YEAR LONG CONTRACT!
We are actively seeking a Licensing Product Development Specialist for the Softlines Licensing team in located in Rhode Island. In this role, you will be responsible for managing all product and packaging approvals in line with key strategic business goals and Core Style Guide Direction, while ensuring commercial requirements and timelines are achieved.
Work with licensees to develop product in line with the latest style guides and product development calendar, ensuring key milestones are achieved, tracking and communicating key information on a timely basis
Proactively manage the product and packaging approval processes using the Licensing Approvals System (LAS) and managing the workload in the most efficient manner possible
Educate licensees and maintain understanding of all necessary Hasbro tools such as LAS, HAL, Product and Packaging Style Guides and Approvals, ensuring all relevant materials such as style guides, pitches etc are provided
Set up and maintain an archive of all approved artwork, samples and production for all product and packaging developed
Partner with category teams to review licensees proposed line plans & outline key process steps at the beginning of the product development process
Completion of sell-in reports and reconciliation against product approvals
Preparation of all commercial deal memos
Confident in collating presentation material together and using relevant software such as PowerPoint
Ability to influence and facilitate agreement between internal and external business partners is ideal
Clear, concise written and oral communication essential
High degree of initiative and ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision - - must be a self-starter
Team player with leadership qualities.
Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally.
Ability to make informed decisions quickly to keep performance on track.
Culturally sensitive and diplomatic
Ability to travel to shows, licensee meetings, etc.