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Manager, Location Strategy

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10049775 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted May 25, 2023

Job Summary:


Manager, Location Strategy

The Global Product Creation (GPC) team creates and develops to life Disney merchandise across Disney Parks, Disney Stores, shopDisney, and licensed products sold all across the world. The Location Strategy team contributes in the connection of GPC strategies with Profit Center goals.

The Manager will manage a team of Location Strategy Managers to grow profit center and location specific retail vision. Create assortment strategies to enhance results; match GPC priorities with the strategies in the profit center.

You will report to the Director, Location Strategy.

You Will:

On any given day, as a Manager-Location Strategy, you might:

  • Develop the master plan "vision" for a profit center that supports Annual Operating Plan site level and retail segment goals. Promote IFP and Capital plan to support LTP at the profit center level.
  • Build profit center vision and brand essence for retail that links to store level assortment profiles.
  • Develop the retail location strategy, supported by an analytical foundation, to justify retail master plan (rehabs, store closing/openings and new concepts).
  • Develop profit-center specific assortment strategies in partnership with Owned and Operated Merchandising, Allocation, Store Operations and the Commercial team.
  • Promote property strategies for seasonal mix changes and events, as well as develop stage plan / product flow calendar in partnership with Visual Presentation.
  • Provide property specific strategic input to main partner teams at important quarterly development steps and micro-steps.
  • Evaluate profit center specific assortment needs and build/adjust strategy changes to improve financial performance (long-range & in-season).
  • Partner with the Allocation team to ensure execution of strategies and support in-season business.
  • Guide property specific business and strategy meetings
  • Establish and direct career development of self and direct reports.

You Will Have:

Here’s what you need to be successful at this job:

  • Manage a team in high-volume areas.
  • Proven business savvy through strategic development, concept development, business development, financial management, analytical thinking, and problem solving.
  • Create the vision for new opportunities and ability to build the case to support.
  • Knowledge of merchandise planning, merchandise math, forecasting, and trend analysis.
  • Excellent relationship, collaboration, partnering, coaching, and mentoring skills.
  • Focus on big picture vision.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and timelines.
  • Domestic/International travel may be required.


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent, management experience is preferred

Additional Information:

This position is located in Orlando, FL.



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

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: 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 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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