The Walt Disney Company Site Merchandise Manager in Glendale, California

ABOUT DISNEY STORE The Disney Store retail chain, which debuted in 1987, is owned and operated by Disney in North America, Europe, and Japan. Disney Store is the retail merchandising arm of Disney Consumer Products, the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and its affiliates that extends the Disney brand to merchandise. Disney Store carries high-quality products, including exclusive product lines that support and promote Disney's key entertainment initiatives and characters. Disney Store opened its first store in Glendale, California and, in doing so, originated the themed retail business model. There are currently more than 200 Disney Store locations in North America; more than 40 Disney Store locations in Japan; and more than 100 Disney Store locations in Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom , plus online stores www.shopDisney.com, www.shopDisney.co.uk, www.disneystore.fr and www.shopdisney.de. Each Disney Store location offers a magical shopping experience that can only be delivered by Disney, one of the world's largest and most successful entertainment companies. For more information, please visit www.disneyconsumerproducts.com/press/us/disneystore or follow us at www.facebook.com/DisneyStore and www.twitter.com/DisneyStore.

MISSION:

ShopDisney.com is seeking a seasoned digital commerce expert that will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to optimize both the customer experience as well as business results. The Site Merchandising manager will develop and lead a team of Site Merchandisers who will work to create seamless customer experiences across all platforms and channels for both ShopDisney.com and Marvelstore.com

The ideal Site Merchandising Manager is an experienced people manager, strong problem-solver, effective communicator, and has a demonstrated history of developing and leading exceptional site merchandising programs through a balanced creative and data driven eye.

Responsibilities : SITE

  • Support the business by leveraging ecommerce principles as well as general business expertise to ensure the website merchandising is optimized to reflect guest behavior and business priorities

  • Work closely with the merchandising group to understand merchandise needs and priorities and manage site execution with site merchandiser accordingly

  • Ensure consistency across the site across all customer touchpoints including navigation, product layout, content strategies, linking strategies

  • Work closely with marketing to ensure seamless customer experience from all marketing channels

  • Develop and manage content strategy, layout and merchandise products across the site.

  • Be a subject-matter expert on the functionality and tooling necessary to create, manage and optimize the site layout.

  • Work with Merchandising, Planning, Marketing and Creative for all appropriate brand and category initiatives and ensure proper execution on the site.

PROCESS

  • Identify opportunities across systems, processes, functionalities and develop improvements and solutions

  • Develop strong partnerships with analytics team to create consistent data flow to help inform on site execution

  • Develop and partner with digital product teams to identify and optimize technical opportunities on the website to enhance guest experience.

  • Develop and maintain A/B testing processes in close partnership with the digital product teams

  • Manage editorial and design production timelines.

PEOPLE

  • Hire, train and develop a strong bench of site merchandisers through strong consistent coaching and mentorship

  • Create a culture of openness

  • Lead by example by continually seeing out new and innovative ecommerce specific opportunities to drive sales and site functionality

Basic Qualifications :

  • 4-6 years of experience with online product merchandising

  • 4+ years of retail experience: strong understanding of retail business tactics in both the regular price and promotional spaces a plus

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience with commerce platforms such as Salesforce, CommerceCloud etc

  • Solutions-oriented with a proven track record of taking ownership, accountability and driving results

  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactically

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Deep understanding of customer behavior analytics both on site and across all marketing channels and tactics

  • Experience in web analytics: Omniture experience a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and balance asks and needs across various stakeholders.

  • A strong, creative problem solver who is self-motivated and tenacious when tackling tough issues

  • A team player with energy and enthusiasm and a high tolerance for change

  • Experience with a large, matrixed organizations and brands preferred

Required Education :

  • BA/BS required

Job ID: 604114BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products