Product Designer - Robotics & Collectibles in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 9/20/2019

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Product Designer, Robotics & Collectibles - 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:

We’re looking for an enthusiastic product designer to join the Robotics team, where they will work on Zoomer and other interactive brands.  The role requires fundamental knowledge of design and manufacturing, strong project management skills, and an understanding of electronic toy and play pattern development.  The ideal candidate loves creating products with personality, possesses solid sketching ability and has an eye for character design.

Spin Master is a fast-paced work environment, and as a Product Designer, passion and a constant desire to up your game are greatly valued.  The Product Designer presents their design concepts and explains why they are great.  They are able to take feedback from multiple points of view and are happy to make changes to improve the final product.  It takes initiative and creativity to clearly map out concepts and bring them from ideation into reality, but ultimately, the goal is to create the most fun toys you can imagine.


What we can expect from you:

  • Design and develop robotic, interactive toys and collectibles from aesthetics and personality to play and interactivity.
  • Take responsibility for the project management of multiple products with unique features, making each of them fantastic and fun to play with.
  • Report to the Design Manager and partner with the Brand Manager to drive the business forward strategically.
  • Manage multiple projects on a daily basis including utilizing outside consultants and vendors as needed.
  • Come up with new ways to play with interactive electronic toys and seek out the fun moments that occur in a great play pattern.
  • Host and attend brainstorms, provide creative input to the team.
  • Create clear product line presentations for internal review with the executive level.
  • Liaise with inventors and in-house resources to deliver a stream of new product concepts to supply the innovation pipeline.
  • Prepare sketches of potential product ideas and concepts.
  • Work closely with the Toronto and Hong Kong based engineers to deliver products on time and on cost.

Job Requirements

Who's a great fit for this role:

  • Strong project management and organisational skills are a must.  Spin Master is a fast-paced environment with a lot of simultaneous projects; the ability to multi-task and prioritise jobs is essential.
  • Strong design skills and the ability to communicate this vision to freelancers and overseas teams.
  • Creative problem solver with the ability to think on your feet and propose novel solutions.
  • Proactive and willing to seek out resources.
  • Experience in electronic, interactive toy development is a plus.
  • A methodical and logical approach to problem solving and a love of technical challenges is a bonus.
  • Technical understanding of electronic product development, or an interest in interactive play patterns and/or game design.
  • CAD modelling skills and understanding of plastic assembly design.
  • Strong sketching ability and the skills to communicate visually.
  • Able to give art direction to outsourced talent and take responsibility for the schedules and costs.
  • Must be open to change and willing to collaborate throughout the design process.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and through email at a professional level and present to executives.

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 3-5 years experience as a designer in the consumer goods industry, preferably with 3 years in toys.
  • Proven ideation, brainstorming, concept rendering, sketching and computer skills, are essential.
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, Power Point, Microsoft Office & One Drive
  • Industrial Design degree or equivalent


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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