Associate Brand Manager in Los Angeles, CA

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 9/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Title: Associate Brand Manager, Girls

Reports to: Director, Marketing

Location: Los Angeles/Culver City

Contract: 6 Months - year

About Spin Master 

Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally.

 

Since 2000, Spin Master has received 92 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 28 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,600 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

 

Responsibilities

• Support and help to direct all marketing activities including (but not limited to) licensing, promotions, advertising, media production, packaging, branding, public relations, trade shows, market research for a select group of brands, pricing, costing, profitability analysis, and SKU rationalization
• Assist in managing projects related to product development activities
• Help to prepare new product start documents, product costing and turn over transmittals, packaging and product briefs
• Assist in administering the critical path analysis process, ensuring all time lines are adhered to, all details are properly recorded, and that all parties are informed of relevant information where required
• Liaise with internal departments (Engineering, Quality Assurance, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Sales, Planning) as well as with outside partners (vendors, licensors, inventors) both nationally and internationally at all stages of product development to ensure the smooth running of all projects under your care

• Become fluent in company processes and internal systems
• Adhere to deadlines and show proven ability to handle multiple tasks
• Successfully lead low complexity items

Job Requirements

Preferred Skills & Experience

• 2-5 years of consumer product brand management experience in a new product-oriented industry, preferably working with toy, entertainment, fashion, or other pop culture products
• Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and prioritize work without missing critical deadlines
• Ability to both adapt to and mange changing priorities independently in a fast paced environment
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with people at all levels within a team environment
• Strong knowledge of PCs and software including: MS Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point.
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office, coupled with excellent organizational communication skills, and customer service skills
• Proven ability to do whatever it takes to get the job done while continuously taking initiate and pushing projects forward under tight deadlines
• Passionate about creative excellence and willing to drive self and others to achieve “magic.”

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