Product Development Manager

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Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: New York, New York, US, 10010

Company: Hasbro

At Hasbro we’re changing the face of play and entertainment. We’re looking for people who want to explore, experiment and innovate to come up with the best ideas. Our culture of community, passion, integrity, creativity and inclusion has inspired our diverse team of highly skilled, highly creative and highly committed individuals for 90+ years and we believe the best is yet to come.
 

Are you a Product Development Manager who enjoys driving creative and product development? At Hasbro, we look to ensure best in class execution of our products! The Product Development Manager will work collaboratively with our licensing partners. They will handle approvals across Soft Lines apparel product categories. You will communicate creative direction in line with key strategic business goals and brand creative direction, to ensure commercial requirements and timelines are achieved.

 

A day in the life of a Product Development Manager at Hasbro:

  • Work hand in hand with licensees, leading and managing creative output, ensuring product innovation, brand consistency, and compelling execution within a Commercial context.
  • Train licensees/partners in the use of our creative assets and approval systems.
  • Manage the approval processes, making sure all product development is routed through Hasbro’s approval systems as per our global product integrity guidelines.
  • Be our apparel category specialist, collecting trend and retail research to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of competitive landscape in market – sharing your findings to put plans into action.
  • Act as a “brand ambassador” in partnership with the Commercial team.
  • Create and lead creative and product presentations to key licensees, retailers, and internal partners.
  • Provide asset updates and creative troubleshooting to ensure innovative and on-brand product development across our portfolio.
  • Manage and mentor team members
  • Be an active member of our global creative and development community!

 

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Product Design/Development preferred
  • Previous experience working in Creative/Commercial team, preferably in Product Design, Product Development, Entertainment, and/or Licensing industry.
  • Previous management experience in a Creative, Product Design, or Product Development function is required
  • Knowledge of apparel product development process and manufacturing.
  • Advance knowledge of Mac OSX, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to efficiently work with all levels of an organization, in a fast-paced environment, managing global relationships.
  • Confident and effective communicating and presenting to internal and external partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Independent, proactive, and organized self-starter who adapts easily to change.
  • Comfortable working remotely (in another office location) and as part of a wider team.


Hasbro’s world-class brands and talented people are our greatest assets. One of the ways we invest in you is through a competitive and contemporary benefits package. Your particular benefits package will depend on your position, location, local legal requirements and years with the company. Here’s a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Half-day Fridays year round, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Team Hasbro Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Toy Discounts and more!

 

Hasbro is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

 

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