Product Development Associate - Topps Authentics

US-NY-New York
4 weeks ago(11/19/2017 12:32 PM)
Job ID
2017-1184
# of Openings
1
Category
Product Development

Overview

The Product Development Associate for Topps Authentics helps execute the strategy set forth by the Topps Authentics and Star Wars Authentics managers. The PDA is in charge of executional activities to help ensure the products are of high-quality, delivered on-time and within budget. The role will require strict attention to detail, ability to manage multiple deadlines, and ability to be fast and flexible in reacting to feedback from managers, cross-functional teams and licensors.

Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist managers in creating the monthly and yearly product release plan
  • Assist managers on creation of product descriptions and ensure deadlines are met
  • Work with project management to ensure production deadlines are met
  • Assist in providing marketing direction on product promotion
  • Serve as a liaison between managers and the licensing department
  • Collaborate with Product Development team on building the product portfolio
  • Interact with consumers, retailers, and distributors to understand their desires and the drivers of product purchase behavior
  • Prepare presentations for line reviews, customer meetings and corporate reviews

 

Qualifications

Knowledge

  • The ABM will need to become knowledgeable of Major League Baseball and Star Wars in this role to deliver compelling product to consumers
  • Knowledge of the memorabilia business a plus

 

 

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work in fast-paced team environment
  • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills – Word, PowerPoint and Excel essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – written and oral
  • Creative and strategic thinking abilities

 

Experience            

  • 1-2 years brand or product management experience
  • Solid business and product development background
  • Consumer products or collectables experience preferred

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in marketing, business, or related field

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