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Executive Assistant, Enterprise Technology

Walt Disney Studios
Burbank, CA 91502
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Executive Assistant, Enterprise Technology

Job ID 736870BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jan. 15, 2020

Job Summary:

Do you have deep experience supporting a very high-level executive? Are you known for keeping your cool under pressure? Can you interact with the most senior levels of management? If youre nodding your head, then a Senior Executive Support Professional position in Enterprise Technology at The Walt Disney Company might be right for you.

Our Senior Executive Support Professionals are highly-respected because their skills are quite simply, essential. Youd be a key member of a dynamic, fast-paced team that drives value by delivering on TWDC growth strategies, partnering to optimize segment technology priorities.
As a community of technology experts, we strive to be inclusive, customer-focused, accountable, optimistic, curious and innovative. Our goal is to be a diverse community that embraces a growth mindset, and feels a sense of pride in being a part of Disney Technology. We work with some of the most creative, intelligent people in the business. Join us apply today!

This position currently reports to Vice President, Workforce Enablement.

Responsibilities:

You would be responsible for the day-to-day workings of the leader(s) you support. Workforce Enablement is responsible for providing digital workplace tools and services to the businesses and workforce of the Walt Disney Company, supporting productivity and creativity in a secure and efficient environment. In addition to providing vital tools, like laptops, Outlook 365, Slack, and Bluejeans, we also develop custom solutions. We strive to provide the most modern portfolio of solutions, so we are frequently testing and evaluating new technologies.

It goes without saying that there will be expense reports, travel planning, hundreds of phone messages and endless calendar jockeying, but this job is very much about people. The relationship you form with the executive(s) you support is absolutely critical, because thats what enables you to become a true partner. In addition to understanding your executives business -- and business needs -- inside and out, youll also need deep knowledge of the leadership and workings of (name segment, like ESPN) and of related departments across the Disney enterprise. As the face of your executive(s) within The Walt Disney Company, your professionalism, loyalty and attitude are a reflection of the office, and as such, are a key component to its success. Every day as an Executive Support Professional is different! On any given day you might:
  • Read relevant newspapers and trade journals so you are completely immersed in the mission of the office and can inform your executive when you see something he/she should know;
  • Conduct research, fact-check existing work, and prepare regular reports and summaries youll have tasks that you own completely and will provide regular assistance on others;
  • Create a multi-city travel itinerary, taking into account time zones, weather delays, traffic and fatigue levels;
  • Interface directly with other senior executives and their support teams your ability to work well with people on all levels is a very important part of your job;
  • Review your leaders schedule to build-in time for things like thinking and traveling to their next meeting;
  • Understand the days priorities so you can be strategic about how you direct phone calls;
  • Schedule conference rooms, meetings and video chats;
  • Be ready to throw the entire schedule out the door when an emergency comes up, then pick it up again when the dust settles;
  • Handle extremely confidential, sensitive information, remembering that Disney is a publicly traded company;
  • Draft letters and emails on behalf of your leaders;
  • Assist with on-boarding new employees youll be the friendly face that newbies count on to answer all their questions, including some who are extremely senior in the organization;
  • Manage large purchase orders and vendor contracts;
  • Mentor and train other support professionals in hard skills like computer programs, and soft skills like teamwork;
  • Plan large, high-profile events like premiers, product launches, off-sites and team-building activities;

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 7 years supporting a Vice President and/or equivalent experience;
  • Sharp written and verbal communication skills, including flawless grammar and a rich vocabulary;
  • Desire to immerse yourself fully and learn all aspects of your executives business;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines/deliverables;
  • Strong proficiency with all types of computers, phones and office equipment, as well as mastery of Microsoft Office programs, SAP, Confluence, Concur, and working in a Windows environment
  • A calm head and steady hand to deal with the unexpected;
  • EQ skills to build bridges, forge alliances and encourage people to want to work with you;
  • Complete reliability handling confidential, often highly sensitive information;
  • Desire to truly be helpful to your leaders and co-workers, to go the extra mile without being asked;
  • Some flexibility in your schedule we value work/life balance, but in a pinch, a bit more time is needed;
  • Very strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail; and
  • A highly professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at The Walt Disney Company
  • Experience working in a large public corporation; and
  • Good Knowledge of productivity and collaboration technologies (O365, Slack, etc.), mobile applications, calendaring, and video conferencing.

Required Education

  • Bachelors degree and/or equivalent experience

Preferred Education

  • Masters degree

Additional Information:

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About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Companys 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, youll 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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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. Disneys 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 Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, 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 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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