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Director Food & Beverage Products M/F/NB

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10038898 Location Marne-la-Vallée, France Business Disneyland Paris Date posted Jan. 31, 2023

Job Summary:

The Director-Food Product & Sourcing is accountable for managing every front-of-the-house aspect of new food and beverage concepts. This position also leads and develops a comprehensive company-wide beverage strategy (including spirits, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages).This role partners with Food & Beverage site executives, functional disciplines, and industry experts within a matrix structure to jointly accomplish Disneyland Paris goals for Food & Beverage.

 This key leadership role is instrumental in leveraging Food & Beverage as a key strategic business driver of overall Guest visitation, experience excellence, and profitability.

With leveraging of knowledge of French Food and Beverage market, the director will lead and drive concepts with scalability across sites requiring interface and integration with suppliers, executives and partners locally and worldwide. 


  • Set the vision for how Disneyland Paris guests will experience dining in the future leveraging innovative ideas and great stories as the foundation for best-in-class, relevant concepts that drive satisfaction and business/financial value
  • Lead all aspects of concept development from ideation to implementation with strong knowledge of Food taste, habits and expectations of a European guest consumer
  • Lead Food & Beverage program development for new concepts including design and facility planning
  • Infuse corporate and Food & Beverage strategies, standards and priorities into new concepts
  •  Continually advance and evolve concepts through innovations in industry trends, health and wellness, technology, equipment, design, sustainability, and safety
  • Partner with culinary concept group in the creation of menus that complement concepts, drive quality and maximize value
  • Position DLP Food & Beverage as a key business driver of overall Guest visitation, experience excellence, and profitability
  • Optimize and drive growth through innovative new concepts and products, cost management strategies, and efficiencies in design and construction
  • Partner with key Food & Beverage industry leaders, senior executives, internal clients and partners in the development and delivery of concepts
  • Represent the organization and participate in industry related organizations and associations
  • Advise and partner with a range of external suppliers, designers and consultants
  • Coordinate internal and external benchmarking to identify sustainable and measurable applications, which may be executed for guest and/or cast experience improvement, revenue growth, or cost initiative implementation
  • Communicate and partner with site-level client groups to maintain an understanding of priorities, business requirements, climate, environmental impacts, and overall landscape of conditions and attitudes affecting food and beverage operations
  • Engage in market analysis to inform business decisions
  • Leverage/engage a broad audience of key stakeholders, partner groups and operations clients including but not limited to Environmental Services, contractors, Walt Disney Imagineering, Facility Asset Management, Safety Services, Engineering Services, and Architecture and Facility Engineering.


  • Food and Beverage Concept Development Leadership Experience
  • Minimum of 15 years progressive leadership experience in the food and beverage industry with deep knowledge of French Food and Beverage market ( including rules , legislation , business …)
  • Possess knowledge of the latest trends and technologies with proven relationships with industry influences to proactively transfer knowledge to the greater team.
  • Proven experience and success leading food safety and healthy practices and initiatives
  • A strong understanding of restaurant design and equipment
  • Exceptional ability to build a long-term plan
  •  Proven ability to effectively lead in a fast paced, highly dynamic environment
  • Proven ability to foster innovative thinking and appropriate risk taking
  • Inspiring leader to lead, coach and develop teams
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Possess unquestioned ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrated compassion and commitment to diversity and inclusion including inviting diverse perspectives, fostering an inclusive work environment, and supporting workforce diversity
  • Fluent in French and English

About Disneyland Paris:

Disneyland® Paris is a company where dreams really do come true. Here, our Cast Members work on stage or backstage, in hundreds of professions. Their mission: offering every guest an unforgettable Disney Experience at our 2 theme parks and our 7 hotels as well as Disney Village. The passion and enthusiasm of our teams has made our company the number one tourist destination in Europe!

Creating dreams carries with it many responsibilities. For our resort, long-term development must be rooted in a sustainable tourism model. We have made important social & environmental commitments, which we seek to implement with the continuous involvement of our employees and stakeholders.

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 Euro Disney Associes SAS, which is part of a business we call Disneyland Paris.

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