Entertainment One

  • Softlines Product Development Manager - South East Asia (6 Month FTC)

    Job Locations HK-Hong Kong
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/23/2018 10:50 AM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Product Development
    Type
    Fixed Term Full-Time
  • About Entertainment One

    Entertainment One’s Family & Brands Division is an exciting, fast growing entertainment company that specialises in the development, production, distribution and brand management of kid’s TV content. Key properties in the brand portfolio include international pre-school TV phenomenon Peppa Pig and superhero hit PJ Masks. Alongside these popular television properties, eOne Family & Brands’ portfolio also boasts acclaimed kids content including Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong and Cupcake & Dino: General Services.  

     

    Entertainment One’s Family & Brands Division is now gearing up for the launch of its newest property, Ricky Zoom, a brand new animated pre-school TV series from the producers of PJ Masks.

     

    Entertainment One’s Family & Brands has 100+ employees based in London, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Shanghai and São Paolo. It 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 LA, Toronto, London, New York, Madrid, Amsterdam and Sydney.

    Position Summary

    The Product Development Manager will focus on the development and approval of softlines product, working across eOne Family & Brand’s portfolio of successful brands, including Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and on other emerging new brands in South East Asia

     

     

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for day-to-day product development and approval
    • Responsible to achieving the best possible product from your licensees whilst balancing the needs of creative and commercial.
    • Ensure that licensees actively exploit the full portfolio of eOne’s assets. Communicate to your Director where there may be additional requirements to meet licensee demands and capitalise on new opportunities.
    • In conjunction with the licensing team, plan and develop ranges with key licensees. Understand range architecture and pricing and be prepared to input proactively.
    • Proactively seek to improve process wherever possible.
    • Help inspire licensees to set the benchmark in creative design and development using the most up to date assets
    • Be willing to take a flexible approach to design and development acknowledging that designs may not conform with our guidelines and yet achieves market leading product
    • Understand the competitive environment and the retail market place and strive to seek ways to develop a competitive advantage.
    • Work closely with the licensing teams to ensure needs, challenges and potential opportunities are aligned. Ensure that you understand what designs work well commercially and what do not and take steps to integrate these learning into future development.
    • Ensure approvals correspondence and imagery is logically stored and accessible on the server.
    • Manage storage of contractual samples.

     

    Key Competencies

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience across softline categories.
    • Good commercial awareness and understanding of the retail landscape across South East Asia
    • Ability to identify and solve design/concept problems.
    • Good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office.
    • Graphic design experience desirable.
    • General knowledge of manufacturing process and how they apply to products.
    • Ability to work as part of a team.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.  To be considered for this position you must provide evidence that you/be able to demonstrate that you have the right to work in Hong Kong.