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Director, Facilities & Asset Management F/H

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 981659BR Location Chessy, France Business Disneyland Paris Date posted May 24, 2022

Job Summary:

The Director, Facilities and Asset Management (FAM) is responsible for planning, developing, designing, and executing a very diverse portfolio of renovation and rehabilitation projects as well as some ground-up projects ranging from 50,000 to 250 M Euros and based within the two theme parks, the seven hotels, the Disney Village restaurant/retail/entertainment district, and the supporting buildings and infrastructure for all of Disney’s own managed properties.
Reporting to the VP of Facilities and Operations Services, the Project Director - FAM will lead a team of 50 people responsible for capital projects for the Disneyland Paris Resort. He/she will partner with internal peers and external vendors/contractors to develop and implement programs that protect the assets of the company, enhance the guests’ experience while minimizing disruption to the operations.

Planning and Execution
  • Lead teams responsible for developing comprehensive project plans that accomplish project goals with minimal impact to daily operations.
  • Schedule planned projects with a focus on optimizing financial and human resources.
  • Partner with peer support organizations in project planning and implementation
  • Lead team to develop comprehensive project designs that accomplish stakeholder goals, while minimizing operational outages, finding delivery efficiencies, and evaluating lifecycle cost.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and clients to provide estimating, planning, and logistical input for projects that are being considered for the Ten-Year Investment plan of Disneyland Paris.
Team recruitment and development
  • Recruit, hire, and train talented resources that reflect the diversity of our community and guests.
  • Develop the cast through continuous learning, technology, and support of local initiatives and strategies.
Finance, control, and governance
  • Forecast and proactively resolve asset, scheduling, and budget issues.
  • Controls – monitor and enforce guidelines and policies related to safety, accounting, project management, and risk management tools, and coordination with local governing authorities.
  • Develop and support meaningful and consistent performance measures, standard operating guidelines, and project/program controls and governance.

  • Closely collaborates with their business and product partners stakeholders -Food ops, Merchandise ops, Hotel ops, Product integration, etc. through sustained communication and holding regular meetings
  • Share resources and best practices with domestic partners throughout the organization.

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive development leadership experience with a major hospitality brand or related industry
  • Demonstrated experience creating, negotiating, and managing construction and manufacturing contracts
  • Proven blend of business acumen, independent judgment, strategic vision, technical expertise, and hands-on leadership
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects of various sizes simultaneously, including large pluri-annual projects, preferably in environments with a diversity of buildings and other assets
  • Proven ability to inspire, motivate and lead a team to develop creative and efficient solutions throughout the project lifecycle
  • Proactive communicator and relator who can interface effectively at all levels in the company and can appropriately influence business results through negotiation, persuasion, and personal presence
  • Proven track record of driving efficiency and effectiveness in large teams through established and creative metrics and collaboration.
  • Experience with decision making based on lifecycle analysis for long term asset management
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and roll out complex organizational change.
  • Demonstrated compassion and commitment to diversity and inclusion including inviting diverse perspectives, fostering an inclusive work environment, and supporting workforce diversity
  • Fluent French. Good level of written and spoken English

About Disneyland Paris:

Disneyland® Paris is a company where dreams really do come true. Here, our Cast Members work on stage or backstage, in hundreds of professions. Their mission: offering every guest an unforgettable Disney Experience at our 2 theme parks and our 7 hotels as well as Disney Village. The passion and enthusiasm of our teams has made our company the number one tourist destination in Europe!

Creating dreams carries with it many responsibilities. For our resort, long-term development must be rooted in a sustainable tourism model. We have made important social & environmental commitments, which we seek to implement with the continuous involvement of our employees and stakeholders.

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 EURO DISNEY ASSOCIES SAS, which is part of a business we call Disneyland Paris.

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