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Manager- Product Management at The Walt Disney Company (Orlando, FL)

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DPEP Technology and Digital is looking for a Manager- Product Management to support new business initiatives and strategic priorities. The role will be responsible for informing product strategy, concept development, and defining and executing these initiatives in collaboration with key stakeholders and partners. The team's work spans across all global Parks digital touchpoints including web and mobile, as well as physical and digital convergence within the theme parks and resorts businesses.
We want someone ready to collaborate with some of the best storytellers in the industry, leverage cutting edge technologies, and support a cross functional team that connects Guests with some of the most beloved characters, universes, and worlds of all time. A successful candidate will be highly analytical, collaborative, able to work extremely effectively in a matrix organization while wearing multiple hats, be comfortable working autonomously, and adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies and capabilities into high quality, simple products and applications that Guests love.
Responsibilities :
  • Lead the strategic planning process for new business initiatives within DPEP Technology and Digital and create holistic roadmaps to deliver on strategic priorities across products
  • Identify areas for growth and analyzing existing products to uncover opportunities to enhance and grow existing products with a particular focus on emerging technology platforms and partnerships
  • Drive strategic direction for products and creative experiences that bring joy to our Guests, through compelling digital and physical interactions and take advantage of prevalent mobile technologies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create new products and features that inform new business initiatives and strategic priorities.
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret trends or signs of change, to drive product strategy and create competitive advantage in an evolving marketplace.
  • Evaluate market opportunities and strategic partnerships with respect to their strengths and develop business cases for new products and features.
  • Identify and build partner relationships that will enable exciting customer experiences
  • Proactively support management of deal pipeline and ideation, structuring and execution of strategic opportunities
  • Define standard KPIs and Metrics to measure success including engagement, monetization, stability, and performance (e.g., engagement over time, conversion rate, monetization of high value features for business and guest)
  • Makes choices about product and project scope, priorities, MVP, delivery dates, etc.
  • Manages and executes on multiple projects in parallel, balancing the needs and timelines of each simultaneously.
  • Support leadership in large scale initiatives, including creation of deliverables (assessments, internal presentations, etc.) with a view toward promoting informed decision-making and presentations that will be shared with senior-level audiences.

Basic Qualifications :
  • 6+ years of experience in product development and/or consulting/strategic partnership role
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate and influence decision making with all levels in the organization (business, executive, technical)
  • Experience identifying, defining, and addressing technical, user and business issues in a fast-moving organization

Preferred Qualifications :
  • Experience in product innovation and emerging digital technologies including AR, VR, ML/AI, video games and interactive experiences
  • Experience evaluating emerging technology solutions and companies for fit and viability against use cases.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, proactive thinker with the ability to thrive in an often ambiguous, fast paced environment.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the organization
  • Working knowledge of markets, products, and competitive landscape (including ability to predict and explain current/future trends), and the ability to translate (both verbally and in writing) technologies into business value.
  • Strong analytical and financial skills.

Required Education :
Bachelor's Degree or equal experience required. Graduate degree preferred
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