Director of Engineering - Product Development in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 6/24/2018

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Job Description

Director of Engineering - Product Development 

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:

Candidate must possess a history of strong leadership, deep practical engineering knowledge and a proven track record for timely project delivery, project management, cost and quality control. A successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a team environment and will interface closely with Manufacturing Engineering, Marketing, Design, Finance, and Operations teams across the globe. The desired individual is someone who will bring knowledge and creativity to the position as well as have the discipline to drive results and champion the new product development processes.

Job Requirements


What we can expect from you:

  • Provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management, for all product development from Toronto Global Business Units (GBUs)
  • Ensure the optimal application of technology and engineering resources to meet product development/ customer requirements per marketing and design requirements
  • Ensure adaption and success of the updated PML tool across all departments and GBUs in Toronto
  • Develop the team of engineers, ensuring proper resourcing for all projects and team development
  • Advise GBUs on blue-sky ideation projects and assist with transitioning them to feasible consumer products
  • Provide mechanical, electronic, and mechatronic engineering expertise
  • Drive productivity/efficiency through continuous improvement and by implementing design for manufacturing/assembly up front


Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • 10+ years of product engineering experience
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Consumer good experience preferred
  • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills
  • Solid understanding of engineering technical issues/needs, financials, sales and marketing as related to product design and development
  • Track record of driving innovative, cost-effective design solutions
  • Deep knowledge of manufacturing
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands
  • Demonstrates a "hands-on" team approach to solving problems

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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