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The Walt Disney Company

Manager, Business Planning

Job Summary:

From toys to apparel, from books to games, Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing (CPGP) brings our company’s products, through stories and characters, to markets worldwide. With a portfolio of renowned franchises including Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, our efforts to deliver innovative and experiential products, designed to entertain and inspire, is industry leading and category shaping.

The Manager, Business Planning, serves as a business partner to Games, Interactive Experiences, and Publishing executive leaders, leading the identification, evaluation, and development of key strategic and operational growth initiatives. The Manager will work closely with leaders across this business hub on various initiatives, and will play a critical role in driving the Publishing strategic planning function.


  • Prioritize and manage multiple Games, Interactive Experiences and Publishing-related projects
  • Identify, define, and analyze consumer and industry trends across major markets, including through third party research and analysis, and translate analysis into meaningful takeaways to support project narrative
  • Evaluate potential new business growth opportunities, including through development of financial and quantitative analyses
  • Create compelling, persuasive presentation materials to communicate key learnings and recommendations to senior-level executives
  • Proactively develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders / partners across the Company
  • Support the Director, Business Planning, and Publishing senior leadership in the creation of Publishing’s annual five-year strategic plan
  • Maintain relationships with research and data providers (e.g., NPD BookScan),
  • pull and analyze data from internal (e.g., DPEP financial systems) and external systems (e.g., NPD BookScan)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and financial modeling skills
  • Advanced problem-solving skills such as prioritization, critical thinking, and hypothesis development
  • Ability to think pragmatically, not just theoretically, and drive execution of ideas
  • Outstanding multi-tasking and teamwork capabilities
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills, particularly the ability to develop cogent arguments and present them concisely to a range of stakeholders, including executives
  • Experience in and/or passion for Publishing industry preferred

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or related field; OR equivalent relevant experience

Preferred Education

  • Master’s in Business Administration

Additional Information:

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at

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