Manager, Marketing

Manager, Marketing – City Walk Product Strategy
Marketing & Sales
Orlando, FL
 

Universal Parks & Resorts is comprised of Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as a new destination coming in 2020 in Beijing, China. We are a universe of opportunities for people who have a lot to offer. It takes a special kind of person to work at all of our destinations. An individual who knows how to be part of a team. Someone with a sense of fun who’s serious about their work. A person who knows it doesn’t take magic to put a smile on a guest’s face… it takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the right amount of Universal attitude. Universal’s theme parks offer exactly the kind of vacation families crave – bringing together popular culture’s most compelling stories, characters and adventures to create some of the world’s most innovative and entertaining attraction experiences. These are immersive, next-level, adventures such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, outrageously fun attractions such as Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and highly themed, authentic experiences based on cutting-edge television, such as Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. We embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion and continuously strive to maintain a team that is a reflection of our global audience. Universal Parks & Resorts adheres to ‘The Universal Way’ by not just meeting guest expectations, but exceeding them, every time. Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world. Universal Parks & Resorts provides world-class entertainment destinations with signature theme parks that create unparalleled entertainment.

JOB SUMMARY:

Partners with Product Strategy leadership to develop product strategy to support the daily brand management function for the assigned sub brand within Universal Orlando Resorts and all of its offerings. Clearly establishes the assigned sub-brand as its own immersive experience within the Universal Orlando destination portfolio. Collaboratively develops marketing plans designed to appeal to targeted audiences, engage them, induce trial and compel repeat visitation as loyal guests.

Under the oversight of the Product Strategy leadership leads the development of assigned sub-brand attraction launches, marquee events, and broadcast product marketing initiative input that support the broader short and long-term marketing strategy for Universal Orlando. May also be assigned to lead initiatives that encompass multiple theme parks within the Universal Orlando portfolio.

Develops new product/services ideas and enhancements to exceed consumer expectations and differentiate the Universal Orlando brand as well as the assigned sub-brand. Leverages research data and conducts insightful analysis to influence Universal Orlando leadership to new levels of growth and/or profitability.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Destination Support: Responsible for maximizing attendance, APV, and repeat visitation to assigned sub-brand through fact-based analytics. Meet/exceed performance goals for assigned sub-brand initiatives. Continuously improve performance of existing initiatives. Identify new concepts to drive sales and/or profitability growth. Support brand charter strategy and sustainment efforts for the assigned sub-brand. Establish the assigned sub-brand as a can’t miss Universal Orlando destination experience. Position the assigned sub-brand as a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace. Ensure all Universal Orlando communications are consistent with the assigned sub-brand. Provide POV on new attractions, events, and broadcast opportunities for marketability, guest appeal, and park brand fit. Provides annual planning input as the assigned theme park subject matter expert.
  • Implementation Leadership: Collaborate by seeking and leveraging partner input in the development of strategic direction for assigned sub-brand initiatives. Ensure alignment with CBM Origin ‘Go To Market’ strategies and Business Teams, SIBM, Licensed Partners, Resource Management, Product Development and Pricing. Marketing point of contact for key partners: Operations, Revenue Operations, Entertainment, Universal Creative and Human Resources. Lead cross-channel implementation of assigned theme park initiatives that add brand equity and profitability such as attraction launches, Marquee Events and cross property celebrations. Oversees key assigned sub-brand initiative performance. Proactively publish performance ‘Points of View’ as necessary. Proactive course correction recommendations as necessary
SCOPE: 

Develops marketing plans and strategies based on information and analysis resulting from the strategic planning process of Marketing & Sales for Universal Orlando Resort.

EDUCATION: 

Bachelor’s degree Marketing or Communications required; MBA preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
  • 5+ years of progressive brand management and/or marketing experience
  • Management/Supervisory experience with proven team/consensus building skills
  • Record of exceeding targets/objectives.
  • Strong analytical, planning, forecasting and budgeting/financial skills.
  • Strong critical decision-making and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated translation of data into implication and implication into strategy.
  • Strong understanding of consumer and brand research.
  • Cross-functional leadership expertise in a fast-paced and complex environment.
  • Self-starter with ability to maintain poise when dealing with ambiguity.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively improve processes and procedures.
  • Experience presenting to and working with executives.
  • Expertise in developing cohesive, engaging, concise, fact-based presentations.
  • Travel & Resort Industry, Entertainment &/or Theme Park experience
  • Customer Insight, Retention & Loyalty, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Marketing analytics development and reporting.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

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