At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
“We create happiness.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!
ResponsibilitiesManage the store design process from development through execution, as well as supporting the entire process, for multiple store design projects, including concept, management of external architectural firms, providing finish and fixture specificationsDevelop external architectural firm program and processes that aligns with current business needsStrong understanding of Visual Merchandising / Merchandising required, ensuring store design and product presentation is seamlessProvide leadership of retail, environmental and industry trendsDevelop and maintain brand guidelines for core footprint – fixture specs and colors, dcor elements, floor plan and layouts – to ensure assets are appropriately updatedSupport the capital plan for construction projects to include detailed work plans, schedules and project forecastsDrive complex strategic planning and business development. Acts as the liaison between merchandise, operations, FAM and WDI.Responsible for ensuring the layout/design of a retail store meets prescribed requirements. Review and modify vendor shop drawings to ensure compliance with design intent and Disney quality standards.Onboard and train new Store Designer cast membersSupport vendor relationships, contracts and accountability with multiple external consultants and vendors. Develop and recommend cost optimization and savings opportunitiesOrganize and lead business critical meetings for the purpose of coordinating/managing the roll out programCommunicates timely and effectively with Director – Store Design regarding critical and relevant matters to the program
Basic QualificationsDemonstrated ability to effectively convey ideas and concepts graphically. 3DStudio and Autocad knowledge.Strong understanding of the architecture of retail stores, as well as store build out process, from inception to closeoutDemonstrated ability to operate in an ambiguous and rapidly changing work environmentDemonstrated ability to build and foster relationships with cross functional partners and a diverse set of stakeholders, lead in a collaborative style as well as communicate in an engaging impactful manner
Preferred Qualifications8+ years Retail Store Design leadership experienceDeep knowledge of store design, branding and presentation strategies/concepts; understanding of how each affects the customer experienceKnowledge in development of site plans, building plans, preliminary layouts, fixture plans, construction documents and specificationsExcellent project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and lead complex, cross-functional teamsSkilled at embedding creative thinking and appropriate risk-taking into organizational cultureMust be willing and able to travel
Required Education Bachelor’s degree of Interior Design, Industrial Design or Architecture
Additional Information©Disney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity.
Location/Region: Kissimmee, FL (US)