Associate Product Design Manager – Jewelry and Accessories - #196375

Disney Parks,Parks, Experiences and Products

Date: 06/08/2022 05:00 AM

City: Kansas City, Kansas

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Responsible for product design from start to finish in Accessories, Jewelry and Handbags for Princess, Pixar and Animation, under general supervision from management. Researches trends and builds strong peer relationships to ensure the highest quality, consumer focused, trend-right product lines across all channels of distribution, building brand equity and meeting financial targets

Responsibilities :

  • Concept, design, sketch silhouettes, create prototypes (including managing art-to-product, 3D modeling, sample creation, fit sessions, and mood boards, 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 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 innovation and market dynamics
  • Research and anticipate initial seasonal trends by category
  • Multi-task and prioritize multiple design projects within deadline

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (e.g. fashion design) or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of related experience
  • Solid knowledge in hardlines/softlines categories (raw materials, plastic, textiles, print, pattern, graphic composition, manufacturing)
  • Demonstrated 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)
  • Proficient computer software skills (e.g. MS Office, Photoshop, Illustrator)

Required Education :

Bachelor’s Degree in related field (e.g. fashion design) or equivalent work experience

Additional 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

This position is located in Orlando, FL




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