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Sr Product Mgr, Technical Product Strategy


Bristol, CT 05-29-2024
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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 enhance 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.

A few reasons why we think you'd love working for Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology
• 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 implement groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

Content Operations is ultimately responsible for successfully delivering Disney's entertainment and sports content to millions of people every day. This involves developing, operating, and handling a global content supply chain – the myriad of steps involved from taking a finalized TV show/movie, or live piece of content, from inside Disney to audiences around the globe, in their preferred language and format. This team also leads technology operations in Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Job Summary:

The Senior Product Manager II, Technical Product Strategy serves to bridge the gap between Content Distribution organizations, which include business, operations, and engineering teams that service Disney properties across sports, news, and entertainment brands. While this role does not lead a product, they will be involved in the evolution and transformation of products through their employment of proficient skills in data discovery and analysis, business case development, critical thinking, opportunity identification, developing relationships, and expertly documented communications.

This resource leads discovery activities as assigned by executive leadership, using their breadth of tools to deliver artifacts that advise decision-making and strategic direction that optimize business value and drive new insights.

They will lead by influence across multiple cross-functional teams, including multiple pillars of DE&E Technology and is required to navigate nuanced organizational structures and a matrixed environment; gaining trust and consensus, and effectively managing execution across all levels, including dealing directly with pillar executive leadership.

This role requires a unique blend of technical expertise, critical thinking, and excellent communication skills. We invite you to apply for this amazing opportunity if you are passionate about driving technological innovation, shaping product roadmaps, and excel in a dynamic and collaborative environment!

• Understanding of the tools, technologies, processes, and methodologies employed by product development teams in the development of interactive software.
• Ability to work with software and hardware engineering teams to deliver sophisticated, efficient, and timely solutions.
• Self-starter who can work autonomously and as part of a team, collaborating toward the same goal.
• The ability to self-prioritize with competing priorities.
• Ability to quickly and seamlessly context switch between initiatives and be comfortable with regular re-prioritization.
• Develop and maintain comprehensive technical and organizational roadmaps that align with the Content Distribution and overall business strategy.
• Stay abreast of media and entertainment industry and technical trends, advancements, and best practices to drive continuous innovation.
• Effectively communicate technical strategies, progress, and outcomes to both technical and non-technical collaborators.
• Hold teams accountable to key metrics to assess the success of initiatives.
• Provide leadership across functional pillars and partner organizations to execute changes.
• Become a student-of-the-game, demonstrating command of the technical range of the Content Operations organization, including content platforms, technical services, distribution operations, and international technology and operations.
• Craft narratives around organizational efficiency and business impact of related efforts.

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

• BA/BS or equivalent experience.
• 5+ years of relevant working experience across Product Management, Operations, Data, Media & Entertainment, Technology, or a consulting role.
• Experience in working in a matrixed environment, leading multiple partners, and possess leadership presence / gravitas.
• Demonstrated ability to lead transformation and change initiatives from idea through outcome.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, to technical and non-technical audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically and implement tactically.
• Proven experience in technical product management or strategy roles within the technology industry.

• 3+ years consulting experience

• Approaches each new initiative with curiosity and a willingness to learn
• Excellent analytical, diagnostic and problem-solving skills
• Ability to share a vision and convince others to embrace and embed in their organizations
• Strategy and planning; ability to synthesize and articulate ambiguous concepts effectively
• Executive presence and related communication skills
• Negotiation and issue resolution capabilities
• People leadership skills, including influence and achieve results through others who are not direct reports
• Self-motivated, high-energy, demonstrated tenacity
• Understands importance of service
• Willing to be creatively innovative
• Engages in collaborative accumulation and prioritization
• Strong planning, scheduling, and organization skills; Excellent attention to detail
• Work effectively in a team environment, and with remote teams and vendors
• Fosters Diversity & Inclusion in daily culture, operations and delivery

The hiring range for this position in Glendale, California and Bristol CT is $149,300-$200,200 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 crea


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Salary Details
Salary Range: $149,300 to $200,200 Per Year ($ 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.