Senior Product Development Manager

Posted 21 September by Warner Brother
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Warner Bros.

EMEA Senior Product Development Manager, Fashion & Home: UK

Job Summary:

  • This Sr. Manager role will work with the Prod Dev Director in managing all regional Fashion & Home Prod and DTR staff.
  • Working with the PD Director to ensure the team develops creative solutions that will enable growth.
  • Present monthly trend presentations to internal and external partners as required.
  • Establish excellent communication links with regional licenced partners and DTR accounts.
  • Responsible for priority design and PD assignments specific to Fashion & Home EMEA.
  • Develop and execute creative materials; illustration, graphic and product trends ensuring that character and franchise integrity are maintained
  • Share creative best practice with regional and licensed partners

Essential Functions:

Trend and Design

  • Help drive high level Fashion vision and trends that relate to Home and Fashion products across all segments to ensure creative alignment
  • Utilise both internal and external resource to design new creative directions & compelling product visuals; including patterns/borders, graphic/identity, icons, placement and space relationships.
  • Translate Warner Bros. story telling into design and product application whilst maintaining franchise integrity.
  • Conduct trend research regarding design influences, illustration, graphics and products via comp shops, trade shows, online etc.
  • Work closely with the wider teams to design ownable WB creative that meet franchise strategies and maintain brand integrity.
  • Key understanding of the marketplace and business climate is essential
  • Provide relevant creative support as required by Prod Dev Director

Management

  • Manage day to day productivity of Regional Creative DTR support.
  • Manage day to day productivity of select Product Development team members.
  • Manage the development of fresh, compelling designs that meet the business needs
  • Follow best practices & participate in strategy meetings & brainstorming sessions
  • Must have technical understanding of the construction of products and components in regard to design and development.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships across the wider business to ensure all creative developed is fully approved and on brand.
  • Maintain full compliance with franchise guidelines for design consistency
  • Excite and inspire licensees to be innovative designers and storytellers.
  • Create and present relevant content to support franchise rollouts
  • Work closely with Product Development Associates, PD Managers & Designers to produce compelling product and maintain brand integrity
  • Product Review of key client development.

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Design Degree (or similar) 2 years Technical College in a design discipline or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5-8 years’ experience in product design
  • Ability to clearly communicate and present vision and ideas
  • Build strong relationships across the wider business -
  • Temperament to work under tight deadlines
  • Self-starting, tenacious attitude, with strong work ethics
  • Technical knowledge of manufacturing product construction
  • Pro active in driving self-development
  • Creates an environment that encourages creative thinking
  • Team player and problem solver
  • Fluent working knowledge of illustrator, photoshop and creative suite packages
  • Additional computer skills, Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Licensing business model experience is a plus
  • Availability to travel

Management has the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time.

Warner Bros. and Resource Solutions are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

Required skills

  • Designing

Reference: 40932654

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