Senior Product Designer, Hatchimals in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 9/26/2019

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Senior Product Designer, Hatchimals – 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 who loves creating toys with personality to work on Hatchimals and other brands.  The role requires a good knowledge of design and manufacturing, creative vision and a love of play, and strong project management skills.  An understanding of electronic toy development would help and the ideal candidate will also have great sketching ability and an eye for character design.

Working in a fast-paced environment, you’ll show a passion for what you are working on and a constant desire to up your game.  You need to be prepare to speak to your designs and explain why they’re great, but you’re open to input from any level and are happy to make changes to get the product to the next level.  You’ll need to be pro-active to get stuff done and know how to get people to understand your vision, but above all, you’ll love playing with your creations.

What we can expect from you:

  • Design and develop collectible toy lines from looks 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 Director 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 toys and love the fun moments that occur in a great play pattern.
  • Create clear product line presentations for internal review up the Exec 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 good fit for this team:

  • Strong project management and organisational skills is a must.  Spin Master is a fast-paced environment with a lot going on at the same time on so you’ll need the ability to multi-task and prioritise jobs.
  • Strong design skills and the ability to communicate this vision to freelancers.
  • Creative problem solver with the ability to think on your feet and propose novel solutions.
  • Experience in electronic, interactive toy development is a plus.
  • A methodical and logical approach to problem solving and a love of technical challenges would help.
  • CAD modelling skills and understanding of plastic assembly design.
  • Strong sketching ability and the skills to communicate verbally and visually.
  • Able to give art direction to outsourced talent and take responsibility for the schedules and costs.
  • Must be open to change and able to cope in a fast paced, and fun work environment.

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 5-8 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.
  • Industrial / Product 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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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.