Job Summary :
Associate Manager of Merchandise Quality Assurance (QA) is responsible for ensuring production of merchandise meets the established standards of Disney quality including reliability, usability, integrity and performance.
Associate Manager of QA consults with the Team to resolve quality, production, and efficiency problems. Functions as an information source to Buying and Sourcing management when special and critical quality issues occurs.
This position assists and supports the company’s direction in managing suppliers to continuous improvement of Disney quality standards, validation process and verification activities while meeting local regulatory requirements
Partner with Creative Team and Sourcing and Procurement to develop short & long-term quality and compliance strategies and Quality Assurance standards for managed suppliers, setting priorities, objectives, and action plans to mitigate risk with measurable accountability
Lead, enforce and participate in factory audits. Develop, recommend and monitor corrective and preventive action when necessary with regards to factory compliance improvement plan
Participates in continuous improvement initiatives by leading product optimization projects to improve product quality, reduce finished product rejects / complaints and drive improvement.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams by representing Merchandise Quality Assurance Function to attend project meetings to balance the need for maximizing revenue and regulatory requirements.
Educates and cultivates suppliers to ensure production of Disney merchandise meets desired shipment timeline and quality requirements.
Provides and educates suppliers direction on Disney’s compliance standards and continuous improvement of the quality management systems
Plan, conduct onsite inspection of products (domestically) and internationally to ensure finished product quality meets desired Disney standards and the consistency.
Evaluate supplier’s quality performance as well as factory compliance enhancement during the inspection process.
Prepare reports to communicate outcome of quality activities and provide analyze data to identify areas for improvement in the quality system
Basic Qualifications :
Degree holder in Business, Merchandising or related disciplines with minimum 4 years relevant experience
Familiar with market trend, guest profile in order to develop products that will suit our guests’ needs and regulatory requirements
Familiar with product integrity, including product safety and character integrity, so that our guests will enjoy our products without any safety issues or any discrepancies on the character
Good handling on risk management, including diversifying risks using different factories
Familiar with testing safety standards and government regulations
Good communications skills with vendors and other parties in order to communicate effectively and efficiently
Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English in order to deal with different parties from different countries
About Hong Kong Disneyland Resort :
Since Hong Kong Disneyland Resort opened in 2005, it has entertained millions of guests from Hong Kong, mainland China, Southeast Asia and farther abroad.
As the first Disney resort in China, it features award-winning, first-of-its-kind entertainment offerings and guest services specially-
designed for an international guest base, all brought to life by the resort’s multilingual cast members.
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 Hongkong International Theme Parks Limited, which is part of a business segment we call Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.