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Senior Designer - Advanced Concept Team in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

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Senior Designer -- Toronto

Are you looking to further your career with an industry 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; we are building a legacy and welcome individuals with a proven track record of driving results.  

The Role:

The Senior Designer will be an integral part of Advanced Concepts Team and will contribute to Spin Master’s strategic innovation pipeline, responsible for executing the Advanced Concepts Team team’s charter: To deliver successful ideation and the preliminary development of new, competitively advantaged toy products, brands, and/or businesses to drive growth & revenue for Spin Master. This, while supporting corporate strategic goals. 

What we can expect from you:

  • To work within a highly creative team to be a catalyst for innovation, creating new product ideas by distilling trends, identifying and leveraging consumer insights, analyzing and interpreting strategic opportunities within the industry, while also leveraging Spin Master’s capabilities and collective insights.
  • To excel at self-management, pro-activity and the management of multiple projects, while being a collaborator within the team.
  • To initiate and participate in follow through with projects once they are turned over.
  • Under the guise of the VP Design & Development/ACT, champion & provide a design “shelter” for the team’s promising new product ideas so that they may grow into potentially disruptive innovation.
  • Management of multiple, projects to their successful conclusion while being able to respond to fast-tracking development requests in agreement with VP, Design & Development/ACT.
  • Prioritization of one’s time and resources, internal and external, against budget.

Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • A creative soul who has the drive to anticipate, invent and create future product/business opportunities for the company.
  • Someone with strong project management skills, including the ability to motivate, collaborate and co-create within a highly creative team.
  • A collaborator with experience working with and understanding the needs within multidiscipline teams. Knowledge of the product development process
  • An exceptional product judge who has demonstrated success in new toy invention, new product ideation and development of high complexity and /or tech toys.
  • A creative problem solver with analytical skills to successfully interpret and apply strategy as set by VP/ACT and/or corporate vision.
  • A strong presenter & communicator with the ability to clearly articulate and present new ideas and “understand your audience”.

You should apply if you have the following:

  • Minimum of 1 to 5 years and/or experience in Toy design & product development within the Toy Industry.
  • Experience managing/supervising at mid-level or above.
  • Proven entrepreneurship, either within or outside a corporate environment.
  • Degree in Industrial Design, Fine Arts (BFA) Toy Design or Engineering (or other equivalent degree education level)   

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.

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