Sr. Project Manager in New York, NY

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 3/16/2020

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Job Description

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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 Senior Project Manager will be responsible for driving the execution of global toys and games portfolios, and ideally possesses a technical, manufacturing, strategy, and/or process-mapping background.  The person in this role will work closely with large cross-functional teams (Design, Marketing, Engineering, Quality, Packaging, etc.) to manage product development from concept through production.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, establishing critical path/milestones/dependencies to ensure timely and successful delivery of products, identifying risks and opportunities to pre-empt development hurdles, providing escalation management, and working with stakeholders to balance business, design, and technical objectives.  The successful candidate will be able to operate in a highly dynamic CPG environment, by exercising considerable judgment in employing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

What we can expect from you:

  • Establish project plans in collaboration with cross-functional development teams to determine tasks, milestones, resources, planned and actual dates
  • Act as integration lead amongst multi-disciplinary teams and global partners, and executing project plan from concept to production
  • Lead product milestone and integration meetings, and creating action plans with clear deliverables
  • Manage project and process optimization, working independently with limited supervision
  • Lead multiple brands of low to high complexity projects from technical, cost, and schedule aspects, and preempt any potential issues
  • Manage programs to time, cost, and quality reflective of business and development objectives
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule, and costs
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques
  • Identify, anticipate, and manage risks or issues at the project level
  • Partner with global operations to provide early warning of delays, and strategize appropriate solutions in development plans or processes to deliver on demand forecast revisions
  • Support and drive cross-functional category teams to manage projects including risks, key handoffs, and deliverables
  • Monitor resource utilization within the program and recommend adjustments to resource allocation as needed
  • Report and escalate to management as needed; present verbal and written reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management
  • Continuously improve project management toolkits, processes, and methodologies utilized for product development
  • Coach and review the work of junior colleagues
  • Exercise professionally mature discretion in approach to all aspects of the job.

Who's a good fit for this role:

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to employ critical thinking and problem solving techniques.  If unable to resolve certain issues, can demonstrate a willingness to actively engage other support teams to drive towards resolution.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to deal with changing priorities
  • Ability to finish a project on time
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and enthusiastic in approaching challenges

You should apply if you have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
  • 7-10+ years of experience in project management role
  • 5+ years experience project managing within a product development capacity
  • Experience with plastics, materials, manufacturing, and/or engineering costs for durable goods 
  • PMP, PRINCE2, or equivalent certification a plus
  • Skills in MS Project, Agile, and/or other relevant tools to manage end-to-end development
  • Experience in creating new processes to integrate new and existing technologies, spanning a multitude of digital mediums and touch points, into conventional CPG development
  • Advanced proficiency in creating presentation materials for executive review

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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