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Licensing Product Development Specialist

Location: RI - Providence
Employment Type: Regular
ID: 12490
Job Category: Product Development


The Licensing Product Development Specialist is accountable to the Sr. Creative Manager, Category Director, Category Managers, and licensees for managing all milestones within the Licensed Product Development approval process system (LAS), while ensuring commercial requirements and timelines are achieved.


• Manage the product development approval process from conceptual designs to post-production
• Facilitates agreements between internal and external business partners with licensees to develop product in line with the latest style guides and product development calendar.
• Ensures key milestones are achieved, tracking and communicating key information on a timely basis.
• Proactively manages the product and packaging approval processes using the Licensing Approvals System.
• Educates licensees and maintain understanding of all necessary Hasbro tools such as LAS, HCSP, Product and Packaging Style Guides and Approvals, ensuring all relevant materials such as assets, merchant/licensing style guides, marketing decks, and sales pitches are provided.
• Review licensee product submissions, marketing collateral, press releases, TV commercials, and websites in collaboration with internal teams such as: creative and the department product manager
• Set up and maintain an archive of all approved artwork, samples and production for all product and packaging developed
• Participation in cross functional team leadership areas including: partnership building, brand management, legal compliance, competitive research, travel & attend yearly Trade Shows/Sales & Marketing meetings.
• Undertake research projects on an as needed basis, to maintain an up to date knowledge of competitive landscape, product, price and retail trends for the market via comp shops, publications and on-line research etc.

Skills, Knowledge, Experience & Qualification requirements:

• Previous experience of working with Hasbro or an equivalent entertainment brand, or within a category industry would be beneficial
• Experience in Licensing is highly desired
• Experience in Product Development/Approvals
• Highly organized self-starter with a -can do' attitude
• Must have an eye for detail and a desire for consistency
• Excellent time management skills
• Able to manage multiple projects in various stages simultaneously
• Experienced in Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.
• Confident in collating presentation material together and using relevant software such as PowerPoint
• Clear, concise written and oral communication essential
• Comfortable working alone and as part of a wider team
• Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally

Qualifications required:

• Degree level educated, preferably in product development/design or marketing/management
• Minimum 2 years professional experience working as part of a creative/commercial team in a related field
• Knowledge of Fashion and Textiles development processes or 3D product development and manufacturing/tooling processes beneficial

Travel required:

• As needed to licensing partners

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Business Unit: Global Marketing

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (Hasbro) is engaged in providing children's and family leisure time and entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys. Its offerings include a variety of games, including traditional board, card, hand-held electronic, trading card, role-playing and digital versatile disc (DVD) games, as well as electronic learning aids and puzzles. Toy offerings include boys' action figures, vehicles and playsets, girls' toys, electronic toys, plush products, preschool toys and infant products, electronic interactive products, creative play and toy-related specialty products. Hasbro's principal segments are United States (U.S.) and Canada and International. In March 2008, the Company purchased all of the intellectual property rights related to the Trivial Pursuit brand from Horn Abbot Ltd. and Horn Abbot International Limited. In January 2008, the Company acquired Cranium, Inc.

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