The Walt Disney Company Project Manager - Global Content Operations in Glendale, California
Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) 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.
The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment (DTCI) is a global, multiplatform media, technology and distribution organization for high-quality content created by Disney’s Studio Entertainment and Media Networks groups.
DTCI includes Disney’s international media operations and the Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service, the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu, and the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN. BAMTECH Media, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company as part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment.
In 2019, the Walt Disney Company launched Disney+, a Disney-branded streaming service featuring an incomparable collection of content from its brands and franchises recognized and respected all over the world. The Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) service will serve as the exclusive home for viewing original movies, series, short-form, and more, along with a vibrant catalogue that spans classic Disney Animation to the most recent movie releases.
We’re looking for talented team players with an entrepreneurial spirit, who will thrive upon the legacy of our company yet embrace unconventional thinking, and who are passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer experience through strategic hard work and determination.
We are seeking a proactive, strategic Project Manager who will be part of the Disney Streaming Services Global Content Operations team in Glendale, CA, and reporting to the Sr. Manager of Content Operations Strategy. You will be responsible for lifecycle planning and project management of ongoing new content added to Disney+ as well as various new special projects with regard to project setup, milestone tracking for the end-to-end supply chain, risk assessment and mitigation, and reporting on status throughout. The role will require strong collaboration with multiple teams across the company.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in project management and execution and in making sense out of chaos. They will be proactive to find solutions and make the right connections with people in order to problem-solve. They will be savvy with data visualizations and systems in order to present project status and summaries. They will not be afraid to innovate new paths or influence to get buy-in from partner teams or escalate when needed.
Create workflows and milestones related to Library and Local Content assets for the sustainment and update of Disney+ and other special projects to guarantee timely, high-quality execution across the supply chain
Create and manage detailed project plans with milestones, ensure that all deadlines are met and all handoffs are successful and the project is moving through the pipeline
Assess, communicate and mitigate risk, utilizing contingency plans as necessary. Manage through issue resolution
Collaborate with Global Content Operations, Programming, Studio Operations, Media Delivery, Marketing, PMO, Product and Local Teams on workflow, timelines and requirements per project, keeping each team accountable for their deliverables. Remove roadblocks for interdependent teams
Communicate both detailed and high-level progress to stakeholders at large including executives
Create and maintain documentation including project plans, templates, executive summaries and post-mortems
3+ years project management experience in direct-to-consumer organizations having incepted new projects and workflows
Ability to communicate effectively on a regular cadence to wide audiences on overall project health
Strong attention to detail
Global mindset, sensitive to other cultures
Ability to build relationships and communicate with global contacts
Savvy with data analysis and presentation
Comfortable using various data management systems and tools (CMS, Excel, Google and Microsoft suites, Smartsheet, etc.)
Proven ability to manage through influence in complex organizational structures
Ability to solve for the short term while constantly thinking of sustainable long-term plans
Knowledge of post-production workflows
Personal affinity for the brands and franchises of The Walt Disney Company
Experience with international expansion and digital platform launches
Streaming service experience
Job ID: 762525BR
Job Posting Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International
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