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Associate Product Development Manager - Pin Trading

Company: Disney Parks,Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Disney Official Pin Trading has become an iconic part of our Guest experience; with our Cast in our Parks, online, and in retail stores all around the world. With an official twenty-year history of collecting and trading, Disney Pins have become a classic tradition for both the avid collector and the new generation of fashion forward influencers. The Associate Product Design Manager is a necessary contributing member of the Disney Pin Trading Center of Excellence team, and reports to the Product Design Manager. We are looking for someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about our brands - armed with the creative and technical skills to work towards designs that inspire, surprise and engage audiences.Responsibilities : Partner with the brand merchant to create unique, one-of-a-kind collectible merchandise, from concept stage through to final production.Work with diverse teams partnering with internal partners (Creative Design, Brand Merchandising, Sourcing, Global Product Design teams, BERGs, CBM, Legal, Business Affairs, Product Integrity, D&I teams and Cultural Consultants,) and external partners (Studios, WDI, Licensees, and more) to design and approve all product.Work with internal partners to ensure the execution of our product meets and exceeds our brand standards.Design for a diverse audience, from first time visitors to generational-collectors, spanning multiple demographics, with both domestic and global trends and cultures in mind.Rapidly create potential solutions and convey initial creative ideas and concepts; use sketches, mockups, and POV boards while always looking for new trends, monitoring competitors, product innovation, market dynamics and pushing the development of our product.Actively participate in feedback loops from design partners to partner reviews to 1:1s.Prep mechanical files for factory production including all necessary specifications for proper execution.Take ownership in presentation development for multiple internal creative reviews, manage and keep archival art files up to date and accurate through development process.Communicate with external vendors to set and sustain high design standards for our brands and partners in the management of creative projects from initial concept to final execution.Advise external vendors to establish consistency across multiple brands and multiple projects and touchpoints - while ensuring high-quality output is delivered to brief.Give feedback to external vendors when they present design concepts and timelines to in-house creative team, while ensuring creative development and delivery are in consideration of brand needs, taking design lead of development providing art direction, character overlays, color accuracy notes to vendors.Basic Qualifications : 3+ years of related experienceExperience developing creative and design assets backed by a strong portfolio; demonstrable art direction, concept development and campaign implementation.Advanced knowledge in graphic design tools Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator experience.Strong layout, composition, design skills.Intermediate illustration and character design skillsKnowledge of all of The Walt Disney Company brands.Pursue excellence with integrity as part of a team.Enthusiastic, highly-creative, proactive, being trusted to take ownership within a defined area.#LI-JS7Preferred Qualifications: Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote and/or PowerPoint, Microsoft Office Suite.Preferred Education : Bachelor's DegreeAdditional 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 #DPEPFLA

Keywords: Disney Parks,Parks, Experiences and Products, Downers Grove , Associate Product Development Manager - Pin Trading, Executive , Downers Grove, Illinois

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