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Senior Manager, DEI Stakeholder Engagement

Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
Location: Lynwood
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

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, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks including Disney+. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Diversity & Inclusion are critical enablers of this effort. To stay relevant in the market place, we strive to have the people and culture that enable us to surprise and delight our guests and audiences today and in the future.
The Diversity and Inclusion team serves as a center of excellence for the enterprise, leading the development of D&I business strategy, partnering with leadership across lines of business and global markets, providing subject matter expertise on relevant inclusion practices, and enhancing our inclusion brand both inside and outside the company.

The Senior Manager, Stakeholder Engagement reports to the VP, D&I - Market for The Walt Disney Company, leading the stakeholder engagement across various segments as well as cross dimensional expertise to execute against their market priorities.Responsibilities : STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

  • Build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with key internal stakeholders, in support of their business and strategic DEI objectives. (DGE, TWDS, DMED)
  • Build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships and impactful engagement with key external stakeholders (Multicultural Communities) to champion our brands, reputation and DEI objectives with a key focus on underrepresented communities
  • Partner with our People/Culture and Segment DEI teams to assure that our stakeholder engagement is aligned and effectively advances DEI objectives
  • Partner with Corporate Social Responsibility, Government Relations, Public Policy, Brand Development, etc. to align community engagement and advance TWDC reputation
  • Partner with segment Communications, PR , Marketing, Sales, ESR and PA teams to align community engagement across the business and advance TWDC reputation
    STRATEGY
    • Make recommendations for and lead efforts that support business needs specific to individual dimensions of diversity
    • Manage investments and budgets, ensuring that the highest impacts
    • Build strategy, align stakeholders and manage projects that respond to the needs of the business and advance inclusion
      MEASUREMENT/INSIGHTS
      • Develop and manage tools that measure the value of each engagement activity
      • Develop metrics/dashboards in partnership with Insights COE, providing better transparency of company performance and progress
      • Ensure business segments have access to appropriate information and insights at the right time.
      • Provide insights and build competency to enable business leaders to deepen engagement with diverse segments and advance business objectives
      • Maintain a deep understanding of segment business priorities
      • Drive TWDC reputation efforts in the external market through surveys, recognition etc.
        COMMUNICATIONS
        • Partner with Communications, PR, Marketing, Sales, CSR and Public Affairs teams specific to Segment to champion
        • brands across all markets
        • Partner closely with HR Communications to find opportunities to communicate our narrative and our progress against our D&I Strategy
        • Identify opportunities to communicate our D&I stories that demonstrate market leadership and relevance.
        • Champion employer branding efforts to attract the best talent that reflects our market
          CAPABILITY BUILDING
          • Partner with and support segment creative and product development teams to ensure our stories, products and services are relevant and reflect our market
          • Manage relationships with D&I allies and Subject Matter Experts
          • Support segments in building capabilities and resources required to lead in their markets
          • Build enterprise insight and interventions that disrupt bias and effectively advance inclusion
          • Serve as trusted counsel to segment business leaders on D&I matters
          • Support the capability building of resource groups across the enterprise
          • Ensure global perspective is embedded in all effortsBasic Qualifications :
            • 5-7 years relevant experience in Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement (e.g. employee relations, HR business partner, learning & development, organization development, and/or recruitment) or related professional experience
            • Demonstrates deep understanding of our Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas, ABC, ESPN brands, lines of business and marketplace
            • Challenges accepted wisdom
            • Cultivates his/her own curiosity AND focuses on impact
            • Experienced in integration of multiple data sources (including primary and secondary research, social media) into clear, actionable insights and stories
            • Equally comfortable in quantitative and qualitative environments
            • Has working knowledge of marketplace research and analytical techniques
            • Moves quickly, with regular communication and visible progress against objectives
            • Demonstrates leadership skills with the ability to turn vision into action, motivate others to achieve goals, and follow through on decisions
            • Manages focused, successful outcomes with outside partners
            • Leads so that others choose to follow
            • Effectively builds partnerships and influences stakeholders and decision-makers
            • Communicates in clear and compelling ways (written/verbal) and adapts appropriately for the environmentTo be successful, this leader needs to have four core characteristics:
              • A keen mind for business and business performance.
              • Deep understanding of diversity & inclusion and its business impact
              • A natural orientation to collaboration, entrepreneurship and decision-making
              • The ability to garner trust from leadersRequired Education : Bachelor 's degree in a related fieldPreferred Education : Master 's degree in a related field

Keywords: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate), Lynwood , Senior Manager, DEI Stakeholder Engagement, Executive , Lynwood, California

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