WildBrain

Master Toy Designer - CPLG North America

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(1/20/2021 8:05 PM)
ID
2020-3641
# of Openings
1
Category
Licensing
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Job Post Information* : External Company Name
CPLG
Job Post Information* : External Company URL
www.cplg.com

Overview

Find a job that lets your imagination run wild! With 14 offices covering 60 countries, WildBrain CPLG is one of the leading third-party licensing agencies, managing consumer products for some of the world’s best-loved properties across lifestyle brands, entertainment, and classics. Since 1974 we have been providing our clients dedicated licensing and marketing industry professionals, and a fully integrated product development team. We are looking to add to our talented team of innovators that can help us manage some of the most profitable and enduring brands in the world!

 

We believe that our partnerships are about clarity, openness, and trust. We are widely known for our no-nonsense, straightforward approach. Come join us!

 

The Master Toy Designer is responsible for partnering with all the master toy partners working to develop the product lines with all master toy partners.  Representing the brands as a licensor, this role will provide creative guidance for all toy product category strategies to the licensees which include toy design, packaging design and ensuring that product is on-brand.  This role will work closely with the Master Toy business manager in developing product strategies.

Responsibilities

  • Kick-off design direction with licensees in line with Global and Regional brand direction and strategic criteria.
  • Drive innovation through design and product development, raising the bar in Toys / Hard Lines
  • Partner with Business Teams to understand their strategies and formulate and deliver the creative plan to support these.
  • Work with the toy business partner and licensees to understand pricing architecture and ensure adherence to cost and target profit margin goals throughout product development.
  • Input and participate in style guide production as it applies to Toy categories with clear expectations on the needs for the relevant categories.
  • Take full ownership for projects, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget.
  • When needed, create asset strategies that meet the needs of the different retailers
  • Commit to consistently improving creative development – push the creative boundaries to develop business relevant and original creative solutions for WildBrain brands.

Qualifications

  • Toy Product design experience is a must with a strong knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • At least 3-5 years professional experience in same or related category industries: Toy and Plush experience also preferred
  • BS/BA in Design
  • Strong knowledge of moulding, materials and finishes preferred
  • Strong communication, presentation and influencing skills required
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office- PowerPoint savvy, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator required
  • Team player ' working with a diverse group of talent
  • Sense of urgency ' this is a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Combines creativity with a strong commercial sense
  • Organized - this position requires solid project management skills
  • Builds strong relationships and utilizes influencing skills and diplomacy to affect outcomes
  • Understanding of toy industry and commercial needs from design
  • Professional maturity; Ability to assimilate constructive criticism and execute accordingly

What We Offer:

Working at WildBrain CPLG is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people! We will recognize your talents, encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment, that promotes creativity and individuality. Some of the perks we have are private insurance, income protection, gym subsidies, bonus time off, employee share programmes and flexible working.

 

WildBrain CPLG is committed to providing a supportive work environment and corporate culture free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity and diversity. WildBrain CPLG accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

 

COVID-19 Update:

The interview process will take place via Microsoft Teams virtually due to COVID-19. The role will temporarily be working from home; however, we do have an office in Camden that we expect to reopen when allowed.

 

About WildBrain – a parent company of WildBrain CPLG:

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.

 

WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more!

 

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