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Strategic Operations Manager, Ad Platform Technology

Santa Monica, CA - US

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Job ID 765581BR Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Sep. 15, 2020

Job Summary:

DTCI Technology, including Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+, is the leader premium streaming service technology supporting live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, DTCI streaming services have a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we’re looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun.

As a Strategic Operations Manager supporting the Ad Platform technology team within DTCI Ad Platforms, you are part of a high performing team redefining TV advertising. We are looking for an experienced Strategic Operations Manager who will drive the strategic planning process, develop and monitor KPIs, partner with finance on expense budgets and reporting, create executive level presentations and coordinate tactical execution across the teams. We are seeking a candidate who has proven leadership skills, a sense of urgency, experience with advertising and software development. The team is fast moving and requires you to translate technology solutions into business impact, while efficiently working with leaders across sales, finance, product, operations and technology.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop executive level KPI dashboards, analyze trends and make strategic recommendations to improve business results
  • Partnering with the finance organization, manage departmental budgets including capital and operating expenses, supporting investment or cost management decisions and evaluating program efficacy.
  • Synthesize annual and strategic plans into executive presentations, including QBRs and ongoing staff updates. Track and report out on strategic objectives & outcome-based results.
  • Manage weekly executive staff meetings, status reports and updates including timely communication of business impacting initiatives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business management, finance, analytics, operations, marketing/advertising, MBA preferred
  • 5-8 years of relevant working experience in the technology sector
  • Have a do what it takes attitude. Be flexible, adaptable and a team-player first
  • Strong analytical skills and passionate about answering questions with data

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business management, finance, analytics, operations, marketing/advertising, MBA preferred

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

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 Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

Disney Streaming Technology 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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