VP, Franchise Development in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 3/28/2020

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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 role:

Reporting directly to the EVP, Entertainment, the VP Franchise Development will:

  • Create and manage innovative plans that maximize Spin Master IP/content, particularly existing or future franchises, across the company and help ensure long-term success of the brands, and ultimately drive revenue and long-term
  • Core responsibilities include franchise strategy and development, brand stewardship, communication, and collaboration to drive achieve franchise growth objectives
  • Accountable for generating awareness. Intersection with licensing out, content sales & distribution and external broadcast partners
  • Take leadership role in franchise strategic positioning and direction; Workhand-in-hand with business unit and marketing leads to gain alignment.
  • Develop and manage budgets, prioritization, and resources to support the development and execution of franchise and marketing plans
  • Analyze and track consumer relationship with franchises
  • Act as brand champion and “chief correspondent” for internal and external support needs.
  • Build/oversee marketing campaigns to drive to content on multiple platforms and build audiences) from pre-launch through life-cycle) to support overall franchise.  
  • Act as lead in coordinating early discussions/brainstorms with cross functional teams to tap into potential concepts and vision that could be applied to content, consumer products, spin offs etc.
  • Update and direct internal divisions and external partners on brand vision, ideation and growth strategy. Maintain alignment with overall marketing position.

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 10+ years of brand management background with extensive experience in building brands/franchises
  • 5+ years experience in extending media beyond traditional distribution
  • Experience in marketing, presentations, and communication
  • Experience in the children’s entertainment business, particularly in the area of launching and building new IP, consumer products/product lines and/or other successful kid-related business
  • Strong strategic planning skills; can craft and lead with brand vision
  • Expertise of strategy development, marketing principles and brand management
  • Creative collaborator and skilled facilitator 
  • Possesses sensitivity and savviness to key stakeholder relationships; excellent people skills
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Effective follow-through skills 
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment

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.