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Director Technical Product Management

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Director, Technical Product Management

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Director, Technical Product Management

Job Description

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Identity and Personalization Platforms group within Enterprise Technology is seeking a Director of Technical Product Management. This person will lead a team responsible for the product planning of enterprise consumer identity solutions that enable The Walt Disney Company business units to better recognize and understand each guest, viewer and fan interacting online with our family of brands. Through these enterprise identity solutions, each business unit can more effectively personalize content, target advertising, and direct marketing to consumers on their mobile, desktop, and streaming devices.

While leading the product management team, the Director will be responsible for evolving and executing our consumer identity and data strategy across the enterprise. This person will bring a proven track record leading consumer-focused applications and be familiar with many of the tools and data used across the consumer identity industry. In addition, the Director will bring both strategic focus and business acumen to their work, with the ability to represent the voice and needs of our customers, stakeholders and partners in the software development process.

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The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

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This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.

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Basic Qualifications

10 years of technical product management (PdM) experience, with at least 3 years leading PdM teams

Passion for serving customers and demonstrated ability to identify and communicate areas of opportunity to develop new products or enhance existing offerings

Strong executive presence, with extensive experience communicating with business leaders, attorneys, architects and engineers supporting a global enterprise

Proven ability to nimbly maneuver among strategic, technical, business, brand, legal and security contexts, continually advocating for the customer experience and business value

Successful track record executing product vision and strategy across a highly matrixed organization to influence key stakeholders (including senior leaders) on the design and implementation of the product

Seamlessly operate between highly complex, technical and strategic situations

Solid understanding of the full product development lifecycle, with success managing products through all phases, from vision to launch

Ability to lead PdM team efforts, manage a mix of vendor and FTE resources, partner across organizational boundaries and influence development directions

Strong technical aptitude with conceptual and logical understanding of full stack mobile, web, and OTT software architecture

Analytical rigor in decision making. Can synthesize data to identify key trends, opportunities and risks

Effectively leverages technical and business expertise to optimize product outcomes

Possesses excellent people interaction skills, maintaining a high level of professionalism to demonstrate the ability to influence up and down the organization

Excellent analytical, diagnostic and problem solving skills

Excellent verbal and written communication with technical and non-technical audiences

Excellent attention to detail

Strong planning, prioritization and organization skills


Works effectively in a team and cross-team environment with both onsite and remote team members

Job Posting - Primary Brand

The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in computer science or similar field and/or commensurate experience

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with digital consumer identity and/or personalization systems

Ad and/or marketing tech experience

Media and entertainment industry experience

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Preferred Education

MBA or equivalent advanced degree and/or experience

Product Owner Certification


Own the product plan/roadmap that prioritizes the most critical consumer identity work relative to business unit needs, stakeholder requirements and consumer trends.

Establish and maintain close, collaborative partnerships with business unit customers to understand and serve their consumer identity needs while optimizing solutions for the enterprise.

Partner closely with Corporate Brand Management, Security and Legal teams to ensure solutions are compliant with relevant regulations as well as TWDC standards

Work with Program Management, Engineering, Operations and other functional groups within Enterprise Technology to support the identity product vision and deliver against the prioritized roadmap.

Ensure clear communication and coordination across business unit, design, development and operational teams, while addressing risks and resolving misalignment.

Define new, creative approaches to recognize and understand digital consumers through experimentation and proof of concept testing in partnership with business units.

Prepare and implement effective go-to-market strategies for the product, ensuring successful launch execution and timely adoption across business units.

Define, measure and report on KPIs that will serve to influence decision-making on current and future product features and solutions.

Lead research efforts on category trends and patterns within the consumer identity industry and how competitors are responding.

Partner with senior leadership to refresh the long-term product vision and strategy as required to support changes in BU priorities, technological innovations or market evolution.

Company Overview

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.


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The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.

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