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Senior Manager-Strategic Planning, Ad Products & Partnerships, New York, New York

Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CityNew York
Job Summary:

At Disney, we're storytellers, making the impossible, possible. We deliver unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world. We do this through cutting-edge technology and by pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks.

Disney Advertising Sales drives the advertising revenue across platforms for the entire media portfolio - including ABC, ESPN, Hulu, Freeform, FX, National Geographic, Disney Channels Worldwide, and more.

The Ad Partnerships team is responsible for advancing the premium ad experience and future growth of Disney Advertising Sales through (1) Establishing optimal partner terms, policies, and products and (2) prioritizing internal and partner initiatives that drive the biggest business impact.

We are a group of creative problem-solvers and collaborators, who aren't afraid of the unknown. We love to learn, and we ask smart questions in order to devise viable, revenue-driving solutions in this fast-paced, dynamic environment.

The Sr. Manager, Ad Partnerships will play a key role in supporting the growth of Disney Advertising Sales revenue across brands and platforms. The Sr. Manager will work with external partners and internal partners across Disney Advertising Sales & Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. This individual will play a key role in evaluating, prioritizing, and driving forward strategic opportunities across the Ad Products & Enablement team. Opportunties will range from bolstering data-driven targeting and automated/programmatic capabiliites to exploring new distribution partnerships & ad product innovation. The individual will report to the Director, Ad Partnerships.


  • Develop & hone consistent framework & criteria to evaluate new opportunities (including internal investment & external partnerships)
  • Create executive-facing communications that clearly & succinctly lay out priorities (with justification), and progress vs. goals
  • Contribute to negotiations & management of ad sales strategic partnerships
  • Conduct ad hoc analyses, sizing potential opportunities/risks, in partnership with Revenue & Yield, Forecasting, and Finance

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years experience in media in a strategy, consulting, or business development role (preferably with exposure to ad sales and/or technology)
  • Track record of collaboration, consensus-building and project management across functional areas and levels of seniority
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for emerging media and technology

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Self-starter with curiosity, creativity and resourcefulness
  • Solution-oriented, with ability to craft a concise recommendation based on analysis and input from stakeholders
  • Strong strategic skills that provide business insight and support decision-making
  • Ability to lead meetings, listen and communicate effectively across functions / levels
  • Adept at simultaneously managing multiple work streams and prioritizing work that has the most impact and urgency
  • A flexible team member who is willing to jump in as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company's international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Advertising Sales, LLC , which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution .

Disney Advertising Sales, 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, 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.
EmployerDisney Media & Entertainment Distribution

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