Director Product Design & Development
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Careers - Kissimmee, FL

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The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true.

Walt Disney Theme Parks Merchandise has an exciting opportunity for a director of hardlines. The director will lead and inspire a talented team of 30 Cast Members whose vision is to deliver the best entertainment shopping experience in the world by creating and delivering innovative high quality and magical merchandise hardline products that drive profitability, enhance the Disney brand and delight our guests. He/she will drive innovation by leveraging non-traditional resources in conventional ways and will focus new product concepts on relevant creative content that parallels the lifestyles of our diverse Guest base. The director will leverage global opportunities with peers, partners and industry professionals to extend and promote the Disney Brand to create memories that last a lifetime.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of 10 years experience in specialty retail development

Minimum of 10 years progressive leadership experience leading product development teams

Proven ability to articulate vision to inspire creative, planning and merchandise teams on a daily basis

Excellent relationship skills with proven ability to work in a global environment with all levels of stakeholders to influence business decisions and facilitate change management

Excellent communicator with strong verbal, written, facilitation and presentation skills

Excellent project management capacity with ability to define a clear vision, orchestrate work plans and push work to completion

Proven ability to identify and interpret trends through the design and development process including all design elements that make products special and unique

Preferred Qualifications

Proven success with hardlines product development for a specialty retail business

Familiarity with planning and allocation, procurement, sourcing and supply chain business function

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Additional Information
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