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Job Summary:

No two days are ever the same at The Walt Disney Company – particularly in Organizational Development! We’re thinkers, builders, and strategists. We tell meaningful stories that win hearts and minds. We are passionate about the work we do, and are always seeking to raise the bar on our own performance.

The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) seeks a Senior Manager, Organizational Development to join Enterprise Organizational Development. This team is a highly visible group within Enterprise HR that plays an integral part in supporting key business initiatives across TWDC. The ideal candidate will be a strategic advisor to HR and business leaders with a bias towards action and impact. The candidate must be comfortable being dropped into ambiguous situations and able to quickly develop a plan to drive change, transformation and business results. The role is based in Anaheim, CA and reports to the Director, Organizational Development for Disney Parks, Experiences & Products (DPEP).

As a Senior Manager, Organizational Development, you will partner directly with business leaders to identify, define, and deliver against multiple strategic projects that drive global business performance across divisions, functions, and/or geographies. The Senior Manager will have advanced experience across OD competencies; you will consult, facilitate, and assess the business to improve ways of working. This role will also work across boundaries, functions, and geographies to enhance the effectiveness of the broader organization.


  • Work with functional leaders and key executives to identify, define, and advance both short and long-term goals of a line of business, function, and/or Segment
  • Lead the definition of function, Segment, and/or cross-Segment design, including direct engagement with senior executives and facilitated design of the new organization
  • Lead change initiatives, including the definition of “true north” and end-to-end change & transformation strategies to enable transition from current to desired state, including the design, development, and delivery of communications and change plans
  • Lead role clarity and process improvement initiatives across multiple stakeholder groups, including the alignment between leaders, teams, and individuals and ongoing evaluations to ensure effectiveness
  • Use data, analytics and insights as valuable tools to increase HR’s ability to create impact and support the top priorities of the business
  • Effectively prioritizes resources and ensures speed in delivering high-impact work

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience translating business strategies into practical organization and people initiatives at progressively increasing levels of scope and complexity
  • Advanced experience across the following OD competencies; strategy, operating model, change, transformation, process, and role clarity.
  • Inclusively partners across functions to identify stakeholder needs and develop solutions; operating respectfully in multicultural environments while fostering the open exchange of ideas between people
  • Ability to effectively assess multiple complex situations and bring clarity to ambiguity for leaders and stakeholders
  • Influences leaders and partners via compelling communication and practical recommendations for action
  • Support a culture of continuous improvement while designing pragmatic solutions to integrate, align, and advance enterprise priorities
  • Demonstrates integrity, adaptability, solution-orientation and patience in times of conflict Raises the bar on performance for themselves and team/partners, inspiring others to exceed expectations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in the field of Organizational Development, Organizational Behaviors, Human Resources Management, or Business-related fields
  • Experience leading complex changes within Entertainment organizations

The hiring range for this position in California is $163,170.00 – $199,430.00 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.

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About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney HR Strategies & Services, LLC , which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) .

Disney HR Strategies & Services, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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