Pricing Analyst (Merchandise)

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Kissimmee, FL, USA
  • Jul 07, 2018
Full-time Business Analytics Data Analysis Data Science Excel Finance Forecasting Market Research Revenue Management SQL Statistics

Job Description

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 and will report to a Manager-Merchandise Pricing.

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

  • Two plus years’ experience in a financial related role
  • 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

  • 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 or related quantitative field

Additional Information

We strongly encourage applicants to upload a copy of their resume and to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for an interview.

About Disney Parks & Resorts

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are where dreams come true. More than sixty years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of six of the world’s leading family vacation destinations – Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France; Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island; and Shanghai Disney Resort, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club; Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world’s most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts and attractions.

About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Parks & Resorts.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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