Full Time Job

Product Development Manager


Singapore 03-14-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

NBCUniversal Singapore earned a Great Place to Work certification as a result of our dynamic, inclusive and resilient culture. Here you can live your passion.

Universal Product & Experience (UP&E), and licenses branded consumer goods and promotional products which are sold at retail theme parks and/or otherwise distributed worldwide. Product lines currently include toys, home product, children's products, food/drinkware, apparel, souvenirs, jewelry, stationery, collectibles and candy/consumables.

Job Description

UP&E is seeking a Product Development Manager to support the expansion on product development across all parks. The role will require the candidate to oversee and manage the Global Sourcing product development team in Singapore and work closely with Brand Managers, Designers and their team from all parks.

The role will also collaborate with international business partners to strategize and execute product development within the agreed timeframe across UP&E-owned or -affiliated destination entertainment venues (both US and international). This includes managing the team and task related to product development, quality standard or delivery requirement set by different UP&E -owned destination in accordance with regulations, Company's brand standards and best practices.

The role will also require the candidate to work with all parks and suppliers to recommend any changes to the current product development process that will meet the affiliated destination product safety standards.

Your responsibilities include:
• Oversee and manage a team of Product developers and designer. Work closely with Brand Manager and Compliances team during product development stage and product approval stage.
• To participate in UPRGM product development meeting or calls conducted in other time zones
• Manage project and development timeline, troubleshoot designs and product quality issues in a timely manner and to ensure product development operations runs smoothly.
• Assist the supervisor in specific business development and team building, ensuring sustainable development and team skill enhancement.
• Negotiating contracts with key suppliers, including costs and terms of supply that comply with company standard.
• Spearhead and collaborate key stakeholders on resource products, leveraging products and/or bidding.
• Ensure proper data organization and detailed records of projects and product development in systems.
• To collaborate with team to assess, identify and pursue new suppliers opportunities.
• Maintaining strategic sourcing and product development relationship and developing strong partnership with all stakeholders.
• To facilitate onboarding of new vendors for international parks and to carry out merchandising responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
• Undertake other ad-hoc projects and responsibilities as required.

• Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent combination of education and experience in brand licensing.
• At least 8 years of experience on international product development or in a similar Manufacturing experience.
• Demonstrated ability and experience in managing a team of professional product developers, as well as fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
• Understanding of how product components and materials work together both functionally and aesthetically.
• Exceptional analytical problem-solving and strategic thinking abilities.
• Familiar with product manufacturing knowledge and understanding of regulations across Asia such as China/Indonesia or Vietnam
• Familiar with Microsoft Office products (Microsoft office, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Exhibit proactivity in responding quickly to requests and opportunities and quickly convert plans into actions.
• Able to travel internationally as required.
• Able to communicate with non-English native speakers from other countries or culture.
• Understanding Indonesia or Vietnam product manufacturing background and with knowledge on exporting products to USA, Japan or China will be an advantage.

Desired Characteristics:
• A team leader and excellent team player with great communication skills.
• Passionate in product development and keen eye for detail.
• Willing to work with colleagues or stakeholders from other countries and from different time zones.
• Passion for excellence strives consistently to deliver work of an excellent standard and pushes self and others to exceed that high standard.

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8e136-3-239-91-5-42 in your application.