Brand Manager in Los Angeles, CA

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Title:             Brand Manager

Location:            Los Angeles/ Culver City

Reports to:         Sr. Director, Marketing

 

Job Overview:

 

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:

  • Manage all marketing activities including (but not limited to) licensing, promotions, advertising, media production, packaging, branding, public relations, trade shows and market research

 

  • Own the P&L including management of pricing, costing, profitability analysis, and SKU rationalization

 

  • Manage product development of a globally-relevant toy line in a high-complexity, fast-paced environment

 

  • 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, Consumer Insights, Quality Assurance, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Sales, Planning, Operations, etc. ) 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

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 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

  • 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.

  • MBA preferred

 

If you were interested in being a part of Spin Master, please send us your applications to jobs@spinmaster.com.

 

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