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Senior Manager, Brand Merchandising - Softlines

Company: Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: Kissimmee
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Brand Merchandising, this individual will act as the producer of a line for Softlines, working with creative and product design to ensure highest quality, consumer-focused, trend right product lines across all channels of distribution (licensing, flex business models, vertical and wholesale) that build brand equity and meet financial targets.Responsibilities : SOFT LINES MERCHANDISING

  • Create and implement the day to day execution of the Softlines product strategy
  • Translate the product strategy into a consumer-focused product strategy for your 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
  • Champion products developed in collaboration with the design teams to capitalize on trends, anticipate consumer demand and drive product innovation in category
  • Manage consolidation of product needs from all regions and channels to develop one product brief to design ensuring needs of all businesses are met
  • Establish perspective on what's working and why to consistently improve product line
  • Partner with Studio, Global Creative, and Marketing teams to bring our content and IP to life properly and with a consistent brand point of view across the globe
  • 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 targetsLEADERSHIP / MANAGEMENT
    • Be a 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
    • Actively manage communication and collaboration with key commercialization, product design, and sourcing partners
    • Communicate to influence cross-functional partners to drive execution and remove road blocks
    • Lead through ambiguity
    • Manage direct reports with immediate feedback on performance and weekly touch bases to review deliverables, regular development and coaching
    • Champion our diversity and inclusion goals through right product and team growthBasic Qualifications :
      • 6-8+ years of progressive experience in Product Merchandising in an omni-channel company,
      • Experience 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
      • Ability to manage revenue creation while maintaining brand integrity
      • Strong working knowledge of the omni-channel marketplace globally
      • Successful experience working, and thriving, in a highly matrixed company structure
      • Leadership and talent development abilities and a collaborative and effective management style
      • Strong Team Player The ability to build & foster collaborative partnerships across functions & departments
      • 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 internationallyPreferred Education :
        • Associate's Degree or equivalent work experienceAdditional Information : Our Benefits:
          Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at


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