Licensing Product Development Specialist

Job Summary:

SEGA of America is searching for a Licensing Product Development Specialist (temporary) to support the increased product submissions due to the growth of the Sonic the Hedgehog and other SEGA IP licensing business. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing product submissions for softlines and hardlines and assist with other projects on an ad hoc basis. They would be savvy on character licensing and possess a strong understanding of product lifecycles, brand assurance and approval process. This candidate would have a creative background and will be able to provide creative input on submissions received, based on brand guidelines and applications. Must be adept at multi-tasking and comfortable with shifting dates and priorities. Must be an organized and flexible problem solver who takes ownership and responsibility of tasks and can act independently or as part of a team as required by the circumstance. Must possess the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside business partners. Must be able to work under pressure and handle a variety of confidential matters. This would be a contractor role to start, with potential to move to full-time if there is a mutual fit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute day-to-day tasks with licensees and internal teams related to product development of assigned partners and categories. Will also handle ad hoc projects delegated by supervisor.
  • Ensure timely approval of products by working closely with internal and external partners to manage product development process from concept to production SKUs for assigned licensees.
  • Liaise with Licensing business managers to ensure product assortment is aligned with granted rights and category strategy for assigned licensees.
  • Utilize, update and maintain applicable tools in Dependable Solutions (asset management portal) including resolving unknown SKU issues.
  • Initiate and track status of sample requests.
  • Support the review of prototypes to meet Product Development timeline milestones with a focus on product execution, consistency of details and brand guidelines.
  • Distribute product samples to internal stakeholders as well as manage internal requests.
  • Work with internal partners in Creative, Marketing and Production, as well as cross-functional groups, Japan, Europe, etc.  to execute cross functional synergy and collaboration.
  • Maintain and organize content library with new assets and distribution to external partners
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Execute day-to-day tasks with licensees and internal teams related to product development of assigned partners and categories. Will also handle ad hoc projects delegated by supervisor.
  • Ensure timely approval of products by working closely with internal and external partners to manage product development process from concept to production SKUs for assigned licensees.
  • Liaise with Licensing business managers to ensure product assortment is aligned with granted rights and category strategy for assigned licensees.
  • Utilize, update and maintain applicable tools in Dependable Solutions (asset management portal) including resolving unknown SKU issues.
  • Initiate and track status of sample requests.
  • Support the review of prototypes to meet Product Development timeline milestones with a focus on product execution, consistency of details and brand guidelines.
  • Distribute product samples to internal stakeholders as well as manage internal requests.
  • Work with internal partners in Creative, Marketing and Production, as well as cross-functional groups, Japan, Europe, etc.  to execute cross functional synergy and collaboration.
  • Maintain and organize content library with new assets and distribution to external partners

Compliance Specialist

Summary

SEGA… What do you think of when you hear that word?  Do you think of the console with the iconic, harmonized voice fire ups or do you think of the countless gaming hits from Sonic the HedgehogGolden Axe, or the Persona series?…

When we think of SEGA, we think of its evolution as a pioneer in the video game market to one of the most prominent video game developers and publishers ever!  Globally, SEGA has over 5,000 employees passionately working to bring the best gaming entertainment to players around the planet. We have one of, if not the richest, portfolio of original IPs – something we are very proud of and excited about as the market continues to change.

New streaming technologies and shifts in the retail landscape are well poised for what will be the most disruptive and innovative time in our industry. Our IP strategy positions us well for this, and we are enthusiastic about the future!

There’s never been a more exciting time in the company’s history to join SEGA!

 

Job Summary:

SEGA is looking for a talented, sharp, and effective Compliance Specialist to work on the next generation of award-winning games for console, PC, and emerging platforms. Compliance Specialists would be responsible for performing first-party certification testing, providing support to our PD/QA departments for compliance-related inquiries, and learning and being knowledgeable about compliance standards for all platforms. The ideal candidate would be detail-oriented and a team player with good communication skills.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Performing first-party compliance passes on SEGA QA projects with a primary focus on Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft platforms.
  • Additional focus on emerging streaming platforms, Google Stadia and Amazon Luna.
  • For PC platforms (Steam, EGS, Origin), following SEGA’s industry-leading PC Best Practices and conducting internal review of PC projects in QA.
  • Continuing to adapt to PC market trends and adjust our Best Practice standards as necessary.
  • Writing clear and concise bug reports in relation to first-party standards.
  • Sending regular updates to project stakeholders and an end-of pass report upon completion.
  • Regressing compliance-related tickets.

 

The skills & experience we’re looking for:

  • Previous compliance or first-party QA experience
  • Reading documentation and following test cases come naturally to you
  • Able to quickly adapt to new platforms
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of Office 365.

 

Really catch our eye with:

  • A positive attitude.
  • Familiarity with Atlassian products.
  • Strong general computer knowledge.
  • Local to the greater Orange County, CA area.

 

Local applicants only please (No Relocation)