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Manager, Yield Optimization

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 924623BR Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted May 08, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

Job Summary:

DLR Revenue Management & Analytics is looking for a forward-thinking team leader who is passionate about delivering quality results and enjoys working closely with commercial partners across the Disneyland Resort on both strategic and tactical challenges.
This leader will leverage technology, data analytics, and optimization to explore opportunities, shape business decisions, and drive business results through a high-powered team. Help create the vision for RM&A, setting the path forward to help the site optimize yield and drive commercial value. Work closely with partners to understand and drive new Commercial initiatives and strategies, helping to influence decision making, while setting and achieving financial plans
A successful candidate will have strong leadership, strategic thinking, communication, partnering, and analytical skills, including experience leading analytical, high performing teams. The ideal candidate would be a dynamic, flexible leader that excels in building relationships and driving results.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead an analytical team of high performers
  • Play a key role in financial and commercial forums to define, influence, and drive strategic direction of the site
  • Partner across the organization with key stakeholders in Finance, Consumer Insights, Sales, Marketing, Industrial Engineering, Operations, and Technology to drive optimal results
  • Leverage data visualization techniques and communication skills to present complex analytical findings in clear business terms that facilitate acceptance and execution by business partners and senior executives
  • Take an active approach to finance transformation, pushing the team to lead the way when it comes to using new techniques and tools to work smarter and continually re-evaluate the business
  • Understand and exercise a creative data-driven and problem-solving approaches in identifying and developing improved analytical techniques including time series, price elasticity, linear/non-linear modeling, and ML techniques
  • Understand the relationship between the revenue forecast, inventory management, and pricing and take a prescriptive approach to offsetting risk and capitalizing on opportunity to drive revenue
  • Assess need, define, and drive large scale analytical projects across the team to add incremental value, establish new business practices, and improve strategic precision
  • Provide ongoing professional development and coaching to direct team
  • Inclusive leader that places DE&I at the forefront for their team, intentionally working to integrate business goals and DE&I strategy

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Business Analytics, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Statistics, Econometrics, or other quantitative fields
  • Minimum 5 years statistical, analytical, data science, or strategic development experience
  • Minimum 1 year of experience leading an analytical team
  • Knowledge of revenue management
  • Must possess strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen
  • Must be an excellent team player who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent communicator in both oral and written settings
  • Flexible, “special-projects” orientation coupled with solid multi-tasking and prioritization abilities
  • High energy level; strong work ethic and leadership skills
  • Self-driven, independent thinker, curious by nature
  • Great sense of responsibility, ownership, and pride in delivering quality results

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Data Science, Business Analytics, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Statistics, Econometrics, or other quantitative fields
  • Understanding of revenue management concepts (i.e., dilution, displacement, etc.) and the theme park business
  • 3+ years experience leading analytical teams
  • Proven experience with and strong understanding of advanced analytical methods
  • Proven experience with forecasting, demand planning, and/or pricing

This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.



About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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. Disney’s 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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., 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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