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 :
Responsibilities include but are not limited to; establishing critical path / milestones and dependencies to ensure timely and successful delivery of products, identifying risks and opportunities to preempt 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 Consumer Packaged Goods environment, working on the most innovative products and solutions, by exercising considerable judgment in employing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results while continuously driving for improvements of existing practices.
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
Coordinate with multi-disciplinary teams and global partners, communicating brand and / or project information, and executing to take product from concept to production
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
Identify, anticipate, and manage risks or issues at the project level and resources as needed
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
Who’s a good fit for this team :
Ability to collaborate with creative professionals within design, engineering, marketing, and packaging, while holding each team accountable for deliverables.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
Ability to employ critical thinking and demonstrate a "hands-on" team approach to solving problems
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
Apply problem solving techniques to approach any / all issues. If unable to resolve, demonstrates a willingness to actively engage other teams to drive resolution
Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
Experience with plastics, materials, manufacturing, and / or engineering costs for durable goods is an asset
Proactive and enthusiastic in approaching challenges, with a solution-oriented mindset
Operate with moderate supervision in technical and organizational capacities, and understanding of when to escalate as necessary
Ability to take direction and flex execution style based on feedback from teams
Ability to travel in North America and internationally
You should apply if you have the following :
Experience leading teams and using project management tools to guide development
Toy or CPG experience an asset
PMP qualification or training an asset
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 :