VP, Product Development- Fashion Dolls Sat Mar 21 02:00:00 CDT 2020 Burbank, CA 547746900 11109 Global Development 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">At Hasbro, we embrace the unique skills, experiences, talents and perspectives of our global workforce which, combined with our culture of curiosity and innovation, generates the best ideas. We live our values of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity, and we’re committed to giving our 5,000+ employees opportunities to build their individual capabilities, balance work and life, deliver excellence through team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.</span></span></p> <p>A key and influential member of the LA leadership team, the VP will lead a cross functional team across all aspects of Design &amp; Development, from concept to consumer, including, but not limited to product design, branding, packaging, project management, engineering and costing. In this high visibility role, she/he will have executive accountability for overseeing all aspects of design and development for a portfolio of Hasbro brands, from concept to creation. This senior role interacts with the senior management team as well as marketing, manufacturing, and supply chain executives across the organization and is ultimately accountable for ensuring the integrity, quality and performance of Hasbro&rsquo;s design and development organization. This role will drive the innovation &amp; creative strategy to develop immersive and commercially successful play experiences and products.</p> <p><strong>As part of the Global Development leadership team she/he will:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Directly responsible for driving creative strategy, innovation and vision throughout the organization</li> <li>Successfully manage external partnerships to drive success for both Hasbro and our licensors. Partner with licensors in strategic problem solving to make meaningful, forward progress in our business.</li> <li>Partner with external Inventors to supplement in house creative development with fresh, new ideas.</li> <li>Demonstrate outstanding leadership skills to build future D&amp;D leaders, inspire the organization to push the boundaries of innovation and build a fast, flexible culture of collaborative teamwork.</li> <li>Lead wholistic product design including leadership over brand creative development and package design as key components of the total brand presentation.</li> <li>Partner with Engineering, Project Management and Design Centers of Excellence located in Rhode Island.</li> <li>Partner with marketing to create innovative, robust, and consumer centric new products that stand out among the competitive landscape.</li> <li>Interpret market and consumer research to gain an understanding of target user/consumer lifestyle and address consumer needs and preferences; use existing solutions and available technologies in product development.</li> <li>Lead product review meetings and present material to all levels of management.</li> <li>Maintain currency in new technology and design methods and mentor others to seek opportunities to develop their skill base.</li> <li>Ensure market feasibility of product design and development</li> <li>Lead the overall quality, cost, schedule and development of projects and brands in scope of responsibility.</li> <li>Ensure manufacturing and cost feasibility supported by a solid knowledge of vendor capabilities, manufacturing technologies, quality and safety.</li> <li>Deliver against brand and product margin requirements while ensuring strong cost to feature alignment.</li> <li>She/he will demonstrate an outstanding understanding of current and future-state consumer trends, market influences and new category opportunities and adapt the Hasbro product proposition to ensure Hasbro is always aligned and positioned to exploit these opportunities.</li> <li>Combines advanced levels of product creativity; brand sensibility; compelling story-telling with strong commercial leadership to curate a winning portfolio of low to high complexity products.</li> <li>She/he will inspire a step-change in performance through the conception and delivery of a relevant consumer-led product strategy that respects the integrity and heritage of Hasbro&rsquo;s global brands whilst making them relevant to a new generation of consumers. A strategy driven by data and one which reflects popular culture; styles and is supported by world-class product development and execution.</li> </ul> <h2><strong>Candidate Profile: </strong></h2> <ul> <li>Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in a leadership role in consumer-packaged goods and industrial design, preferably supporting a global brand.</li> <li>Proven ability to build and execute against a vision and strategy for Design &amp; Development organization</li> <li>Proven ability to deliver Remarkable and Relevant Play Experiences on time and on cost.</li> <li>Prior experience in a multi-disciplinary product creation environment required.</li> <li>Technical skills in Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering and Project Management a plus.</li> <li>Ability to sell ideas to larger organization, including SMT, Marketing and Sales</li> <li>Demonstrated success in leading a cross-functional design and development team required.</li> <li>Strong verbal and written communication skills</li> <li>Passionate leader capable of motivating and nurturing a high functioning, diverse team. History of hiring and building a diverse team and developing future leaders.</li> <li>Create and champion an agile culture and empower teams.</li> <li>Proven track record of successfully leading teams in a multi-season, multi-brand consumer-first environment.</li> </ul>

VP, Product Development- Fashion Dolls

At Hasbro, we embrace the unique skills, experiences, talents and perspectives of our global workforce which, combined with our culture of curiosity and innovation, generates the best ideas. We live our values of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity, and we’re committed to giving our 5,000+ employees opportunities to build their individual capabilities, balance work and life, deliver excellence through team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.

A key and influential member of the LA leadership team, the VP will lead a cross functional team across all aspects of Design & Development, from concept to consumer, including, but not limited to product design, branding, packaging, project management, engineering and costing. In this high visibility role, she/he will have executive accountability for overseeing all aspects of design and development for a portfolio of Hasbro brands, from concept to creation. This senior role interacts with the senior management team as well as marketing, manufacturing, and supply chain executives across the organization and is ultimately accountable for ensuring the integrity, quality and performance of Hasbro’s design and development organization. This role will drive the innovation & creative strategy to develop immersive and commercially successful play experiences and products.

As part of the Global Development leadership team she/he will:

  • Directly responsible for driving creative strategy, innovation and vision throughout the organization
  • Successfully manage external partnerships to drive success for both Hasbro and our licensors. Partner with licensors in strategic problem solving to make meaningful, forward progress in our business.
  • Partner with external Inventors to supplement in house creative development with fresh, new ideas.
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership skills to build future D&D leaders, inspire the organization to push the boundaries of innovation and build a fast, flexible culture of collaborative teamwork.
  • Lead wholistic product design including leadership over brand creative development and package design as key components of the total brand presentation.
  • Partner with Engineering, Project Management and Design Centers of Excellence located in Rhode Island.
  • Partner with marketing to create innovative, robust, and consumer centric new products that stand out among the competitive landscape.
  • Interpret market and consumer research to gain an understanding of target user/consumer lifestyle and address consumer needs and preferences; use existing solutions and available technologies in product development.
  • Lead product review meetings and present material to all levels of management.
  • Maintain currency in new technology and design methods and mentor others to seek opportunities to develop their skill base.
  • Ensure market feasibility of product design and development
  • Lead the overall quality, cost, schedule and development of projects and brands in scope of responsibility.
  • Ensure manufacturing and cost feasibility supported by a solid knowledge of vendor capabilities, manufacturing technologies, quality and safety.
  • Deliver against brand and product margin requirements while ensuring strong cost to feature alignment.
  • She/he will demonstrate an outstanding understanding of current and future-state consumer trends, market influences and new category opportunities and adapt the Hasbro product proposition to ensure Hasbro is always aligned and positioned to exploit these opportunities.
  • Combines advanced levels of product creativity; brand sensibility; compelling story-telling with strong commercial leadership to curate a winning portfolio of low to high complexity products.
  • She/he will inspire a step-change in performance through the conception and delivery of a relevant consumer-led product strategy that respects the integrity and heritage of Hasbro’s global brands whilst making them relevant to a new generation of consumers. A strategy driven by data and one which reflects popular culture; styles and is supported by world-class product development and execution.

Candidate Profile:

  • Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in a leadership role in consumer-packaged goods and industrial design, preferably supporting a global brand.
  • Proven ability to build and execute against a vision and strategy for Design & Development organization
  • Proven ability to deliver Remarkable and Relevant Play Experiences on time and on cost.
  • Prior experience in a multi-disciplinary product creation environment required.
  • Technical skills in Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering and Project Management a plus.
  • Ability to sell ideas to larger organization, including SMT, Marketing and Sales
  • Demonstrated success in leading a cross-functional design and development team required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Passionate leader capable of motivating and nurturing a high functioning, diverse team. History of hiring and building a diverse team and developing future leaders.
  • Create and champion an agile culture and empower teams.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading teams in a multi-season, multi-brand consumer-first environment.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Product Development, Engineer, Supply, Research, Fashion, Engineering, Operations

Date: Mar 21, 2020