Senior Packaging Design Manager in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Title:              Senior Packaging Design Manager

Reporting to:       VP Global Packaging

Location:              Toronto


About Spin Master


Spin Master (TSX:TOY; 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. We are best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Meccano®, and 2017 Toys of the Year Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, we have received 83 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 25 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of our competitors. To date, we have produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and our current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,500 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. 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:

  • Creating innovative fun stuff
  • Ideas: no matter where they come from
  • Integrity always, no foolin’
  • Partnerships: being successful together
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • People having fun working and growing together
  • Driving results


Job Overview:


The Senior Packaging Design Manager at Spin Master will be the most hands-on designer on the team who works closely and collaborates with the Creative Director and brand management teams on new brand initiatives to set creative strategy on key brands and individual items. The incumbent  directs a team of 2-5 designers and support staff and is responsible for motivating and mentoring the team to consistently produce innovative, on-target, on-time results.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Sr. Creative Management and Brand Management to set direction for new brands and individual items
  • Delivers innovative results that support brand strategy
  • Work with production team to ensure integrity of design in final deliverables
  • Works with project management to set priorities, schedules and assign projects
  • Maintain a consistently high level of quality, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Communicate all project related progress/issues or concerns to the Creative Director and to Project Management in a timely and professional manner
  • Solicit creative direction from the Creative Director in a timely manner
  • Effectively motivates others and fosters a team environment
  • Assist Design Manager and Brand Management team where required to develop marketing support materials, creative boards and layout presentations for new and existing business development presentations, new brand initiatives and trade shows
  • 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



  • Minimum 12 years professional experience in graphic design, consumer products industry or toy package design preferred
  • Minimum 8 years creative management experience in a fast paced, high volume, entrepreneurial environment
  • Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design, (BFA) or equivalent; or 4 or more years related experience and / or training
  • Advanced knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and Quark
  • A strong sense of design and good use of typography
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to adhere to project budgets and deadlines


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