The Walt Disney Company Sr Manager, Product Development in Burbank, California

The Walt Disney Company is world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

The Sr. will develop a productive partnership with business stakeholders at all levels and guide product development toward delivery of integrated, efficient, and intuitive business systems.

Responsibilities : The Sr. Manager will serve as product owner and must have deep experience designing, implementing and supporting applications and services, to protect our Content. The Content is high value assets associated with the film making processes. He or she will bring that experience to bear, as well as build a deep understanding of current and future technologies associated with the Studio businesses they support; they will be seen as an expert by Studio Technology and business partners alike.

He or she will identify current and future business needs and determine how best to meet those needs. This includes working with the business and the technology teams to gather requirements for new solutions, working with UX specialists to define intuitive solutions, understanding business processes, and systems and staying abreast of current trends in the marketplace.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Lead a Product team that manages the Asset Management system portfolio for the Walt Disney Studios.

  • In close partnership with the business stakeholders, develop the product vision and product roadmap, forecast and manage project costs, and drive product performance against key KPI’s

  • Define product features, capture epics, user stories, and tasks using defined processes and tools

  • Support senior management and project management to drive change as required based on new business processes and business functions working with Studio business leadership

  • Maintain and communicate project status in the domain of responsibility, as required for technology stakeholders and business stakeholders

  • Work across the organization and with enterprise architects to ensure successful system integrations

  • Build and maintain productive relationships with partners from other segments within the Walt Disney Company, external vendors and other services

  • Build and maintain product relationship with key strategic vendors who support the Walt Disney company film production and Asset Management processes

  • Develop success KPIs and measure impact of developed solutions against those KPIs

  • Follow defined knowledge management practices as part of story definition and product owner execution activity

  • Articulate how new system features align with the reference business architecture, line of business and studio technology strategy

  • Define and measure KPIs that support project business case(s) and recurring spend

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Knowledge of Asset Management best practices and processes

  • Knowledge of intellectual property/rights management in a large media and entertainment enterprise

  • 7+ yrs of experience performing business analysis within a large enterprise covering both business and information technology domains

  • 8+ years of Product Management experience

  • 5+ yrs of experience using Agile SCRUM methodology

  • Certified Agile Product Owner

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Experience dealing with key strategic vendors to ensure The Walt Disney company applications and/or services are managed to the highest standard

  • Strong written and verbal skills and ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Strong partnering skills and ability to work within a collaborative team environment

  • Proven ability to meet project milestones and customer expectation

  • Proven ability and success working in a global environment

  • Evidence of continuous growth and increasing responsibilities in previous positions

  • Excellent project management skills, resource and timeline management, risk assessment, contingency planning and ability to work with external contractors and consultant

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of organization (End Users - Sr. Executive Level) and team member

  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical developers and translate business requirements as require

  • Responsive to business needs and highly motivated to improve the skills and capabilities of his/her organization

  • A sense of ownership and responsibility for deliver

  • Ability to learn, understand and apply new technologies

Company Overview :

The Walt Disney Studios encompasses the creation, production, promotion, sales, acquisition and domestic and international distribution of live-action and animated motion pictures, home entertainment releases, live stage plays, and music and soundtrack recordings. From movie concept to film production, and global premieres to direct to consumer mobile applications, Studio Technology innovates and delivers solutions that support a studio whose content is legendary and transcends generations. As part of the Studio’s Technology team you’ll be joining a group of passionate, dedicated technologists solving a range of interesting problems in innovative ways in an exciting and dynamic industry. We are looking for high-performing, motivated individuals who are generalists and proficient in many technologies and languages. Our team embraces disruptive thinkers who can drive innovation.

Additional Information :

This position is with the legal entity of Walt Disney Pictures.

Job ID: 546019BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment