Director-Retail Design at The Walt Disney Company in Glendale, CA

Job Summary: The Director, Retail Design will be responsible for the vision and design development of Disney's world-wide retail destinations and experiences spanning the entire portfolio of Brands and Franchises - Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas, Fox, Nat Geo and more. The Director, Retail Design will lead a global team of retail designers and manage world-class agencies in the development of Innovative retail design solutions. The ideal candidate is a - Super creative, out-of-the-box visionary capable of bringing forth innovative retail design ideas that deliver strong business results. Designer with an exceptional eye for detail, sensitivity to the guest experience and passion for TWDC portfolio of brands. Bold, optimistic and passionate creative leader who fosters an inclusive, dynamic creative culture that encourages risk-taking and challenges the status quo. Responsibilities: Lead, inspire, and manage a world-class team of retail designers. Drive vision and creative direction across all branded retail design experiences spanning the entire portfolio of TWDC Franchises - Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas, Fox & Nat Geo. Lead the development of retail toolkits / Style Guides across the portfolio of brands. Primary Liaison with internal project stakeholders including - Marketing, Graphic Design, Product design teams, Content Partners (Studios) and Brand Management. Manage the retail design team in the creation of retail guides for global distribution ensuring brand consistency at all touch points. Prototype retail stores and shop-in-shops delivering on-trend retail design solutions. Manage the flow of work and appropriate graphics resources to ensure timely and successful project completion. Manage and direct outside consultants. Develop team members to become future leaders. Basic Qualifications: 10+ years' experience in retail design, branded architecture and experiential design with a major retail company or top design agency Prior management experience leading a high performing design team for top brands Proficient with CAD, Sketch UP, 3D rendering, and Adobe Creative Suite Outstanding design vision with proven track record of delivering innovative retail experiences Hands-on, ability to convey design ideas and concepts quickly to leadership and business partners In-depth knowledge of the Global Marketplace with an understanding of the competitive market, consumers, tech and retail trends Proficient knowledge of Architectural Drawing details, and construction costs, means and methods. Knowledge of visual merchandising best practices, with proven experience in retail presentation Technical proficiency required to standardize fixture package - fixture detailing - and new fixture development Ability to effectively present and communicate creative ideas and concepts to cross-functional teams. Strong Interpersonal skills Excellent people skills, diplomacy and collaborative spirit Multi-tasking capabilities, with ability to project manage working on a variety of projects in parallel Ability to learn and adapt quickly and work in a constantly evolving environment Establish best practice internal processesSalary Range: $200K -- $250K Minimum QualificationDesign & UX

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