Manager, Creative Design & Development

May 15, 2024
Santa Monica, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Manager, Creative Design & Development

Requisition ID:

R023200

Job Description:

Job Title:            Manager, Creative Design & Development, Contract

Reporting To:    Sr. Director, Consumer Products

Department:     Consumer Products

Location:            Santa Monica, California

Your Mission

From toys to apparel, books to games, and much more, Activision Blizzard Consumer Products brings our products to fans worldwide. With a portfolio of renowned franchises including Call of Duty, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot and many more, our team works to deliver best in class products.

Activision Blizzard Consumer Products is looking for a Creative Manager to design, develop & manage the creative ecosystem.

The Creative Manager works across all categories for Licensing and product development and supports the Activision Blizzard Creative team with a focus on developing products for the Call of Duty franchise.

The role works within the consumer products creative team to help manage the creative processes and drive product development/ programs for Call of Duty. This includes Product development, mocking up necessary visuals, inspiring collections, and product, providing feedback and creative approvals. The role maintains communication with priority licensees and collaboration within the category team, to ensure successful execution and visibility of the product line.

Responsibilities

  • Provide creative support to priority licensees/programs
  • Develop new graphics, mock-ups and artwork as needed to support all franchises creative needs
  • Shepherd Creative Product development and approvals, legal and licensee portals within My Media Box & in partnership with the Call of Duty business units
  • Partner with cross functional team members to ensure creative consistency while advocating for licensed program initiatives
  • Manage logistical aspects of creative processes, project tracking and managing feedback between licensees and cross functional teams in collaboration with Creative Lead
  • Ensures attention to detail across creative, approvals, managing feedback to own & ensure projects maintain the integrity of our brands
  • Possess the ability to retain and absorb a deep understanding of our games and creative guidelines
  • Able to organize multiple projects at once with the ability to communicate project status to the team regularly in a concise manner
  • Knowledge and understanding of Activison Blizzard Franchises, specifically Call of Duty is a must

Player Profile

  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience in Licensing, Product or Toy design
  • Brand Approvals experience including experience with My Media Box or familiar with online Data Asset Management (DAM) systems
  • Creative design and product development background
  • Aware of current market trends in the licensing industry & current Activision Blizzard properties
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Ability to multitask between projects, manage & document feedback from multiple stakeholders & coordinate approvals accordingly, while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Strong team player & knowledge of the Consumer Products industry
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset by staying curious and continuously learning, embracing challenges, and improving themselves.
  • Ability to act with discretion when handling confidential matters

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment.  We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!  Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.  You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $72,720.00 - $134,460.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.
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