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Event Manager - CPGP (Orlando Based)

Apply NowApply Later NOTE: We have a new application system, please create a new account if you have not done so yet when applying. Job ID 10007819 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Aug. 04, 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:

Job Overview:

This is a salaried role, reporting to the Senior Event Manager in Central Florida. The Event Manager is part of a team that plans, develops and produces large-scale, complex and high-profile results-driven events in support of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. The role’s primary focus is on Consumer Products, Games and Publishing (CPGP). Leveraging an understanding of strategic marketing and communications, the ideal candidate will demonstrate strong project management capabilities. The role will collaborate with internal and external partners to develop business-to-business, consumer and internal in-person, hybrid and virtual event programs that drive superior results to align with business goals, objectives and strategies.


  • Lead cross-functional teams, internal to lines of business and communications, as well as external, through all phases of in-person and/or virtual event production, including creative planning, development, budget creation/management, logistical production, execution and post-event evaluation/recap

  • Responsible and accountable for delivering all aspects of the event within the approved financial scope, and that the overall event objectives, deliverables and timelines are met and exceed expectations

  • Serve as main communications point for all key stakeholders on event-related details

  • Work with Corporate Travel to secure and contract room blocks as needed for events

  • Manage internal and external attendee lists and invitation processes

  • Ability to seamlessly work with a Technical Production team on development and execution of technical components of events

  • Research and gather information needed to make informed decisions throughout all phases and recommend future improvements

  • Participate in creative sessions to develop new event concepts and options

  • Develop and present creative and logistical plans/recaps to internal partners and Disney executives

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key internal stakeholders and partners throughout the Consumer Products, Games and Publishing (CPGP) segment, including content partners, legal, risk management, security, etc.

  • Cultivate and maintain effective external relationships with vendors and other essential partners

  • Stay informed of current industry trends, best practices and other information beneficial to role and leverage that knowledge to improve events

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business, Communications or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of event experience in a similar event management role

  • Must have an event portfolio featuring a wide range of event experience including media/influencer events, experiential activations, consumer/fan conventions and/or industry events

  • Demonstrated organizational, planning and project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple complex projects with cross-functional teams

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to develop and present concise, compelling presentations integrating event strategies, objectives, creative, and other key information

  • Demonstrated ability to present with confidence to all senior leadership levels

  • Demonstrated creative and strategic thinking skills

  • Possess knowledge and effectively leverage trends and technology in events, maximizing the reach and relevancy to the audience

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects with varying priorities and deadlines

  • Strong proficiency in Mac, Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Keynote) Google G Suite, Slack, with ability to learn new and existing software programs & applications

  • Willingness and availability to travel domestically and internationally as needed, and work a varied schedule that may include evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior Disney experience and/or knowledge of the Disney brand

  • Knowledge and experience working with digital technologies and Public/Media Relations and Marketing

  • Driven by guiding principles of being service oriented, creative, nimble, fresh, ROI focused, disruptive and optimistic

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About 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 Consumer Prod & Interactive Media, which is part of a business we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Consumer Prod & Interactive Media 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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