Date Posted

May 14, 2018

Company

Activision Blizzard

Job Location

California, United States of America

Type of Employment

full-time

About the Company

Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight nearly 500 million monthly active users around the world through franchises including Activision's Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®, and King's Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™ and Farm Heroes™. The company is one of the Fortune "100 Best Companies To Work For®." Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world, and its games are played in 196 countries. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activisionblizzard.com.

Job Description

The Product Development Associate Manager, Consumer Products will oversee all aspects of product development across Hardlines and Softlines categories from initial concept to production, while maintaining brand integrity, quality, and storytelling. The Product Development Associate Manager will provide guidance to partners on usage of assets and ensures products are age appropriate, differentiated, and lifestyle driven for all consumer segments. This position will work closely with the Hardlines and Softlines Category Managers, internal Franchise and Studio teams and external partners and will report to the Creative Director.

Responsibilities

Category Management/Product Development, Sales, Retail Support:

· Oversees product development across all categories to ensure brands are being properly positioned in the marketplace on a global basis. Understands the brand’s consumer, product and print innovations, drives quality and champions innovation in product development

· Reviews and routes licensee product submissions throughout all stages of development – concept to final production and ensures licensees are meeting all Legal and Brand guidelines

· Provides clear direction on asset usage and ensures product design excellence by making product corrections, creating new artwork and making artistic contributions to new initiatives.

· Supports Category Managers on day-to-day relationships with assigned licensees to include facilitating assets, routing/gaining approvals of submissions and promotion/advertising initiatives and supports go-to-market strategy.

· Collaborates with Creative Director on the creation of style guides and creative assets for designated franchises while considering regional sensitivities and stylistic tastes which need to be considered in global offerings.

· Works with key internal stakeholders to ensure licensees have necessary assets to bring product to market for Film/TV, Game, eSports initiatives.

· Maintains an up to date knowledge of competitive landscape, product, price and retail trends for the market via comp shops, publications and on-line research, etc.

· Maintains product catalogs across the licensing portfolio

Job Requirements

· 3-5 years of experience in product development working on entertainment and/or VG licensing programs

· Extremely knowledgeable of pantone selection and color call-outs

· Proven experience in product management skills

· The ideal candidate possesses one or more of the following creative skill sets at a professional level:

o hard or soft line production experience,

o product manufacture or development,

o expertise with Adobe suite,

o illustrative talent

o graphic design.

· Clear, concise written and oral communication skills essential

· Highly detail-oriented and ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments through prioritization

· Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally

· Ability to work and thrive in a team environment with various internal groups

· Creativity and complex problem-solving abilities

Salary

Variable

How to Apply

Please apply directly via LIMA's website or this link:

https://activision.referrals.selectminds.com/activisionblizzard/jobs/product-development-associate-manager-consumer-products-2474