Full-Time

Associate Manager

Product Development, Licensing & Merchandise

Posted on 6/11/2024

PlayStation Global

PlayStation Global

1,001-5,000 employees

Designs and markets gaming consoles and accessories

Consumer Software
Hardware

Mid

London, UK

Required Skills
Market Research
Sales
Management
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Marketing
PowerPoint/Keynote/Slides
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Engineering, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Proven experience in product development, project management, or a related role.
  • Strong understanding of product lifecycle management principles and best practices.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Present portfolio of design examples.
  • Experience in Photoshop, Flowhaven (or similar approval systems), PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, etc.
  • Highly detail-oriented, multi-tasker, who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.
Responsibilities
  • Manage the end-to-end product development process, including planning, scheduling, and resource allocation.
  • Work closely with product managers, engineers, designers, and other stakeholders to define product requirements and specifications.
  • Facilitate approvals process from start to finish for all product and packaging from licensees and retailers.
  • Own creation of pitch decks and materials for team (strong creative background and outstanding PowerPoint skills).
  • Conduct market research and competitive analysis to identify trends and opportunities for product improvement.
  • Develop and maintain project documentation, including timelines, budgets, and risk assessments.
  • Track project progress and communicate updates to stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize the product development process and enhance team efficiency. Improve our portal (Flowhaven) to streamline workflows.
  • Collaborate with licensing, marketing, and sales teams to develop go-to-market strategies and support product launches.
  • Onboard submission process with licensees, retailers, and brand collaboration partners to include NDAs, credit checks, due diligence process, etc.
  • Liaise with PS Studios on asset development and keep systems updated.
  • Responsible for overall management of global royalty reporting process, including: Managing quarterly statement collection from licensees, review/approve transactions, working with finance team and billing through the Flowhaven system.
  • Support DTC site (GearStore) through planning, sampling, approvals, product naming, product description, product legal lines, imagery, and pricing strategy.
  • Work closely with marketing, PR, etc. teams to amplify marketing strategies from our licensees.
  • Assist with the organization of trade events as required.
  • Catalogue, manage and distribute final product samples including the coordination of sample archive.

Working at PlayStation offers the opportunity to be part of a leading company in the gaming industry, renowned for its cutting-edge technology like haptic feedback and 4K HDR visuals. Employees are immersed in a culture of innovation and excellence that pushes the boundaries of gaming and entertainment. Contributing to a globally recognized brand that consistently delivers high-quality, immersive gaming experiences, ensures a dynamic and fulfilling work environment.

Company Stage

M&A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Foster City, California

Founded

1994

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-13%

1 year growth

-29%

2 year growth

-26%

Benefits

Health and wellness: Medical (PPO, HDHP, and HMO), dental, vision, disability, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, student loan repayment assistance, education reimbursement program, wellness reimbursement, identity theft protection, basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance, business travel accident insurance, 4.5% 401(k) match, commuter program, additional voluntary programs (group legal, pet insurance, auto and home insruance), onsite flu shots and biometric screenings

Family and time off: 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, paid parental leave, adoption assistance program, 529 college savings plan match, back-up child care, parental and elder care coaching

Perks: Sony product discounts, passport perks program, monthly $10 Playstation Network voucher, employee referral bonus, game launch events

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