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PH Product Design Manager - D100 Accessories

Company: Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: Potomac
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

As the Walt Disney Company celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2023, come join us to be part of the Magic, working with our Licensees and Partners in developing innovative products that capture the spirit and storytelling of our beloved characters.

The Product Design Manager is responsible for the day-to-day execution of product design and development of Pixar, Disney Princess and Disney animation/live action licensed accessories 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 Sr. Manager - Product Design.

Responsibilities :

  • Concept, design, sketch, and help create prototypes (including managing art-to-product and 3D modeling where applicable)
  • Develop and design product mock-ups, compile line sheets for line reviews, layout creative presentations, and retail pitch decks
  • Execute product and licensed packaging approvals through online product approval system and collaborative approval meetings, ensuring high quality standards in character execution, in-depth storytelling, color, material, form and function
  • Develop collaborative relationships with 3rd Party Content Providers to ensure prompt product feedback and approvals for licensing partners
  • Understand global trends in accessories that translate into commercially viable product ideas
  • Participate in cross-functional team meetings, kick-off calls and brainstorms, share best practices with team members and broader organizations
  • Ability to shift priorities quickly to meet the needs of a constantly changing business
  • Monitor competitors, product innovation and market dynamics
  • Initiative to continually update current level of expertise
  • Manage a variety of multiple design projects, running simultaneously with varying levels of complexity
  • Be an entrepreneurial and innovative thinker who embraces change and taking on new challenges
    Basic Qualifications :
    • Bachelor's Degree preferred, in fashion design, product design or graphic design
    • 6+ years product design/development experience required
    • Strong presentation skills with the ability to provide thoughtful, clear creative art direction of partners and vendors
    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic, deadline driven environment that revolves around multiple product development calendars
    • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft applications required
      Additional Information :
      Benefits and Perks: 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 https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits.


Keywords: Parks, Experiences and Products, Potomac , PH Product Design Manager - D100 Accessories, Executive , Potomac, Maryland

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