Dir-Global Development

Dir-Global Development

03 Jul 2022
District of Columbia, Washington, 20001 Washington USA

Dir-Global Development

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Global Development team is seeking an accomplished leader for the Director of Global Development position. This role requires extensive experience in leadership and influence, superior strategic thinking, proven analytical acumen and excellent communication skills. A team-oriented attitude and a sense of fun are essential.Global Development is a highly visible department charged with systematically assessing the long-term goals, growth strategy and capital expansion opportunities that drive investment decisions to maximize value for Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Products businesses. The team’s work spans across all businesses (e.g. theme parks & resorts, signature experiences, consumer products licensing & publishing) and geographies (e.g. US, Asia, Europe). The team plays a key role in helping the businesses deliver predictable and sustainable long term earnings growth.Responsibilities :Provide strategic direction, direct leadership and personal mentoring for a global team of highly talented individuals, including senior managers, managers, associates and analysts

Lead development of work plans for projects under management and oversee strategic planning, research, modeling and analytics to incorporate outputs into overall project storyline, identifying past trends and predicting the future needs of our consumers/Guests

Supervise all required analyses (market, competitive, operational, financial, feasibility, etc.), either directly performed by the GD team or in combination with key internal partners

Develop and deliver recommendations on business growth opportunities, providing comprehensive leadership for the analytical work and incorporating insights and perspectives from senior management and key partners

Deliver compelling presentations and actively contribute to meetings with senior leadership by providing input and feedback to enable timely and effective business and commercial decisions

Serve as a strategic thought partner and develop relationships with key stakeholders in the business units to help them develop strategies to improve and grow their businesses

Basic Qualifications :10+ years of progressive experience in business development and/or consulting

Executive presence with exceptional ability to influence and drive decisions

Experience negotiating major agreements and dealing with complex legal issues

Proven ability to navigate complex internal and external partnerships

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated and inclusive collaborative leadership that embraces diversity

Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, matrix organization

Ability to lead, inspire and develop teams

Strong organizational and project management skills

Excellent research, analytical and problem solving skills

Proven ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities

Willingness and ability to travel both domestically and internationally

Preferred Qualifications :Passion for the Disney brand and in particular, Disney’s theme parks, signature experiences and consumer products

Enthusiasm for the markets and industries addressed by our segment

International work experience


Required Education :MBA and/or professional certification (e.g., CPA, CFA) from a leading program

Location: United StatesJob Posting Company:The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

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