Product Developer - 12 Month FTC
Based at Sega HQ, Brentford, West London.
Hybrid - 2 days per week in the office, 3 days flexible.
SEGA employees are passionate about entertaining the world with creative, innovative experiences while being part of a vibrant gaming community. We are a global company with the resources to match, coupled with a place where everyone knows each other on a first-name basis, working together to create innovative experiences, one community at a time. Our world-class development Studios span the UK, France, Bulgaria, and Canada. Known for quality and creativity above all else, our studios include, Amplitude Studios, Creative Assembly, HARDlight, Relic Entertainment, Sports Interactive and Two Point Studios.
The Product Developer, Sonic Team (Based in London) will be responsible for working alongside the Senior Product Development Manager, overseeing Product Development of all licensed merchandise across EMEA for Sonic the Hedgehog and other SEGA intellectual properties. This is a newly create role within our dynamic licensing team offering excellent opportunities for the right individual to shape the overall look and direction of licensed products and branding.
We believe that delivering the best games relies on having the best people, so we are constantly investing in our people through our benefits package, flexible working, and our community-focused, people-centric culture. Our industry-leading compensation and benefits include competitive salary and bonus schemes, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, health screening, electric car scheme, home technology scheme, Microsoft package discounts, and much more!
You will have a passion for gaming and will possess strong knowledge of product development timelines, product lifecycle, and printing techniques across multiple categories within the licensing and entertainment industry. You will have strong all-round creative knowledge and will thrive working cross-functionally within a dynamic work environment.
- Work closely with the Sr. Product Development Manager across product submissions with an emphasis on Hardlines.
- Ensure prompt and accurate feedback is provided to partners.
- Work with licensees to guide the development and production of a compelling product that best represents SEGA IP at retail.
- Act as a “Brand Guardian” and point person for the approval of licensed products for assigned categories and licensees, ensuring that products align with SEGA brand guidelines and use only approved art assets provided.
- Communicate daily with internal and/or external partners via phone, Teams, or email.
- Support Creative Agencies with the creation of mood boards to inspire the creation of licensing style guides.
- Maintain an accurate and detailed record of the development of each product from concept to final approval.
- Manage pre-production and production samples within archive.
- Arrange and attend both on-site and offsite business meetings and tradeshows with licensees; some travel may be required.
- Support other areas of the business requiring creative input.
- Liaise with licensing team counterparts at headquarters in Burbank, California.
- Perform other managerial and administrative duties consistent with the position as occasionally required by the manager.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
- 4+ years of relevant experience with licensed products or brand management.
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines with minimal supervision.
- Meticulous attention to detail and excellent organisational skills.
- Team player and collaborator.
- Ability to operate autonomously and efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
- Strong creative skills.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred but not essential.
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