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The Walt Disney Company Director, Facilities & Space Planning in Burbank, California

It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.

At Walt Disney Studios, we have a culture and workplace that encourages collaboration and innovation. We are seeking an exceptional, well-rounded executive to be our Director of Facilities & Space Planning.

Primary Focus Areas:

  • Develop spaces that allow groups and individuals to interact, communicate, and build relationships

  • Create multiple types of spaces embedded within the workplace to engage all employees and foster visibility and openness in their work and spontaneous interactions

Responsibilities :

The Day-to-Day:

  • Direct staff of two to support approx. 1800 employees

  • Partner with leadership across production, talent, human resources, technology, and finance in the development of short term and long term workplace strategies (i.e., real estate, office design)

  • Liaise and collaborate with partners in Corporate Real Estate (TWDC) to ensure their teams and our staff are set up to do their best work

  • Develop reconfiguration/move strategies and partner with Corporate Real Estate Operations for execution of moves and department reconfigurations

  • Collaborate with Corporate Real Estate design team for the management of various furniture lines in various building locations on studio lot and Glendale

  • Coordinate with Corporate Real Estate Operations for warehouse furniture and reconfigurations

  • Develop and improve all elements of facilities

  • Align BU requests/needs with budget guidelines

  • Build and maintain strong strategic relationships and partnerships with all backlot trades and Operations teams, including security and janitorial

  • Guide BU leads through the Corporate construction process, beginning with defining scope to design/deliver through construction

Basic Qualifications :

  • 5+ years of experience in a management level / leadership capacity

  • Knowledge of building space allocation, layout, facilities expansion and planning

  • Ability to prioritize varying needs of the organization with an empathetic attitude and excellent communication skills on all channels

  • Inspiring leadership of direct reports and the organization at large

  • Experience scaling workplace programs for approx. 1800 employees

  • Desire to create a best in class workplace experience

  • Motivated self-starter, with a strong sense of urgency and attention to detail

  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in Workplace Strategy + Design

Job ID: 689442BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment