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Rio Sato

Rio Sato

Assistant Product Development Manager

Bandai America

Los Angeles

Assistant Product Development Manager


Bandai America

Assistant Product Development Manager

- Originated and developed designs for products relating to define brand needs or as possible proprietary items
- Directed both external and internal designers and engineers on designing, development and creation of the prototype for the new or existing products
- Worked closely with regional marketing teams to deliver promotional plan that meets product objectives
- Planned and directed the construction and designs of the products to meet internal and/or licensor requirements
- Lead teams in developing and defining business requirements for retention products
- Participated in cross-functional teams to execute product development plan
- Established test requirements to ensure products are safe to be placed on shelves and sold
- Ensured revenue and customer satisfaction goals were met

Career medium 04
Career medium 01

Bandai Co., Ltd

Global Strategist

- Created strong media strategy for Europe, Asia, US by inheriting oversea market information
- Created marketing plans in multiple platforms (Social Network, Website, TV promotion, Retail Exclusives) to launch the International third company products in Japanese market
- Collaborated daily with Japan based marketing, research and engineering teams to create innovative, user-oriented and consumer-centric new products for global licensed contents
- Attended trade shows, conventions at international levels to in search of innovative products and contents to be localized in Asian market
- Directed and implemented designs according to creative direction and art direction for special projects including marketing collateral, event materials, and packaging projects
- Interpreted field research to gain an understanding of target user/consumer lifestyle and address consumer needs and preferences; leverage existing solutions and available technologies in product development.
- Worked closely with major media network companies to build strong relationship


4th Valley

Executive Assistant / Translator

- Maintained open and frequent communication with the VP/CEO
- Arranged details for meetings on and off site
- Worked as a translator/interpreter for major corporate meetings, trade shows and conventions
- Prepared and created Japanese and English templates (Brochures, PowerPoint, Keynotes, Posters, Promotional visuals)
- Managed corporate websites. Both in English and Japanese.
- Assisted in launch of the "Top Career" project

Career medium 02

Sophia University

BA, International Marketing / Film Studies

William Fremd Highschool

General Education, Early Graduate Program