Merchandising Manager - CollectiblesApply NowApply Later Job ID 10068291 Location Kissimmee, Florida, United States / Glendale, California, United States Business Consumer Products Games & Publishing Date posted Nov. 10, 2023
Be Part of the Story at The Walt Disney Company as the Merchandising Manager for Collectibles! This individual will act as the producer of the line for the Collectibles category, working with creative and product design to ensure the highest quality, consumer-focused, trend right product lines across multiple channels of distribution (Disney Parks, shopDisney / Disney Store, and 3rd party retailer accounts) that build our brand equity and meet financial targets.
This role reports to the Senior Manager, Merchandising.
This is a Full-Time role.
What You Will Do:
Drives the daily implementation of the product strategy for the category
Assists in the development of a consumer-focused product strategy that is commercially viable and delivers a consistent worldwide look and feel
Consumerist: Consumer-obsessed, constantly balancing the art and the science of merchandising to find opportunities, elevate brand and delight our consumer
Relentlessly monitor the global competitive landscape and consumer zeitgeist to capture opportunity
Champions products developed in collaboration with the design teams to capitalize on trends, anticipate consumer demand and drive product innovation in category
Consolidates the product needs from all regions and channels to develop one product brief to design ensuring needs of all businesses are met
Find commonality in consumer, customer and market trends to minimize duplication / cannibalization; identify areas to reduce complexity and increase efficiency globally
Establish perspective on what’s working and how to consistently improve product lines
Partners with Studio, Global Creative, and Marketing teams to bring our content and Intellectual Property to life properly and with a consistent brand point of view across the globe
Partners with Product Design and Sourcing to deliver rotating product lines that meet business objectives including sustainability goals
Partners with Commercial & Planning teams around the world to develop and drive execution
Category lead to cross-functional teams showing up as compelling, dynamic, and knowledgeable in all stages of go to market process and partner interactions where product is discussed
Assist in building compelling stories to sell in and create solutions to drive brand vision and grow sales
Champion our diversity and inclusion goals through right product and personal growth
Required Qualifications and Skills:
5+ years of progressive experience in Product Merchandising and / or vertical development
Experience in building an omni-channel product line for a category or categories of business
Experience working in highly matrixed and/or global product companies a plus
Demonstrated ability to capitalize on market trends and consumer zeitgeist to maximize value creation throughout the trend cycle
Demonstrated ability to create, leverage and scale innovation
Demonstrated ability to be a brand steward and maintain brand and product integrity
Working knowledge of the omni-channel marketplace globally
Strategic thinker with the ability to drive execution against a financial plan
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence a diverse audience including experience working with external partners and business owners to bring product and assortments to the market
Successful experience working, and thriving, in a highly matrixed company structure
Collaborative and effective communicator
Strong Team Player – The ability to build & foster collaborative partnerships across functions & departments
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
Benefits and Perks:
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 California is 102,000 to $136,700 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 Disney Global Product Dev & Creative, which is part of a business we call Consumer Products Games & Publishing.
Disney Global Product Dev & Creative 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.