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The Walt Disney Company Glendale, CA, United States
Jul 21, 2017
Full-time
The Senior Manager, Business Insights and Analytics will be a driver and partner for analytics across the Disney Retail business. The person in this highly visible role will synthesize complex data from multiple sources to deliver business insights and strategic guidance to the Retail Executive Team, DCPI Segment Leadership Team, and The Walt Disney Company (TWDC), as necessary. This role is an integral member of the Retail Organization and reports to the VP, Business Insights & Consumer Research and the VP, Ecommerce. The Senior Manager, Business Insights and Analytics should be an experienced data and analytics leader with solid knowledge and experience with customized quantitative, qualitative and online analytics and research projects to enable business strategies and decision making. Candidate must be experienced in Ecommerce and Digital Marketing. Candidate must be proficient in analyzing and interpreting information to address specific business issues related to, but not limited to, trend studies, guest interactions and predictions, pre & post promotions evaluation, new product releases, etc. These analyses will often include cost benefit and/or return on marketing spend. He/she will also be able to use internal and external data to glean insights, making sense and 'connect the dots', to support business strategy and decision making. Candidate would also be able to communicate key findings to internal stakeholders and across line-of-businesses (LOBs); to ensure appropriate data is incorporated in servicing their business needs. Responsibilities Partner with the Retail team, Finance teams, and other LOB teams to understand business drivers and synthesize information across businesses Influence and guide the build of predictive models and algorithms to effectively measure and optimize retail performance, partnering with Data Science teams Obtain and analyze data from multiple sources, extracting insights from disparate data sets Analyze large, complex data sets representing the behavior of millions of guests to address strategic and operational business questions Distill and communicate key insights across all levels of DCPI's organization Develop frameworks, models, tools, and processes to institutionalize findings Prepare and communicate results to internal clients, e.g. marketing, site merchandising, and product at middle to senior level management in the organization Work closely with internal teams, using data to drive continuous improvement in operations and guest experiences Oversee and manage a team Manage, design, execute continuous and ad-hoc quantitative analysis to solve specific business questions and derive actionable recommendations in an easy to digest manner Conduct sophisticated data analysis and provide actionable recommendations to business problems based on multiple sources of data Basic Qualifications 7+ years of experience in an analysis, market research or consulting role 4+ years of experience managing a team Experience in marketing analytics related to digital retail marketing including email, search, social and display Seasoned client engagement skills with ability to translate business problems into solution-driven actions Ability to translate technical findings into actionable recommendations through easy to digest reports and presentations Ability to work with multiple stakeholders and handle multiple work assignments with high standards Excellent collaboration skills with the ability to effectively partner across all levels and skill sets Ability to manage multiple projects and provide leadership in a fast-paced environment Experience using data visualization reporting tools (e.g. Tableau) a plus Must be intellectually curious, analytically rigorous, hard-working and a have on-point business intuition Preferred Qualifications Master degree in business, mathematics, statistics, or economics is preferred Experience with site analytics, SQL, statistical computing (e.g. R) Required Education BA or BS from in a quantitative field (Business, Math/Statistics, Economics, CS, Engineering, Physics or similar) Company Overview DCPI is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world. Additional Information ABOUT DISNEY STORE The Disney Store retail chain, which debuted in 1987, is owned and operated by Disney in North America, Europe, and Asia. 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 80 Disney Store locations in Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom , plus online retail presence in the United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Japan and China. 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 disneyconsumerproducts.com/press/us/disneystore or follow us at facebook.com/DisneyStore and twitter.com/DisneyStore. disneydata Ecomm
The Walt Disney Company Celebration, FL, United States
Jul 21, 2017
Full-time
The Revenue Management and Analytics (RM&A) team supports clients across The Walt Disney Company, including Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (WDP&R), Disney Cruise Line, Media Networks (i.e. ABC, ESPN), Studio Entertainment and Disney Interactive Media in the core competencies of yield management, revenue planning, forecasting, pricing and optimization. Key partners to the RM&A organization include Marketing, Finance, Business Development, Research and Operations. Roles within RM&A develop, analyze, and execute strategies to maximize profitability and improve the value proposition for our Guests, Cast Members and Shareholders. Your Role Support the Theme Park and Resorts Pricing Strategy teams in developing, analyzing, and executing strategic pricing strategies to maximize segment profitability by designing and maintaining predictive models and creating strategic analyses to: Proactively identify and deliver best practices across global parks and resorts sites in order to drive incremental revenue and enhance the Guest experience Provide strategic, analytical, and logistical insights to on-going business challenges or new business opportunities across the segment Support day-to-day responsibility of key pricing, product, and revenue optimization decisions for product and projects related to the Walt Disney World Annual Pass Program What We're Looking For Proven proficiency in MS Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint Demonstrated experience working with complex and large volumes of data and database applications Advanced analytical, problem solving and decision making skills Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to shift readily between technical and non-technical terminology depending on audience Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities and perform job responsibilities accurately with minimal supervision Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail Ability to work in a team environment with a positive demeanor Demonstrated strong partnering skills and willingness to share creative and new ideas Strong sense of responsibility, ownership and pride in delivering quality results and understanding the business impact Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Industrial Engineering or other quantitative field or equivalent How To Stand Out Minimum two to three years analysis and/or strategy development experience Demonstrated knowledge of SQL, Tableau, SAS, Business Objects, as well as a willingness to learn new software Demonstrated knowledge of WDP&R hotels and theme parks Demonstrated knowledge of fundamental pricing strategies and tactics Demonstrated knowledge of the Revenue Management and Analytics organization Master's degree or equivalent Who We Are 'We make magic.' 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!   Additional Information ©Disney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity. DisneyData
The Walt Disney Company Kissimmee, FL, United States
Jul 21, 2017
Full-time
The Revenue Management and Analytics (RM&A) team supports clients across Walt Disney Parks & Resorts including Ticketing, Resorts, Merchandise and Food & Beverage in the core competencies of yield management, revenue planning, forecasting, pricing, promotions and optimization. Candidates should have a natural curiosity to understand the 'why' behind business performance, take a proactive role in problem-solving, be results oriented, be able to prioritize and be a team player in a collaborative environment. This position will develop, analyze and execute both pricing strategies and specific tactics to maximize overall profitability in the Merchandise line of business for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Your Role Help us grow - Identify revenue and profit growth opportunities, evaluate the financial impact of changes to the business, present pricing decisions for a wide variety of venues. Provide revenue assumptions and projections for new concepts. Provide strategic and tactical support - Develop strategies and implement daily price changes, support the development and valuation of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP). Achieve business goals and objectives - Develop and maintain reporting on an ad-hoc and recurring basis, build and deliver PowerPoint presentations to partners and clients at various levels within the organization, monitor industry trends and competitive benchmarks, and assist with project management of key business initiatives. Collaborate with key partners - Develop and maintain positive service-oriented relationships with partners and clients. What We're Looking For Advanced knowledge and skills in Excel Demonstrated strong analytical skills Proven success collaborating with a range of partners understanding multiple perspectives Strong written and verbal communication skills to convey data and analysis to partners at all levels Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment Ability to work in a team environment with a positive demeanor, generating innovative solutions to complex challenges Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities, and perform job responsibilities accurately with minimal supervision Strong sense of responsibility, ownership, and pride in delivering quality results for the Merchandise line of business Strong attention to detail, data accuracy and an inquisitiveness to determine explanations, with an ability to consolidate multiple sources of information/analyses into a cohesive story/recommendation Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics or related field How To Stand Out Three plus years experience in a financial related role Pricing and/or revenue management experience Advanced knowledge and experience in SQL Demonstrated knowledge of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts operations, business units, and product offerings Demonstrated strong leadership skills Familiarity with the Disney merchandise line of business Professional retail experience Master's degree in Business, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics or related field Who We Are 'We make magic.' 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!   Additional Information ©Disney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity. DisneyData
The Walt Disney Company Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Jul 21, 2017
Full-time
The Revenue Management and Analytics (RM&A) team supports clients across Walt Disney Parks & Resorts including Ticketing, Resorts, Merchandise and Food & Beverage in the core competencies of yield management, revenue planning, forecasting, pricing, promotions and optimization. Candidates should have a natural curiosity to understand the 'why' behind business performance, take a proactive role in problem-solving, be results oriented, be able to prioritize and be a team player in a collaborative environment. This role will be responsible for developing monthly forecasts and data-driven insights for WDW Food & Beverage revenue. Your Role Analytics and Measurement Create Walt Disney World Food & Beverage revenue long-term monthly forecasts and annual operating plan Develop deep understanding of Guest demographics, behavior, purchasing and redemption patterns to deliver insights and make improvements in predictive forecasting models Utilize latest data visualization techniques to identify, evaluate, and communicate business trends and key metrics Analyze large data sets by leveraging SAS, SQL, Tableau, and Business Objects Insights and Strategic Decision Making Translate business performance drivers and metrics into insightful analyses and recommendations Partner with stakeholders at all levels and across various functional teams such as Food & Beverage, Finance, Pricing, Financial Accounting, etc., to influence decision-making Understand and evaluate new business initiatives to provide strategic direction for the business What We're Looking For Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Industrial Engineering or other quantitative field Minimum five years of analysis and/or strategy development experience Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to develop and articulate actionable, fact-based insights and recommendations Demonstrated strong analytical skills in financial forecasting and statistical analysis Demonstrated technical ability to leverage data using spreadsheets, databases, visualization software, and statistical package such as SAS Ability to work in a collaborative environment with a positive demeanor under tight timelines Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities, and perform job responsibilities accurately with minimal supervision Demonstrated strong sense of responsibility, ownership, and pride in delivering quality results and understanding the business impact How To Stand Out Master's Degree or equivalent Experience with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts forecasting and planning processes Demonstrated experience working with SAS, Teradata, SQL, Tableau, and Business Objects Who We Are 'We make magic.' 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! Additional Information ©Disney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity. DisneyData
The Walt Disney Company Burbank, CA, United States
Jul 07, 2017
Full-time
The Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Management Science & Integration (MSI) consulting team is responsible for supporting clients across The Walt Disney Company including Parks and Resorts, Media Networks (e.g., ABC, ESPN, etc.), Studio Entertainment (The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Theatrical) and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. MSI leverages technology, data analytics, optimization, statistical and econometric modeling to explore opportunities, shape business decisions and drive business value. MSI seeks forward-thinking team members who are passionate about delivering quality results and enjoy working closely with key partners on both strategic and tactical challenges. Candidates should have a natural curiosity to understand the 'why' behind business performance, take a proactive role in problem-solving, be results oriented, be able to prioritize and be a team player in a collaborative environment. Your Role Internal Consultant - Act as a company-wide consultant leveraging advanced analytics and complex science models to solve business problems Strategic Partner - Engage in projects that drive value/improve business efficiencies, or guide strategy development Storyteller - Through polished presentations, deliver and effectively communicate key findings and recommendations in a concise, actionable and efficient manner to all stakeholders Put your skills to the test - Collect and analyze large data sets and conduct thorough analysis including gathering requirements and documenting the current business process Determine Your Success - Manage and prioritize multiple tasks independently in a fast-paced environment What We're Looking For Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Data Mining or a quantitative field or equivalent Two plus years experience with SAS and SQL coding (or equivalent programming language) Demonstrated experience performing exploratory and quantitative analysis Knowledge of statistical methods, forecasting and modeling Proficiency in acquiring, organizing, cleansing and manipulating large amounts of data Ability to simplify complex analytics into recommendations that are easily understood and executable Ability to strategically influence stakeholders and partners Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing business environment and manage multiple priorities How To Stand Out Master's degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Data Mining, Analytics, Business Analytics, Management Science or a quantitative field or equivalent Proven experience with and strong understanding of advanced analytical methods Knowledge of revenue management and dynamic pricing Experience with marketing, sales, or digital media Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau Experience with C++, R, Python, or Java Four plus years experience with SAS tools (e.g., Base, Enterprise Guide, Enterprise Miner, etc.) Four years experience with SQL Basic language skills in Mandarin, Cantonese or French and/or experience in a multi-cultural environment Who We Are 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. Additional Information ©Disney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity. DisneyData
The Walt Disney Company Burbank, CA, United States
Jul 01, 2017
Full-time
The Walt Disney Studios (TWDS) is seeking a Data Scientist to oversee the design, build, and testing of formulas for complex metrics/KPIs, (Lifetime Value, Cost Per Registered User, Retention Curves), machine learning methods, and analytics models to support the Disney Movies Anywhere team within the TWDS. This position will report to the Director of Analytics for TWDS. The goal of this team is to create a competitive advantage for TWDS using data. As a trusted creator of premium entertainment experiences for the whole family, The Walt Disney Studios is committed to making it easier than ever for consumers to grow their digital movie libraries in a seamless and family-friendly experience. This exclusive cloud-based digital movie service for iOS, Android and Web experiences enables consumers to discover, purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars at home and on the go. Position Summary The Data Scientist will research, design, implement and validate algorithms to analyze diverse sources of data to achieve targeted outcomes. The role will provide expertise on mathematical concepts and machine learning for the broader analytics team and inspire the adoption of advanced analytics and data science. Responsibilities Development of prototype solutions, mathematical models, algorithms, machine learning techniques, and robust analytics to support analytic insights and visualization of complex data sets Provide optimization recommendations that drive KPIs established by product, marketing, operations, PR teams, and others Drive innovation by exploring new experimentation methods and statistical techniques that could sharpen or speed up our product decision-making processes Develop and deploy testing hypotheses and analyze test results, providing the necessary analytical rigor to ensure data quality, consistency, repeatability, and accuracy of insights Desire to participate in an 'Open Source' learning environment where sharing, documenting, teaching, and collaborating with others is the culture Basic Qualifications 5 or more years relevant experience with a proven track record of leveraging analytics to drive significant business impact Bachelor's degree Proficiency with a statistical analysis tool such as R or SAS Relational, no-SQL, and/or columnar data experience Experience with SQL Excellent time and project management skills, with the ability to manage detail work and communicate project status effectively to all levels Proven track record in meeting aggressive deadlines Ability and desire to lead projects independently from start to finish, working with internal and external teams to make decisions and maintain momentum Preferred Qualifications Machine learning experience Statistical knowledge and intuition - ideally utilized in A/B testing Experience with distributed databases and query languages like Hive, Spark, Scala, or Pig Programming experience with a scripting language such as Python, Perl, Java, or Ruby PhD or MS degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, CS, Econometrics or related field Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Econometrics or related field Ability to tell a story with data - What does the analysis tell you? What do you think the business should do next? Why do you think what is happening, is happening? Ability to influence others with the story of what you're seeing in the data to make business recommendations Additional Information This position is with company code 1990, an equal opportunity employer DisneyData