Manager, Quality Assurance - NY in Queens, NY

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 7/30/2019

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Job Description

Manager, Quality Assurance – Long Island City, NY

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

The Job:

The Manager, Quality Assurance is responsible for implementation of corporate policy and for oversight of corporate processes that are intended to protect consumers from risk of injury.  The Manager helps the organization develop, drive, and maintain a corporate culture that will produce safe and compliant products. This position is also responsible to ensure the organization has established and maintains a comprehensive product safety program which complies with the applicable regulatory requirements and industry leading practices.

What we can expect from you:

  • Develop and implement strategic, collaborative and budget conscious programs to ensure Swimways’ products meet all regulatory and quality standards
  • Work with Quality Assurance teams globally to ensure consistent communication of standards and consistent execution of policies and procedures
  • Continuously monitor developments and trends in product safety, regulatory compliance, and factory compliance to ensure Swimways is prepared for changes and upcoming requirements
  • Build strong, collaborative relationships with Marketing and Product Development teams as well as with our overseas teams and factories
  • Develop strong relationships with factories to drive continuous improvement in quality and product safety compliance, and ensure easy implementation of new policies and procedures
  • Ensure product risk assessments are conducted on new concepts as needed and recommend solutions to any issues
  • Establish data collection methods and programs to measure both consumer and retailer defect rates to ensure Swimways’ quality levels are maintained
  • Develop and Mentor a Quality Assurance team in Spin Master NY.
  • Work with China teams to manage product lines in areas of regulatory compliance and product safety
  • Manage relationships with 3rd party test labs
  • Create and manage department budget
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Job Requirements

You should apply if you have the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required
  • 10+ years’ experience with international regulations and industry standards related to toys and juvenile products
  • Manufacturing experience, preferably with consumer goods, toy, or juvenile products required
  • Consumer goods packaging experience required
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Proven ability to be extremely organized and highly detailed with a focus on accuracy and precision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Ability to work under stress and meet deadlines
  • Ability to operate a keyboard if required to perform the essential job functions
  • Ability to read and interpret a document if required to perform the essential job functions
  • Ability to travel if required performing the essential job functions
  • Ability to use sharp instruments safely in the performance of essential job functions
  • Ability to lift/move/carry approximately 35 pounds if required to perform the essential job functions

What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.