Product Development Coordinator (Hybrid)

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Posted 12 March 2023
Salary £28000 - £30000 Per Year
Job type Permanent
Contact NameChris Mellor

Job description

Aardvark Swift are working in partnership with Uplift Games to source a talented Product Development Coordinator.

In this role, you will work across the development of their licensing products for Adopt Me and Uplift Games globally. You’ll work closely with the senior product development manager and their partners across all categories providing support and direct approvals back to partners and agents. 

This is an exciting role in a small fast paced team which offers the opportunity to work across multiple categories and with a truly global remit. This is a hybrid role with the requirement to be able to travel to their London offices to review product samples on a weekly basis.

Your responsibilities…
  • Join the consumer products team reporting to the senior product development manager
  • Work extremely closely with the product development manager and external partners and licensees to deliver the Adopt Me merchandise
  • Provide day-to-day operational support on all licensee relationships
  • Assist with collation of assets to provide to licensees for product and packaging
  • Assist with the approval of designs and product samples in line with brand guidelines with the senior product development manager and key stakeholders
  • Ensure clear, accurate, and detailed verbal and written direction and feedback is given to licensees and suppliers within the required time frames
  • Build and maintain excellent, collaborative working relationships with colleagues, partners, key stakeholders, and licensees
  • Maintain detailed licensed product approval databases with relevant licensees
  • Detail and maintain the product ranges launch calendar against relevant licensees
  • Carry out relevant product reviews and market analysis keeping up with trends and new product launches
  • Support on creation of in house materials including sales decks
  • Track and maintain the Adopt Me whitelist, including all products, PO’s, and UPCs for items in the market
  • Organise and schedule consumer products departmental meetings
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 2+ years licensing industry experience
  • Experience across multiple categories in kids hardlines and softlines
  • Familiarity with the approvals process and approvals platforms
  • Experience in providing approval feedback to partners
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving
  • Highly detailed and organised with a proactive work ethic
  • Confident user of Microsoft and Google programs
It's a bonus if you have…
  • Experience working with game partners
  • Knowledge of Adobe suite programs
  • Knowledge of Roblox and Roblox studio
  • Understanding of the Roblox community and Roblox player motivations
  • Experience working in self-managed roles and remote teams
Uplift Games value diversity and want to work alongside talented people from marginalised groups. They are a trans, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, BAME, and disability-positive team. This role offers great scope for future personal development as the consumer products programme and team grow.