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to establish and manage effective working relationships in a matrix organizational structure

  • Ability to communicate well to both technical and business audiences.

  • Results oriented, biased toward action.

  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance.

  • Keeps fluent in new technologies and successful sharing with peers and introducing new technologies.

  • Demonstrates stamina, resilience and perseverance under trying circumstances.

Required capabilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Prior experience with large, complex Tier 1 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) technology programs/projects specifically SAP upgrades inclusive of S/4 Hana.

  • Prior experience in a cross-functional / cross-team matrixed program / project environment role; 

  • Business teams:  working with teams from across various segments, lines of business to include, but not limited to, finance, accounting, human resources, payroll.

  • Technology teams:  working alongside various technology domains, to include, but not limited to, quality assurance / test, infrastructure, network, development, systems administration/BASIS, security, user experience and design

  • Prior experience understanding and managing Risks, Actions, Issues, and Decisions (RAID) within a large, complex technology program / project with the knowledge and experience to validate the categorization, prioritization, and criticality. 

  • Prior experience working within the technology lifecycle to understand, design and manage schedules / work plans within a large, complex technology program / project with the knowledge and experience to design, develop, and validate the correct tasks, sequencing, and dependencies. 

Preferred Qualifications:

·       MS Office

·       Smartsheet

·       Strong analytical skills within Excel and PowerPoint Design.


·       Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience.

This is a 18-month Project Hire position with no guarantee of permanent placement. Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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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