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The Walt Disney Company Sr. Manager, Talent Management in Burbank, California

Job Summary:

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 Talent, Learning and Inclusion team within the Corporate segment works tirelessly to reimagine ways to make Disney an exceptional place to work. We help provide career-enhancing experiences and opportunities focused on enabling our people to develop and thrive in their roles, building inclusive teams and identifying and eliminating barriers to a great work environment.

The Senior Manager, Talent Management will lead the Talent Management strategy and programming for the Corporate segment, reporting to the Director, Talent, Learning & Inclusion.


Talent Management

  • Lead efforts to create a culture of career so that employees can grow, develop and move across the company – leveraging internal mobility as a means to continuously create new opportunities for employees to gain exposure, capabilities, and experience.

  • Lead the evaluation, enhancement and re-imagination of the Performance Management process to ensure clarity of expectations, exceptional delivery of high-quality feedback, and meaningful outcomes following performance conversations

  • Enhance and/or re-develop talent calibration tools and best practices, succession plans and targeted development plans for successors and other high potential talent.

  • Collaborate with Diversity & Inclusion partners to leverage talent management efforts to increase our diverse representation and inclusion efforts

  • Continue efforts to foster a culture of quality conversations to ensure employees are continuously giving and receiving feedback, having ongoing career discussions to maximize their performance and potential.

  • Manage and develop Sr. Consultant, Talent Management, through ongoing support, mentorship, and daily management.


  • Be knowledgeable about talent and learning products, services and initiatives, and serve as point of contact for HR Business Partners, leaders and employees in specific businesses or geographies.

  • Apply talent and organizational development theory/models, leverage or benchmark best practices/trends, and maintain knowledge of cutting-edge approaches in order to deliver performance-based solutions that drive measurable, lasting impact.

  • Manage the employee engagement survey and action planning process, helping HR Business Partners and leaders refine talent and development strategies in meaningful and informed ways

  • Partner with People Insights to leverage workforce data and survey results in a way that aligns with the Corporate people strategy

  • Partner with Enterprise Talent Solutions for future HR system implementations and integrations

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience in human capital consulting, talent management and/or organizational development

  • Strong business acumen and a track record of successfully partnering with HR, D&I and business leaders

  • Ability to simultaneously operate at a big pictures/strategic level while also consistently delivering action with speed and quality

  • Ability to project manage, drive work to deadlines, engage stakeholders and follow up on outstanding items

  • Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple demands

  • Team player and strong collaborator both within Talent, Development & Inclusion team, across Corporate HR and across the enterprise

  • Ability to create effective partnerships at all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and storytelling skills; must be capable of communicating information to diverse audiences

  • High degrees of initiative and creativity

  • Strong analytical, diagnostic, consulting and problem-solving skills and ability to tailor solutions to meet the needs of diverse businesses and learners

  • Able to take multiple and complex inputs and concepts and distill into simple, relevant and executable strategies that are relevant, pragmatic, easy-to-execute and drive impact

  • Proven experience consulting (contracting, needs analysis, and action planning) and tailoring the approach to meet the needs of clients

  • Ability to facilitate highly complex, dynamic and interactive content while adapting approach and style to a variety of audiences and learning preferences

  • The position will support businesses located around the world and minimal travel may be required (once safe to do so) to consult, facilitate or execute core strategies and client work.

Job ID: 789346BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

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