Sr. Manager, Production Environmental Sustainability

Burbank, CA

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.

The Sr. Manager, Production Environmental Sustainability reports to the Director, Physical Production Asset Management.

  • Management of Sustainable Production Program and Environmental efforts that span all Disney Live-Action, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Productions.
  • Lead Green Steward Program across all Disney Live-Action, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Productions
  • Oversee hiring of Environmental Stewards for Disney Live-Action, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight productions
  • Help design and implement tracking of Scope 3 emissions and work with Disney Corporate Sustainability to ensure productions are meeting reduction goals once set
  • Act as a key resource to Production Executives on environmental policies and procedures
  • Continuous tracking of all carbon data gathered during the time of production
  • Ensure productions are meeting Disney Corporate sustainability goals and targets
  • Develop, keep current, and implement policies, procedures, and materials
  • Create and execute a training program for Environmental Stewards
  • Lead kick-off calls with the Production team, Accounting, and key department heads (Construction, Locations, and Transportation)
  • Communicate effectively with various department heads, producers, crew members, and studio personnel throughout the duration of production
  • Serve as liaison with crew and production personnel on sustainable production issues, opportunities, and progress in environmental practices
  • Oversee execution of food donation program on productions around North America
  • Track the progress of the program on all productions, benchmark, and follow up where needed
  • Collaborate with Corporate Sustainability group to create and distribute environmental impact reports for each production (PEAR), including training production accounting teams on tracking methodology
  • Administer materials including, prep and wrap deliverables, best practices checklists, carbon data, and EMA Gold Seal applications
  • Assist Steward with all “green” related decisions on productions, i.e. set up of waste vendor, sourcing green materials, and inclusion of production crew on Disney green standards and initiatives.
  • Work with the Corporate Sustainability group to manage continuous updates of the Environmental Steward Manual.
  • Research/develop new sustainability programs and technology in conjunction with the Corporate Sustainability group
  • Interact with Corporate Communications group for assistance and approval of non-profits/vendors for possible donations i.e. wardrobe, set pieces, office supplies, and set dressing
  • Network with internal Studio groups and external Studios to identify best practices
  • Identify and document sustainability “wins” from productions to communicate both internally and externally
  • Work with Corporate Communications and Set Publicist to capture strong b-roll and interviews around sustainability

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years experience in production in a sustainability capacity
  • Deep understanding of environmental issues
  • Experience managing relationships, setting expectations, and engaging with production executives, producers, directors, production crew, and vendors
  • Requires a professional business understanding with regard to complex business relationships and the ability to nurture and maintain professional relationships.
  • Creative thinker, able to seek innovative solutions to complex/technical business problems
  • Experience with carbon calculation and data analysis required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, MS PowerPoint; ability to learn new software and technologies
  • Experience in Media & Entertainment industry required; with experience and relationships within the industry
  • Willingness to travel, if needed

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