Attendance/Admission - Senior Forecasting Analyst

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
  • Jan 05, 2019
Full-time Business Analytics Data Analysis Data Mining Data Visualization Finance Forecasting Price Analysis Quantitative SAS Tableau

Job Description

The Forecasting and Planning team leverages deep understanding of Guest demographics and behaviors to support the strategic direction and key projects of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. We are seeking a detail-oriented individual who will deliver accurate monthly forecasts and data-driven insights for Attendance and Admissions Revenue and articulate recommendations that will help drive revenue growth and improve the Guest experience. The ideal candidate should be a solution oriented self-starter with superior analytical skills, who can leverage a highly complex data set and extract key learning. The candidate should have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication and presentation skills.


Analytics and Measurement:

  • Create Walt Disney World long-term monthly forecasts and annual operating plan
  • Develop deep understanding of Guest demographics, purchasing patterns, and behaviors to deliver insights
  • Utilize data visualization techniques to identify, evaluate, and communicate business trends and key metrics
  • Analyze large data sets by leveraging SQL, SAS, Business Objects, and other data mining tools
  • Identify and apply best practices in the field of advanced analytics (statistics, data mining, visualization, etc…)

Insights and Strategic Decision Making:

  • Translate business performance drivers and metrics into insightful analysis and recommendations
  • Partner with multiple stakeholders such as Pricing, Consumer Insight, Finance, Marketing, etc. to influence business decisions
  • Transition to new forecasting methods that deliver more actionable insights into the business
  • Manage and prioritize multiple tasks independently in a fast paced environment

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of related work experience
  • Strong mathematical and strategic thinking skills
  • Proven ability to perform job responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Data mining/visualization software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of WDP&R hotels and theme parks
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAS, Tableau, and Business Objects
  • Applied experience in applications of advanced analytics and data visualization

Required Education

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Engineering, or other quantitative field.

Preferred Education

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent.

About Walt Disney World Resort

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

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 Walt Disney World 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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