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Walt Disney World (WDW) Rumors Discuss Regional Resorts in the News & Rumors forums; I was just looking through the DisneyCareers.com job database and found a posting for "Director – Regional Resorts, WDP&R" posted 8/16/2007 Lake Buena Vista, FL Orlando, FL JOB DESCRIPTION Position ...
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    Regional Resorts

    I was just looking through the DisneyCareers.com job database and found a posting for "Director – Regional Resorts, WDP&R"

    posted 8/16/2007
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Orlando, FL

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Position Description:
    This executive will assist in the investigation, development, implementation, and post-launch operation of the Regional Resorts business for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. This role is critical in the formulation of the initial business and operating strategy, as well as the post-launch expansion strategy. The successful candidate will lead and participate in the business plan/pro forma development process, and will partner with the creative and development teams to ensure the realization of that plan within the physical product and guest experience. Additionally, he/she will act as a key project liaison with the many Disney internal partners required for a successful business launch, including coordination of project research in support of the business plan, assisting in the final deal negotiations associated with the choice of new Regional Resorts sites, and supporting the development of a pre-opening marketing and sales strategy.

    Job Requirements:
    Oversee and conduct financial modeling and analysis for all relevant project work
    Build detailed pro forma financial statements to evaluate projected returns to the company and potential partners
    Provide detailed program requirements to design and development teams
    Drive pre-opening operational planning and determine business launch requirements
    Review and assist in the negotiation of business deal terms
    Perform research analytics using primary and secondary information sourcing
    Prepare, analyze and present departmental budgets (current year, AOP, and Five Year Plan)
    Prepare presentations to senior executives to support major strategic and financial decision making
    Provide development and training feedback to less senior Cast Members
    Possess the ability to lead/manage a team of professionals

    Required Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    Minimum 7- 10 years of related work experience
    Exceptional relationship and negotiation skills, with proven ability to develop strong working relationships with internal partners, different cultures, varied seniority levels, and outside entities
    Excellent coordination and process management capabilities
    Advanced quantitative and analytical skills, including the capability to perform market analysis, financial analysis, and complex project feasibility analysis.
    Strong proven business planning and pro forma development skills
    Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including a proficiency in clear, concise, and compelling written communication.
    Ability to travel domestically up to 25%
    Demonstrated orientation to action in a flexible, fast-paced work environment

    Desired Qualifications –
    MBA with a concentration in Finance or International Business
    Experience (both financial and operational) in the Hospitality and/or Cruise Industry
    Proven experience developing new projects
    Experience with the Walt Disney Company in Business Planning, Development or Finance

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    What's a regional resort?

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    I would have to guess these are the things Lou had in the rumor mill a few months back. The idea that Disney was thinking of branching out and starting a few very small resorts in "niche" areas of the country, but separate and distinct from WDW itself.

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    Could be Vero Beach.
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    HMMMMM....interesting. Sounds like they need someone to research and startup a new hotel/resort somewhere not on Disney property. That would be cool. Come build one near me, lord knows there is nothing else exciting around here.
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    Isn't the Four Seasons Resort making its way to Walt Disney World?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiminy Cricket View Post
    Could be Vero Beach.
    Vero Beach already exists. This is clearly for a new development/project:

    This role is critical in the formulation of the initial business and operating strategy, as well as the post-launch expansion strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChampDisney View Post
    Isn't the Four Seasons Resort making its way to Walt Disney World?
    Yes, but it's being owned/operated/managed by Four Seasons. Disney wouldn't be posting a job for someone to manage it, Four Seasons would.

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