• New Product Development Associate

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/15/2018 11:02 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1229
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Product Development
  • Overview

    As an NPD associate, you will be a vital player on the New Product Development Team of the company’s North America Sports & Entertainment business, which handles the ideation, development and production of all new product lines and brands.

     

    The ideal candidate is:

    • An adventurous thinker who can bring new ideas to the table and enjoys working within a highly energetic and creative environment.
    • A talented industrial/product designer with a passion for toys and collectibles.

    Responsibilities

    • Operate within a small and dynamic creative team charged with brainstorming and dimensionalizing new product ideas, shepherding them through an internal approval process and preparing for production
    • Identify new product opportunities including, but not limited to, new licenses, new and original IP, new product formats and materials, refreshed/enhanced features to current line of products and relaunches of dormant brands
    • Actively contribute, participate and assist in leading ideation sessions
    • Prepare all internal and external concepts for review by the executive team, including the creation of conceptual visuals
    • Develop and execute specific styles and apply them across a broad range of subjects
    • Work as a collaborative team member who builds and maintains strong work relationships with internal and external teams
    • Build knowledge base of various manufacturing processes
    • Keep abreast of styles, trends and developments in the entertainment (pop culture) and sports worlds, as well as competition in the marketplace

     

    Qualifications

    • 2-5 years product development/product design experience
    • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), Powerpoint, Excell
    • Working knowledge of 3D modeling software (Rhino, Fusion 360, Solidworks, etc.)
    • Solid drawing/rendering skills
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to work quickly and accurately
    • A sense of accountability for work performed and projects managed
    • Ability to communicate well within a team environment

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