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Lead Portfolio Analyst


New York, NY 05-17-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
On any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, we're reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world's most beloved stories while also transforming Disney's media business for the future. Whether that's evolving our streaming and digital products in new and immersive ways, powering worldwide advertising and distribution to maximize flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney's unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and to hundreds of millions of people around the world.
• Building the future of Disney's media business: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power Disney's media, advertising, and distribution businesses for years to come.
• Reach & Scale: The products and platforms this group builds and operates delight millions of consumers every minute of every day – from Disney+ and Hulu, to ABC News and Entertainment, to ESPN and ESPN+, and much more.
• Innovation: We develop and execute groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

Business Operations is the glue of DE&E Technology, with a relentless focus on connecting all the pieces of the business. All the components that make up the organization – engineering, product, design, operations, support and more – come together and move the business forward with oversight, effective prioritization, and guidance. This team synthesizes information from across the business to ensure leaders are armed with all the necessary data before making strategic and financial decisions. From forecasting, funding, tracking, and reporting on projects, to ways of working, and resource management, Business Operations has visibility and input into all aspects of the team.

Scope of Responsibility:

The Portfolio Management group oversees DE&E Technology's portfolio strategy and processes for capital and expense. The Lead Portfolio Analyst is responsible for developing and maintaining projects for DE&E Technology's alignment to evolving business priorities and changing budgetary requirements. This role collaborates closely with Global Program Management (GPM), Strategic Planning, and Senior Business Leaders to maximize benefits for project reporting and consolidation.

The Lead Portfolio Analyst reports to and receives direction from the Manager / Senior Manager, Portfolio Management.

Essential Functions:
• Participate in creating the Capital Portfolio of work and the Capital Budget
• Work with stakeholders to collect, build, and validate Long Range Plan, Annual Budget, and Quarterly Forecast information
• Coordinate with GPM to capture all resource allocations per project
• Perform evaluations and analysis of the active portfolio to ensure consistent alignment with business goals and budgets. Proactively identify financial trends, recommend adjustments, and signal potential issues as necessary to stay on budget
• Communicate regularly with Accounting and Finance departments in the tracking, reporting and analysis of budgets and forecasts
• Generate detailed project reports for stakeholders as needed, and ensure completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of data
• Develop and maintain the project approval process
• Maintain and govern the list of Technology programs reflecting performance of projects within the portfolio
• Process new work requests and ensure work is prioritized based on business need, budget, and resource availability
• Provide support to DE&E Technology Functional Group(s)
• Perform monthly resource allocations from expense to capital
• Perform monthly capital accruals
• Review the procurement of goods and services to ensure alignment with Disney policies and confirm they are within budget
• Assist the Fixed Assets team in the capitalization of assets and confirm all relevant details with project leads
• Periodic special projects
• Proactive resolution of issues related to the portfolio of work and/or the budget
• Escalation of issues as appropriate
• Regular communications with Portfolio Management team, peers, and DE&E Technology managers
• Assure compliance with tax, legal, asset accounting and TWDC policies and procedures

Basic Qualifications:
• BS in Business or related field.
• Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong analytical skills, including expertise in Microsoft Excel as well as other MS Office programs.
• Thorough understanding and experience with Portfolio Management and Project Accounting concepts and practices.
• Minimum 7+ years' experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiarity with corporate accounting software such as SAP, and presentation software such as Keynote is a plus.
• F&A experience for capital planning and project planning


The hiring range for this position in New York. California, and Washington is $126,700 - $174,100 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology:

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DE&E Technology) provides the technological backbone and product development for Disney's two media business units, while helping to keep the company at the vanguard of innovation – enabling the Company to continuously leverage technology to enhance storytelling and creativity, while delivering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency for its businesses.

This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

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. Disney champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8j639-44-222-64-76-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $126,700 to $174,100 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.