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Commercial Fashion Manager

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 731930BR Location London, England, United Kingdom; Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom Business Disney Licensing Date posted Jan. 28, 2020

Job Summary:

We are looking for a commercial, fast fashion expert to join our hugely successful team managing sales of Disney branded adult and kids fashion through our partnership with Primark.

The successful candidate will be Fashion obsessed, with a proven, commercial background in the Fashion Retail industry.

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic, commercial individual who can act with creativity and pace to drive the business forward through their passion for fashion and the Disney brand - this is a highly successful and fast moving account and is a key priority for Disney. The Manager will plan and execute immediate and long term strategies for the Disney in Primark Fashion business.

Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Senior Manager, implement the long-term strategy for Disney in Primark in collaboration with relevant internal and Primark stakeholders

  • Using key trends as well as commercial and consumer insight, develop and drive succinct strategies cross company and departmentally whilst being agile to capitalise on the moment and identify new opportunities and target partners

  • Manage the annual operating plan and quarterly forecasting process, developing supplier (licensee) objectives and strategies, working with markets, consumer demo groups, category teams, franchise, marketing, product development and finance to drive growth

  • Actively manage and cultivate the relationship engagement, partnership and joint business planning

  • Execute contract negotiations

  • Work closely with the creative teams on product development and the marketing teams to support the sale of the products

Basic Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be Fashion obsessed, with a proven, commercial background in the Fashion Retail industry.

Essential skills and experience:

  • A background in fashion buying and product development, merchandising or commercial fashion sales

  • Proven experience of building effective relationships, leading and managing change and collaboration across departments to achieve financial targets and joint goals

  • Commercial ability with stong numerical, analytical, forecasting, reporting skills

  • Strong presentation and influencing skills - to Disney and external audiences

About Disney Licensing:

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings our Company’s stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Global Licensing, Disney Retail, Publishing and Digital Media, and Games, Apps, and Labs. The segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations and bring the magic of Disney into the daily lives of families and fans around the world.

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 The Walt Disney Company Ltd., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Licensing.

The Walt Disney Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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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