At Disney Parks Live Entertainment, we bring the magic to life! The Production Manager drives production processes and financial success of assigned projects from inception to completion using a strong, diversified background in project management. The Production Manager supports and maintains creative integrity while delivering outstanding production efficiency and operational reliability. The Production Manager monitors project status, deliverables, timelines, schedules, budgets, scope and meetings. The Production Manager supports the Producer in meeting all project objectives while adhering to company/departmental standards and policies.
Accountable for the development of solid relationships with multiple partners at multiple levels to achieve the goals of assigned projects in partnership with Producers, Show Directors, Technical Directors, Technical Designers, Costumers, Entertainment Operations and any other key team members and project partners.
Manage sourcing, procurement, contracting and payment processes in partnership with contract administrators and procurement partners, tracking expenses and reporting on budget status, managing job numbers and budget authorizations and ensuring that company financial policies and procedures are followed for all spending. Scope includes overall project fiscal responsibility and facilitating efficiency efforts.
Production Manager will ensure operational strategies and requirements are implemented into the production process, and serve as the communication point for external and internal clients and stakeholders, as well as interface for all other lines of business influenced by the project.
Responsibilities of this role include planning and advising production teams on best practices and quality excellence, coordination with clients and partners to execute all Disney Parks Live Entertainment components, and the ability to quickly offer solutions to address issues and identify process adaptations to meet project needs.
The Production Manager will provide guidance and Cast Member support to Production Assistants and Guest Experience Managers on assigned projects.
As a Disney leader, the Production Manager champions and supports safety, environmental, inclusion and other corporate initiatives, ultimately enhancing the Guest/Cast Experience and driving business results
Basic Qualifications :
3 to 5 years professional leadership in live show/theatrical production, live event production, technical, and/or stage management
Demonstrated experience in zero based budget creation, labor and operating expense estimating, and financial management/reporting with attention to detail and accuracy
Proven experience in leading procurement efforts for entertainment related goods/services and managing bid package processes.
Strong interpersonal relationship skills and ability to lead conflict resolution with proven successful experience in team building and cross-functional collaboration
Demonstrated strong delegation, partnering, and negotiation skills
Effective problem solving skills, enhancing the success of each project
Excellent communication and presentation skills and comfort interacting with all levels of leadership
Proven ability to initiate, organize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner
Proven strong analytical and administrative skills with the ability to identify areas for continuous process improvement
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs, spreadsheet and presentation software, Microsoft Outlook, collaboration tools and file sharing programs
Trusted and respected leader that guides with integrity
Can receive and deliver honest, actionable, and credible feedback to team members, as appropriate
Available and willing to work weekends, holidays, and third shift as needed
Knowledge of Entertainment Production and Operations in a professional theatrical, theme park environment
Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team and Eager to be part of a vibrant, creative work culture, bringing and sharing unique perspective to the role
Familiarity working with entertainment unions and/or associations.
Willingness to travel on various assignments
Fluency in any additional languages is a plus (Mandarin, French, Japanese, Spanish, etc.)
Required Education :
High School Degree or Equivalent
Preferred Education :
B.A. or B.S. in Theater, Design, Entertainment, Event Management, Project Management, or equivalent preferred