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Product Development Manager

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Core job responsibilities:
• Manage product development with Halo licensed partners for media and apparel categories, including product planning and quality control
• Manage partner accounts for media including digital programs, print publishing, special projects
• Manage partner accounts for apparel and accessories
• Coordinate with all partners to ensure a cohesive product plan
• Create special programs for partner exclusives at retail and online, including display creation and signage
• Must communicate well with studios stakeholders and manage deadlines effectively
• Must communicate well with external business partners, acting professionally to convey the message
• Manage art, marketing and game code assets (archiving, organizing) and work with game studios to retrieve and deliver them to licensees and/or agencies

Job Requirements:
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task over various projects
• Project management expertise
• Strong personal initiative and good judgment; desire to succeed in a demanding, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment
• Media experience with print, web, apps and digital content
• Proficient in Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Office Suite and InDesign
• Knowledge of retail sales and marketing, for mass, specialty and online merchants
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills
• Candidate should be very familiar with the primary characters, vehicles and weapons in order to provide product development feedback.
• Manage/track product approval feedback, packaging, product copy, press releases and marketing materials Manage art, marketing and game code assets (archiving, organizing) and work with game studios to retrieve and deliver them to partners.
• Must communicate well with all stake holders and manage deadlines effectively.
• Must be able to resolve issues with little guidance, work cross group, anticipate potential issues and take initiative in finding solutions to solve issues.

Additional skills:
• Familiar with 3D Studio Max and working with electronic 3D models.
• Apparel design preferred.
• Web development skills preferred.

A qualified candidate for this job will have sufficient experience in project coordination and communications, specifically in the digital & print mediums. The candidate will work as the liaison between franchise development, marketing and game studio program managers and licensed merchandise partners. Proactive and effective communication skills required. Strong cross-group working style are required.

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