Project Associate, Product Development Disney Publishing WorldwideApply NowApply Later Job ID 10069395 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Consumer Products Games & Publishing Date posted Nov. 17, 2023
About the Role & Team
As a Project Associate Product Development with Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW), you will support licensees within a designated region serving as a liaison between design teams and artists. In this role, you will report to the Sr. Manager- Project Manager
This is a Full-Time role
What You Will Do
Every single day in the Project Associate role is different! On any one day, you might:
Provide product development support to various formats (print and digital) created by domestic and international licensees.
Route product and marketing submissions in an online system, synthesizing feedback from creative teams so that licensees have a clear understanding of the changes they need to make for their products to be approved by creative stakeholders
Establish relationships with internal Disney Publishing Worldwide creative teams in various countries to stay educated about Art, Editorial, Design and Audio guidelines for all franchises, including Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic
Establish relationships with licensees and become an expert on each licensee's product offerings and market/distribution situation to present this to all teams that are reviewing product development stages and sales and marketing materials
Provide support to licensees with daily inquiries, which are related to systems, creative, assets, and process/ schedule.
Identify "problem" licensees in creative or process areas and work with Creative Operations manager to fortify weak areas
Communicate guidelines to licensees through daily email exchanges and meetings that include members of those same creative teams when extra guidance is needed by a licensee
Act as liaison between creative teams and licensees, learning how to balance (and to occasionally arbitrate) differences between the creative guidelines of Art/Editorial/Design teams and licensee business limitations
Secure reference/assets from various content providers around the company for use in products
Manage administrative tasks that serve Creative Operations as well as external partners
Required Qualifications & Skills
3+ years of experience in a project management role
2+ years of experience working with creative teams
High level of organization skills, ability to prioritize many complex and detailed projects at once
Excellent relationship building skills
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and within tight deadlines
Ability to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders
Problem solver with a “can do” attitude
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience preferred
Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities, and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits.
The hiring range for this position in Glendale, CA is $68,300 to $93,800 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.
About Consumer Products Games & Publishing:
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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Buena Vista Books, Inc., which is part of a business we call Consumer Products Games & Publishing.
Buena Vista Books, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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.