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Senior Product Development Manager ( Softline ) - 6 month FTC

Aplicar ahora Aplique más tarde Job ID 10040451 Ubicación Londres, Reino Unido Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Fecha de publicación 15/03/2023

Detalles del empleo:

Job Summary :

The purpose of the role is to lead the design, development, and approval process of all products within relevant category for the EMEA region.

This role will require you to be onsite 4 days a week

The Opportunity & Responsibilities:

  • Engineer consumer centric, segmented, cohesive worldwide product line by brand
  • Work closely with commercial senior management team and product development teams across all relevant categories
  • Set and oversee the management of departmental critical paths and calenderisation, in line with the business brief and KPIs with particular attention to design development timelines and deliverables with partners
  • Manage across licensed and Direct to Retail (DTR) creative product development departments from concept through to final approved product and assess pre and post quality delivery. Mitigate risk, ensuring product is fit for purpose and viable to go to market
  • Develop and manage the creative output from licensees, driving a strong innovation agenda through product creation, ensuring brand consistency, storytelling and compelling execution within a commercial context
  • Identify new product opportunities, produce first class conceptual designs and pitch to prospective/existing partners
  • Establish and maintain relationships with retailers, internal stakeholders/partners and global and international creative teams
  • Against set key criteria, be responsible for reporting and analysis on a weekly and monthly basis reporting for KPI with full visibility of the critical path and calenders to management and providing direction to the senior management team and directors at the appropriate times
  • Ensure earned revenue is achieved by setting initiatives to exceed targeted KPIs on quality and on time approvals
  • Manage and develop team, ensuring consistent and appropriate direction and feedback is given on all product submissions
  • Manage and execute where required, the approval process from initiation to production in a timely manner. Work with a right first time appraoch
  • Lead all design projects (e.g. product toolkits, product pitches, inspiration boards) within category, utilising internal and external resources as required

The Experience We Require From You:

  • Degree level education in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Proven commercial design experience related to relevant category, essential, with the ability to brief and manage external/internal designers and/or agencies
  • Packaging experience, desirable
  • Previous experience managing and developing the performance of a creative product team, essential
  • Experience within a consumer products commercialisation environment
  • Proven experience of building effective relationships, leading and managing change and collaboration across departments
  • A strong understanding of vendor capabilities, production leadtimes and manufacturing in the industry

Additional Information

  • Flexibility for occasional 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:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • 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
  • Excellent parental and guardian leave
  • Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our new disability & neurodiversity focused group - ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.

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.

Acerca de Disney Parks, Experiences and Products:

El segmento Disney Parks, Experiences and Products incluye los icónicos negocios de viajes y turismo de Disney, que incluyen seis destinos con complejos vacacionales en Estados Unidos, Europa y Asia, una línea de cruceros de primera categoría, un popular programa de tiempo compartido y un galardonado negocio de aventuras familiares guiadas. Las operaciones globales de productos de consumo de Disney incluyen negocios de licencias líderes en el mundo en juguetes, indumentaria, artículos para el hogar, juegos y aplicaciones digitales; la editorial más grande para niños del mundo; los locales de Disney Store en todo el mundo y la plataforma de comercio electrónico shopDisney.

Acerca de The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, junto con sus subsidiarias y afiliadas, es una empresa diversificada líder en medios y entretenimiento familiar a nivel internacional con los siguientes segmentos comerciales: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, y Experiences and Products. Desde sus humildes comienzos como estudio de dibujos animados en la década de 1920 hasta su nombre preeminente en la industria del entretenimiento actual, Disney continúa orgullosamente su legado de crear historias y experiencias de primer nivel para cada miembro de la familia. Las historias, personajes y experiencias de Disney llegan a consumidores y huéspedes de todos los rincones del mundo. Con operaciones en más de 40 países, nuestros empleados y Cast Members trabajan juntos para crear experiencias de entretenimiento que sean tanto universales como locales.

Este puesto es en The Walt Disney Company Limited , que forma parte de una empresa comercial que denominamos 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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