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Manager, Merchandising, Shop-in-Shop, APAC

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10033158 Location Singapore, Singapore Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Nov. 08, 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:

Reporting to the Director of APAC Flexible Business Models (FBM), Product Development (PD) & Merchandising, this role will act as the merchandising manager for Disney Shop-in-Shop (SIS) Business Models, working with APAC regional commercial team, local commercial team and global merchandising team to ensure highest quality, locally relevant, consumer focused & trend right product lines across various distribution channels that build brand equity and meet financial targets.

Responsibilities:

Product Merchandising

  • Creates and implements the day-to-day execution of the APAC product strategy for flexible business models which include shop-in-shop assortments (all categories)
  • Translates the APAC consumer needs and retail partners needs cross franchises into a consumer-focused product strategy for their categories of responsibility that is commercially viable and delivers a consistent worldwide look and feel
  • Consumerist:  Consumer obsessed, constantly balancing the art and the science of merchandising to find opportunities, elevate brand and delight our consumer
  • Relentlessly monitor the global competitive landscape and consumer zeitgeist to capture opportunity
  • Manages consolidation of product needs from all regions and channels to develop product assortment strategy
  • Analyze hindsight from sales data and ordering data, identify gaps and develop strategy and plan to fill the gaps
  • Find commonality in consumer, customer and market trends to minimize duplication / cannibalization; identify areas to reduce complexity and increase productivity globally
  • Establish perspective on what’s working and why to consistently improve product line
  • Comprehensive knowledge about current trends and filter for brand relevance
  • Proactively manage worldwide segmentation at right price/value from value to premium
  • Identify opportunities to leverage products, co-brands and collaborations globally
  • Develop metrics and lead team to deliver development counts, adoption KPIs and COGs targets

Leadership / Management

  • Brand ambassador to cross-functional teams showing up as a compelling, dynamic, knowledgeable manager in all stages of go to market process and partner interactions where product is discussed
  • Build compelling stories to sell in and create solutions to drive brand vision and grow sales
  • Actively manages communication and collaboration with key commercialization partners
  • Communicate to influence cross-functional partners to drive execution and remove roadblocks
  • Strong Point of View on consumer, customer and business effectively communicated across stakeholders and management
  • Lead through ambiguity and entrepreneurship
  • Keep positive and optimistic attitude as going through building process and trust with internal and external partners
  • Build, develop and retain best in class Merchant talent
  • Champion our diversity and inclusion goals through right product and team growth

Requirements:

  • 6 to 8+ years of progressive experience in Product Merchandising in an omni-channel company,
  • Experience in building a global product line for a category/categories of business that is both globally leveraged and locally relevant
  • Demonstrated ability to capitalize on market trends and consumer zeitgeist to maximize value creation throughout the trend cycle
  • Demonstrated ability to manage revenue creation while maintaining brand integrity
  • Strong working knowledge of the omni-channel marketplace globally
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to drive execution against a financial plan
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence a diverse audience including experience working with external partners and business owners to bring product and assortments to the market
  • Successful experience working, and thriving, in a highly matrixed company structure
  • Strong Team Player – ability to build & foster collaborative partnerships across functions & departments
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and positive based on entrepreneurship
  • Ability to manage the organizational and cultural change efforts needed to ensure new, innovative concepts, business practices, and technologies are fully adopted and integrated into the business
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

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.

We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best – entertain and inform millions around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for all newly hired employees in Singapore.

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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: 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 (Southeast Asia), which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

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