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Trade Marketing Manager - GUND in New York, NY

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

Job Snapshot

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    New York, NY
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Job Description

Trade Marketing Manager -- Long Island City

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:

Through managing the trade shows and trade marketing and merchandising, the Trade Marketing Manager helps Spin Master achieve Annual Sales growth targets and helps maintain strong relationships with specialty trade.  The Trade Manager plays a pivotal role in Spin Master’s presence at key trade events, particularly specialty gift and toy shows, and facilitates the sales objectives of those shows.   Internally, the Trade Marketing Manager is a key facilitator of on-going inter-departmental communication with Product Marketing, Visual Merchandising Team, Sales Team, Creative Advertising Design, Packaging Design, Samples Teams and external vendors.  This inter-departmental collaboration will result in the final product of the Trade Marketing Manager’s role which is finished Trade Booths at all key specialty shows, Specialty retail marketing displays, signage and merchandising, and trade marketing ads at Spin Master’s Key Specialty Accounts.


What we can expect from you:

  • Responsible for all trade shows for GUND (specifically specialty shows)
  • Management of design, manufacturing and distribution of retail merchandising, POPs & Signage
  • Trade Marketing Advertising including supporting development of bi-annual Catalogs / Sales Brochures, working with external vendors/creative resources as required and executing & supporting trade ads, working with graphic resources as needed
  • Research, Collect and Consolidate Product Marketing information (product copy, brand line lists, retail pricing, etc.) for use in Trade Marketing planning
  • Manage projects from Concept Initiation to Approval Process both internally and externally through Production and finally to Shipping and Installation

Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • An organized individual with strong attention to detail
  • Someone with the ability to develop effective working relationships with both internal coworkers and external parties
  • A resilient and adaptable personality as plans can change from day to day
  • A self starter with strong problem solving skills

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 3 plus years of Project Management or related experience  
  • Trade Show experience
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to balance multiple competing demands
  • A focus on process improvement
  • Proven ability to execute projects and follow through
  • Creative Experience / Background useful but not essential
  • Desire to grow within a quickly growing organization in a Role which is within a growth Department within the Organization

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.