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Manager, Data Analytics

Job ID 10066638 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Music Group Date posted May 20, 2024
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Job Summary:

The Disney Music Group (DMG) is the music hub for TWDC, encompassing all aspects of music commercialization and marketing: recorded music (Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records), Disney Music Publishing, and Disney Concerts. DMG distributes music both physically and digitally, and also licenses music throughout the world in various forms of media including television, print, gaming, and consumer products.

Job Summary:

The Manager, Data Analytics is responsible for Disney Music Group’s data, reporting and quantitative research, and serves as the data analytics partner to cross-functional teams, providing insights to inform planning and decisions across the DMG business areas

As a member of the Data & Analytics team, the Manager, Data Analytics will lead the development of analytics and tools that enable a deep understanding of user behaviors within music marketing, discovery, and consumptions channels


The right person for this role has a deep curiosity and aptitude in data with applied knowledge of measurement and statistics. The role will be expected to translate business questions into analytical and technical methodologies, driving results through analysis of large transaction level datasets. The role will need to communicate effectively, distilling insights into concise and compelling data-driven stories, and socialize broadly with audiences across levels and functions

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

  • Drive pragmatic approaches to solving complex business problems across recorded music, publishing, and concerts. Lead development of analytical frameworks, guiding data, measurement, and analysis methods. Build automated, scalable, repeatable, and integrated analysis using modern big data architectures in data ecosystems such as Databricks, Snowflake, Google Big Query

  • Support data-informed business strategies through deep quantitative analysis. Apply advanced analytics techniques (data mining, statistical analysis, machine learning) to identify patterns and uncover opportunities in behavioral data. Develop and deliver presentations to communicate results

  • Be the analytics partner to cross-functional stakeholders across the Disney Music Group. Dive into complex, large-scale, high-dimensional data from disparate sources utilizing tools such as PySpark or advance SQL to answer ad-hoc business questions. Support partners with data insights through the business process stages, including pitching, planning, and execution

  • Lead the reporting for company priorities. Develop, integrate, and institutionalize metrics that measure success. Conduct campaign, product, content and audience analysis

  • Partner with Engineering and Product teams to execute on data projects, contributing to solution discovery, design, build and QA

  • Lead and mentor a team, setting priorities to maximize impact in the organization

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years data analytics experience
  • 2+ years management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical field including Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, or other related quantitative field.  
  • Experience delivering end-to-end analytics projects
  • Experience in applying supervised and unsupervised learning techniques, such as linear and logistic regression, decision trees, or k-means clustering to derive, validate, and quantify conclusions from data
  • Experience documenting data requirements, rules and, assumptions
  • Proficient in using SQL and scripting tools such as PySpark/Python/R
  • Proficient in data exploration and visualization tools
  • Experience data mining in distributed systems such as Databricks/Google Big Query/Snowflake
  • Experience manipulating large, transaction level datasets and interpreting data trends from multiple disparate data sources
  • Experience developing analytical software that scale analyses
  • Experience communicating analytical concepts to a wide range of audiences
  • Experience influencing and partnering with stakeholders across the organization
  • Strong time management with ability to work in a fast-paced environment across multiple priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading data-centric projects across a wide cross-functional landscape
  • Experience building, managing and motivating teams in strategic support functions
  • A passion for music and/or entertainment industry data
  • Familiarity with music streaming services (Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music, YouTube), social media platforms (TikTok, FB/Instagram) and emerging technologies (digital assistants/voice)
  • Master’s degree in an analytical field including Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, or other related quantitative field

The hiring range for this position in Burbank, CA is $164,492 - $220,660 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 Disney Music Group:

The music is the soundtrack of our lives – from your favorite hits by popular artists to beloved tunes from films like Mary Poppins and Frozen. Find the music that rocks your world right here at the Disney Music Group (DMG), headquartered in Burbank and home to Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Disney Music Publishing and Disney Concerts. DMG releases film and television soundtracks from the world’s biggest entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, the legendary Star Wars, ABC and Disney Channel, alongside pop, dance, family music and the catalog of classic rock band Queen. DMG is also an innovator in music distribution and live concerts. If music is your passion, come be a part of the team that brings it to ears all over the world.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Hollywood Records, Inc, which is part of a business we call Disney Music Group.

Hollywood Records, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.


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