Sr. Designer, Toys

Posted: 7/21/2019

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Sales & Business Development
Specialty: Business Development, Sales
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Universal Brand Development, Consumer Products Group is seeking a Toys, Product Development Manager to join the Creative & Product Development team that services the Universal licensing business. This position will report to the VP, Toys Product Development and will contribute to the overall entertainment licensing objectives that drive brand awareness and deliver revenue to the studio by extending Universal’s franchise and film to consumer products. The PD Manager is responsible for the development of compelling quality products from concept through finished product for a range of Toy categories. Specifically 3-Dimensional items; injection molded, blow molded, ceramics, inflatables and plush with simple to complex electronic and or mechanical features.Job Duties:· Responsible for all phases of product development for franchise and event films including trend research and analysis, product strategy, product approval - concept through final development, and packaging.· Possess a well-versed knowledge in a variety of manufacturing processes for 3D products. · Suggest and visually represent commercially viable product ideas that elevate consumer products to a new level; incorporate trend and technology research findings as well as consumer preference into the product development process.· Provide clear and concise design direction through character draw-overs and creative notes that guide partners to develop accurate on model characters as well as incorporating key character attributes and features.· Understand global trends in toys, games, novelties, sporting goods and housewares that translate into commercially viable product ideas.· Focus on delivering compelling, innovative and quality product · Participate in cross-functional team meetings and brainstorms; share best practices with Product Develop and Creative team members and broader organization

Basic Qualifications:
·Bachelors or Associates Degree, preferably in industrial design, product design or graphic design
·Minimum of 3 years product development experience required
·Experience with 3D development and manufacturing of toys and plush
·Strong communication and presentation skills and the ability to provide thoughtful, clear creative art direction to partners and vendors.
·Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic, deadline driven environment that revolves around multiple product development calendars
·Mac and or PC proficient and advanced skills in Adobe and Microsoft applications required.

Eligibility Requirements:
·Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
·Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
·Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program



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