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Manager, Workforce Planning & Data Governance

Job ID 10092807 Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Jun. 19, 2024
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"I didn't think it was possible that something I did for fun - telling sports stories through stats - could become my job until I came here."

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Job Summary:

Manager, Workforce Planning & Data Governance

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, Parks & Resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Imagine yourself as a Manager, Workforce Planning & Data Governance at The Walt Disney Studios, where your natural curiosity for discovering analytical insights and trends will help ensure we are making data-driven decisions. In this role, you will work closely with the Studio Human Resources team to blaze new paths in this data rich environment through analysis, trends, and compelling storytelling. 

You have a curiosity that leads you to always ask, “What’s possible?” and you have the ability to bring those concepts to reality in everything you touch, from analysis to actionable insights that provide support for decision making on workforce related issues.


  • Lead and develop team of analysts to support both Workforce Planning and Talent Acquisition Analytics functions, growing each portfolio of analytics to enable our leaders to make smart business decisions.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert across the Studios to deeply understand the business and unique staffing needs through consultative relationships with the business and HR partners.
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects, including project plans, facilitating work and meetings as a Project Manager, and providing ongoing project updates.
  • Fully accountable for maintaining accurate and consistent position data as source of truth in Workday, finding and implementing process improvements opportunities to ensure data integrity and accurate reporting.
  • Lead the delivery of insights, dashboards, and forecasts that support our HR teams and their businesses, through analyzing data from multiple sources.
  • Manage the intersection between Finance and HR for Workforce Planning:
    • Go-to resource for all data related to headcount and labor.
    • Manage headcount approval process, such as monitoring against AOP and incremental growth in headcount, and/or labor costs .
    • Lead development of headcount and quarterly labor forecasts (including AOP/5YP)
    • Develop scenario models that leverage workforce metrics to enable more robust financial and resource planning.
    • Stay informed of industry trends, labor market conditions, and internal talent base that impacts workforce planning.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in analytics, Human Resources, forecasting, workforce planning, or similar role (including 1-2+ years of experience leading others).
  • Natural ability to drive work forward efficiently, including ability to independently lead projects and make decisions to meet deliverables with minimal oversight.
  • Leads with a culture of excellence, encouraging feedback, continuous improvement, and room for innovation.
  • Exceptional ability to present analytics in a way that tells a story and experience presenting polished insights to non-technical audiences.
  • Thrive focusing on the here and now, while keeping a keen eye to the future and the organizational capability to prioritize work and meet fluid deadlines.
  • High attention to detail, can effectively handle and maintain confidential information, and the ability to independently follow a problem through to root cause.
  • Strong influencing and networking skills to help build and foster existing consultative.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, Data, IT or related field, or equivalent experience

The hiring range for this position in California is $123,000-$150,200.00 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 Studios:

For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of world-class stage shows.

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 Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures 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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