Senior Product Designer, Boys in Los Angeles, CA

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 3/20/2020

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Please Note: If you are a current Spin Master employee with access to Workday, apply to this job via the Workday application.

Are you looking to further your career with an industry 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; we are building a legacy and welcome individuals with a proven track record of driving results.  

Job Description:

The role:

The Project Designer role requires creativity to design exceptional preschool products (Action Figures, Playsets, Dolls, Vehicles, Role Play, Plush, etc.). This person should be diverse and flexible as a designer to take on additional products as the department warrants expansion. This person may also take on managing outside design talent and overseeing model development.

What can we expect from you:

  • Oversees the development of multiple products at the same time.
  • Participates in product strategy development, creating innovative slots and rationale for existing brand
  • Accountable for all phases of project execution
  • Helps drive and could be asked to lead new product brainstorming
  • Staying current on market and consumer trends
  • Concept Development for existing brands and new areas of expansion
  • Development of 2-D sketches and Renderings and of building/overseeing 3-D model making for product concepts
  • Responsible for assessment of design concept feasibility (e.g. cost, schedule, feasibility & safety)
  • Travel overseas to HK/China to oversee development and Toronto for various meetings
  • Work closely with Brand Management along with LA and Asia Product Development  and make presentations to the executive level of the organization
  • Collaborate with Structural Engineering, Marketing, Quality Control and Product Development teams as well as overseas agents, as necessary, in the product development and approval process.
  • Works with project management to set priorities and schedules.
  • Manage the timelines of the projects assigned to you.
  • Maintain a consistently high level of quality, thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Effectively communicate all project related progress/issues or concerns to the team and to Project Management in a timely and professional manner.
  • In conjunction with a Design Manager or Director, helps Lead creative direction with the Brand Leads and Director of Design

Who’s a good fit for this role:

  • Proven ideation, brainstorming, concept rendering, sketching
  • Highly advanced PhotoShop and Illustrator skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of Toys, Action Figures, Dolls, Vehicles, Role Play and Playset design and manufacturing is necessary.
  • Flexible with changing priorities, and unexpected changes
  • Must be a resourceful, self-starter, who knows how to get things done independently; this person will manage his/her slate
  • Must have an advanced understanding of consumer principles
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects at the same time and take a leadership role for at least one brand per season.
  • Project-management

You should apply if you have the following:

  • Minimum 8 years in consumer products industry, + years experience specifically as a Toy Designer is required
  • Experience with developing toys for and from Entertainment properties is a plus
  • Undergraduate degree (BFA) in Toy Design or Industrial Design or equivalent
  • Portfolio of professional work

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


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