Manager, Product Design Sat Aug 11 02:00:00 CDT 2018 Pawtucket, RI 490465400 4652 Global Development 1 Employee <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The Hasbro Kids Gaming Team has an immediate need for an innovative and entrepreneurial Design Manager. You will be part of an exciting & rapid moving team that is on the forefront of global trend hunting and gaming innovation. Here you will contribute to the development of not only revolutionary new brands and play experiences in the Kids Gaming category, but also the curation and re-invention of such loved brands as Jenga, Simon, Bop It, Connect 4 and Twister. You will lead a team of talented, creative designers, and work hand in hand with the industries’ best Marketing, Engineering, Packaging and Research teams to help deliver a product line that exceeds business and consumers’ expectations.  </span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><u>Primary Duties and Responsibilities:</u></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Lead a team of 2-4 designers.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Partner with US based marketing, research and engineering teams to create innovative, consumer-centric new products.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Supervise and manage the overall project and technical design development efforts for multiple products and product lines.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Partner with Internal global development functions in Hasbro’s Far East office.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Manage and partner with external design, research and technology groups and external vendors to source and discover the best new products, ideas and innovations wherever they may be found.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Ensure market feasibility of product design.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Manage the overall quality, cost, schedule and development of projects and brands.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Serve as a technology guru with an innovation inventor mentality.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Demonstrate a strong, finely honed sense of creativity and foresight.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Balance internal and external resources and demonstrate the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and assignments.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Demonstrate strong team skills and tact in liaison with internal and external cross-functional partners.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate effectively with both individuals and to large groups.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Leverage strong presentation skills to participate in product review meetings and presentations at all levels of management.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Maintain awareness of new technology, consumer trends, design methods.</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><u>Education and Experience Requirements:</u></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Advertising or related is required.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">7-10 years experience in toy design or consumer product design preferable</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Experience leading, managing and developing others.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Prior experience in a multi-disciplinary product creation environment required.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Knowledge/expertise within toy/game/entertainment industry is a plus.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Demonstrated ability in pitching/selling great ideas or plans to build support and consensus with both internal and external stakeholders.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Ability to visually communicate concepts, ideas to assist with conceptualizing and sell in of ideas.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Experience or knowledge in new and future business models, e.g. Crowd Funding, Crowd Sourcing, Shared Economies, Subscription, E-Business is a plus.  </span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A keen interest in trend hunting/cool hunting.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A ‘Start-up’ mindset with a desire to try different business models.</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="http://www.hasbro.com">Hasbro</a> (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at<a href="http://www.hasbro.com"> www.hasbro.com</a>, and follow us on Twitter (<a href="https://twitter.com/Hasbro">@Hasbro</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/HasbroNews">@HasbroNews</a>) and Instagram (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/hasbro/?hl=en">@Hasbro</a>).</span></span></p>

Manager, Product Design


 

The Hasbro Kids Gaming Team has an immediate need for an innovative and entrepreneurial Design Manager. You will be part of an exciting & rapid moving team that is on the forefront of global trend hunting and gaming innovation. Here you will contribute to the development of not only revolutionary new brands and play experiences in the Kids Gaming category, but also the curation and re-invention of such loved brands as Jenga, Simon, Bop It, Connect 4 and Twister. You will lead a team of talented, creative designers, and work hand in hand with the industries’ best Marketing, Engineering, Packaging and Research teams to help deliver a product line that exceeds business and consumers’ expectations.  

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 2-4 designers.
  • Partner with US based marketing, research and engineering teams to create innovative, consumer-centric new products.
  • Supervise and manage the overall project and technical design development efforts for multiple products and product lines.
  • Partner with Internal global development functions in Hasbro’s Far East office.
  • Manage and partner with external design, research and technology groups and external vendors to source and discover the best new products, ideas and innovations wherever they may be found.
  • Ensure market feasibility of product design.
  • Manage the overall quality, cost, schedule and development of projects and brands.
  • Serve as a technology guru with an innovation inventor mentality.
  • Demonstrate a strong, finely honed sense of creativity and foresight.
  • Balance internal and external resources and demonstrate the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and assignments.
  • Demonstrate strong team skills and tact in liaison with internal and external cross-functional partners.
  • Communicate effectively with both individuals and to large groups.
  • Leverage strong presentation skills to participate in product review meetings and presentations at all levels of management.
  • Maintain awareness of new technology, consumer trends, design methods.

 

  • Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Advertising or related is required.
  • 7-10 years experience in toy design or consumer product design preferable
  • Experience leading, managing and developing others.
  • Prior experience in a multi-disciplinary product creation environment required.
  • Knowledge/expertise within toy/game/entertainment industry is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability in pitching/selling great ideas or plans to build support and consensus with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to visually communicate concepts, ideas to assist with conceptualizing and sell in of ideas.
  • Experience or knowledge in new and future business models, e.g. Crowd Funding, Crowd Sourcing, Shared Economies, Subscription, E-Business is a plus.  
  • A keen interest in trend hunting/cool hunting.
  • A ‘Start-up’ mindset with a desire to try different business models.

 

 

 

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).


Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

Job Segment: Marketing Manager, Advertising, Animation, TV, Marketing, Research, Creative

Date: Aug 11, 2018

Requisition ID: 4652