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Food and Beverage Planning and Synergy Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10062974 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Sep. 15, 2023

Job Summary:

The Food and Beverage Planning and Synergy Manager supports the development and execution of business strategies, initiatives, and integration efforts.  From managing projects to communication, the Manager will coordinates activities, gain input from key partners, tracks milestones and deliverables, and help to prepare the organization for implementation. As industry evolves, the role will also support the integration of systems and business solutions. 

This position reports to the Senior Manager, Food and Beverage Operations Planning

You Will:

  • Support integration efforts for various food and beverage initiatives including new technologies and/or systems, solutions, DEI activations and products

  • Collaborate with a broad audience of key stakeholders, partner groups and operations clients including but not limited to Revenue Management, Industrial Engineering, Operations Training, Documentation, Communication, Technology, and other strategic partners like Consumer Insight, Safety Services, Advisory and Assurance, Labor Relation, WDI, Revenue Currency Control, Marketing, Public Affair, and other Lines of Business

  • Communicate with operators to maintain an understanding of priorities, business requirements, climate, environmental impacts, and overall landscape of conditions and attitudes affecting food and beverage operations

  • Support change management efforts for seamless integration at the client level

  • Provide subject matter expertise and represent the Food & Beverage business in the development of initiatives, products, processes, or strategies

  • In partnership with key stakeholders and operating clients, design, develop, document and integrate new and revised processes, standards, and business rules

  • Facilitate dialogue with key partners to resolve issues when a complex understanding of operational processes, regulatory requirements, and WDP&R policy is required

  • Manage project timelines and proactively identify constrained resources, conflicting priorities, and scheduling issues

You Have:

  • Relevant work experience in the food and beverage industry

  • Strong understanding of complex operational processes, regulatory requirements, and WDP&R policies

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Demonstrated influence, negotiation, communication, presentation and public speaking skills

  • Ability to handle large volume and wide variety of tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities

  • Demonstrated strong relationship building and partnering skills

  • Demonstrated detail-orientation

  • Ability to deconstruct, simplify and document complex content

  • Proven self-starter, recognizing when projects need to involve multiple partners and decisions need to be made at other levels within the organization

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment

  • Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills

  • Proficiency with all basic Microsoft Office tools

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years WDPR Food & Beverage operational leadership experience

  • Project management experience

  • A strong understanding of labor relation and the STCU local 737 union contract

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



About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney World Resort.

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, 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.

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