Global media distribution company is urgently seeking a Director of Product Development to welcome to their team here in Hong Kong.
As the Director of Product Development, the right candidate will be responsible for working closely with licensees and agents to supply artwork and development materials as well as managing artwork approvals for all main licensed products across the Asia region, including India. Category sectors include apparel, toys and publishing. The role requires strict attention to detail to ensure that brand guidelines are accurately followed, planning is carried through correctly and the entire licensing process is smooth and efficient.
The role requires working closely with remote offices and teams to aid in the development of branding and style guidelines, tailoring it specifically to the respective Asian markets and to present overviews throughout the year. Competitor and market research is expected in this position.
- 7-10 years of product development experience, with previous experience in planning and executing the development of toy ranges, hard-line and soft-line products
- Team management experience
- Able to work closely with different departments and teams such as Marketing, Licensing, etc.
- Prior experience and an understand of the Asian retail landscape, including India
- Proficiency in Adobe CS programs (Photoshop and Illustrator) as well as MS Office
- Fluency in English and Mandarin is a MUST