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Product Development Associate

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10049688 Location London, United Kingdom Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted May 23, 2023

Job Summary:

For our EMEA Head Quarter based in Hammersmith, London, we are looking for a Product Development Associate to join the existing team.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Execute the approval process from initiation to production in a timely manner, ensuring all product submissions are routed through Disney’s Online Product Approval (OPA) system as per global product integrity guidelines

  • Provide creative direction, inspiration and feedback to licensees on both 2D application and 3D product submissions in order to drive product quality

  • Train and develop all new and existing licensees on the Disney brand, property portfolio, creative assets and approval systems, ensuring that they have the appropriate creative assets for product development

  • Develop and maintain successful working relationships with licensees and other internal and external stakeholders

  • Create product pitches and new product design visuals under the supervision of the Senior Product Design and Development Manager/ Product Design and Development Manager

  • Develop and maintain a good knowledge of Disney’s characters, films, properties, heritage and creative assets in order to assist in their usage of consumer products

  • Support the needs of the wider team at regional, local and global levels as required, including involvement in design projects as directed

  • Ensure products comply with corporate policies and legislation

Experience and Professional Qualifications Required

  • Degree-level education in a related field or equivalent work experience, e.g. product/fashion/print design

  • Proven commercial product development experience in relevant categories or product design roles at a licensee, retail head office or supplier

  • Some packaging experiences are desirable but not essential

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of trends within the industry of relevant category and the broader world of design with working knowledge of common manufacturing techniques and their application in production

  • Communicate clear design briefs and basic design ideas using freehand drawing, computer techniques and/or third-party design resources

  • An ability to deliver against set deadlines and budgets as directed

  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to effectively present design ideas to internal/external stakeholders at all levels

  • Ability to influence and achieve buy-in at all levels

  • Written and spoken English for business use, essential; other European languages, beneficial

  • Computer literate including Mac OSX, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and MS Office

Additional Information

  • Flexibility for frequent UK, European or international travel may be required

  • Contribution to ad-hoc projects as the business requires

  • Flexible hours may be required to meet business needs

The Perks of being Part of The Story

  • 25 days annual leave (plus Bank holidays)

  • Private medical insurance & dental care

  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free

  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing, and at our Disney Store (in-store or online)

  • Flexible working is available, four days per week at the office

  • Excellent parental and guardian leave

  • Be part of our Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our new disability & neurodiversity focused group - ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.

  • ...and many more

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

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 The Walt Disney Company Limited, which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

The Walt Disney Company Limited 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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