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Job ID 10088876 Location Richmond, Australia Business Disney Experiences Date posted May 03, 2024

Job Summary:

Wherever you are in the amazing world of Disney, you are contributing to the stories of our iconic brands, recognised by audiences everywhere for entertainment, information and inspiration. Innovation, imagination and inclusion are at the core of Disney, defining the experience that we deliver as well as providing the foundation of our success. The scope of our business, combined with global growth and collaboration result in an inclusive employee experience characterised by continuous learning, development and achievement.

We are seeking an Assistant Commercial Manager to join us and drive and manage the Party and Arts & Craft category within the Australian and New Zealand market as part of the Softlines LOB. The role also includes additional administrative responsibilities and tasks to provide support to the overall ANZ Softlines team.

-This is a 12-month contract due to internal opportunity

Key Responsibilities:

Admin Support

  • Support the Commercial Manager in managing partners including organising and building presentations for internal and external use, collating product inspiration and franchise information
  • Provide general support to Softlines Director, and Senior Commercial Managers

Commercial Management

  • Lead a portfolio of licensees across the Party, Arts & Craft and Accessories categories
  • Manage licensee base including: category strategy development, regular partnership review and analysis, franchise updates, joint business planning and retail pitching – with ambition to drive growth in line with Softlines LOB strategic objectives
  • Responsibility for tracking the forecasting and reporting of managed licensee against budget and prior year, including data entry
  • Support the Senior Commercial Manager across the broader ‘wholesale’ business and commercial planning needs

Retail Focus

  • Partner with the retail brand development team to build and execute strong, industry leading programs
  • Maximise key annual and seasonal retail events relevant to the key categories
  • Engage and build meaningful relationships with retail buyers ensuring strong support for Disney programs

Marketing Responsibility

  • Collaborating with the Retail Marketing team to support licensees and retailers with Disney campaigns

Ideal experience required:

  • 1-2 years experience as an Assistant Manager or Executive preferred
  • Tertiary qualifications in Business/Marketing preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience in Brand Management/Licensing/Account Management
  • Financial management experience with relation to forecasting and budgeting
  • Good understanding of retail environment
  • Understanding of the accessories category a bonus
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to build strong and meaningful relationships both internally and externally

Additional Information:

The Walt Disney Company can provide individual accessibility support that may be needed during your interview process. Please let us know of accommodations that may assist in helping you feel welcome by emailing wdi.careers.au@disney.com

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

About Disney Experiences:

Disney Experiences brings the magic of Disney stories and franchises to life through theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, unique vacation experiences, products and more around the world. Disney shines in the travel industry with 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. Plus, Disney's global consumer products operations include the world's leading licensing business; the world's largest children's publishing brands; one of the world's largest licensors of games across all platforms; and Disney store locations around the world and on the web.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 The Walt Disney Company (Australia) P/L, which is part of a business we call Disney Experiences.

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