Director, Product Design - Preschool Entertainment Brands Thu Oct 17 02:00:00 CDT 2019 Pawtucket, RI 593100300 16621 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>We&#39;re seeking a Director, Product Design to support our Preschool Entertainment Brands.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">The primary responsibility of&nbsp;this role is to grow a team and a core-competency in translating great entertainment content geared for 2-5 year olds into highly innovative play experiences and commercially successful products and segments.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">This role reports to the Vice President of design &amp; development, Preschool, Strategic Brands &amp; Integrated play. You will work hand-in-hand with your counterparts in Global Brand Strategy, Engineering, Project Management and Brand creative.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong>A Day in the life of a Director, Product Design: </strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">Leading, mentoring, managing, measuring and expanding a design team consistently charged with bringing innovation, intelligent decision-making and exceptional design execution to this rapidly expanding product category within the Hasbro portfolio. Tackling the creative leadership, and defining the vision of, the newly formed <strong>Preschool Entertainment Design team</strong>. <span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">Analyzing trend and performance data to inform the development of future product innovations and segments. Working closely with internal and external innovation partners to build dynamic play experiences that deliver easy-get magic for retailer and consumer. Work with brand owners and storytellers to ensure product lines and individual products are leveraging entertainment to bring relevance and improve appeal.</span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong>What you&#39;ll bring: </strong></span></span></h2> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">You will bring best-in-class <strong>visioning </strong>skills that will drive the creation of new play experiences and commercial opportunities for the brands in your supervision.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">You can take a <strong>strategic view</strong> on a product line, segment or category and see/foresee high-level opportunities and challenges.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">Your creativity and will fuel <strong>innovation</strong> from you and your team as well as <strong>external invention </strong>that will help drive your business forward.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">You will <strong>collaborate</strong> at the highest level with your team, development and business partners.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">You will <strong>empower your team</strong> to operate with a level of autonomy that drives a balanced pace of development and work happiness.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">You&rsquo;re a <strong>storyteller</strong> in how you present yourself, share ideas, position strategy and opportunities and provide feedback and feed-forward for your team.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">Your <strong>consumer knowledge</strong> and <strong>entertainment experience</strong> will enable you to creatively influence the creation, evolution and launch of new IP in currently in incubation and development.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">You will exhibit a <strong>sound knowledge of technology</strong> and apply it in the products you create and the process of product of development and team leadership.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">You have a <strong>strong eye for talent</strong>, how to recruit, lead and motivate high-performing individuals and teams!</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">You demonstrate your <strong>agility</strong> by handling high-pressure situations and can operate in varying levels of ambiguity.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">You have found the right balance of intuition, data and observational knowledge to drive, influence or make decisions.</span></span></li> </ul> <h2><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong>Experience - Education</strong></span></span></h2> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">A Degree in Product/Industrial Design, Toy Design or another appropriate creative development field.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">10 years of experience in product development geared towards kids play (Pre-school specific experience preferred)</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">Exposure to working with entertainment brands either on the licensee or licensor side of development.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">Working directly with development partners in Asia be it in-company and/or directly with factories.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">A shown leadership record of leading creatives and creative teams through the development chain from generating insight-led concepts through to timely &amp; on-cost execution of product.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">Commercial knowledge proven by working closely with sales, regional and/or retail partners to launch or optimize brands and product lines.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">Presenting strategy to Executive level leaders and decision makers within your company and with external partners.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">Collaborating directly with internal/external research partners to gain the consumer/industry insights required to help make decisions.</span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">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></p>

Director, Product Design - Preschool Entertainment Brands

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.

We're seeking a Director, Product Design to support our Preschool Entertainment Brands. 

 

The primary responsibility of this role is to grow a team and a core-competency in translating great entertainment content geared for 2-5 year olds into highly innovative play experiences and commercially successful products and segments.

 

This role reports to the Vice President of design & development, Preschool, Strategic Brands & Integrated play. You will work hand-in-hand with your counterparts in Global Brand Strategy, Engineering, Project Management and Brand creative.

 

A Day in the life of a Director, Product Design:

Leading, mentoring, managing, measuring and expanding a design team consistently charged with bringing innovation, intelligent decision-making and exceptional design execution to this rapidly expanding product category within the Hasbro portfolio. Tackling the creative leadership, and defining the vision of, the newly formed Preschool Entertainment Design team. Analyzing trend and performance data to inform the development of future product innovations and segments. Working closely with internal and external innovation partners to build dynamic play experiences that deliver easy-get magic for retailer and consumer. Work with brand owners and storytellers to ensure product lines and individual products are leveraging entertainment to bring relevance and improve appeal.

What you'll bring:

  • You will bring best-in-class visioning skills that will drive the creation of new play experiences and commercial opportunities for the brands in your supervision.
  • You can take a strategic view on a product line, segment or category and see/foresee high-level opportunities and challenges.
  • Your creativity and will fuel innovation from you and your team as well as external invention that will help drive your business forward.
  • You will collaborate at the highest level with your team, development and business partners.
  • You will empower your team to operate with a level of autonomy that drives a balanced pace of development and work happiness.
  • You’re a storyteller in how you present yourself, share ideas, position strategy and opportunities and provide feedback and feed-forward for your team.
  • Your consumer knowledge and entertainment experience will enable you to creatively influence the creation, evolution and launch of new IP in currently in incubation and development.
  • You will exhibit a sound knowledge of technology and apply it in the products you create and the process of product of development and team leadership.
  • You have a strong eye for talent, how to recruit, lead and motivate high-performing individuals and teams!
  • You demonstrate your agility by handling high-pressure situations and can operate in varying levels of ambiguity.
  • You have found the right balance of intuition, data and observational knowledge to drive, influence or make decisions.

Experience - Education

  • A Degree in Product/Industrial Design, Toy Design or another appropriate creative development field.
  • 10 years of experience in product development geared towards kids play (Pre-school specific experience preferred)
  • Exposure to working with entertainment brands either on the licensee or licensor side of development.
  • Working directly with development partners in Asia be it in-company and/or directly with factories.
  • A shown leadership record of leading creatives and creative teams through the development chain from generating insight-led concepts through to timely & on-cost execution of product.
  • Commercial knowledge proven by working closely with sales, regional and/or retail partners to launch or optimize brands and product lines.
  • Presenting strategy to Executive level leaders and decision makers within your company and with external partners.
  • Collaborating directly with internal/external research partners to gain the consumer/industry insights required to help make decisions.

 

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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

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Date: Oct 17, 2019