Brand Manager in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Toronto
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/26/2018

Job Description

Brand Manager -- Toronto

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:

This role is responsible for the product commercialization and the development of marketing plans and campaigns that drive growth of multiple brands in Spin Master’s portfolio.  You are someone who demonstrates the passion required to champion new product launches, brand building and best in class marketing. You are a creative out of the box thinker with a solid understanding of the entire marketing process.  You have a strong track record of winning the hearts and minds of consumers through omni-channel marketing campaigns.  You are expected to be the champion of the brand(s) you lead for our Global Business Unit and inspire cross-functional team members & partners with your passion and excitement. You will leverage your technical marketing skills through on-going execution of product development/commercialization, business/brand planning, retailer marketing, sponsorship & experiential/event marketing activation and business analysis.

What we can expect from you:

  • Lead planning and execution of all brand plans including (but not limited to): licensing, promotions, advertising, digital marketing, media production, packaging, branding, public relations, trade shows, market research, pricing, costing, profitability analysis, and SKU rationalization
  • Partner with Sales and D2C to grow and evolve Ecommerce presence in North America
  • 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
  • Liaise with internal departments (Engineering, Quality Assurance, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Sales, Planning and procurement) as well as with outside partners (vendors, licensors, inventors) at all stages of product development
  • Manage day to day relationships with Inbound Licensors, ensuring the company meets all contractual obligations including (but not limited to) product approvals, forecasts reports, royalty payments and audits.
  • Drive the growth of the licensed program, working with channel marketing to identify new opportunities at retail (brick and click) and push through any barriers to place product
  • Collaborate with Licensing team to pitch, evaluate & negotiate deals and contracts/renewals with licensors.
  • Regularly audit and understand the competitive landscape and pop culture trends to generate new product, licensing and digital marketing opportunities

Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • Someone who is passionate about creative excellence and willing to drive self and others to achieve “magic.”
  • An individual with a proven ability to do whatever it takes to get the job done while continuously taking initiate and pushing projects forward under tight deadlines
  • A self starter who thrives in a fast paced environment 

You should apply if you have the following: 

  • 5+ years of consumer product brand management experience in a licensed driven industry, preferably working with toy, entertainment, fashion, or other pop culture products
  • Working knowledge of a variety of marketing tactics (TV, Print and consumer/retail promotions)
  • Strong knowledge and proven success managing an online business (Ecommerce) supported with strong Digital Marketing plans
  • University or College degree in Marketing, Commerce, or related field
  • 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
  • Ability to create and effectively deliver pitches and presentations to internal and external partners
  • Experience in reviewing, negotiating and managing licensing contracts and relationships

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.