Product Designer - Baby Alive Fri Nov 01 02:00:00 CDT 2019 Pawtucket, RI 588464300 15530 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 style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">Hasbro is looking for a talented Product Designer who is passionate about designing toys for Kids!&nbsp; The position is based at Hasbro&rsquo;s Rhode Island office and is within the Baby Alive Brand.&nbsp;&nbsp;You will have a heavy emphasis on toy concept creation and development, exceptional technical design skill, decisive project management, and ability to work in a collaborative culture.</font></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><font color="#000000">A day in the life of a Product Designer:</font></b></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Work closely with cross functional team to make fun&nbsp;and&nbsp;delightful products come to life</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Designer will need the ability to work with others to invent, adapt, and prototype new mechanisms to create great play experiences</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Generate &amp; deliver comprehensive design specs and documentation in a timely manner; able to deliver against a schedule</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Serve as a go-to person for design solutions and great play experiences for all ranges of products</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Understand and contribute to overall brand team design vision</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Will need a good understanding of how kids play &amp; kid sense of humor</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><font color="#000000">What you&rsquo;ll bring: </font></b></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Toy Design, Industrial Design, or comparable field of study</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Minimum 2+ years experience within a design role, preferably within the toy and/or entertainment industry</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Tech savvy, curious tinkerer/inventor with a proficient knowledge of current social and technical trends</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Desire and aptitude to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing, fast-paced, collaborative creative environment&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Disciplined, self-managed, and self-motivated with a strong can-do work ethic&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Working knowledge of mass production materials, processes, and techniques</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Ability to work within time constraints and hit cost targets</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>A skilled presenter with the ability to articulate concepts and ideas clearly to team members, licensors for internal &amp; external presentations</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><font color="#000000">Characteristics:</font></b></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Confident &amp; Outgoing</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Independent and Inquisitive Thinker with ability to ideate many solutions for any given creative challenge</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Team Player who is respectful of others and acts with integrity</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Kid at Heart with a love for toys and play</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Good Sense of Humor</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Passionate for the Design Process &amp; creating great play experiences</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Welcomes and accepts critique in a constructive manner</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><font color="#000000">Required Technical Skills</font></b></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Strong visual and product design technical skill</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Strong sketching and visual communication skills</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Computer experience with proficiency in illustration, photographic, rendering, video and animation software preferable (Illustrator and Photoshop)</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Innovative curiosity regarding new materials, play patterns, and product experiences</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt 0.5in;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><font color="#000000">Ideally Candidate Skill &amp; Experience:</font></b></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Understanding of toy play patterns and category dynamics</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Experience in product development related to the baby doll, fashion doll, or licensed preschool space</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Proficiency design and directing figure sculpt development</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Knowledge and experience with rooted hair</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Knowledge and experience with soft goods design</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Fashion and/or textile design experience, awareness of current trends within these categories</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Strong storytelling and/or experience design capabilities</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Experience working with Hong Kong &amp; China development partners</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span>Some experience with or knowledge of designing for a global market</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul>

Product Designer - Baby Alive

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.

Hasbro is looking for a talented Product Designer who is passionate about designing toys for Kids!  The position is based at Hasbro’s Rhode Island office and is within the Baby Alive Brand.  You will have a heavy emphasis on toy concept creation and development, exceptional technical design skill, decisive project management, and ability to work in a collaborative culture.

 

A day in the life of a Product Designer:

  • Work closely with cross functional team to make fun and delightful products come to life
  • Designer will need the ability to work with others to invent, adapt, and prototype new mechanisms to create great play experiences
  • Generate & deliver comprehensive design specs and documentation in a timely manner; able to deliver against a schedule
  • Serve as a go-to person for design solutions and great play experiences for all ranges of products
  • Understand and contribute to overall brand team design vision
  • Will need a good understanding of how kids play & kid sense of humor

 

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Toy Design, Industrial Design, or comparable field of study
  • Minimum 2+ years experience within a design role, preferably within the toy and/or entertainment industry
  • Tech savvy, curious tinkerer/inventor with a proficient knowledge of current social and technical trends
  • Desire and aptitude to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing, fast-paced, collaborative creative environment 
  • Disciplined, self-managed, and self-motivated with a strong can-do work ethic 
  • Working knowledge of mass production materials, processes, and techniques
  • Ability to work within time constraints and hit cost targets
  • A skilled presenter with the ability to articulate concepts and ideas clearly to team members, licensors for internal & external presentations

 

Characteristics:

  • Confident & Outgoing
  • Independent and Inquisitive Thinker with ability to ideate many solutions for any given creative challenge
  • Team Player who is respectful of others and acts with integrity
  • Kid at Heart with a love for toys and play
  • Good Sense of Humor
  • Passionate for the Design Process & creating great play experiences
  • Welcomes and accepts critique in a constructive manner

 

Required Technical Skills

  • Strong visual and product design technical skill
  • Strong sketching and visual communication skills
  • Computer experience with proficiency in illustration, photographic, rendering, video and animation software preferable (Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Innovative curiosity regarding new materials, play patterns, and product experiences

 

Ideally Candidate Skill & Experience:

  • Understanding of toy play patterns and category dynamics
  • Experience in product development related to the baby doll, fashion doll, or licensed preschool space
  • Proficiency design and directing figure sculpt development
  • Knowledge and experience with rooted hair
  • Knowledge and experience with soft goods design
  • Fashion and/or textile design experience, awareness of current trends within these categories
  • Strong storytelling and/or experience design capabilities
  • Experience working with Hong Kong & China development partners
  • Some experience with or knowledge of designing for a global market


Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

Job Segment: Photography, Product Development, Graphic Design, Animation, Project Manager, Creative, Research, Technology

Date: Nov 1, 2019