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Manager, Project Manager

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10077764 Location Richmond, Australia Business The Walt Disney Company (APAC) Date posted Feb. 05, 2024

Job Summary:

Wherever you are in the amazing world of Disney, you are contributing to the stories of our iconic brands, recognised by audiences everywhere for entertainment, information and inspiration. Innovation, imagination and inclusion are at the core of Disney, defining the experience that we deliver as well as providing the foundation of our success. The scope of our business, combined with global growth and collaboration result in an inclusive employee experience characterised by continuous learning, development and achievement.

The ANZ Project Manager will be an integral part of the Disney+ APAC Program Management Office team, aimed at providing best-in-class program management services to help the APAC Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) team meet one of the company’s top strategic objectives; to deliver sustained DTC subscriber and revenue growth.

Primary responsibilities will be to ensure key strategic initiatives for the ANZ market are planned, coordinated, and delivered smoothly and successfully in partnership with various cross-functional work streams across the APAC region and Global. There will also be a need for the Project Manager to support pan-APAC Programs also as needed.

Launches may include delivering new partnerships, innovative business models and major product features/capabilities. There is also a strong focus on process streamline to enable more efficient, and organised ways of working.

The role requires a highly motivated, tenacious individual who works comfortably and autonomously in an exciting, fast-paced and highly matrixed environment. You will also need to demonstrate ability to manage priorities and programs well, possessing a strong mix of organisational and communication skills.

This role is not suited for a technical Project Manager and is more aligned to someone who has experience implementing business initiatives and projects.

To be successful in this role, you will hold:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Business, Commerce, Strategy, Communications, or related field

  • At least 5+ years working experience, with proven track record in PMO execution and project/program management

  • Experience or understanding of OTT, Media and Content landscape i.e SEO, DTC (SVOD/ OTT, IPTV, BVOD, broadcast technologies) is a plus

  • PMP and/or Prince2 certifications are a plus

  • Demonstrated planning skills, including project scheduling, estimating, risk identification/mitigation, and change management

  • Possess business acumen and proven ability to react quickly, and plan proactively to meet project needs

  • Excellent people and team management skills. Has the ability to influence upwards in a highly matrixed environment

  • Possesses a collaborative mind-set: good at building relationships across the organization and with external partners

  • Strong Program insight skills, including ability to anticipate issues and risks as well as plan dependencies

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, demonstrated tenacity

  • Strong process orientation; solid understanding of project management techniques, methodologies and best practices

  • Possess a curious, analytical mindset with the strong ability to apply data and insights to drive outcomes

Additional Information:

The Walt Disney Company can provide individual accessibility support that may be needed during your interview process. Please let us know of accommodations that may assist in helping you feel welcome by emailing

This is unique opportunity to join the talented team that develops and delivers unparalleled entertainment across Australia and New Zealand so if this role captures your imagination then apply now!

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

About The Walt Disney Company (APAC):

For over 70 years, The Walt Disney Company has been entertaining consumers in Asia Pacific – and enriching people’s lives. Today’s consumer can discover new branded experiences in many ways and in many markets from Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China, Japan, Korea to Southeast Asia.

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 The Walt Disney Company (Australia) P/L, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (APAC).

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