The Walt Disney Company Manager, Forecasting and Planning in Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Provide forward looking intelligence in regional economy, travel trends and use it for demand planning of all lines of business. The forecasting responsibilities are primarily attendance and occupancy and secondarily merchandise transactions and F&B covers. Evaluate the mix of business and its impact on rate to forecast revenue. The revenue forecasting responsibilities are primarily ticket and hotel rate and secondarily merchandise and F&B transaction value. Develop and deliver full management information so that the partners can effectively use the forecast for demand planning and strategy execution purposes. Improve forecasting science by using existing systems and introducing new econometric models and other methods. As part of the senior team in Revenue Management & Analytics (RM&A), assist in Revenue Management strategy development by providing demand forecast. As owner of the demand modeling, partner with finance on Long Range Planning and Five Year Planning. Lead the annual Revenue Planning process with the stakeholders of sales, marketing, finance and operations.

Responsibilities :

  • Evaluate the current forecasting methodology and improve data quality, aggregation and disaggregation and adopt optimal forecasting horizon

  • Develop best-fit forecasting techniques including time series, econometric and nonlinear modeling

  • Fine tune the forecasting process and match it with the right skills within the team to improve forecasting

  • Exercise a deep data-driven analytical and problem solving approach in identifying and developing RM models and solutions for revenue gaps, business opportunities, channel advantage and parity

  • Produce and present Short Term Forecast and Long Term Forecast and the weekly and monthly updates to those forecast

  • Produce and present Revenue Plan and Annual Operating Plan on an annual basis.

  • Set up and maintain communication channels between forecasting and the partners in sales, marketing and revenue management / pricing to understand the demand shaping initiatives

  • Measure forecast accuracy performance for continuous improvement in forecast technique and process

  • Create business relationships with key business partners in Sales, Marketing, Finance, IT, and Operations to ensure revenue management initiatives are executed on a daily basis

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Economics, or other quantitative field

  • With at least 7 years of forecasting, experience in economics, financial instruments or travel industry

  • A strong background in statistics, economics and modeling with excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills in translating statistical trends into management advisory

Job ID: 555412BR

Location: Lantau Island,Hong Kong

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts