The Walt Disney Company Forecasting Analyst, Food & Beverage in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

This role will support forecasting related processes for developing monthly forecasts and data-driven insights for Walt Disney World (WDW) Food & Beverage (F&B) revenue. Responsibilities include delivering guest-driven analytics, data mining/visualization, and partnering with key business teams. A qualified candidate will have a natural curiosity to proactively identify, evaluate, and communicate business performance using data-driven insights.

This position reports to a Sr. Manager-Forecasting.


Analytics and Measurement

  • Support development of WDW Food & Beverage revenue long-term monthly forecasts and annual operating plan

  • Develop deep understanding of guest demographics, behavior, purchasing, and redemption patterns to deliver insights and make improvements in predictive forecasting models

  • Utilize data visualization techniques to identify, evaluate, and communicate business trends and key metrics

  • Analyze large data sets by leveraging SAS, SQL, Tableau, and Business Objects

Insights and Strategic Decision Making

  • Translate business performance drivers and metrics into insightful analyses and recommendations

  • Partner with stakeholders across various functional teams such as Food & Beverage Planning, Pricing, Finance, Operations, etc., to influence decision-making

  • Understand and evaluate new business initiatives to provide strategic direction for the business

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years of statistical or financial analysis and/or strategy development experience

  • Demonstrated exceptional analytical skills in financial forecasting and statistical analysis and strong communication skills in developing fact-based insights and recommendations

  • Demonstrated technical ability to leverage data using spreadsheets and databases and open to learning new visualization and statistical analysis software

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with a positive demeanor under tight timelines

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities, and perform job responsibilities accurately with minimal supervision

  • Demonstrated exceptional sense of responsibility, ownership, and pride in delivering quality results and understanding the business impact

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts forecasting and planning processes

  • Expert in Excel with working knowledge of VBA

  • Demonstrated experience working with SAS, Teradata, SQL, Tableau, and Business Objects

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Industrial Engineering or other quantitative field

Preferred Education

Master’s degree or equivalent

Additional Information:

We strongly encourage applicants to upload a copy of their resume and to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for an interview.

Job ID: 560517BR

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts