The Walt Disney Company Assistant Product Merchandiser in Glendale, California

The Assistant Product Merchandiser will work on developing global Disney Store product strategy for assigned departments and drive assortment choices to support those strategies. This role is an integral member of the Global Product Strategy and Development organization for The Disney Store, is based in Glendale, CA, and reports to the Manager, Product Strategy.Job Description

Responsibilities :

  • Support Manager in developing global TDS product strategy for assigned departments. Strategy to include region specific needs, meet Disney brand and quality requirements and meet financial needs of the business

  • Partner with Manager to develop and maintain departmental strategies and drive assortment choices to support these strategies. Actively work to apply financial insights, consumer insights, and product trend information, as well as support the overall global Disney Store vision and mission to validate assortment.

  • Manage assigned category initiatives to achieve financial objectives for assigned categories/departments

  • Analyze retail and consumer trends in the industry, specifically for relevant categories, to help shape the assortment, drive innovation, and identify new opportunities.

  • Present quarterly departmental strategies and corresponding product lines to the Senior Management team.

  • Partner with key cross-functional partners to ensure product concept translates into saleable product that hits financial targets and delivers on time.

  • Execute to key milestones, meeting requirements to support delivery of merchandise to Regional partners

  • Build and update quarterly assortment plans.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 1 – 2 years of experience in retail merchandising and/or buying in mid to large size company.

  • High level of interest and experience with Disney Brand category management preferred

  • Experience working collaboratively in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Ability to flex from strategic to task oriented skills

  • Good computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)

  • Strong organizational skills

  • People oriented team player

Required Education :

  • College degree in related business field ideal

Job ID: 554752BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media