Brand Manager (14 months contract) in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 3/10/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Toronto
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/10/2020

Job Description

Please Note: If you are a current Spin Master employee with access to Workday, apply to this job via the Workday application.

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.  





Job Description:

The role:

The Marketing team is responsible for global brand management by creating and developing global brand strategy, content, product, and communication assets to drive sell in and sell through.  The Brand Manager will lead the development, implementation, and management of strategic and tactical marketing programs, focusing on global brand strategy, product, and content across the assigned business segment in order to achieve financial growth and profit targets.

What can we expect from you:

  • Support and help 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 including (but not limited to): preparing new product start documents, product costing, turn over transmittals, packaging and product briefs
  • Work with the Procurement to negotiate pricing, profitability and Vendor Cost Approval management and manage internal competitive pricing
  • Administer 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
  • Continually monitor kids and interactive entertainment business trends, identify opportunities and risks and make recommendations to drive business objectives
  • 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

Who’s a good fit for this role:

  • Direct experience with the full product development cycle, with a track record of thriving in a growth oriented and changing environment
  • Direct experience dealing with overseas development and manufacturing facilities
  • Experience managing multiple projects at once in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • 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.”

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 3-5 years of consumer product brand management experience in a new product-oriented industry, preferably working with toy, entertainment, fashion, or other pop culture products
  • Working knowledge of a variety of marketing tactics from TV, print, digital and consumer promotions
  • University or College degree in Marketing, Commerce, or related field




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.