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Manager, Publishing

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10017628 Location Minato-ku, Japan Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Sep. 14, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

 Job Summary:

  • Manage and develop licensing business in publishing category containing physical/digital publishing and learning products, capitalizing on Disney/Marvel/Star Wars/NatGeo properties.
  • Understand market requirements and identify appropriate products with most appropriate launch timing, business models and licensees/partners who have expertise in their field of business.
  • Develop and negotiate deals with licensees/partners and manage product and marketing approvals for the licensees.


  • Drive and grow the business with sales target.
  • Analyze market conditions in order to identify trends and key success factors to grow the business.
  • Propose new ideas to licensees or new business partners.  Lead deal negotiations to close them successfully.
  • Responsible in working closely with licensees and develop AOP/5YP forecast, ensuring goals and targets are to be achieved according to the plan.
  • Manage daily contacts with licensees.
    • Contract renewal negotiations
    • Sales update, analysis and forecasting
    • Minutes of key meetings and negotiations
    • Product and marketing approval management
  • Develop strategic plans, reflecting both short term and long term opportunities and risks in the market.
  • Communicate with global counterparts and be always up to date on global product and/or concept availability and contents. 
  • Report business progress to Director regularly as well as ad hoc reports.


  • 4-8 years of experiences in learning market and/or educational publishing market
  • Contents development and/or marketing experience in learning category 
  • High understanding in Digital Education and Digital platform is preferred
  • First-hand experience with the following not an absolute requirement but preferred
    • Sales & Marketing experience in learning category and/or licensing business
    • New business development in learning products
    • At least 3 years of project management experience involving 3 or more stake holders.
    • High understanding in Digital Education and Digital platform is preferred
  • Native level fluency in Japanese, and good communication skills in English (written and spoken) are required
  • Sense of commitment and responsibility to one’s business responsibilities with passion
  • Understanding of company priorities, and how one’s business responsibilities tie into them
  • Good communication skills particularly in negotiation, leadership and interpersonal relationships
  • Bachelor's Degree or above
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Analytical Skills
  • Self-Starter

About 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: 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 TWDC (Japan) Ltd., which is part of a business we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

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