The Walt Disney Company Executive Director, Business Technology, HCM and Corporate Functions in Burbank, California

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Executive Director, 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 HCM, Legal, Tax, Real Estate, Brand Management, Management Audit, Supply Chain Logistics and Compliance functions.

Responsibilities :

  • Working with the various functional domain executive leaders, develop and refine the technology strategy and capabilities roadmap. Identifying and prioritizing technology investments and delivering them in the most efficient manner.

  • Leads 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 technology strategy for the corporate functions, transitioning from a point solution, 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, develop a management and support strategy for the existing and new portfolio of systems and projects.

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

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

  • Anticipate and manage the risks associate with day-to-day technology operations. Ensure ongoing operational stability of the current applications and systems.

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

Critical Competencies for Success

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.

  • Establish and manage 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.

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, support) to get projects initiated and completed.

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

Basic Qualifications :

  • 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.

  • Previous experience in managing both direct and indirect teams.

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

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

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

  • 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.

Required Education :

  • BA/BS in business or computer science or bachelors and appropriate work experience.

Preferred Education :

  • Master or MBA preferred

Company Overview :

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Additional Information :

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.

Job ID: 513897BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)