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Manager Product Design - Marvel Apparel, Accessories & Home - O&O

Company: Disney Parks,Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: Stinson Beach
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Product Design Manager is responsible for the day-to-day execution of product design and development of Marvel softlines categories (apparel, accessories & home) from concept through production for our vertical, flex business models and wholesale channels of distribution. You will collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure the highest quality, consumer focused, trend-right product lines that build brand equity and meet financial targets. This role will report to the Sr. Manager - Product Design.Responsibilities : Concept, design, & prototype (including managing art-to-product, sample creation, fit sessions, where applicable), deliver and present trend-right consumer centric product lines that feature market-leading innovation and great price/value for each tier of the value pyramidManage and develop direct report(s) through on-going feedback on performance and weekly touch bases to review deliverablesLead direct reports to execute product design by ensuring high quality standards in character execution, in-depth storytelling, color, material, form and function while maximizing profitabilitySpearhead packaging needs and approvals through online product approval system and collaborative cross functional meetings.Develop collaborative relationships with studio & creative partners to ensure prompt product feedback and approvalsUnderstand global trends that translate into commercially viable product ideasLead design direction and trend execution for each seasonParticipate in cross-functional team meetings, kick-off calls and brainstorms, share best practices with team members and broader organizationsAbility to shift priorities quickly to meet the needs of a constantly changing businessMonitor competitors, product innovation and market dynamicsCollaborate with internal partners (Creative Design, Brand Merchandising, Sourcing and Tech Design, BERGs, D&I teams, Cultural Consultants) and external partners (Studios & Disney Channel Content Providers, Games, Publishing, WDI, & Licensees to design and approve all productsCollaborate with the greater product design and creative teams to drive up-front trends, overall creative direction and identify future areas of growth within the franchise and across product categories, including the preparation of custom design tools and retail pitches to differentiate by categoryManage team to prepare creative and product design tools for internal leadership and cross divisional presentationsManage and prioritize a variety of multiple design projects, running simultaneously with varying levels of complexityBe an innovative thinker who embraces change and taking on new challengesBasic Qualifications : 5+ years of experiencePrior experience leading othersStrong knowledge in hardlines/softlines categories (raw materials, plastic, textiles, print, pattern, graphic composition, manufacturing)Strong verbal and written communication skillsStrong negotiating skillsStrong product design skills (e.g. 3D product design, technical design, sketching, creative application and manipulation of art, final mechanical art, fabric and trim identification)Strong computer software skills (e.g. MS Office, Photoshop, Illustrator)#LI-JS7Required Education : Bachelor's Degree in related field (e.g. industrial design, toy design, fashion design)Additional Information : This job is located in Kissimmee, FL.Our Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes healthcare (medical/ vision / dental) and retirement savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our cast member benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits. #CPGPJobs#DPEPFLA

Keywords: Disney Parks,Parks, Experiences and Products, San Francisco , Manager Product Design - Marvel Apparel, Accessories & Home - O&O, Hospitality & Tourism , Stinson Beach, California

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