Principal Product Designer - Preschool Entertainment Brands Thu Dec 19 00:00:00 CST 2019 Pawtucket, RI 616757100 20541 Global Development 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000">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 and Creativity 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><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong><span style="color:#000000">We&#39;re seeking a Principal, Product Designer to support our Preschool Entertainment Brands!</span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000">The primary responsibility of this role is to translate great entertainment content for the 3-6 year old into highly innovative play experiences. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000">This role reports to the Director of design &amp; development (Preschool Entertainment Brands). Additionally you will work hand-in-hand with your counterparts in Design, Global Brand Strategy, Engineering, Project Management, and Brand Creative.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong><span style="color:#000000">A Day in the life of a Principal, Product Designer: </span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000">Delivering innovation, intelligent decision-making, and outstanding design execution to the preschool entertainment category with a focus on preschool action. Core responsibilities include managing and delivering a diverse line of figures, vehicles, playsets, and roleplay items. You will serve as role model for the broader team of designers sharing knowledge and providing mentorship from the vast experience you bring to the role. 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 multifaceted play experiences that deliver easy-get magic for retailer and consumer. Partnering with brand owners and storytellers to ensure the product line and individual products are using entertainment to bring relevance and mass market appeal.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong><span style="color:#000000">What you&#39;ll bring: </span></strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span><strong>Deep consumer knowledge</strong> in the preschool category as an expert in play patterns and ergonomics.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span>A<strong> keen aesthetic sense</strong> and <strong>eye for detail</strong> that ensures the delivery of outstanding product and play experiences.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span>A<strong> </strong>lead by example attitude<strong> </strong>providing<strong> mentorship</strong> and <strong>guidance</strong> to the broader design team.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span><strong>Proficiency in production methods</strong> with a strong understanding of materials, crafting efficient and elegant solutions across a variety of complexities and price points.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span><strong>Three dimensional thinking</strong> with a vast knowledge of mechanisms delivering magic and repeatable play patterns that surprise and delight.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span><strong>Creativity and innovation</strong> fueling the team as well as <strong>external partners </strong>that will supercharge the business!</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span><strong>A high level of autonomy</strong> able to design insight based products from the ground up or run with an idea from a partner. </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span><strong>Agility and flexibility</strong> able to shift course and iterate within tight time frames and can operate in varying levels of ambiguity.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span><strong>Storytelling</strong> in how you present yourself, share ideas, and position strategy.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span><strong>Sound knowledge of technology</strong> able to apply multiple solutions to an experience while weighing the costs and benefits. </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span><strong>Strong written, visual, and oral communication skills</strong> and the ability to communicate feedback and ideas effectively to global partners.</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong><span style="color:#000000">Experience - Education</span></strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span>A Degree in Product/Industrial Design, Toy Design or another appropriate creative development field.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span>10 years of experience in product development geared towards kids play (Preschool specific experience is a must).</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span>Exposure to working with entertainment brands either on the licensee or licensor side of development.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span>Working directly with development partners in Asia be it in-company and/or directly with factories.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span>A consistent track record of delivering outstanding product across the development chain from insight-led concepts to timely/on-cost executions.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span>Collaborating directly with internal/external research partners to gain the consumer/industry insights required to help make decisions.</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000">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>

Principal Product Designer - Preschool Entertainment Brands

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Date: Dec 19, 2019