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Manager Product Design Hardlines - Lucasfilm

Company: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Manager Product Design Hardlines - Lucasfilm
Job Summary:
Responsible for the day-to-day execution of product design and development of key Licensed hardlines product categories for the Star Wars and other Lucasfilm brands from concept through production across multiple external licensees to deliver creative, high quality and story-driven product offerings that are appropriate to target consumer base by managing quality, story, color, materials, form and function of products. Under the direction of a Senior Manager, the Manager Hardline Product Design will collaborate with internal and external partners on multiple product categories to ensure the highest quality, consumer-focused, trend-right product lines across multiple channels of distribution (licensing, flex business models vertical and wholesale) that build brand equity and meet financial targets.
Responsibilities:

  • Manage product and packaging approvals through online systems and collaborative approval meetings, ensuring high quality standards in character execution, in-depth storytelling, color, material, form and function while maximizing profitability
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with internal partners (Creative Design, Games, Publishing, Brand Merchandising, Licensing Commercialization, CBM, Legal, Business Affairs, Product Integrity, Integrated Retail, BPM, Public Affairs, DE&I teams, Cultural Consultants) and external partners (Studio, Franchise Strategy, WDI) to design and approve all products
  • Collaborate with the greater product design and creative teams to lead up-front trends, overall creative direction and identify future areas of growth within the franchise and across product categories, including the preparation of custom design tools and retail pitches to differentiate by category
  • Guide design and development of compelling product lines that support brand strategies and represent the core elements of the brand and story
  • Identify new product trends, styles, technologies, and opportunities in Hardlines categories
  • Champion improvement in product design and process implementation
  • Manage, identify and deliver accurate reference and Style Guide assets and materials to licensees to ensure authentic and story-accurate product
  • Manage and develop direct report(s) through on-going feedback on performance
  • Collaborate with Global Product Design teams
  • Present consumer products line review presentations and pitches
  • Monitor competitors, product innovation and market dynamics
  • Manage multiple design projects, running simultaneously with varying levels of complexity
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in related field (e.g. industrial design, toy design, etc.)
      • 5+ years of experience
      • Prior experience in leading others
        • Strong knowledge in hardlines categories (raw materials, plastic, textiles, print, pattern, graphic composition, manufacturing)
          • Strong verbal and written communication skills
          • Strong knowledge of the Star Wars brand
          • Strong presentation and influencing skills
            • Strong product design skills (e.g. 3D product design, technical design, sketching, creative application and manipulation of art, final mechanical art)
            • Strong software skills (e.g. MS Office, Photoshop, Illustrator)
              Additional Information:
              This role is located in San Francisco, CA
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              Our Benefits: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at

Keywords: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Redwood City , Manager Product Design Hardlines - Lucasfilm, Executive , Redwood City, California

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