Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution segment that includes all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.
The Sr. Manager is an experienced advisory role providing strategic/tactical leadership and oversight for creating, sustaining, implementing, and driving efficient and effective project portfolio management processes in support of business objectives. In addition to assisting with oversight and review, this individual will be responsible for providing analysis, forecasting and modeling to align resource requirements to projects, programs, and key company strategies and will provide a view of where gaps exist around competencies and workforce capacity. He/she will collaborate with leaders and stakeholders from Technology, business and finance to ensure proper coordination and execution of activities related to the delivery of technology projects. You will play an integral role in building a project portfolio management (PPM) center of excellence in Technology. The position requires significant interaction with cross-functional departments within the company, collaboration across other technology portfolios, and excellent leadership and relationship management skills to influence and resolve issues.
This position is located in New York, New York.
Provide mentoring, leadership, guidance and advice for portfolio related areas across the enterprise
Define long and short term strategy for portfolio, financial and resource planning to include process definition, procedural documentation, tool requirements, analytics and end user training
Determine where automation and efficiency opportunities exist and execute changes accordingly
Develop and review detailed reporting and tracking of projects, portfolios, and programs; perform root-cause analysis to identify and explain anomalies and patterns in data
Elevate and advance portfolio related reporting visuals and views to evaluate results and inform decision making
Provide business analytics and data gathering to support detailed modeling of capacity planning and metrics from statistically confident projections that provide insight into future staffing related needs
Create presentation packages for executive review
Support program and project management teams across the organization
Review and audit project portfolio performance and ownership including project plans, project teams, project collaboration (i.e. schedule, costs, risks, issues, decisions) & project financials/forecasts
Make decisions with business and finance teams on analysis of in-flight and proposed projects
Proactively collaborate with project teams, resource managers, and project leaders on resource needs and resolve resource constraints as they arise
Evaluate and enhance time tracking process and reporting to ensure accuracy and quality of data.
Perform Portfolio Management functions, project sequencing and analysis to optimize the project portfolio while minimizing resource constraints
Exhibit exceptional professionalism and problem solving behaviors
Advise and apply best practices in the areas of portfolio management
Facilitate and/or support coordination for project efforts that span across teams
Identify, track, and help resolve cross-portfolio dependencies and conflicts
Serve as the point of escalation for project stakeholders or requestors with issues directly related to portfolio management
Manage portfolio via PPM tool sets (Clarizen) and reports
Promote IT framework, governance, and processes
Applying strategic context to integrate seemingly disparate goals into a broader plan for synchronized, harmonious execution while delivering high value to the organization
Work with internal and external auditors as required
Drive and own completion of special projects
Deliver on ad-hoc requests as required
Qualifications / Requirements :
Ten+ years experience in portfolio management strongly preferred
Experience managing /leading direct reports
Experience presenting to executive level management
Experience planning and managing a large portfolio with multiple business stakeholders
Demonstrable work experience with reporting and visualization tools
Demonstrable experience with a PPM tool
Experience in building financial and / or data models with predictive analytics
Experience compiling data and building reports/dashboards
Excellent critical thinking, problem solving analytical capabilities with strong attention to detail
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite and possess solid computer skills
Project Management Institute (PMI) certifications desired: Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP)
Required Education :
Degree in analytical field such as mathematics, computer science, or a related quantitative field; advanced degree is a preferred
About Disney Streaming Services:
Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world's most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.
Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.
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