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Director, Horticulture/Resort Enhancement
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013
DIRECTOR, HORTICULTURE/RESORT ENHANCEMENT
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent DVC units; the magical, newly renovated, 969-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day- at-the-beach” fun.
We are seeking an inspirational leader to serve as Director of Horticulture & Resort Enhancement. The Disneyland Resort has more than 800 species of plants, native to 40 different countries, and each year plants more than 1 million annuals. The successful candidate will lead a team comprised of approximately 170 salaried and hourly Cast Members. Responsibilities include landscape design, installation, and maintenance as well as seasonal décor, windows display, along with props and sets. He/she will report to the Vice President, Facilities and Operations Services, Disneyland Resort.
- Lead a culture of safety and ensures Horticulture and Resort Enhancement services, installations and designs are compliant with applicable regulations and Company guidelines.
- Partner collaboratively with peer organizations and external vendors/contractors to design, install and maintain areas of responsibility.
- Attract and retain world class talent through long range succession planning and development.
- Lead and develop cast member teamwork & collaboration, growth & development and reward & recognition strategies.
- Manage budgets, cost-control measures, customer/partner relations, and guest & cast safety programs.
- Interface with Walt Disney Imagineering and other Walt Disney Parks and Resorts teams to leverage processes and share best practices, while developing effective relationships.
- Partner with clients and customers to develop strategic plans, including planned-work and capital programs.
- Minimum of 10 years of progressive and relevant leadership experience.
- Proven knowledge of Horticulture methods and practices, and the ability to develop, design and implement artistic décor.
- Exceptional leadership skills with ability to inspire others and create a culture of new and innovative ideas.
- Proven collaboration skills and role model for internal partnerships and external relationship building.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multifaceted projects and large, complex landscaped areas.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills along with computer proficiency.
- Structural Pest Control License, Pest Control Advisor and Certified Arborist
- Master's Degree in Horticulture, Entomology or Agronomy
- Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Entomology or Agronomy or related field.
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