Project Management Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 11/5/2019

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Job Description

Project Management Engineer – Los Angeles

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 Project Management Engineer (PME) will be responsible for driving the execution of global toys and games portfolios, and ideally possesses a technical, manufacturing, strategy, and/or process-mapping background.  The person in this role will work closely with large cross-functional teams (Design, Marketing, Engineering, Quality, Packaging, etc.) to manage product development from concept through production.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, establishing critical path/milestones/dependencies to ensure timely and successful delivery of products, identifying risks and opportunities to pre-empt development hurdles, providing escalation management, and working with stakeholders to balance business, design, and technical objectives.  The successful employee will be able to operate in a highly dynamic CPG environment, by exercising considerable judgment in employing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

What we can expect from you:

  • Establish project plans in collaboration with cross-functional development teams to determine tasks, milestones, resources, planned and actual dates
  • Coordinate with multi-disciplinary teams and global partners, communicating brand and/or project information, and executing to take product from concept to production
  • Manage programs to time, cost, and quality reflective of business and development objectives
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule, and costs
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques
  • Identify, anticipate, and manage risks or issues at the project level
  • Support engineering and technical development needs for selected product lines
  • Partner with global operations to provide early warning of delays, and strategize appropriate solutions in development plans or processes to deliver on demand forecast revisions
  • Support and drive cross-functional category teams to manage projects including risks, key handoffs, and deliverables
  • Monitor resource utilization within the program and recommend adjustments to resource allocation as needed
  • Report and escalate to management as needed; present verbal and written reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management
  • Continuously improve project management toolkits, processes, and methodologies utilized for product development

Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to employ critical thinking and problem solving techniques to approach any/all issues. If unable to resolve certain issues, can demonstrate a willingness to actively engage other support teams to drive towards resolution.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and enthusiastic in approaching challenges


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations, or related technical field
  • 2+ years’ experience in a project engineering or technical project management role
  • Experience with plastics, materials, manufacturing, and/or engineering costs for durable goods
  • PMP, PRINCE2, or equivalent certification a plus
  • Skills in MS Project, Agile, and/or other relevant tools to manage end-to-end development
  • Experience in creating new processes to integrate new and existing technologies, spanning a multitude of digital mediums and touch points, into conventional CPG development
  • Advanced proficiency in creating presentation materials for executive review

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.