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Associate Product Design Manager - Lucasfilm Apparel

Company: Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: San Anselmo
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Associate Product Design Manager - Lucasfilm Apparel is responsible for the day-to-day execution of product design and development of Lucasfilm animation and live action licensed apparel & infant categories from concept through production. You will collaborate with internal/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 Product Design Manager.Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for product design and development of the Lucasfilm apparel and infant categories from concept through final production stages.
  • Leads and oversees product approvals including creative direction, revisions, & provides detailed feedback to external Licensees.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with Licensees, Vendors and internal partners overseeing all creative aspects of product development for these categories.
  • Deliver and present trend-right consumer centric product lines in partnership with external vendors that feature market-leading innovation and great price/value for each tier of the value pyramid
  • Ensures product design excellence by maintaining strict character and product integrity within the IP and by making artistic and creative contributions to new initiatives and product executions.
  • Execute product and licensed packaging approvals through online systems and collaborative approval meetings, ensuring high quality standards in character execution, in-depth storytelling, color, material, form and function while maximizing profitability, as well as onboard new partners
  • Develop and design product mock-ups and trend boards for line reviews, layout creative presentations, and retail pitch decks
  • Collaborate with internal partners (Creative Design, Licensing Commercialization, Global Product Design teams, BERGs, CBM, Legal, Business Affairs, Product Integrity, Integrated Retail, BPM, Public Affairs, D&I teams, Cultural Consultants) and external partners (Studios & Disney Channel Content Providers, Games, Publishing, Licensees, DTR Partners) to design and approve all products
  • Monitor competitors, product innovation and market dynamics
  • Research Initial seasonal trends & apply knowledge of trends and innovation through licensed developed product lines
  • Multi-task and prioritize multiple design projects within deadlineQualifications:
    • 3-5 years of related experience in apparel design and licensing or apparel graphic design
    • Solid knowledge in softlines categories (raw materials, plastic, textiles, print, pattern, graphic composition, manufacturing)
    • Demonstrated product design skills (e.g. technical design, sketching, creative application and manipulation of art, final mechanical art, fabric and trim identification)
      • Proficient computer software skills (e.g. MS Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, KeyNote)
      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experienceAdditional Information: This role is located in San Francisco, CA 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 About Us:The 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.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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 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.

Keywords: Parks, Experiences and Products, San Francisco , Associate Product Design Manager - Lucasfilm Apparel, Hospitality & Tourism , San Anselmo, California

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