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Senior Manager, Strategy Planning, Burbank, California

Created02/22/2021
Reference773543BR
CategoryFinance and Accounting;Direct-to-Consumer and International
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CityBurbank
Zip91501
SalaryCompetitive
Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company that is responsible for all monetization of content-both distribution and ad sales-and oversees the operations of the Company's streaming services, including Disney+ (including Star and Disney+ Hotstar internationally), Hulu, and ESPN+ and domestic broadcast and cable television networks. DMED brings together the Company's best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together into one global organization, with the goal of expanding the footprint of Disney's world-class content and beloved brands and delivering highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world. DMED works in close collaboration with Disney's Studio, General Entertainment, and Sports content creation teams on programming and marketing for the streaming services and networks.
Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Strategy is a highly visible team of approximately ten professionals with backgrounds in consulting, investment banking, private equity, media & entertainment, and technology who serve as in-house advisers to the DMED segment's executive leadership. The team's activities and accomplishments have contributed to the growth and success of the DMED's businesses. Examples of work the group has led recently include:
  • Developing long-term financial plans and international expansion plans for TWDC's suite of direct-to-consumer services (Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, Disney+ Hotstar, Star+)
  • Defining content investment strategies across Disney's various media distribution outlets including theatrical, linear networks, and direct-to-consumer
  • Evaluating windowing strategy for theatrically released films across domestic and international markets
  • Assessing potential partnerships for our direct-to-consumer services
  • Creating materials to lay out the segment's strategy for the investor community


Responsibilities:

  • Serve as project team leader for a variety of strategic projects and initiatives
  • Work with senior business unit executives to support the strategic development process
  • Assess and analyze critical media and entertainment trends worldwide
  • Define and analyze critical new business development opportunities and growth strategies for the Segment and create business plans for new business ventures
  • Help create and analyze long range plans

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience and proven track record with a premier management consultancy, global investment bank or private equity firm
  • Experience in doing business in foreign markets
  • Enthusiasm for media, technology and branded consumer products & experiences
  • Strong analytical capabilities and financial modeling skills
  • Familiarity with working in or with large organizations
  • Experience leading project teams

Required Education

  • MBA from a top graduate business school (or equivalent experience)

Preferred Education

  • Minimum 3 years of post-MBA work experience


About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney's international media businesses and the Company's various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company's global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company's ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

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 Operations LLC , which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International .

Disney Streaming Operations 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.
EmployerDirect-to-Consumer and International

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