Sr. Packaging Designer in New York, NY

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 2/23/2020

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Job Description

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 Job:

The Senior Designer is responsible for consistently producing  innovative, on-target, on time graphic and branding 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. The ideal candidate must be extremely creative with an understanding of Package design. Must have the ability to bring new and creative products to life from concept through to prototype development. This person in this role is generally responsible for package design through production on 3 or 4 core brands 70% of the time and works on other brands and / or new brand concepts 30% of the time. Designer will need to be innovative with a strong understanding of the consumer demographics.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Works independently, requires minimal supervision.
  • Clearly demonstrates a solid understanding of the brands and the competitive environment as it relates to toy products and construction toy brands.
  • Has excellent problem solving skills.
  • Consistently maintains a positive attitude and is considered a good role model.
  • Partner with Creative Management and Brand Management to set direction for new brands and individual items.
  • Delivers innovative results that support brand strategy.
  • Works with production team to ensure integrity of design in final deliverables.
  • Works with project management to set priorities, schedules and assign projects.
  • 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.
  • Solicit creative direction from the Brand Leads and Director of Packaging in a timely manner.
  • Develop marketing support materials, creative boards and layout presentations for new and existing business development presentations, trade shows and new initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Maintain knowledge of new technologies within your area of expertise

Required Skill Set:

  • Heightened creative and technical abilities including conceptual drawing, and manual illustration a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat.
  • A strong sense of design.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to adhere to project budgets and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work in a high volume, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 6 to 8 years in the consumer products industry; toy design preferred.
  • Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design, (BFA) or equivalent; or 4 or more years related experience and / or training.

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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