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Forecasting & Planning Internship, Spring 2018 - Anaheim, CA

Job ID 489214BR Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Disneyland Resort Category Disneyland Resort Date posted 09/11/2017
Disney Professional Internships
Forecasting & Plannning Internship, Spring 2018 – Anaheim, CA

The Revenue Management and Analytics (RM&A) team supports clients across Walt Disney Parks & Resorts including Ticketing, Resorts, Merchandise and Food & Beverage in the core competencies of yield management, revenue planning, forecasting, pricing, promotions and optimization. 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.

We Are: The Forecasting and Planning teams are responsible for supporting the tactical and strategic objectives of the organization by providing 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 Disneyland Resort.


A Day in the Life:
  • Supporting the forecasting & planning processes by consolidating inputs from multiple functional areas
  • 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

What You Bring to the Role:
  • Experience collecting & analyzing data and reporting on the results
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong oral/written communication
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility, independence, ownership and pride in delivering quality results, and understanding the business impacts
  • Interest in pursuing an analytical career path

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of data tools such as SAS or SQL to perform data manipulation or modeling
  • Experience with financial reporting and collaboration/reporting/visualization tools, such as SharePoint, Business Objects, Tableau or similar platforms
  • General knowledge or experience in Merchandise Retail, Hotel/Resorts, Food & Beverage or Travel & Tourism
  • Knowledge of statistical modeling and related concepts (e.g., regression, ANOVA)

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

Company Overview

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

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 January 2018 through June 2018.
  • Required Materials: Resume and transcripts must be uploaded at time of online application.
  • Housing: Anaheim based interns must provide their own housing.
  • Transportation: Interns must have reliable transportation to get to and from work for the duration of their internship program.

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