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Product Development/Design Specialist

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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Product Development/Design Specialist

Jobid 23768-394104

Location: Tokyo, JPN

Description **Job Number** 38296BR

**Job Title** Product Development/Design Specialist

**Business Segment** Filmed Entertainment Group

**Sub-Business** International Consumer Products

**Posting Category** Motion Pictures

**About Us** NBCUniversal’s international operations outside the US and Canada include film and television distribution, home entertainment distribution, channels, film and television production, theme parks and news operations. The company is led by Kevin MacLellan, Chairman. MacLellan is responsible for oversight of all NBCUniversal International’s businesses, as well as identifying and executing international growth opportunities for both NBCUniversal and Comcast Corporation. With more than 2,200 employees across 34 countries, NBCUniversal’s international portfolio consists of international channels delivering quality content to 176 territories across EMEA, Latin America and Asia; television production labels in both UK and Australia; a library of 4,000 feature films and 75,000 TV episodes for international television distribution; direct film distribution operations in 11 countries; direct home entertainment distribution operations in 7 countries with licensee relationships covering approximately 55 additional territories; CNBC International, which broadcasts across EMEA and APAC; Parks & Resorts operated through license agreements in Singapore and Japan; and an international NBC News team based in London. 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.

**Country** Japan

**State** - -

**City** Tokyo




• Working with the Product Development team assisting with research, product development etc. including liaising with outside vendors, designers and agencies

• Possess a well-versed knowledge of fashion and home manufacturing, materials, packaging design and marketing for consumer products

• Define trends, where appropriate develop local art and seasonal style guides

• Understand product trends that translate into commercially viable product ideas

• Visually represent product ideas and features that elevate consumer products to a new level

• Provide clear and concise direction on trends, graphic composition, typography, draw-overs and creative notes that guide partners to follow our character models and brand attributes

• Support licensing sales and category partners, retail marketing team with sales materials, in-store graphics and marketing communications including coordination for key events

• Development of localized branding, packaging, signage for retail toolkits and guidelines


• Comfortable dealing with senior management and international contacts

• Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information in a discrete manner

• Excellent communication skills with attention to detail and the ability to develop and deliver clear and consistent messages

• Proven record of working cross functionally with colleagues

• Ability to identify key priorities within a heavy workload and execute on them

• Ambassador of the business with sufficient stature internally and externally to represent the business positively and interact with both senior management and working level partners

• Intellectually strong

• Sense of humor and practical attitude


• Bachelors or Associates Degree

• Previous experience in a product development or creative support role would be viewed favourably

• Strong communication skills

• Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic, deadline driven environment that revolves around retail product development calendars

• Highly organized, resourceful and proactive

• Flexible, with an ability to find compromise in challenging situations

• Mac proficient and advanced skills in Adobe Suite and Microsoft applications required

• Native or near-Native fluency in spoken and written English and Japanese


The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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