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Product Design Manager

Company: Aquent Talent
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Salary: up to $73/hour (DOE)OverviewResponsibilities:Concept, design, sketch, prototype (including managing art-to-product, 3D modeling, sample creation, fit sessions, and electronic breadboards, where applicable), deliver and present trend-right consumer centric product lines that feature market-leading innovation and great price/value for each tier of the value pyramidManage and execute product and licensed 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 profitabilityCollaborate with internal partners (Creative Design, Brand Merchandising, Licensing Commercialization, Sourcing and Tech Design, BERGs, CBM, Legal, Business Affairs, Product Integrity, Integrated Retail, BPM, Public Affairs, D&I teams, Cultural Consultants) and external partners ( Channel Content Providers, Games, Publishing, Licensees, DTR Partners) to design and approve all productsCollaborate with the greater product design and creative teams to drive 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 categoryManage and develop direct report(s) through on-going feedback on performanceCollaborate with Global Product Design teamsPrepare creative/product retail custom design tools and pitches to differentiate by categoryOnboard new Licensees, DTR, halo partners globally and locallyMonitor competitors, product innovation and market dynamicsMulti-task and prioritize multiple design projects, running simultaneously with varying levels of complexity.Basic Qualifications:5+ years of experiencePrior experience leading othersStrong knowledge in hardlines/softlines categories (raw materials, plastic, textiles, print, pattern, graphic composition, manufacturing)Strong verbal and written communication skillsStrong negotiating skillsStrong product design skills (e.g. 3D product design, technical design, sketching, creative application and manipulation of art, final mechanical art, fabric and trim identification)Strong computer software skills (e.g. MS Office, Photoshop, Illustrator)Preferred Qualifications:Exceptional knowledge of the Star Wars brandPrevious company exp, preferably in this environment and with inhouse systems.Hard lines expRequired Education:Bach Dgr - related field (e.g. ind, toy or fash desgn)The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $65.70 to $73.00 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.

Keywords: Aquent Talent, San Francisco , Product Design Manager, Executive , San Francisco, California

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