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Senior Industrial Designer / Spin Master at Spin Master

The Opportunity

About Spin Master

Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™, Bakugan™, Meccano™, and 2017 Toys of the Year, Hatchimals™, Air Hogs™ and PAW Patrol™. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 82 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 21 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. SpJin Master employs over 1,000 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.

 

Job Overview:

Who are you? You’re a schooled and seasoned Industrial Designer who has had 5+ years under their belt working in the biz. You either know your way around the toy industry or want to try your hand in this dynamic field. Either way, you know how to develop product from your first concept sketch all the way to production. You’re an analytical and creative thinker who loves figuring out how to make a product innovative. You have a great eye for modern style and can translate curves and forms into functional but beautiful looking toys with your styling skills. You have pretty good sketching skills and Illustrator, Photoshop and Solidworks are old friends to you. What are you like? You’re outgoing, personable and friendly. You don’t hide behind your computer and love getting up on stage or in the board room to present your products enthusicastically. You are a hard worker and extremely organized. You don’t watch the clock yet your’e efficient and flexible to be able to do a 360 when plans change in this fast past environment. You don’t sit around waiting for answers, you find them proactively. You can juggle multiple projects, and work on multiple seasons at once. You don’t panic and always have a plan B in your pocket. You don’t mind putting on your marketing hat, your engineer hat AND your writing hat…sometimes all in the same day. You are a true maker and find great joy in tinkering, building or creating in your spare time. Finally, you are passionate about life and love learning new things every day.

Sound like you? Awesome. Take a look at what you’ll be doing.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Research, ideate and pitch concepts that are on trend, relevant, have innovation and meet the business strategies for that Brand.
  • Turn your approved concepts into 3D models by creating detailed spec sheets, liason with your engineer and thorough communication with our Asia counterparts, all while staying on cost and within the packaging box dimensions for that price point.
  • Pass all schedule gates with your products until production start, while satisfying QC safety, manufacturability and other requirements.
  • Pitch, defend and present your products to various decision makers throughout its R&D lifecycle.
  • Write and test instruction sheets for all product.
  • Prepare product and work with media teams to create video blogs, TVC’s, sizzles, prerolls and social media posts.
  • Design and set up tradeshow showroom seasonally.
  • Work on multiple products and multiple seasons at once.

 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in an Industrial Design role designing packaged goods where the responsibilites demanded not only concept design but prototyping through to manufacturing.
  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Industrial Design or Toy Design
  • Sketching, CAD, presentation, communication, manufacturing knowledge and multi-tasking skills are key
  • Being a good stylist in plastic goods is a key asset we are looking for.
  • Good command of Illustrator, Photoshop, Solidworks, Excel, Word and Outlook. Keyshot and MSProject would be a plus.
  • Additional qualifications: see Job Overview – personality fit is very important
  • Willing to work weekends or evenings as needed.
  • Some travel required.

 

 

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

 

Location

Toronto, Canada

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