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Studio Operations Manager (Sr. Facilities Manager)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10035177 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Nov. 25, 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:

As part of our Studio Operations team the role of Studio Operations Manager is dedicated to making our studio a collaborative, respectful, inclusive, and fun place to work.

In this role, you and the Operations team will be the face of the Vancouver office for all employees, visitors, and candidates. You will have a huge impact in creating and maintaining the Disney Animation Studio culture as we grow. You will be working on a wide variety of areas to ensure the smooth running of the studio facilities and be responsible for managing environment and events activities at the studio.

Job Duties

  • Ensure the Animation Studio provides an optimum environment for creativity, collaboration, and productivity
    ○ Support the facilities development of a new studio and growing organization as new teams join, including hiring and onboarding the operations team
    ○ Support the Studio Leadership team in office build out and any office transitions
    ○ Key point of contact for new studio buildout project management and construction
    ○ Plan studio facilities and resources in line with a rapidly growing studio
    ○ Identify, set up and manage studio operations vendors and suppliers

  • Manage procurement of office, first aid, kitchen supplies, food and beverages

  • Work with the creative departments to drive space planning and coordinate moves

  • Supervise general upkeep of offices, meeting rooms, kitchens & common areas, identify and address repair requirements, spot cleaning, wear and tear, cleanliness as necessary

  • Coordinate with Technology to assure a workspace is ready for new employees

  • Oversee new hire coordination for operations, including desk set-up, security and orientation

  • Partner with the studio leadership team to curate events such as studio all hands, offsite events, lunches, and training classes

  • Manage and plan the Studio Operations annual budget

  • Maintain department purchase card and allocate expenses to proper charge codes/budget areas

  • Serve as liaison with property management company to address building maintenance and any facilities issues 

  • Serve as onsite liaison for all facility vendors and manage/maintain vendor relations and delivery 

  • Researching, monitoring and implementing best practices and guidelines with respect to employee safety and building protocols

  • Oversee studio art supply inventory/requests

  • Organize and implement a crisis management plan

  • Manage and ensure security protocols that are required

  • Manage and mentor the operations staff 

Required Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in facilities management, entertainment/studio environment a plus. Experience of working in a rapidly growing organization a plus

  • Experience of an office build-out a plus

  • Proficiency in GSuite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar) and Slack

  • Motivated, creative and highly curious nature

  • Customer service oriented

  • Ability to be discreet and handle confidential information

  • Ability to be professional and provide a welcoming experience to fellow employees

  • Ability to prioritize multiple, at times conflicting, demands and deadlines

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multitask

  • A great communicator that can build strong working relationships with vendors, internal and external partners

  • Hold a drivers license

Due to the nature of this role, the Studio Operations role is an in-studio position.  

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2019’s Frozen 2, the biggest animated film of all time, to our 60th animated feature, Encanto, releasing November 2021. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.

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 The Walt Disney Company (Canada) Ltd., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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