The Walt Disney Company Project Manager in China

The Project Manager is responsible for delivering complex software development projects working with teams across multiple disciplines in a geographically dispersed organization, including working with vendors. The Project Manager will concurrently manage multiple projects across web, mobile, and services applications, and/or one or more specific tracks within much larger scale programs, with oversight from Program Leaders. The Project Manager ensures on-time and on-schedule delivery for their projects working closely with Product, Technology, and Design.

Responsibilities : Project Estimation

  • Facilitate scope definition, and high-level planning, discovery, and estimation workshops for projects with cross-functional teams

  • Quantify cost factors to deliver project deliverables including resources, project oversight, objective risk and related contingency

  • Document key assumptions and dependencies established through estimation activities

  • Prepare and present high-level plan with estimates for executives and cross-functional leaders based on estimate outcomes

Project Planning

  • Create project schedule and communication plans

  • Ensure proactive scheduling of key deliverables, milestones and deliverable tasks

  • Establish project financial forecasts including resource plans and other expense plans

  • Develop the project plan and schedule with cross discipline functional leads

  • Ensure necessary steps and dependencies to deliver projects and components are established

  • Validate that scope can be completed within timeline and budget

  • Estimate resource needs with help from functional leads

Project Delivery

  • Confidently lead and drive cross-functional projects, and individual project tracks of large programs through full delivery life-cycle ensuring project is delivered on-time and on-budget

  • Manage resource assignment, budget, scheduling, and scope prioritization, and change control

  • Work with cross discipline team members to validate project assumptions and review project plans with leadership

  • Ensure proper documentation of scope of work with help from cross discipline functional leads

  • Serve as primary liaison among multiple teams, including Product Management, Design, Technology, vendors and other key functional delivery teams for the project (when appropriate)

  • Communicate regular updates to project and executive leadership team on delivery progress, plan updates and budget spend and forecast, including status report updates, financial/budget/variance reports, and other reporting as required

  • Monitor adherence to schedule and milestone commitments

  • Escalate key issues and risks to ensure timely resolution and mitigation

  • Prevent scope creep, record causes of change, and facilitate change requests to ensure impacts to schedule or budget, as well as forecasts, are approved and communicated in a timely manner

  • Use metrics, including burn-down charts, to drive performance, efficiency and forecast improvements

  • Ensure proper project closure including retrospective/lessons learned, transition and hand-off to production operations support, and final financial reporting

Basic Qualifications :

  • 4-7 years of relevant work experience in project management with an online retailer, ideally in eCommerce, marketing, merchandising, or operations; Consulting experience is a plus

  • Strong project leader with at least 4 years of experience in leading large, multidisciplinary digital teams (preferably websites, mobile web, and apps)

  • 2-5 years Agile delivery experience

  • 1-2 years mobile application (iOS, Android) delivery experience

  • Minimum 3 years of client management experience in successfully delivering internet solutions, preferably in a global client-service organization

  • Experience in a matrixed responsibility organization working with multiple Product Managers per effort

  • Strong experience facilitating the gathering and development of requirements for complex solutions

  • Possesses significant practical experience in the basics of project management (estimation, project planning, resource planning, issue management, risk management, change management, communication planning).

  • Experienced in multiple full lifecycle software deliveries from business development to final software acceptance

  • Led teams with multiple discipline represented (including product management/strategy, technology, design, SEO, and analytics)

  • Proven accomplishment as a driver of multiple projects running concurrently

  • Proven track record managing individual project budgets and budget roll-up of multiple projects

  • Demonstrated analysis/assessment capabilities

  • Ability to lead teams to a successful delivery approach

  • Able to confidently lead teams to a successful delivery approach

  • Able to work both collaboratively and independently while maintaining a high level of productivity

  • Able to work under tight timetables and high pressure situations

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle, shift gears, and maintain a sense of humor; deliver under extreme deadlines and intense business environment

  • Must possess excellent business communication, writing, and interpersonal skills

  • Proactive and solution-oriented when managing issues

  • Comfortable when communicating with executive level (Directors, VPs) in presentations, working sessions, and 1-on-1 interactions

  • Practiced in negotiating with others in ways that result in win/win agreements and outcomes

  • Must be open to coaching and guidance

  • Exhibit good judgment skills on when to seek guidance and when to escalate risks and issues

Job ID: 493375BR

Location: ,China

Job Posting Company: Walt Disney International