eOne Family and Brands is an exciting, fast growing entertainment company that specialises in the acquisition, production, distribution and licensing of kid’s TV and digital content. Key properties in the eOne Family and Brands portfolio include international pre-school TV phenomenon Peppa Pig, superhero hit PJ Masks, and the magical Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, plus a development slate full of shows with strong potential and premium partners attached.
eOne Family and Brands has 100+ employees based in London, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Sao Paolo. eOne Family is part of the wider Entertainment One Group, a leading international entertainment company with film, TV and music operations across the world. The Entertainment One Group has over 1,300 employees worldwide, with offices in Toronto, London, New York, LA, Madrid, Amsterdam and Sydney.
Situated within the our rapidly growing Product Development team, the successful candidate will strategically oversee eOne Family and Brands ’s Global development of Soft Line product category areas reporting to the London based SVP of Product Development.
This role requires an assertive and creative individual, who will undertake the responsibility of managing the Soft Lines section of the Product Development team, working across our portfolios of successful brands across category areas including apparel, accessories and homeware. This role requires over 7 years of significant Product Development experience with excellent knowledge of all Soft Line product categories, Including an in depth knowledge of manufacturing techniques and limitations and be able to demonstrate the ability to creatively guide licensee range plans and creative development. A thorough knowledge of retail buying cycles and licensee critical paths is also required. Also essential is a thorough knowledge of seasonal market trends and experience at working with and developing trend led guides.
This individual will be the go to person for all Soft Lines enquiries and support within the wider team. They will confidently balance the commercial and creative, demonstrating solid knowledge of the competitive landscape combined with high levels of creativity. They will take ownership and creatively drive product development in the global Soft Lines side of the business.
We are seeking an experienced people manager and strong communicator, to ensure best practice within their team, promoting a creatively high standard approach to all product development. Essential is the ability to work strategically, planning resource and individual team member development. They will work closely with PD team members to ensure they work creatively, taking ownership for their responsibilities and ensure that they are working in an efficient and timely manner in line with brand and commercial strategy. They will build individual team member accountability by setting goals and objectives for the team and standards of excellence.
This individual will work collaboratively, co-ordinating with global commercial and brand teams, and external agents to understand particular territory specific challenges and product requirements and communicate this effectively with the PD team.
The candidate will also work with the SVP of Product Development, the VP of Hard lines and Creative Services Manager to ensure the most effective brand assets are being developed.
Essential for this role is a passion for product development and for children’s and family brands. They should be able to confidently present and share the work of the PD department both internally and externally.
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