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Product Design Manager - Marvel Hardlines

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10011649 Location Kissimmee, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Sep. 30, 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:

Product Design Manager 


Job Summary: 

The Product Design Manager for Marvel Hardlines will oversee the day-to-day execution of product design and development of Licensed & Owned & Operated (O&O) products for a specific category, from concept through production. Reporting to the Director of Product Design, you will collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure the highest quality, consumer-focused, product lines across all channels of distribution (flex business models, vertical and wholesale) that build brand equity and meet financial targets. 


  • Work with partners and the O&O teams during the stages of concept, design, sketch, prototype (including managing art-to-product, 3D modeling, sample creation, fit sessions, and electronic breadboards, where applicable), deliver and present trend-right consumer centric product lines that feature market-leading innovation and great price/value for each tier of the value pyramid 
  • Manage and execute product approvals through online systems and collaborative approval meetings, ensuring high quality standards in character execution, in-depth storytelling, color, material, form and function while maximizing profitability 
  • Collaborate with internal partners (Creative Design, Brand Merchandising, Sourcing and Tech Design, BERGs, CBM, Legal, Business Affairs, Product Integrity, Integrated Retail, BPM, Public Affairs, DE&I teams, Cultural Consultants) and external partners (Studios & Disney Channel Content Providers, Games, Publishing, WDI, DTR Partners) to design and approve all products 
  • Work with the greater product design and creative teams to drive up-front trends, overall creative direction and to identify future areas of growth within the franchise, including the preparation of custom design tools and retail pitches specific to each category 
  • Motivate direct report(s) through ongoing feedback on performance 
  • Prepare creative/product retail custom design tools and pitches to differentiate by category 
  • Monitor competitors, product innovation and market dynamics 
  • Prioritize multiple design projects, running simultaneously with varying levels of complexity 


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (e.g. industrial design, toy design, fashion design) or equivalent work experience 
  • 5+ years of experience 
  • Demonstrated vision and forethought for an overall brand 
  • Knowledge in hardlines/softlines categories (raw materials, plastic, textiles, print, pattern, graphic composition, manufacturing) 
  • Demonstrated product design skills (e.g. 3D product design, technical design, sketching, creative application and manipulation of art, final mechanical art, fabric and trim identification) 
  • Computer software skills (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator) 

Additional Information:

This role is located in Kissimmee, FL




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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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