Design Manager - 6 month FTCApply NowApply Later Job ID 10039013 Location Richmond, Australia Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jan. 20, 2023
From classic animated features and exhilarating theme park attractions to the hottest content on television and digital, The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in media and entertainment. For 90 years, our outstanding storytelling has enchanted, inspired and thrilled audiences everywhere. Now you have the opportunity to open a new chapter in your life with a career at Disney!
The Walt Disney Company is seeking a Design Manager on an initial 6 month fixed term contract to lead the Creative arm of our Creative & Production team in our Melbourne office! You will be responsible for managing a small design team and the creative output of the unit, with a remit that spans all brands and franchises including Disney+, Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, Fox, Star and National Geographic. Your previous experience leading creative functions enables you to lead the charge creatively across multiple disciplines; art, digital, graphic, branded experience, communication design and branding. You are the voice championing the importance of brand integrity and the immense value that creativity and innovation provide to the business.
The Design Manager partners and supports teams across multiple business areas, providing creative managerial guidance as outlined below. You will need to lead projects from initial brief through to creative executions via management of the design team in collaboration with internal and external talent, against the key business objectives and will:
Take the lead and manage the design team to deliver against Disney+ AUNZ creative needs, whilst partnering with production.
Project and traffic management and coordination from brief to creative output utilising Monday.com platform. Ensuring brief/reverse brief including all deliverables, specs, guidelines/art and deadlines are supplied for the project.
Work collaboratively across the business and with lead Marketing stakeholders, the Design Manager must understand the consumer’s relationship to TWDC brands and franchises in order to improve the customer experience, engagement and reputation for the Walt Disney Company
Partner with the key business areas and individuals to influence best-practice briefing that delivers the best creative and/or technical solution
The position requires substantial experience working in a creative agency, or large brand in a creative capacity, ideally completing major projects in the entertainment or media space. In-depth understanding of design, branding, marketing, consumer journey is required.
You will also bring with you:
A relentless drive and passion for innovation and new ideas, and true understanding of what the Walt Disney Company brands and franchises represents
The ability to engage and tell a story through creative
Experience with designs for entertainment or media brands, ideally with retail components
Advanced technical ability in Adobe Creative Suite
Expert in design management, with proven ability to recommend and implement best practice solutions to a small team
A drive to work in a fast-paced environment, and to prioritise and allocate work in order to meet delivery deadlines
Overseeing the output of external vendor designers as required
This is unique opportunity to join the talented team that develops and delivers unparalleled entertainment across Australia and New Zealand so if this role captures your imagination then apply now!
The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive 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 Media & Entertainment Distribution:
Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers 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 (Australia) P/L, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.