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JOB TITLE:

Product Design Manager

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JOB LOCATION:

Universal City United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Location: Universal City, CA (Hybrid role)
 
Type: 6 months contract on W2
 
 

Role Summary

The UBD Food, Beauty and Care team is seeking a Design Manager to serve as a creative mastermind and service the licensing business. This position will report to the Sr. Director, FBC and will contribute to the overall entertainment licensing objectives that drive brand awareness and deliver revenue to the studio.

The Manager, Design and Development is responsible for the development of quality products with unique selling points that delight and surprise consumers, from concept through to the finished product.

 

NOTES FROM HIRING MANAGER

  • Position needs to be more design-focused
  • More than managing product approvals in MMB the person needs to design product for pitches and presentations, need a strong product designer focused on actual design work more than directional/PD work

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide accurate design feedback based on strong understanding of IP priorities, guidelines & assets
  • Manage product approval meetings and approval functionalities on MediaBox
  • Lead kick off meetings/calls with licensees in meetings and prepare detailed recap notes from key meetings and share with the team
  • Demonstrate full understanding of and accountability to financial targets
  • Build successful working relationships with key partners including (but not limited to) licensees & manufacturers, personnel from our category, Retail, and Franchise teams, as well as studios & filmmakers
  • Envision & develop creative presentations communicating design strategy to key internal stakeholders and licensees
  • Provide input and executes on creative vision for product storytelling across all IP
  • Partner with the Director, alongside Category & Retail, to support suggestions on new product and partners
  • Maintain strong knowledge of retail landscape; monitor sales performance of key categories & programs.
  • Understand licensee design & manufacturing capabilities to guide effective design and development
  • Provide design input and modifications through all stages of the approval process
  • Design product solutions across the entire Franchise roadmap or even properties (in window & out)
  • Prepare all necessary components for design presentations and product review meeting preparations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills
  •  3-5 years of directly related experience or + 5 years of related experience in Beauty & Care and licensed consumables
  • Strong understanding of brand and property positioning, retail business development function, retail distribution and the retail environment
  • Strong business and merchandising experience in consumables industry ideally in Beauty & Care
  • Strong relationship building and negotiation skills
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking
  • Flexible/ability to adjust to changing business environment
  • Innovative, entrepreneurial, and creative thinker
  • Team player

Desired Characteristics: 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of consumables timelines and creative capabilities/limitations 
  • Fluent in Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office as well as Keynote 
  • Strong relationship building skills, flexible and adaptable; able to collaborate, influence and persuade at all levels of an organization, both internal and external 
  • Analytical thinker with proven experience analyzing data and developing and executing strategies 
  • Relationships in the licensed/consumables industry 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
  • Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

Position Details

POSTED:

Jan 17, 2023

EMPLOYMENT:

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SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S16619904353193663

LOCATION:

United States

CITY:

Universal City

Job Origin:

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<div class="table-responsive"><strong>Location</strong>: Universal City, CA (Hybrid role)</div> <div class="table-responsive"> </div> <div class="table-responsive"><strong>Type</strong>: 6 months contract on W2</div> <div class="table-responsive"> </div> <div class="table-responsive"> </div> <div class="table-responsive"> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u>Role Summary</u></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The UBD Food, Beauty and Care team is seeking a Design Manager to serve as a creative mastermind and service the licensing business. This position will report to the Sr. Director, FBC and will contribute to the overall entertainment licensing objectives that drive brand awareness and deliver revenue to the studio. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Manager, Design and Development is responsible for the development of quality products with unique selling points that delight and surprise consumers, from concept through to the finished product.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><u><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">NOTES FROM HIRING MANAGER</span></span></span></u></p> <ul> <li style="margin-bottom: 11px;">Position needs to be more design-focused</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 11px;">More than managing product approvals in MMB the person needs to design product for pitches and presentations, need a strong product designer focused on actual design work more than directional/PD work</li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u>Essential Responsibilities</u></b></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Provide accurate design feedback based on strong understanding of IP priorities, guidelines & assets</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Manage product approval meetings and approval functionalities on MediaBox</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Lead kick off meetings/calls with licensees in meetings and prepare detailed recap notes from key meetings and share with the team</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Demonstrate full understanding of and accountability to financial targets</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Build successful working relationships with key partners including (but not limited to) licensees & manufacturers, personnel from our category, Retail, and Franchise teams, as well as studios & filmmakers</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Envision & develop creative presentations communicating design strategy to key internal stakeholders and licensees</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Provide input and executes on creative vision for product storytelling across all IP</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Partner with the Director, alongside Category & Retail, to support suggestions on new product and partners</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Maintain strong knowledge of retail landscape; monitor sales performance of key categories & programs.</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Understand licensee design & manufacturing capabilities to guide effective design and development</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Provide design input and modifications through all stages of the approval process</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Design product solutions across the entire Franchise roadmap or even properties (in window & out)</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:11px; margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Prepare all necessary components for design presentations and product review meeting preparations</span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u>Basic Qualifications: </u></b></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> 3-5 years of directly related experience or + 5 years of related experience in Beauty & Care and licensed consumables </span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Strong understanding of brand and property positioning, retail business development function, retail distribution and the retail environment </span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Strong business and merchandising experience in consumables industry ideally in Beauty & Care </span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Strong relationship building and negotiation skills </span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Strong communication & presentation skills </span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking </span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Flexible/ability to adjust to changing business environment </span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Innovative, entrepreneurial, and creative thinker </span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:11px; margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Team player </span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u>Desired Characteristics:</u></b> </span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Comprehensive knowledge of consumables timelines and creative capabilities/limitations </span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Fluent in Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office as well as Keynote </span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Strong relationship building skills, flexible and adaptable; able to collaborate, influence and persuade at all levels of an organization, both internal and external </span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Analytical thinker with proven experience analyzing data and developing and executing strategies </span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Relationships in the licensed/consumables industry </span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u>Eligibility Requirements: </u></b></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Must be willing to submit to a background investigation</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:11px; margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.</span></span></span></li> </ul> </div>


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