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Manager, Product Development

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7108627720211123 Location Kissimmee, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Nov. 10, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- 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.

Job Summary:

Creative Operations is dedicated to supporting global publishers with their product development and approvals. The Manager, Product Development will lead a team of 5 people responsible for the approvals on submissions and assets for print books, learning products, and digital products, and for providing licensees with all of the necessary information about branding, art, and editorial they need to create Disney, Pixar, Lucas, Marvel and National Geographic products.  This position is based in Florida and reports to the Sr Manager, Product Development.

JOB SUMMARY:

  • Support licensed product for global books, magazines, digital and learning across Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas and National Geographic franchises

  • Manage team of 5 project managers, providing direction with their account management and approval issues and make decisions in areas of conflicting interest

  • Provide product development support to a set of key licensees with day-to-day inquiries, which are related to systems, creative guidelines, assets, and process

  • Route product and marketing submissions in Online Product Approvals (OPA) system, synthesizing feedback from creative teams so that licensees have a clear understanding of the changes they need to make in order for their products to be approved by creative stakeholders

  • Partner with Commercialization to address concerns/issues that arise and fortify weak areas

  • Understand each market and business situation to best attend to the needs of individual licensees

  • 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

  • Establish relationships with internal DPW creative teams in order to stay educated about Art, Editorial, and Design guidelines for all franchises

  • Work with external teams (Marvel, Lucas, Pixar, Brand Management, Legal, etc.) to secure approvals

  • Share best practices amongst team to ensure consistent licensee support across all project managers

  • Detect reoccurring trends regarding process and approval issues; implement improvements and solutions after discussions with partners

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years’ experience with project management

  • 3+ years’ experience managing individuals

  • 2+ years’ experience working with creative teams

  • High level of organization skills, ability to work with many complex and detailed projects at once

  • High level of communication skills (written and oral)

  • Excellent relationship building skills – negotiation skills a plus

  • Ability to work independently under pressure and within tight deadlines

  • Ability to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders

  • Problem solver with a “can do” attitude

REQUIRED EDUCATION:

  • Undergraduate degree preferred

Our Benefits: 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

About Us:

The 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.

The Walt Disney Company, together with our 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.

You will work with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment 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 culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, create the best stories and be relevant in a changing world.

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About Disney 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 Disney Global Product Dev & Creative, which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Global Product Dev & Creative 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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