The Walt Disney Company Project Portfolio Analyst in Glendale, California

The Project Portfolio Analyst, Project Portfolio Management, with oversight and direction from the Manager, will perform and provide project analysis of large-scale software development across the eCommerce and Guest Experience portfolios. The Project Portfolio Analyst will assist the Manager with activities related to: analyzing project resource plans to provide monthly capacity plan updates and aid department managers with identifying and resolving project resource constraints, partnering with Finance to provide monthly forecast updates and reconciling project budget variances and advising project managers on financial and resource constraints during project planning. S/he will assist project teams with communicating and planning to the organization’s priorities, including anticipating risks, impacts, and opportunities in accordance with eCommerce and Guest Experience priorities. The Project Portfolio Analyst will also support the ongoing development and maintenance of processes, tools, and reporting within the area of responsibility. This role blends skills related to project management, financial analysis, impact analysis and mitigation, and relationship management.

Responsibilities :

  • Assist with compiling forecast updates

  • Ownership of monthly forecast updates for the eCommerce and Guest Experience portfolios.

  • Partnering with Finance to mitigate budget/forecast variances and assist in monthly/quarterly close procedures.

  • Assist with composing capacity planning updates

  • Owns capacity inputs for the eCommerce and Guest Experience portfolios and is responsible for monthly updates.

  • Partnering with department managers to identify and resolve resource constraints.

  • Provide project team support

  • Ensure project teams have the appropriate tools and training for project financial and resource planning.

  • System administration of CA Clarity (supports day-to-day system needs)

  • Support Manager communication and reporting

  • Provide project variance/burn updates to project teams; escalating project financial and resourcing issues, as necessary.

  • Provide resource availability and utilization updates to department managers; assisting their teams with resolving resourcing and timesheet issues.

  • Create and maintain reporting solutions for project teams and Executives.

Basic Qualifications :

  • 2-5 years Project Portfolio Analyst experience or similar role

  • Experience w/ PPM software preferred; CA Clarity experience a plus

  • Advanced Excel skills and strong data modeling abilities.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle, shift gears and maintain a sense of humor

  • Practiced in the basics of project management (estimation, project planning, resource planning, issue management, risk management, change management, communication planning)

  • Able to meet deadlines and deliver under intense business environment

  • Experience working with multiple creative and technical teams

  • Proactive and solution-oriented when managing issues

  • Demonstrated analysis/assessment capabilities

  • Highly effective interpersonal skills with the ability to build and develop strong stakeholder relationships

  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of management

  • Self-motivated and dedicated to performing above expectations

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experienced w/ Microsoft Project or similar project management tool; CA Clarity experience a plus

  • Experience with variety of software delivery methodologies (e.g. waterfall, Scrum, and Lean, etc.)

  • Jaspersoft experience a plus

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Preferred Education :

  • MBA strongly preferred

Job ID: 510837BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts