Forecasting & Planning Internship (DLR), Fall 2019

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Anaheim, CA, USA
  • Jan 22, 2019
Internship Business Analytics Computer Science Data Analysis Data Collection Forecasting Python R SAS SQL Tableau

Job Description

The Revenue Forecasting and Planning teams are responsible for financial and operational analysis supporting the strategic revenue objectives of Disney Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products (DPE&CP). Forecasting and Planning provides daily, weekly, and annual Operational and Financial forecasts and plans of attendance/admissions revenue, rooms/rooms revenue, Food & Beverage revenue, Merchandise revenue, and other driver-related revenue for the Disneyland Resort. The team also helps support pricing decisions on Tickets, Resorts, Food & Beverage, and Merchandise to grow long-term profitability. 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.


A Day in the Life:

  • Consolidating inputs from multiple areas and analyzing historical data to better understand Guest behavior, optimize pricing, and influence forecasts, plans and strategic growth initiatives
  • Building complex financial models/analysis to identify trends, patterns and irregularities in key business metrics in order to drive business decisions and influence forecasts, plans and strategic growth initiatives, and better understand Guest behavior
  • Utilizing analytical tools and models to optimize business processes
  • Preparing financial metrics for weekly and monthly reporting

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel and SQL
  • Experience collecting & analyzing data and reporting on the results
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, etc.)
  • Familiarly with one or more analytical tools (e.g., R, python, SAS, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility, independence, ownership and pride in delivering quality results, and understanding the business impacts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with financial reporting
  • Previous experience in an analytical field, preferably in Merchandise Retail, Hotel/Resorts, Food & Beverage or Travel & Tourism
  • Knowledge of statistical modeling and related concepts (e.g., regression, ANOVA, ML, etc.)

Required Education:

  • Junior or higher working towards (or recently graduated with) a degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Marketing or other related quantitative field
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

Additional Information:

  • Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within the past six (6) months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)
  • Program Dates: Interns must be fully available from June 2019 through January 2020.
  • Required Materials: Resume and transcripts must be uploaded at time of online application.
  • Transportation: Interns must have reliable transportation to get to and from work for the duration of their internship program.
  • Housing: A limited number of housing is available for Anaheim, CA based participants. Interns are able to sign up for housing once they have accepted an internship offer.

About Disneyland Resort:

When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he said he hoped it would be “a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” Since then, the Disneyland Resort has welcomed more than 800 million guests, expanding to become an approximately 500- acre, multifaceted, world-class family resort destination, complete with two renowned Disney theme parks, three hotels and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment area known as Downtown Disney District. Through a combination of creativity, technology and innovation, the resort brings storytelling to new heights, and Disneyland Resort cast members play an integral part in bringing that Disney magic to life for thousands of guests every day.

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 Disneyland Resort.

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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