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Associate Product Design Manager - Consumer Product Accessories

Company: Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: Olive Branch
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Responsible for product design from start to finish in Accessories, Handbags, and Footwear under general supervision from management. Builds strong peer and team relationships to ensure the highest quality, consumer-focused, trend-right product lines across all channels of distribution (licensing, flex business models, vertical and wholesale) that build brand equity and meet financial targets.

This role reports to the Senior Manager, Product Design and supports the Mickey and Classic Character Franchise with a focus on Accessories, Handbags, Footwear, and Headwear categories.

Responsibilities:

Concept, design, sketch silhouette, create a prototype (including managing art-to-product, 3D modeling, sample creation, fit sessions, and electronic breadboards, where applicable), deliver and present trend-right consumer centric product lines that feature market-leading fashion design and great price/value for each tier of the value pyramid
Execute product and licensed packaging approvals through online systems and collaborative approval meetings, ensuring high quality standards in character execution, in-depth storytelling, color, material, form and function while maximizing profitability
Develop and design product mock-ups, compile line sheets for line reviews, layout creative presentations, and retail pitch decks
Collaborate with internal partners (Creative Design, Brand Merchandising, Licensing Commercialization, Sourcing and Tech Design, Global Product Design teams, BERGs, CBM, Legal, Business Affairs, Product Integrity, Integrated Retail, BPM, Public Affairs, D&I teams, Cultural Consultants) and external partners (Studios & Disney Channel Content Providers, Games, Publishing, WDI, Licensees, DTR Partners) to design and approve all products
Monitor competitors, product innova,tion and market dynamics
Research and anticipate initial seasonal trends by category
Multi-task and prioritize multiple design projects within deadline

Qualifications:
3+ years of related experience
Solid knowledge in hardlines/softlines categories (raw materials, plastic, textiles, print, pattern, graphic composition, manufacturing)
Knowledge utilizing styles guides
Proven negotiating and presentation skills
Experienced product design skills (e.g. 3D product design, technical design, sketching, creative application and manipulation of art, final mechanical art, fabric and trim identification)
Demonstrated computer software skills (e.g. MS Office, Photoshop, Illustrator)

Education:
Bachelor's Degree in a related field (e.g. fashion design) or equivalent work experience

Additional Information:
From toys to apparel, books to games, Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing (CPGP) brings our products, through stories and characters, to markets worldwide. With a portfolio of renowned franchises including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, 20CS, National Geographic and Star Wars, our efforts to provide new and experiential products, designed to entertain and inspire, is industry-leading and category shaping.

This position is located in Orlando, FL

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Keywords: Parks, Experiences and Products, Memphis , Associate Product Design Manager - Consumer Product Accessories, Executive , Olive Branch, Tennessee

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