Job Description

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s Family & Brands Division is an exciting, fast growing entertainment company that specialises in the development, production, distribution and brand management of kid’s TV content. Key properties in the brand portfolio include international pre-school TV phenomenon Peppa Pig and superhero hit PJ Masks. Alongside these popular television properties, eOne Family & Brands’ portfolio also boasts acclaimed kids content including Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong and Cupcake & Dino: General Services.

Entertainment One’s Family & Brands Division is now gearing up for the launch of its newest property, Ricky Zoom, a brand-new animated pre-school TV series from the producers of PJ Masks.

Entertainment One’s Family and Brands has close to 200 employees based in London, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sao Paolo. It is part of the wider Entertainment One Group, a leading international entertainment company with film, TV and music operations across the world. The Entertainment One Group has over 1,300 employees worldwide, with offices in LA, Toronto, London, New York, Madrid, Amsterdam and Sydney.

This Product Development Manager role will focus on the regional development and approval of Softline product (Apparel, Homewares, Gifting etc). Key to the role is driving a consistent and efficient development process based on a solid understanding of the assigned Softline product categories and the broader licensing market. The manager will have an understanding of the need to balance commercial and creative needs, striving to achieve the very best design. The role will work across eOne Family’s portfolio of successful brands, including Peppa Pig, PJ Masks and Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom.

Reporting into the Director, Product Development - Softlines, the role requires good Softline category product development experience as well as a good creative awareness and a working knowledge of the licensing business and brand management.

The manager will need to deliver the goals set by the commercial & PD teams and will be responsible for the management of ancillary categories involving the provision of feedback to licensees on products from concept ideation through to final submission, as well as pitching and presenting product ideas internally and to existing/potential licensees. An ability to communicate well with internal and external key stakeholders is essential, along with a pro-active approach to driving excellence in developing product ranges.

With some previous Product Approval experience, this role requires good knowledge of S

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