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The Walt Disney Company Project Manager, Motion Product Design in San Francisco, California

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming is changing how people watch movies, shows, sports and live events. Our mission is to create the best entertainment experience and push the envelope of what’s possible. It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in streaming media as more content creators seek how to engage their audience with compelling user experiences. The design team has a pivotal role in giving form to those ideas and continually improving these apps that people use every day.

The design team ​is a growing practice of multi-disciplinary creators and storytellers. We are passionate about building high-quality, innovative and authentic experiences that connect people with the content they love. We work where art meets science, exploring ideas by using the power of design to make the invisible visible. We believe in doing things that matter, cultivating a culture of diverse perspectives and collaboration. We celebrate our wins, but never settle.

We are seeking a Project Manager to join our team. As a Project Manager to the Product Design Motion & Prototyping team, you will act as a liaison between this team and other product design PM`s, TPM, Product Management, Software Development, Operations, & Marketing. You will be embedded with the Product Design Motion & Prototyping team and play a key role in establishing a robust program around the impactful products they design. You have a deep understanding of motion design processes and rituals with a keen ability to define motion design deliverables. The right person for this role has a passion for and knowledge of design thinking and the personality to lead a successful design program that runs across Hulu, Disney+, and a lot more!


  • Partner with Design Director in putting forward the best motion & prototyping team members for each project

  • Identify and remove blockers to enable Motion & Prototyping Product Designers to work productively toward project goals

  • Communicate regularly re: process gaps or areas to improve; work transparently to identify areas for process improvement

  • Ensure the team is delivering great design quickly, predictably, and with appropriately defined scope

  • Ensure the team has a clear definition of success for outcomes/deliverables before starting a project

  • Manage multiple competing cross-organizational projects/programs simultaneously on a global scale

  • Create visuals and mental models to describe, clarify, debate and align around motion workflow changes

  • Track progress throughout the duration of a project (from definition to launch and beyond) with a mindfulness toward dependencies, and facilitate effective communication within and across teams

  • Maintain documentation and dashboards that allow for quick and efficient understanding of resource capacity and project status

  • Meet regularly with cross team business partners (Engineering/Product) to give/gather feedback on motion projects & drive performance forward

  • Foster an environment of successful delivery and continuous improvement

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experienced 3-5 years managing processes and workflows across a product design team; Has a solid understanding of production/post-production workflows, timelines and creative solutions

  • Understanding of production techniques and software, and how each are used to complete projects (After Effects, Cinema 4D, Premiere, Nuke, Maya, Flame, etc.)

  • Thorough understanding of motion & video file formats & delivery specifications

  • Is excited by being the orchestrator of the production process and actively problem solving the integral pieces we need in creating a motion deliverable

  • Experience within the media entertainment industry is highly desirable and strongly recommended

  • Experienced with working on projects with distributed teams, making use of technology and process to overcome the challenges of working with remote staff

  • Experience managing large teams on complex high-profile projects, and are viewed as the “go-to” individual

  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence including tool administration, customization of issues/workflows s and attributes

  • Comfortable in fast changing environments, with fluctuating demands, building and managing relationships with cross-functional stakeholders

  • Ability to build project management systems and timelines, continuously improve those systems and use

  • those systems to accomplish product design initiatives

  • Strong communication and presentation skills; proven ability to effectively get buy-in at all levels and across cross-functional teams

  • Experienced in planning for and effectively managing project risks

  • Working knowledge of technology concepts including SDLC and Agile methodologies

  • Able to prepare and interpret flow charts, schedules and step-by-step project plans

  • Builds strong relationships throughout the company and earns the trust of team members

  • Excellent problem solving & conflict resolution skills; thrives when working with complexity; Cool, calm, and collected under pressure

  • Strong listener: able to deeply understand the team’s needs, ask the right questions to keep a project moving in the right direction, and proactively pursue feedback

Job ID: 774197BR

Location: San Francisco,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

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