Senior Director Packaging in Los Angeles, CA

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 9/5/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/5/2018

Job Description



Job Title:  Senior Director, Packaging

Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

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.

 

Job Overview:

 

  • This position would be based in LA and would be responsible for all LA visual branding efforts (e.g packaging, merchandising, etc.)
  • This senior level position is 50% new brand concept development and brand awareness and 50% strategic department global development and management of senior staff. This person often works closely with GBU’s leads and COE leads on new brand initiatives and collaborates to set creative strategy on key brands and individual items. The VP, directs and coaches a team of Design Directors, Managers and support staff for motivating and mentoring the team to consistently produce innovative, on-brand and on-time results.
  • The person in this role has excellent communication skills, a proven track record of success and is considered to be a good role model for peers and subordinates and a brand ambassador for the company.
  • Exceptional leadership, design sensibilities and communication skills. Must have versatile writing skills and the ability to articulate clear business direction and strategies. Has a track record of successfully managing creative teams.
  • Candidate demonstrates grace and leadership skills to inspire a creative team that works for you and with you.
  • Raises the quality and effectiveness of departments visual creative work as if it were there own. 

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Works independently, requires little or no supervision.
  • Collaborates with China/LA/TO to create global policies on packaging design principles, process, production and procedure efficiencies.
  • Lead and develop the creative strategy to create a wide-array of innovative deliverables including packaging, catalogs, brochures, banner ads, tradeshows and presentations.
  • Excellent administrative skills to manage budgets for the creative department as well as manage the departments resources for best design efficiencies. Have experience sourcing. Liaison between departments, participate in senior management discussions and facilitate creative process at all levels.
  • Practicing a strong leadership style, from concept collaboration through presentation management.
  • Clearly demonstrates a solid understanding of the brands and the competitive environment as it relates to packaging.
  • Accountability for production quality and efficiencies, holding teams and vendors accountable to the highest standards at all times
  • Manage all HR aspects of the of the pkg design department, including employee hiring, training, reviews and personal issues.
  • Excellent administrative skills to manage budgets for the creative department as well as manage the departments resources for best design efficiencies.
  • Maintain knowledge of updated internal policies, procedures and external technologies within your area of expertise. Attend training and seminars as needed and present summaries to team leaders.
  • Consistently maintains a positive attitude and is considered a good role model.
  • Partner with Sr. Creative Management and Brand Management to set direction for new brands and individual items.
  • Maintain a consistently high level of quality, thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Communicate all project related progress/issues or concerns to Senior team and to Project Management in a timely and professional manner.
  • Collaborate with Structural Engineering, Marketing, Quality Control and Product Development teams as well as overseas agents, as necessary, in the package development and approval process.
  • Maintain knowledge of new technologies within your area of expertise.

 

 

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

 

  • Strong experience managing senior creative teams. Ability to recruit, coach, and evaluate direct reports.
  • Strong, passionate with exceptional leadership and motivational skills.Wide understanding of creative asset development and how it applies to brand strategy and positioning.
  • Ability to adhere to project budgets and production deadlines.

 

  • Minimum 20 years professional experience in graphic design, consumer products industry or toy package design preferred
  • Minimum 10 years creative management experience in a fast paced, high volume, entrepreneurial environment
  • Through knowledge of the creative process, including practical implementation, to effectively gauging workloads and deadline expectations.

 

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

 

All Internal applications / referrals, please contact your Talent Acquisition Specialist @ Spin Master.

 

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

 

 

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