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Senior Product Designer in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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Senior Product Designer – Sago Mini, Toronto

Sago Mini is an award-winning company devoted to play. With over 26 million downloads, 25 apps and a new line of physical toys, Sago Mini brings thoughtful design to life for preschoolers and parents worldwide. Based in Toronto, Sago Mini is a subsidiary of Toca Boca, the No. 1 mobile-first kids brand in the App Store. We offer an exceptional workplace in downtown Toronto and competitive compensation. We hire humble, collaborative, and ambitious people who care about doing great work. Sago Mini is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company

What’s it like to work here?

The Job:

Sago Mini creates beautiful and thoughtfully designed apps & toys for preschoolers and toddlers. We’re looking for a Senior Product Designer to join our Consumer Products team to help develop unique and clever toys and activities for preschoolers.

As a Senior Product Designer, you will own and drive the development of projects from initial concept through to manufacturing and shipment to the customer. You’re seasoned in the product development process and can drive the project within tight deadlines while coming up with creative solutions to maintain quality and financial targets. You’re a self-starter, with strong design sense, and would love to help us deliver on our promise to delight kids and parents with wonderful play experiences.

What we can expect from you:

  • Concepts: Brainstorming toy ideas, researching toy trends, interacting with kids and families.
  • Product Development: Making prototypes and refining designs; from paper to 3D model to print.
  • Focus Group Testing: Running and documenting play testing sessions with kids and families.
  • Specs and manufacturing: Creating specs, sourcing materials, quality control and planning.
  • Project Management: Multi-tasking and balancing a variety of projects, meeting deadlines while still keeping them in line with the project brief and communicating with team and vendors.

Job Requirements

You should apply if you have the following:

  • Bachelor of industrial design or product design with 3+ years of manufacturing experience
  • 6+ years of experience developing physical products
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite
  • Proficient in 3D Modeling (Solidworks, Rhino or equivalent)
  • Experience in the children’s product industry or related field
  • Excellent at sketching and making physical prototypes

You’ll love working here if you are:

  • You’re passionate about kids, creativity, and early childhood development.
  • You’re a solid project manager with the ability to multitask.
  • You love big ideas but also get giddy about the details.
  • You can think big and love understanding the broader picture.
  • You are a great collaborator & have strong communication skills.
  • You’re thoughtful, hilarious, creative, independent.
  • You have a hands-on “get things done” mentality.
  • Want to work in a positive and dynamic work environment where you’ll grow and create amazing play experiences for kids and parents.              

If this sounds like a job for you, then don’t be shy and reach out and tell us about work that you're proud of, your hobbies, and what excites you about working at Sago Mini.

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