Director, Program Management

Walt Disney   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Media


8 - 10 years

Posted 164 days ago

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Job ID 563821BR

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Director of Program Managementreporting tothe VP of Data Strategy & Program Management to drive business critical projects, communications and operational structure development.


Support development of framework for business critical projects and programs that stretch across multiple disciplines and business units:

  • Produce detailed project plans that roll up to major milestones.
  • Manage and surface issues and blockers across large strategic efforts
  • Translate product requirements into project plans
  • Determine issues that require executive escalation and generate clear support material to help drive swift and decisive decisions
  • Understand and map dependencies across different project streams and product roadmaps in order

Create efficiency and scalability by providing crucial insights to progress:

  • Compile and own weekly maintenance of trackers that assist executive management in understanding impacts of missed dependencies/milestones, jira rollups, hot project readouts and escalation trackers
  • Help to support, advocate and ensure compliance with process at the team, business and corporate levels
  • Facilitate operational meetings and working sessions, summarize and distribute meeting outcomes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • An ability to rapidly discern core blockers of progress against particular goals. Understand the difference and nuance between thematic hurdles and tactical manifestations of those themes.
  • Ability to conceptualize and drive prioritization based on impact to business, as measured by frequently differing value measures
  • Demonstrated ability to drive consensus across multiple stakeholders in a complex matrixed organization, without owning official report lines
  • Co-ordination and facilitation of discovery
  • Disciplined – used to getting things done in a large complex matrixed organization
  • Experiencing building and running a top-class team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years experience in program/project management, strategy or consulting
  • Experience interfacing with and presenting to executive management
  • Ad technology subject matter expertise
  • Integration experience across business systems
  • Experience working with large vendors and holding vendors accountable to schedules and quality of work delivery

Required Education

  • Bachelors Degree