The Walt Disney Company Head, Studio Entertainment - MY/SG in Singapore, Singapore

Our businesses are genuinely diverse and dynamic. The range of work is impressive and challenging. Add to that the tremendous geographical coverage of this region and you have a role which is truly varied. In view of Southeast Asia’s growth, we are now seeking a Head, Studio Entertainment, Malaysia & Singapore, to drive growth for our theatrical business across these two markets. Partnering very closely with our Malaysia & Singapore leadership team and the SEA regional studio team, you will provide strong studio leadership to develop and implement a strong theatrical distribution and marketing strategy (together with the Head of Marketing for Malaysia & Singapore) that maximizes our market share and revenue.

Responsibilities :

  • Develop, manage and implement distribution-led strategies that expand and optimize our relationships with local exhibitors;

  • Oversee development of marketing strategies (localization, expanding digital/social executions, large scale on ground experiences), partnering closely with marketing, Disney Media+ and all other functional groups to drive brand equity and affinity in alignment with box office expectations in Malaysia & Singapore;

  • Focus on delivering Studio results against Annual Operating Plan and Five-Year Plan, aligned with the Studio SEA overall strategy; Conceptualize innovative solutions for complex business problems and drive the execution of these solutions;

  • Develop and implement a strong integrated planning process for all our film releases in collaboration with key stakeholders in the regional Studio team, other business groups and external partners;

  • Lead a diverse team in working across organizational boundaries towards a shared strategy.

  • Effectively build a best in class and cohesive studio structure that meets business demands and strives for continual improvement.

Basic Qualifications :

The ideal candidate would be a strong leader with the ability to translate vision into strategy and actionable plans, who understands the complexity of the Singapore and Malaysia markets. He/she is a change enabler who is organizationally savvy and builds strong networks internally and externally. Further competencies desired include;

  • PASSION for movies;

  • Strong sales and distribution and/or marketing experience with excellent record of achievement and proven P&L experience;

  • Prior experience in Studio, i.e. slate/title knowledge with experience in competitive strategies would be advantageous;

  • Strategic approach to marketing & promotion/campaigns;

  • Strong stakeholder management; experience in navigating a matrixed organization and successfully influencing key internal and external partners;

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to define a clear vision, motivate others in a positive way to achieve desired results, and to develop a successful team;

  • Visionary and creative thinker with the ability to see the big picture whilst recognizing and valuing detail;

  • Excellent negotiation, commercial and communication skills;

Company Overview :

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Company has been the preeminent name in the field of family entertainment; the Disney name has symbolized creativity, innovation, trust, decency, optimism and quality. It is also the world's biggest family entertainment company powered by the biggest brands in storytelling: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, ABC, ESPN and Lucasfilm.

Walt Disney Southeast Asia was integrated in 2012 and has undergone rapid growth across multiple territories. With our regional headquarters located in Singapore, we also have offices in the region including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. We accelerate growth in our markets through local partnerships, increased localization and focus on high growth markets.

As of now, we have more than 300 permanent Disney employees who are focused on creating happiness for you and your families through magical moments and lifelong memories.

Job ID: 555678BR

Location: Singapore,Singapore

Job Posting Company: Walt Disney International