Licensing Product Development Specialist

Full Time Temporary
BURBANK, Work from home during COVID
Posted 1 month ago

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

Job Features

Job CategoryLICENSING PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, SONIC STUDIO

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