The Walt Disney Company VP, Business Technology in Burbank, California

Reporting to the SVP, Enterprise Business Systems, the Vice President, Business Technology, HCM and Corporate Functions is a transformational business-minded technology executive with exceptionally strong relationship skills and ability to successfully collaborate cross functionally to create and drive technology-enabled strategy and solutions for the core Human Capital Management, Human Resources, Legal, Tax, Real Estate, Brand Management, Management Audit, Supply Chain Logistics and Compliance functions.

Responsibilities :

  • Works with the various functional domain executive leaders to develop and refine the technology strategy and capabilities roadmap. Identifies and prioritizes technology investments and delivers them in the most efficient manner.

  • Drives the HCM technology transformation from a monolithic ERP to a flexible architecture that leverages best of breed solutions that are intelligently integrated to support enterprise data and analytical capabilities which enable transparency and the business decision making processes.

  • Leads the Workforce Enablement Applications group which specializes in creation and management of enterprise applications and services. This team designs and implements solutions to meet the business needs. The primary focus for this group is to provide solutions consumed by the broad employee population, with a specialization in HR related applications.

  • Leads the Disney Enterprise Technology Digital Media Platforms team that helps TWDC segments and business units build, maintain, and operate custom digital media platform integrations by partnering in all phases of development (strategy through launch and operations). By providing a wide range of consulting services throughout the solution lifecycle, this team guides business units through relevant TWDC standards, requirements, and compliance processes, ensuring best practices are followed as well as implementing solutions to meet the needs of the business.

  • Drives technology strategy for the corporate functions, transitioning from a point solution, and project based approach to strategic investments that drive business outcomes.

  • Defines a customer centric product line that aligns to deploying reusable business services and modular design.

  • In partnership with the domain functional leadership, develops a management and support strategy for the existing and new portfolio of systems and projects.

  • Delivers technology solutions, meeting commitments with speed and quality.

  • Drives automation and self-service capabilities to enable business and technical productivity and speed.

  • Anticipates and manages the risks associate with day-to-day technology operations. Ensures ongoing operational stability of the current applications and systems.

  • Actively works to build and mentor a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and skilled team; communicating career paths, training and development.

  • ‘Connects the dots’ between and keeping pace with technology developments, business/financial forecasts, competitive landscape, evolving customer needs, and initiative goals/deadlines.

Basic Qualifications :

Leadership Skills:

  • A self-starter, who can effectively navigate a complex organizational structure, leading teams through influence and direct line management.

  • Ability to establish executive level relationships across the various business and technology executives within TWDC.

  • Establishes and manages effective working relationships in a matrix environment with other departments, groups and staff with whom work must be coordinated or interfaced.

  • A person that can decide and act without having the total picture and is comfortable handling risk and uncertainty.

  • Previous experience in managing both direct and indirect teams.

  • Proven ability to build and motivate a team to achieve well-communicated expectations.

Execution Skills:

  • A proven track record of execution, the candidate must be able to deliver the HCM and corporate functions technical roadmap(s) by defining a clear vision of desired outcomes tied to business needs.

  • A “working IT executive” who gets into the details and is experienced in managing multiple medium to large scale initiatives and cross functional teams.

  • Equally comfortable with executives, manager-level stakeholders and developers--this is a hands-on position with regards to people and detail.

  • Ability to identify and marshal resources (people, funding, and support) to get projects initiated and completed.

  • Ability to lead a significant transformation in the business technology platforms and technical talent.

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

Additional Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of fifteen years of IT experience, including significant leadership responsibilities for global, large scale corporate functions.

  • Demonstrated track record of creating a vision, gaining buy-in to the vision, and effectively implementing systems.

  • A strong business orientation combined with strong IT technical skills.

  • Proven ability to manage complex vendor, supplier, sub-contractor relationships

  • Proven strong negotiating and consensus building abilities.

  • Demonstrated track record of managing an architecture and software development team.

  • Proven delivery application portfolios inclusive of XaaS technologies and on-prem solutions.

Job ID: 592513BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)