VP, Advanced Design, Engineering and Technology Lab Thu Mar 19 02:00:00 CDT 2020 0, RI 632922300 27941 Global Development 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">At Hasbro, we are looking for people who want to explore, experiment, innovate and create. We&rsquo;re changing the face of play and entertainment and looking for dreamers, doers, thinkers and creators to come up with the best ideas. Our culture of Community, Passion, Integrity, Creativity and Inclusion has inspired our diverse team of highly skilled, highly creative and highly committed individuals for 90+ years and we believe the best is yet to come.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Are you a game-changer who wants to make a big contribution and play a key part in super-charging innovation and shaping the future of this company and the play industry?</span></span></span><span style="font-size:9pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Hasbro&rsquo;s Design, Development &amp; Innovation division is looking for a dynamic, passionate, forward-thinking, and ambitious leader to head up SPARK LABS, a specialized Innovation and Development team charged with creating, developing and delivering groundbreaking new products &amp;play experiences that drive Hasbro forward as they continue to pioneer new technology, materials and mechanisms.</span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">SPARK LABS: Is Hasbro&rsquo;s industry leading, forward-thinking technology and innovation group crafting &amp; delivering outstanding products &amp; experiences that push the boundaries of play!</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">We are bringing together the disciplines of product, interaction &amp; experience design, animatronics, robotics, digital production, connected integration, materials exploration &amp; development and electronic incubation &amp; application to form Spark Labs. Its new leader will have an outstanding and unique responsibility of defining the teams&#39; direction, its new and future products and their consumer journeys.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Reporting to the President of Design, Development &amp; Innovation, this cross-functional leader will be responsible for seeing opportunities and crafting them into high-level visions with their team &amp; peers, converting them into clear product strategies and plans for the delivery of the most delightfully compelling &amp; competitive products and play experiences. The output of this team is geared to drive direct revenue growth and profitability as well as industry disruption, ensuring Hasbro is at the fore-front of innovation in play.</span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">This leader must be innovative, analytical and creative with a keen awareness of product and category trends. This is a highly visible position that requires a thorough understanding of product development fundamentals with an expertise in innovation delivery, partner management and the ability to apply critical thinking throughout ideation and conceptualization.</span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Demonstrating a special blend of experience and knowledge in the product development field, combined with an entrepreneurial mind-set and track-record, you will be able to connect the dots of commercial trend, consumer need/desire and technology shifts to identify &amp; test opportunity areas eventually converting them to high-level concepts</span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">You will work directly with members of senior management to set strategic direction to grow the business and create the opportunity north-stars for the four individual discipline leaders (Design, Engineering, Digital and Product Management). </span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">You will set clear &amp; measurable goals enabling the team to drive a clear product vision for your teams, align on development path, resource allocation, project prioritization and success metrics through-out the concept-thru-development process.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">You will take accountable for a budget that encompasses up-front innovation, digital production and development execution. You will set yearly targets and ensure spending is tracked effectively for the current year and modelled intelligently for the following year.</span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">You are a collaborator who is proven to inspire change, lead, grow and mentor a team, and communicate and champion the vision of Spark Labs in a relevant, passionate, and persuasive manner.</span></span></span><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">&nbsp; You</span></span> </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">demonstrate leadership; are appropriately assertive, are a change agent with a positive work style that develops rapport, listens, and builds constructive and effective relationships with all levels of the organization; uses diplomacy, collaboration and inclusive mind-set to build consensus and gain the trust of others and support for recommendations.</span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000">You bring </span><span style="color:black">excellent project management and well-adapted problem-solving skills to drive performance. You exhibit flexibility and willingness to take on new responsibilities and assignments as they are identified and to assist with various ad-hoc projects.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span style="font-size:9pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Responsibilities:</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Increase revenue contribution from team investments.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Develop clear success metrics for initiatives, leaders and team.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Forge new innovation methodologies and processes.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Incubate and apply new digital and embedded technologies &amp; systems.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Foster fruitful partnerships with external technology, component &amp; material suppliers and partners.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Build and test new business exploration &amp; modelling.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Connect physical products with digital technology.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Retain Motivate &amp; Develop high performing talent.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Nurture a creative, analytical and inclusive team culture and ethos.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000">&nbsp;</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p><span><strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Skill/mind-set expectations:</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Entrepreneurial/Intrapreneurial approach</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Commercial/revenue focused</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Highly collaborative working across levels, functions, geographies</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Technically and technologically savvy</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Balanced right brain &amp; left brain thinking</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Ability to lead a team to a shared vision</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Spots trends early</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Thrives in ambiguity</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Ability to set success factors for cross-functional groups</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Infectiously optimistic</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Keen eye for design and aesthetics</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Visionary with the ability sell and evangelize thinking</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Tactical decision making</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Understanding of human drivers of play</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Drives for elegant and excellent delivery</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Ability to make calculated risks &amp; fall-forward</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Research mastery and strong knowledge of qualitative methodologies and techniques.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">What you&rsquo;ll bring:</span></span></span></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in, business or creative or technical field, Masters in Innovation or MBA preferred </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">15+/- years of experience in product development industry </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Experience in the kids play, entertainment or consumer goods preferred</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">10 years of leadership experience, cross-functional preferred</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Extensive experience of collaborating and developing product with licensors</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Start-up experience a plus </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span style="font-size:9pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Hasbro is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status.</span></span></span></p>

VP, Advanced Design, Engineering and Technology Lab

At Hasbro, we are looking for people who want to explore, experiment, innovate and create. We’re changing the face of play and entertainment and looking for dreamers, doers, thinkers and creators to come up with the best ideas. Our culture of Community, Passion, Integrity, Creativity and Inclusion has inspired our diverse team of highly skilled, highly creative and highly committed individuals for 90+ years and we believe the best is yet to come.

 

Are you a game-changer who wants to make a big contribution and play a key part in super-charging innovation and shaping the future of this company and the play industry? 

Hasbro’s Design, Development & Innovation division is looking for a dynamic, passionate, forward-thinking, and ambitious leader to head up SPARK LABS, a specialized Innovation and Development team charged with creating, developing and delivering groundbreaking new products &play experiences that drive Hasbro forward as they continue to pioneer new technology, materials and mechanisms.

 

SPARK LABS: Is Hasbro’s industry leading, forward-thinking technology and innovation group crafting & delivering outstanding products & experiences that push the boundaries of play!

 

We are bringing together the disciplines of product, interaction & experience design, animatronics, robotics, digital production, connected integration, materials exploration & development and electronic incubation & application to form Spark Labs. Its new leader will have an outstanding and unique responsibility of defining the teams' direction, its new and future products and their consumer journeys.

Reporting to the President of Design, Development & Innovation, this cross-functional leader will be responsible for seeing opportunities and crafting them into high-level visions with their team & peers, converting them into clear product strategies and plans for the delivery of the most delightfully compelling & competitive products and play experiences. The output of this team is geared to drive direct revenue growth and profitability as well as industry disruption, ensuring Hasbro is at the fore-front of innovation in play.

 

This leader must be innovative, analytical and creative with a keen awareness of product and category trends. This is a highly visible position that requires a thorough understanding of product development fundamentals with an expertise in innovation delivery, partner management and the ability to apply critical thinking throughout ideation and conceptualization.

 

Demonstrating a special blend of experience and knowledge in the product development field, combined with an entrepreneurial mind-set and track-record, you will be able to connect the dots of commercial trend, consumer need/desire and technology shifts to identify & test opportunity areas eventually converting them to high-level concepts

 

You will work directly with members of senior management to set strategic direction to grow the business and create the opportunity north-stars for the four individual discipline leaders (Design, Engineering, Digital and Product Management).

 

You will set clear & measurable goals enabling the team to drive a clear product vision for your teams, align on development path, resource allocation, project prioritization and success metrics through-out the concept-thru-development process.

You will take accountable for a budget that encompasses up-front innovation, digital production and development execution. You will set yearly targets and ensure spending is tracked effectively for the current year and modelled intelligently for the following year.

 

You are a collaborator who is proven to inspire change, lead, grow and mentor a team, and communicate and champion the vision of Spark Labs in a relevant, passionate, and persuasive manner.  You demonstrate leadership; are appropriately assertive, are a change agent with a positive work style that develops rapport, listens, and builds constructive and effective relationships with all levels of the organization; uses diplomacy, collaboration and inclusive mind-set to build consensus and gain the trust of others and support for recommendations.

 

You bring excellent project management and well-adapted problem-solving skills to drive performance. You exhibit flexibility and willingness to take on new responsibilities and assignments as they are identified and to assist with various ad-hoc projects.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Increase revenue contribution from team investments.
  • Develop clear success metrics for initiatives, leaders and team.
  • Forge new innovation methodologies and processes.
  • Incubate and apply new digital and embedded technologies & systems. 
  • Foster fruitful partnerships with external technology, component & material suppliers and partners.
  • Build and test new business exploration & modelling.
  • Connect physical products with digital technology.
  • Retain Motivate & Develop high performing talent.
  • Nurture a creative, analytical and inclusive team culture and ethos.

 

Skill/mind-set expectations:

  • Entrepreneurial/Intrapreneurial approach
  • Commercial/revenue focused
  • Highly collaborative working across levels, functions, geographies
  • Technically and technologically savvy
  • Balanced right brain & left brain thinking
  • Ability to lead a team to a shared vision
  • Spots trends early
  • Thrives in ambiguity
  • Ability to set success factors for cross-functional groups
  • Infectiously optimistic
  • Keen eye for design and aesthetics
  • Visionary with the ability sell and evangelize thinking
  • Tactical decision making
  • Understanding of human drivers of play
  • Drives for elegant and excellent delivery
  • Ability to make calculated risks & fall-forward
  • Research mastery and strong knowledge of qualitative methodologies and techniques.

 

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in, business or creative or technical field, Masters in Innovation or MBA preferred
  • 15+/- years of experience in product development industry
  • Experience in the kids play, entertainment or consumer goods preferred
  • 10 years of leadership experience, cross-functional preferred
  • Extensive experience of collaborating and developing product with licensors
  • Start-up experience a plus

 

Hasbro is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status.


Job Segment: Laboratory, Engineer, Design Engineer, Product Development, Science, Engineering, Research

Date: Mar 19, 2020