Product Designer - Mr. Potato Head, Playskool Fri Feb 14 00:00:00 CST 2020 Pawtucket, RI 631460500 26521 Global Development 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">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></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">We&#39;re seeking a Product Designer to support our Preschool Classic Brands!</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The primary responsibility of this role is to <strong>develop innovative play experiences</strong> targeted at 1-5 year-olds leveraging Hasbro&rsquo;s classic preschool brands including <strong>Mr. Potato Head</strong> and <strong>Playskool</strong>. </span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This role reports to the Senior Designer (Preschool Classic 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></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">A Day in the life of a Product Designer: </span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Delivering innovation, intelligent decision-making, and outstanding design execution within the preschool category. Core responsibilities include delivering a diverse line of Playskool product including classics like <strong>Mr. Potato Head</strong>, <strong>Sit&rsquo;n Spin</strong>, <strong>Glo Worm</strong>, and <strong>Weebles</strong>.&nbsp; In addition to analyzing trend and performance data to inform the development of future product innovations and segments.&nbsp; Working closely with internal and external innovation partners to build multifaceted play experiences that deliver easy-get magic for the retailer and consumer. Partnering with cross functional team to bring relevance and mass market appeal by developing new ideas for storytelling, branding, and entertainment. </span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">What you&#39;ll bring: </span></span></strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Outstanding <strong>visual communication skills</strong> and <strong>rapid ideation</strong> that will drive the creation of new play experiences and communication of their commercial opportunities.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">A <strong>collaborative spirit</strong> and can do attitude that inspires and excites your many partners across the business.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">A <strong>relentless </strong>commitment to turn good ideas into the extraordinary!</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Strong foundational knowledge</span></span></strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"> in the preschool category understanding play patterns and ergonomics.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">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></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Three dimensional thinking</span></span></strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"> with a knowledge of mechanisms and the ability to quickly mock up breadboard models.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Creativity and innovation</span></span></strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"> fueling the team as well as <strong>external partners </strong>that will supercharge the business!</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Proficiency in production methods</span></span></strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"> with a strong understanding of materials, crafting efficient and elegant solutions across a variety of complexities and price points.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Agility and flexibility</span></span></strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"> able to shift course and iterate within tight time frames operating in varying levels of ambiguity.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Storytelling</span></span></strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"> in how you present yourself, share ideas, and position strategy.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Sound knowledge of technology</span></span></strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"> able to apply multiple solutions to an experience while weighing the costs and benefits. </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Strong written, visual, and oral communication skills</span></span></strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"> able to communicate feedback and ideas effectively to global partners.</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Experience - Education</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">A Degree in Product/Industrial Design, Toy Design or another appropriate creative development field.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">1+ years of experience in product development geared towards kids play (preschool experience is preferred)</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Crafting product specifications, control drawings, and gameplay documents that communicate the details of a product to partners in production. </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Working directly with development partners in Asia be it in-company and/or directly with factories.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">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></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Collaborating directly with internal/external research partners to gain the consumer/industry insights required to help make decisions.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,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></span></span></p>

Product Designer - Mr. Potato Head, Playskool

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 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.

We're seeking a Product Designer to support our Preschool Classic Brands!

 

The primary responsibility of this role is to develop innovative play experiences targeted at 1-5 year-olds leveraging Hasbro’s classic preschool brands including Mr. Potato Head and Playskool.

 

This role reports to the Senior Designer (Preschool Classic Brands). Additionally you will work hand-in-hand with your counterparts in Design, Global Brand Strategy, Engineering, Project Management, and Brand Creative.

 

A Day in the life of a Product Designer:

Delivering innovation, intelligent decision-making, and outstanding design execution within the preschool category. Core responsibilities include delivering a diverse line of Playskool product including classics like Mr. Potato Head, Sit’n Spin, Glo Worm, and Weebles.  In addition to 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 the retailer and consumer. Partnering with cross functional team to bring relevance and mass market appeal by developing new ideas for storytelling, branding, and entertainment.

 

What you'll bring:

  • Outstanding visual communication skills and rapid ideation that will drive the creation of new play experiences and communication of their commercial opportunities.
  • A collaborative spirit and can do attitude that inspires and excites your many partners across the business.
  • A relentless commitment to turn good ideas into the extraordinary!
  • Strong foundational knowledge in the preschool category understanding play patterns and ergonomics.
  • A keen aesthetic sense and eye for detail that ensures the delivery of outstanding product and play experiences.
  • Three dimensional thinking with a knowledge of mechanisms and the ability to quickly mock up breadboard models.
  • Creativity and innovation fueling the team as well as external partners that will supercharge the business!
  • Proficiency in production methods with a strong understanding of materials, crafting efficient and elegant solutions across a variety of complexities and price points.
  • Agility and flexibility able to shift course and iterate within tight time frames operating in varying levels of ambiguity.
  • Storytelling in how you present yourself, share ideas, and position strategy.
  • Sound knowledge of technology able to apply multiple solutions to an experience while weighing the costs and benefits.
  • Strong written, visual, and oral communication skills able to communicate feedback and ideas effectively to global partners.

 

Experience - Education

  • A Degree in Product/Industrial Design, Toy Design or another appropriate creative development field.
  • 1+ years of experience in product development geared towards kids play (preschool experience is preferred)
  • Crafting product specifications, control drawings, and gameplay documents that communicate the details of a product to partners in production.
  • Working directly with development partners in Asia be it in-company and/or directly with factories.
  • A consistent track record of delivering outstanding product across the development chain from insight-led concepts to timely/on-cost executions.

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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Date: Feb 14, 2020