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Creative Director Opportunity!

About Educational Insights:

We’re the experts in play! For nearly 60 years, our team of teachers, scientists, artists, coders, and kids-at-heart has created award-winning toys and games designed to spark creativity, ignite curiosity, and provide opportunities for kiddos to discover their unique passions, helping them become their truest selves and leaving them bursting with confidence and unlimited potential.

Position Description:

In this role, you’ll provide the creative vision across all product, branding, and marketing touchpoints for our line of award-winning toys, games, and teaching tools. You’ll oversee our talented Creative team, working together to establish the tone of the brand and bring it to life via product design, packaging, and sub-line development, as well as across omnichannel marketing (with a strong emphasis on maximizing the impact of our digital marketing experience, engagement, and activation on marketplaces and across our social channels, while seamlessly tying into our instore presence/promotions), brand and product commercials and videos, trade show and showroom design (both live and virtual), media touchpoints, printed pieces, and more. You’ll collaborate with members of our innovative, industry-leading team to ensure that all visual and written elements, across all mediums, are consistent and in line with the company’s brand strategy. Finally, you’ll serve as the principal liaison to internal and external partners to bring all products and company communications to life.

Scope of Responsibilities:

As our Creative Director, you’ll:

Guide our look and feel! You’ll lead the storytelling of our brand and brand mission through creative development and execution of all graphic design, illustrations, product design, package design and structure, digital marketing/advertising, videos, catalogs, and retail/tradeshow designs to meet the needs of key stakeholders.
Design our online experience! You’ll understand our customers’ digital journey on all retail platforms and provide the vision for a consistent, seamless, engaging digital experience with our brand and product lines.
Keep us consistent! You’ll ensure that all deliverables meet or exceed stakeholder and customer expectations and maintain our brand’s integrity.
Help your team develop and grow! You’ll choose, coach, motivate, and empower a strong, cohesive team of direct and indirect reports, driving employee and organizational performance through the alignment of goals, ongoing feedback, and periodic appraisal.
Grow our line! You’ll collaborate with Product Development and Marketing to ideate new product concepts and to ensure our product mix is in line with both our brand and marketing growth strategies and business goals.
Run a top-performing department! You’ll identify and manage labor resources (internal and external) and budgets, review and approve all projects, manage traffic flow, and help your team with prioritizing their projects.
Try new things! You’ll do the research to find new customer-centric planogram, merchandising, and packaging solutions to meet sales requirements based on feedback from retailers or buyers.
Be the go-between! You’ll be the principal liaison between the internal team and external partners, ensuring they follow your brand vision as they bring our products to life.
And more… Things come up! Other duties for this role will be assigned as necessary/appropriate.

Requirements/Preferences:
Bachelor’s Degree
8+ years of graphic design/creative experience
5+ years experience leading teams, mentoring others and taking a hands-on approach to executing specific projects
Expert knowledge of Adobe Create Suite
Strong illustration art direction skills
Strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills; ability to work with all levels of the organization
Solid understanding of manufacturing processes in a consumer products environment
Excellent knowledge of digital marketing best practices and UX optimizations for everything from platform-specific digital marketplaces to online ads to platform-specific social posts to e-mails to microsites, etc.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel (intermediate level)

Ideal attributes:
We’re looking for a leader who can build and coach a team, inspiring them to contribute to our mission and culture, and supporting their professional development
We’re looking for a multi-tasker who can drive and nimbly meet challenging and shifting deadlines and (sometimes) changing priorities
We’re looking for a strategic thinker and creative problem solver who actively seeks opportunities to influence growth and change
We’re looking for an enthusiastic brand advocate with the ability to lead the development and storytelling of our brand and sub-lines and defend our brand guidelines
We’re looking that rare combination of a persuasive communicator with the ability to hear and respect differing opinions

Physical Demands: (standard; based on Position Type)

Standing – 10-15%
Sitting – 85-90%
Computer usage – 70-90%
Travel – 10-15% (off-site photo/commercial shoots, trade shows, etc.)
Ability to perceive detail from 3D industrial design models/mock-ups
Ability to distinguish colors, hues and contrast settings

We are a drug-free workplace and an EEO employer

Please note: This role will be filled by our internal recruitment team, so no assistance is needed from any outside staffing agency at this time.
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POSTED BY Amie Hunt on 2022-01-21

ILLUSTRATION & PACKAGING for toys & games!

Rockin' illustration and fun, eye-catching design and characters for your toy & game packaging with KennyK.com! Box & logo design, character development, redesign/rebrand of your existing product. Small one-shot quickie or huge project, we've got you covered!

One look at www.kennyk.com and you'll see what it's all about; Kenny Kiernan Illustration & Design Studio has been in the business for 20+ yrs working with top toy and kids' clients such as Hasbro, Mattel, Spin Master, LEGO, Scholastic and many more.

We deliver a wide variety of work in multiple styles, from "Kiddie" to "Gritty!" Expert vector and photoshop; from concept sketches for product development, to vector licensed characters and fully-rendered photoshop digital paint.

Email [email protected], tell us how we can help you!
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POSTED BY Kenny Kiernan on 2022-01-21

Exploding Kittens - Executive Assistant

Exploding Kittens is looking for an Executive Assistant to provide high-level executive and administrative support to our executive team members. In this role you will directly support multiple executives including the CEO and President and play a key role in driving efficiency across the organization. You will be responsible for administrative duties requiring confidentiality, initiative, and sound decision-making, and will ensure information is communicated clearly and efficiently. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter, well-organized and extremely detail oriented – and will bring a creative, proactive approach to this job.

HOW YOU'LL CONTRIBUTE:
Support the Executive Team with calendar management, meeting coordination, booking travel, expense reporting, and email correspondence
Continuously evaluate departmental administrative workflows and processes, and make recommendations for improvement
Host bi-weekly team meetings and weekly leadership meetings while keeping meeting notes
Assist with maintaining company resource documents and databases
Oversee other special projects or duties as assigned by management

WHAT YOU'LL BRING:
Minimum of 3 years administrative experience supporting senior level executives
Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to create one’s own organizational strategy and well as the ability to plan and organize the events and calendars of multiple executives
Advanced skills in Google Suite, including Gmail, Calendar, Sheets, Docs and Slides
Advanced skills in remote meeting coordination, including Zoom
Flexible and agile with the ability to be receptive to change, including the modification of planned events or meetings on short notice and change in responsibilities
High-level of customer service, the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner, and the ability to identify when information should be escalated
Self-starter who thrives in a diverse, entrepreneurial, fast paced, and agile culture
Strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and drive process improvement efforts
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

WHAT WE OFFER:
Company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
Flexible spending account options (medical, dependent care, transit)
401k with company matching
Flexible paid vacation
Monthly wellness benefit + complementary wellness subscriptions
Complimentary lunches on Fridays (where we play games together!)

Please apply directly at jobs.lever.co/explodingkittens. Make sure to include a PDF of your current resume along with a cover letter.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer we are committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees regardless of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race (including protected hairstyles such as dreadlocks, braids and twists), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression and/or the fact that an individual is transgender, transitioning or transitioned), color, ancestry, national origin, possession of a driver’s license, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/trait/condition, marital or familial status, family care or medical leave status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, membership in military reserves, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local, state and federal “ban the box” and “fair chance” laws.
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POSTED BY Lisa on 2022-01-17

Looking for a Role in the UK? More new roles added to Toy World’s recruitment section

Funko - With over 1,000 licences, Funko has the largest portfolio of categories and items in the pop culture business, and is best known for its collectible Pop! Vinyl figures. A rapidly expanding company, it is seeking an EMEA Amazon National Account Manager (Amazon NAM) who will be responsible for creating, developing and maintaining ongoing business relationships with Amazon EMEA, as well as managing a team of direct reports supporting this business unit.

Engino is looking for a UK National Account Manager to undertake the sales development of its toys and systems for both the Retail market (toy stores, department stores, supermarkets etc.) and the Education market (public and private schools). The company designs and manufactures educational toy systems that encourage critical thinking and problem solving through hands on activities, coding and scientific experimentation.

Epoch Making Toys is looking for a Territory Manager (Midlands) to maintain existing relationships for the area for growth in line with budgets advised. The successful candidate will have previous experience at Territory Manager level with experience in the toy industry preferred, along with an understanding of the ethos of the Sylvanian Families brand.

Moose Toys is growing and is seeking an experienced, passionate, and dynamic Senior National Account Manager to join the team. They will be responsible for managing, consolidating and growing sales for Moose brands and products in the UK market.

A National Account Manager is being sought to continue to develop the UK business of Clementoni, which has seen 50% growth in the last few years. Responsibilities include implementing new business plans and strategies for key accounts and executing new product development and promotions within these accounts.

Funko is seeking a Key Customer Sales Support Manager to manage the Key Customer Sales Support Team (who handle mass customer and operational transactions in partnership with designated members of the sales team).

Schleich is looking for a Trade Marketing Specialist to join its growing team. The ideal candidate will have a genuine passion for toys and be a strong team-player.

Contact info and info on this page https://toyworldmag.co.uk/more-new-roles-added-to-toy-worlds-recruitment-section/
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-01-10

Product Development Associate - Electronic Toys

Company: Educational Insights
Location: Gardena, CA
Apply Link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=3567c614-8788-4585-996b-e1d21e260258&ccId=34700067_1513&type=MP&lang=en_US

About Educational Insights:
We’re the experts in play! For nearly 60 years, our team of teachers, scientists, artists, coders, and kids-at-heart has created award-winning toys and games designed to spark creativity, ignite curiosity, and provide opportunities for kiddos to discover their unique passions, helping them become their truest selves and leaving them bursting with confidence and unlimited potential.

Position Description:
We are currently seeking a Product Development Associate to assist with the ideation and development of award-winning traditional and electronic toys that spark curiosity and imagination for kids ages 2-12. Product Development Associates shepherd new products through all phases of development including research, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing. They will work with a dynamic team, contributing to brainstorms, attending toy shows, and communicating with overseas manufacturers.

Scope of Responsibilities:
The individual in this role will:

Manage competitive research, ideation, vendor relations, preparation of detailed RFQs, content development, and testing to meet quality standards
Work with senior managers and designers to create, test, and refine functional prototypes using basic electronic components
Collaborate with other functional teams, meeting or beating agreed upon schedules and budgets
Evaluate product/line strengths and weaknesses, confirming that they support the overall brand and current needs of our customers and end users
Lead new product concepting and present products during annual line review process
Stay abreast of current market needs and trends especially as they affect areas of responsibility
Work with key individuals (Marketing, Sales, E-commerce) to ensure that all new and current products are being effectively marketed to customers and end-users
Work with the Creative and Marketing teams to manage the creation of activity guides, videos, and other resources that extend the play and add to the product’s value
Provide electronic product demos and trainings to support Sales and Customer Service needs
Additional duties as assigned

Requirements/Preferences:
Bachelor’s Degree required, preferred field of study in toy design, engineering, electrical engineering, coding, robotics, or other related field
1-3 years of electronic product management experience OR bachelors degree in one of the listed preferred fields
Interest and functional knowledge in electronics, simple robotics, and/or coding
Able to meet multiple, challenging deadlines, and manage tight budgets
Excellent at solving problems creatively
Able to analyze basic financial data for assigned brands and/or categories and to make recommendations that support overall brand/product goals
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Experience with Adobe Creative suite preferred, not required
Able to effectively communicate with key stakeholders including colleagues, executive team, vendors, and customers

Ideal Attributes:
Passionate about tech toys
Problem Solver/Resourceful
Innovative/Creative
Strategic Thinker
Time/Priority Management
Collaborative
Financial Acumen

We are a drug-free workplace and an EEO employer.

Please note: This role will be filled by our internal recruitment team, so no assistance is needed from any outside staffing agency at this time.
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POSTED BY Amie Hunt on 2021-12-29

Hook-and-Loop Stuffed Animals

Hi People of Play,

Sometimes the most disruptive innovations are simple changes to popular toys. The Ripperoo's are plush made with 100% out of a soft micro-LOOP fabric. This is the same LOOP fabric found in HOOK-and-LOOP attachment systems from the VELCRO® Brand. This innovation allows the Ripperoo’s to stick to things that have HOOK like our RipBOARD™ displays, walls or helmets. Conversely, things that have HOOK like our decorative patches can stick to the Ripperoo’s. This is new. This is different. The Ripperoo's are Plush that Plays™! Check out my new video at:

https://www.peopleofplay.com/product/ripperoos

Why did I post this classified ad? Well, this simple innovation is NEW and I was awarded a USPTO Patent. The Patent protects the sewn-on label (hand-tag) innovation for a stuffed toy with 25% or more connectable fabric… and the stuffed toy attaching to something larger than the stuffed toy… e.g. kids room display, retail display, backpacks, helmets, etc.

This super valuable IP is available for license to Toy companies who want to build their own brands of disruptive Hook-and-Loop plush toys. Why does a toy company need this IP? Well, let's talk, and the "sticking to something larger than the stuffed toy" is very important.

On a different note, I am trying to raise enough money to exhibit at the NY Toy Fair in Feb. I am open to investment, partnerships, co-exhibiting, etc.

I would love to hear from you. My email is [email protected]
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POSTED BY Bret Hawkins on 2021-11-11

Product Developer

To support our mission to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our readers, putting books in their hands, wherever, however and whenever they choose, we need exceptional people! Quarto Seattle is looking for a talented Product Developer to join our SmartLab Team. This person will work closely within our creative product development group to conceptualize, design, and execute a wide range of educational toys, science kits, and books with components for both children and adults.

The ideal candidate will have a wide range of industrial design and product development capabilities and experience, and have a solid understanding of product design for manufacturing. They must have a professional understanding of three-dimensional design principals using a variety of toolsets including solids modeling CAD (e.g: Autodesk Fusion 360 and/or Solidworks required), Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator required), and 3D printing and prototyping (using in-house printers and external services). Candidates should be proficient with both Mac and PC operating systems and demonstrate a working knowledge of manufacturing materials and technologies.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Professional knowledge of industrial design practices required to manage product design and development processes from initial concept, through prototyping and manufacturing, to finished product ready for shipping.
• Excellent sketching (analog and digital) abilities required.
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency with CAD 3D surface and solids modeling software (Autodesk Fusion 360 and/or Solidworks experience required, with other 3D software knowledge desired).
• Experience with 3D printing and prototyping (additive and reductive) processes required.
• Knowledge of hard and soft manufacturing processes, overseas sourcing, and rapid prototyping.
• Children's toy, games, and/or educational/science product development experience desired.
• Excellent computer skills using both current Apple Mac OS and Microsoft Windows platforms preferred; Apple Mac OS experience is the preference. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud required, with intermediate to advanced proficiency using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
• Strong organization, communication, and planning skills necessary. Must be able to manage multiple projects ranging in complexity and status simultaneously.
• Sound creative and critical thinking skills essential.
• Strong oral + written communication, and excellent design presentation skills desired.
• A self-starter who takes initiative and can develop and deliver complex 2D and 3D designs.
• Ability to inspire, collaborate with, and assist other Team members where necessary to brainstorm ideas and move a project forward.
• Organized and self-directed; Able to work both independently and in a team environment, keeping projects and files organized when working in a team, and able to prioritize responsibilities, communicate progress, and deliver on time.
• Detailed and process-oriented, ensuring that designs meet established design guidelines and standards.
Responsibilities and Duties:
• Help develop innovative, appropriate, and marketable product designs and all associated specifications and assets for educational toys, science kits, and books with components for both children and adults.
• Collaborate directly with staff Product Developers, Designers, Editors, Production Specialists, Sales, and Marketing team members on components, packaging, content, books, and more.
• Work directly with freelancers, vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
• Help move products from original concepts through comprehensive design and development to 3D prototypes to pre-production CAD and production-ready files.
• Help define original design directions, compose project proposals, and execute production of all required and supporting materials to both rigid and informal timelines.
• Prepare all draft and final files for approval processes, tooling and modifications, and final art mechanicals.
• Collaborate with and support editorial, design, and production staff to meet all necessary deliverables and deadlines.
• Contribute to the production of models, mock-ups, and 3D prototypes to prove concepts and approve manufacturing, and to help support company marketing, sales, and management needs.
• Communicate progress with peers, managers, and senior management regularly on a daily and weekly basis via open, verbal, and email communications.
• Provide input, feedback, and response to peer product developers and graphic designers, and product developers on the creative team.
• Make recommendations regarding design-centric issues and creative processes company-wide.
• Make initiatives to improve internal creative processes, project management, and design production.
• Execute and/or manage product and artwork photography and videography where necessary per design project.
• Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Experience & Education Requirements:
• At least 3-6 full years of professional industrial design and product development experience required.
• BA, BFA, or BID in Industrial Design, Product Design and Engineering, or equivalent educational experience and degree. Masters graduates in Industrial Design, Product Design and Engineering also welcome.
• Previous team collaborative experience and limited staff management experience helpful.
• May be required to execute a design test.
To apply please submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume by email.
We offer a wide range of competitive benefits! Please visit our website at: https://www.quarto.com/careers
QuartoUS is an equal opportunity employer; M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.
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POSTED BY Smart Lab Toys on 2021-10-08

Associate Product Developer

To support our mission to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our readers, putting books in their hands, wherever, however and whenever they choose, we need exceptional people!

Quarto Seattle is looking for a talented Associate Product Developer to join SmartLab. This person will work closely within our creative teams to conceptualize, design, and execute a wide range of educational toys, science kits, and books with components for both children and adults.
The ideal candidate will have a wide range of industrial design and product development capabilities and experience, and have a fundamental understanding of product design for manufacturing. They must have a working knowledge of three-dimensional design principals using a variety of toolsets including solids modeling CAD (e.g: Autodesk Fusion 360 and/or Solidworks required), Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator required), and 3D printing and prototyping (using in-house printers and external services). Candidates should be proficient with both Mac and PC operating systems and demonstrate a basic knowledge of manufacturing materials and technologies.
This position will be located in our Seattle, WA area office location. Come join the team!

The key knowledge, skills and abilities for this role include but are not limited to:
• Working knowledge of industrial design practices required to create new ideas and manage product design and development processes from initial concept, through prototyping and manufacturing, to finished product ready for shipping.
• Excellent sketching (analog and digital) abilities required.
• Intermediate proficiency with CAD 3D surface and solids modeling software (Autodesk Fusion 360 and/or Solidworks experience required, with other 3D software knowledge desired).
• Experience with 3D printing and prototyping (additive and reductive) processes required.
• Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes, sourcing, and rapid prototyping.
• Children's toy, games, and/or educational/science product development experience desired.
• Excellent computer skills using both current Apple Mac OS and Microsoft Windows platforms preferred; Apple Mac OS experience is the preference. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud required, with intermediate to advanced proficiency using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
• Strong organization, communication, and planning skills necessary. Must be able to manage multiple assignments and projects ranging in complexity and status simultaneously.
• Sound creative and critical thinking skills are essential.
• Strong oral + written communication, and excellent design presentation skills desired.
• A self-starter who takes initiative and can develop and deliver both 2D and 3D designs.
• Ability to inspire, collaborate with, and assist other Team members where necessary to brainstorm ideas and move a project forward.
• Organized and self-directed; Able to work both independently and in a team environment, keeping projects and files organized when working in a group, and able to prioritize responsibilities, communicate progress, and deliver on time.
• Detailed and process-oriented, ensuring that designs meet established design guidelines and standards.
The key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:
• Help develop innovative, appropriate, and marketable product designs and all associated specifications and assets for educational toys, science kits, and books with components for both children and adults.
• Collaborate directly with other staff Product Developers, Designers, Editors, Production Specialists, Sales, and Marketing team members on components, packaging, content, books, and more.
• Work directly with freelancers, vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
• Help move products from original concepts through comprehensive design and development to 3D prototypes to pre-production CAD and production-ready files.
• Help define original design directions, compose project proposals, and execute production of all required and supporting materials to both rigid and informal timelines.
• Prepare all draft and final files for approval processes, tooling and modifications, and final art mechanicals.
• Collaborate with and support editorial, design, and production staff to meet all necessary deliverables and deadlines.
• Contribute to the production of models, mock-ups, and 3D prototypes to prove concepts and approve manufacturing, and to help support company marketing, sales, and management needs.
• Communicate progress with peers, managers, and senior management regularly on a daily and weekly basis via open, verbal, and email communications.
• Provide input, feedback, and response to peer product developers and graphic designers, and product developers on the creative team.
• Make recommendations regarding design-centric issues and creative processes company-wide.
• Make initiatives to improve internal creative processes, project management, and design production.
• Execute and/or manage product and artwork photography and videography where necessary per design project.
• Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Do you have the following skills and qualifications?
• At least 1 - 3 years professional industrial design and product development experience required.
• BA, BFA, or BID in Industrial Design, Product Engineering, or equivalent educational experience and degree.
• Previous team collaborative experience and limited staff management experience helpful.
• May be required to execute a design test.
…then we want to hear from you!

To apply please submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume to [email protected]
QuartoUS is an equal opportunity employer; M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.
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POSTED BY Smart Lab Toys on 2021-10-06

Looking for a soft toy designer

Hi,

I have a project for some soft toys targeting children 3-6 years. They are inanimate objects. So if this is in your wheelhouse, please reach out to me.

Thanks,
Robert Bernhard
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POSTED BY Robert Bernhard on 2021-10-04

Sales Coordinator

Exploding Kittens is a leading game and entertainment company with a mission to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10k through Kickstarter, Exploding Kittens’ campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is the #1 most-backed project in Kickstarter history and the company has sold over 11 million games.

Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s founder Matt Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games recreates game night for a humorous and fun person-to-person experience. Today, there are over a dozen games and expansions available for purchase: Exploding Kittens, Bears vs Babies, You’ve Got Crabs, Throw Throw Burrito, On a Scale of One to T-Rex, Poetry for Neanderthals A Game of Cat & Mouth, Tacocat Spelled Backwards, A Little Wordy, as well as mobile app games Kitty Letter and Exploding Kittens, one of the top 30 premium games on both iOS and Android.

Exploding Kittens is looking for a North American Sales Coordinator to ensure that retail and distribution accounts are performing optimally. In this role you will be responsible for supporting and monitoring performance of key accounts by performing critical account maintenance tasks and providing appropriate direction when necessary, both external and internal. A successful Sales Coordinator ensures that our customers have the information and assets needed to make selling Exploding Kittens as enjoyable as playing Exploding Kittens!

HOW YOU'LL CONTRIBUTE:
Manage the set-up of new customers and items, maintain, and track SKU changes, and perform listing optimization and appropriate maintenance with key accounts
Handle sales order processing by receiving purchase orders and confirming pricing, and forwarding sales orders to the Logistics team
Manage the distribution of sales and marketing assets such as product presentations, price lists and samples, product images and videos
Maintain reports and internal documents including the Retailer Item Information Sheet, the input of Point of Sale (POS) data, and the Customer Event Calendar in order to track promotional activity and in store activity
Track current retail promotions and associated spend
Monitor customer inventory to ensure sufficient levels to satisfy consumer demand
Perform ad hoc sales analysis and reports, assist with business plan preparation, forecasting and forecast analysis
Support Sales Team communication and scheduling, create meeting recaps and wrap-up documents, provide administrative support as needed
Monitor and address counterfeit product on e-commerce marketplaces
Assist the Logistics team with customer shipping and labeling requirements

WHAT WE NEED:
Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field or equivalent experience
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in sales or a related field
Experience in the toys and games industry is a plus
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal and strong interpersonal skills
Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, results-driven environment
Exceptional organizational skills and a flexible, problem solving mentality
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and GSuite (Calendar, Docs, Sheets)

WHAT WE OFFER:
Company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
Flexible spending account options (medical, dependent care, transit)
401k with company matchingFlexible paid vacation
Monthly wellness benefit + complementary wellness subscriptions
Complimentary lunches on Fridays (where we play games together!)

Please apply directly at jobs.lever.co/explodingkittens. Make sure to include a PDF of your current resume along with a cover letter.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer we are committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees regardless of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race (including protected hairstyles such as dreadlocks, braids and twists), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression and/or the fact that an individual is transgender, transitioning or transitioned), color, ancestry, national origin, possession of a driver’s license, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/trait/condition, marital or familial status, family care or medical leave status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, membership in military reserves, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local, state and federal “ban the box” and “fair chance” laws.
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POSTED BY Lisa on 2021-09-14

Production Coordinator

Exploding Kittens is a leading game and entertainment company with a mission to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10k through Kickstarter, Exploding Kittens’ campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is the #1 most-backed project in Kickstarter history and the company has sold over 11 million games.

Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s founder Matt Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games recreates game night for a humorous and fun person-to-person experience. Today, there are over a dozen games and expansions available for purchase: Exploding Kittens, Bears vs Babies, You’ve Got Crabs, Throw Throw Burrito, On a Scale of One to T-Rex, Poetry for Neanderthals A Game of Cat & Mouth, Tacocat Spelled Backwards, A Little Wordy, as well as mobile app games Kitty Letter and Exploding Kittens, one of the top 30 premium games on both iOS and Android.

Exploding Kittens is looking for a Production Coordinator to join our Production & Logistics Team. In this role you will be responsible for tracking schedules, organizing resources, and updating spec documents. You will support our Production Managers by keeping data organized, accurate and up to date. Our ideal candidate has experience working in production, and thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

HOW YOU'LL CONTRIBUTE:
Perform data entry work by tracking, updating, researching, and retrieving data through project management software and Google Sheets
Track and maintain production calendars and checklists, take notes during meetings and assisting Production Managers with the prioritization of competing projects
Route files from the manufacturer to internal teams to obtain final approval before printing
Review product mock-ups and print proofs to prevent errors in mass printing
Organize and upload materials from manufacturers and internal teams to the appropriate digital folders
Liaison with Project Managers, Logistics and Sales teams to ensure project specs are accurate, updated, and accessible for all parties and stakeholders
Assist with daily tasks of the department, as needed

WHAT WE NEED:
Bachelor’s degree preferred, and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in Production or a related field
Proficiency in Google Sheets and Excel required; experience using Gantt charts and Project Management software preferred
Extremely organized and a passion for process improvement and creating efficiencies
Ability to handle multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills, and outstanding interpersonal skills
Meticulous and detail-oriented with an extreme attention to numbers and record keeping
A flexible, problem-solving attitude and willingness to learn new systems and processes

WHAT WE OFFER:
Company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
Flexible spending account options (medical, dependent care, transit)
401k with company matching
Flexible paid vacation
Monthly wellness benefit + complementary wellness subscriptions
Complimentary lunches on Fridays (where we play games together!)
Please apply directly at jobs.lever.co/explodingkittens. Make sure to include a PDF of your current resume along with a cover letter.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer we are committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees regardless of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race (including protected hairstyles such as dreadlocks, braids and twists), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression and/or the fact that an individual is transgender, transitioning or transitioned), color, ancestry, national origin, possession of a driver’s license, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/trait/condition, marital or familial status, family care or medical leave status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, membership in military reserves, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local, state and federal “ban the box” and “fair chance” laws.
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POSTED BY Lisa on 2021-09-14

E-Commerce Merchandising Manager

Exploding Kittens is a leading game and entertainment company with a mission to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10k through Kickstarter, Exploding Kittens’ campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is the #1 most-backed project in Kickstarter history and the company has sold over 11 million games.

Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s founder Matt Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games recreates game night for a humorous and fun person-to-person experience. Today, there are over a dozen games and expansions available for purchase: Exploding Kittens, Bears vs Babies, You’ve Got Crabs, Throw Throw Burrito, On a Scale of One to T-Rex, Poetry for Neanderthals A Game of Cat & Mouth, Tacocat Spelled Backwards, A Little Wordy, as well as mobile app games Kitty Letter and Exploding Kittens, one of the top 30 premium games on both iOS and Android.

Exploding Kittens is in the process of completing a full redesign and relaunch of our direct-to-consumer ecommerce website. As part of this initiative, we are seeking to hire an E-Commerce Merchandising Manager to join our growing and fast-paced team. In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating between internal and external stakeholders, leading new product launches on schedule and on budget, maintaining existing product details, overseeing site merchandising, profitability and site optimization. This role reports directly to the marketing Senior Acquisition Manager.

Ecommerce is a critical component to the company’s overall growth strategy and our ideal candidate is an experienced project manager who is incredibly detail-oriented and has managed merchandise on direct-to-consumer ecommerce websites. Additionally, you are an individual who has a great passion for product, data, and creating amazing and fun consumer experiences.

HOW YOU'LL CONTRIBUTE
Manage and oversee new and existing products and features on the company’s global direct-to-consumer ecommerce website
Develop a site optimization strategy and calendar to drive short and long-term improvements
Develop innovative omni-channel merchandising strategies focused on delivering both sales and customer experience goals
Liaise cross-functionally between Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain, Customer Service and Creative departments to ensure that products are launched on time, within budget and scope
Lead new item setup and guide PDP page aesthetics
Site merchandising including implementing new promotional offers, product bundles, gifts with purchase, user journey experiences, product positioning strategies based on sales performance
Product profitability analysis
Work with the digital marketing team to ensure a seamless customer experience between all of our digital properties, including paid and organic social, email/SMS and ecommerce
Analyze other site metrics such as AOV, repurchase rates and recommend website interface changes to help drive sales

WHAT WE NEED:
Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of experience in DTC merchandise planning
Extraordinary analytical, organizational skills and exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to manage complex processes, multiple technical platforms and cross-departmental projects with several teams
Understanding of customer service, supply chain, fulfillment and operations processes
Deep experience with Shopify Plus, Google Analytics, Google Suite and other analytics tools required
Proven track record in successfully leading product launches through cross-functional collaboration and 3rd party partnerships
Self-starter who thrives in a diverse, entrepreneurial, fast-paced and agile culture; experience at a start-up preferred
A proactive “do-er” with a point of view and a clear approach to measuring, analyzing and presenting data---providing actionable recommendations
Familiarity with A/B testing including program development and performance measurement
A friendly-team player with a positive attitude, passion for games & entertainment who can take and give feedback (no egos)
Ability to work on tight deadlines and shift focus between multiple time sensitive projects
Preferably based in Los Angeles (though currently WFH until early 2022)

WHAT WE OFFER:
Company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
Flexible spending account options (medical, dependent care, transit)
401k with company matching
Flexible paid vacation
Monthly wellness benefit + complementary wellness subscriptions
Complimentary lunches on Fridays (where we play games together!)
Please apply directly at jobs.lever.co/explodingkittens. Make sure to include a PDF of your current resume along with a cover letter.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer we are committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees regardless of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race (including protected hairstyles such as dreadlocks, braids and twists), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression and/or the fact that an individual is transgender, transitioning or transitioned), color, ancestry, national origin, possession of a driver’s license, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/trait/condition, marital or familial status, family care or medical leave status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, membership in military reserves, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local, state and federal “ban the box” and “fair chance” laws.
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POSTED BY Lisa on 2021-09-14

Accounting Associate

Exploding Kittens is a leading game and entertainment company with a mission to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10k through Kickstarter, Exploding Kittens’ campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is the #1 most-backed project in Kickstarter history and the company has sold over 11 million games.

Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s founder Matt Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games recreates game night for a humorous and fun person-to-person experience. Today, there are over a dozen games and expansions available for purchase: Exploding Kittens, Bears vs Babies, You’ve Got Crabs, Throw Throw Burrito, On a Scale of One to T-Rex, Poetry for Neanderthals A Game of Cat & Mouth, Tacocat Spelled Backwards, A Little Wordy, as well as mobile app games Kitty Letter and Exploding Kittens, one of the top 30 premium games on both iOS and Android.


How You’ll Contribute
Process financial information for data entry into accounting system
Customer set-up and Sales order entry and processing
Processing invoices, processing credit memos, accounts receivable collections, reseller permits, reconciliations of sales orders and invoices to shipments and documents.
Communications with customers on sales order and invoices
Accounts receivable aging reporting and collections
Accounts receivable reconciliation to customer statements
Preparation, compilation, reconciliation and of sales tax/VAT/GST information
Record and reconcile assigned balance sheet accounts against source documents
Assist in monthly adjusting journal entries, enter basic accruals and deferrals
General administrative duties not limited to the processing of customer applications, sales tax filings, insurance filings and maintenance of accounting deadlines and calendars
Accurate filing and document organization of accounting documents
Ad hoc projects and contributes to team by accomplishing tasks and projects as needed

What You’ll Bring
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field or equivalent experience
1-3 years experience in Accounting and Finance in accounting or related field
Experience with ERP systems, Excel and Google sheets experience
Scrappy self-starter who thrives in a diverse, dynamic, entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and agile culture—someone who embraces and leads through change and ambiguity.
Highly organized with great attention to detail, process oriented
Ability to meet deadlines
Excellent communication skills
Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills.
A friendly-team player with a positive attitude, and the ability to take and give feedback (no egos).

What We Offer
Company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
Flexible spending account options (medical, dependent care, transit)
401k with company matching
Flexible paid vacation
Monthly wellness benefit + complementary wellness subscriptions
Complimentary lunches on Fridays (where we play games together!)
Please apply directly at jobs.lever.co/explodingkittens. Make sure to include a PDF of your current resume along with a cover letter.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer we are committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees regardless of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race (including protected hairstyles such as dreadlocks, braids and twists), , religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression and/or the fact that an individual is transgender, transitioning or transitioned), color, ancestry, national origin, possession of a driver’s license, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/trait/condition, marital or familial status, family care or medical leave status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, membership in military reserves, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local, state and federal “ban the box” and “fair chance” laws.
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POSTED BY Lisa on 2021-09-14

Customer Service Associate (Seasonal)

Exploding Kittens is a leading game and entertainment company with a mission to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10k through Kickstarter, Exploding Kittens’ campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is the #1 most-backed project in Kickstarter history and the company has sold over 11 million games.

Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s founder Matt Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games recreates game night for a humorous and fun person-to-person experience. Today, there are over a dozen games and expansions available for purchase: Exploding Kittens, Bears vs Babies, You’ve Got Crabs, Throw Throw Burrito, On a Scale of One to T-Rex, Poetry for Neanderthals A Game of Cat & Mouth, Tacocat Spelled Backwards, A Little Wordy, as well as mobile app games Kitty Letter and Exploding Kittens, one of the top 30 premium games on both iOS and Android.

As we enter our busy holiday season, we are seeking hard-working, tech-savvy Customer Service Associates with superior communication skills to provide a winning customer service experience. Our Los Angeles based, remote Customer Service team is responsible assisting our consumers with a variety of questions and concerns in an efficient and timely manner via email.

This role is a seasonal position from October 2021 through the end of January 2022.

HOW YOU'LL CONTRIBUTE:
Resolve customer issues using critical-thinking and customer support skills
Maintain a calm and collaborative demeanor with all customers, colleagues, internal and external contacts
Multitask and utilize multiple systems concurrently to efficiently gather customer and order information and respond to inquiries
Communicate procedures, policies and effectively manage expectations
Collaborate with team management and colleagues on a daily basis

WHAT WE NEED:
1 to 3 years of experience in a fast-paced customer service, account management, or e-commerce environment
Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner
Problem-solving skills with attention to detail and the ability to identify and anticipate customer issues by asking probing questions
Collaborative team player who is willing to take initiative to help create positive customer experiences by finding resolutions to complex problems
Experience with Zendesk and/or other CRM systems
Weekend availability and full availability during the holiday season

WHAT WE OFFER:
Paid sick leave
Monthly wellness benefit + complementary wellness subscriptions
Complimentary lunches on Fridays (where we play games together!)
Please apply directly at jobs.lever.co/explodingkittens. Make sure to include a PDF of your current resume along with a cover letter.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer we are committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees regardless of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race (including protected hairstyles such as dreadlocks, braids and twists), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression and/or the fact that an individual is transgender, transitioning or transitioned), color, ancestry, national origin, possession of a driver’s license, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/trait/condition, marital or familial status, family care or medical leave status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, membership in military reserves, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local, state and federal “ban the box” and “fair chance” laws.
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POSTED BY Lisa on 2021-09-14

Gameplay Production Designer

Exploding Kittens is a leading game and entertainment company with a mission to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10k through Kickstarter, Exploding Kittens’ campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is the #1 most-backed project in Kickstarter history and the company has sold over 11 million games.

Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s founder Matt Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games recreates game night for a humorous and fun person-to-person experience. Today, there are over a dozen games and expansions available for purchase: Exploding Kittens, Bears vs Babies, You’ve Got Crabs, Throw Throw Burrito, On a Scale of One to T-Rex, Poetry for Neanderthals A Game of Cat & Mouth, Tacocat Spelled Backwards, A Little Wordy, as well as mobile app games Kitty Letter and Exploding Kittens, one of the top 30 premium games on both iOS and Android.

Our growing and fast-paced Game Development Department is seeking to hire, a Gameplay Production Designer. You will help us develop games from a production and physical user experience standpoint, rapidly prototyping and iterating game components and packaging for games from the earliest stages of development through to production. As a key member of the Development team, you will be working in a fast paced and highly creative environment and you will play an integral role in bridging the gap between Development, Production, Sales and Marketing teams to create complete game packages (including gameplay components, packing materials and retail display solutions).

HOW YOU'LL CONTRIBUTE:
Work with developers to create full product solutions (including all gameplay components and packing materials) and prototypes for games in progress with a key focus on affordably enhancing user experience
Create and present a complete bill of materials (BOM) for games in the early development stages, including multiple solutions for individual components (to give a reasonable range of COGs)
Work with production to iterate BOMs for each game based on feedback from manufacturers
Find creative solutions to solve for cost of goods (COGs) together with developers to maintain quality of user experience
Act as the single contact point between developers and the production team from development through final production
Coordinate with production, marketing and sales teams to allow for scaling of sampling and prototyping needs
Work with production, marketing and sales teams to design and prototype retail display solutions (i.e. CDUs, POP displays)

WHAT WE NEED:
2 plus years of game development experience
Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite and CAD software
Researched and up to date on 3D printing and laser cutting / glowforge hardware, as well as other fabrication platforms
Understanding of manufacturing processes from beginning to end
Experience working with at least one manufacturer in North America, Europe and China, preferred
Strong organizational and project management skills
Strong team player with the ability to manage feedback from multiple creative, diverse sources
Passion for tabletop games

WHAT WE OFFER:
Company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
Flexible spending account options (medical, dependent care, transit)
401k with company matching
Flexible paid vacation
Monthly wellness benefit + complementary wellness subscriptions
Complimentary lunches on Fridays (where we play games together!)
Please apply directly at jobs.lever.co/explodingkittens. Make sure to include a PDF of your current resume along with a cover letter.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer we are committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees regardless of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race (including protected hairstyles such as dreadlocks, braids and twists), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression and/or the fact that an individual is transgender, transitioning or transitioned), color, ancestry, national origin, possession of a driver’s license, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/trait/condition, marital or familial status, family care or medical leave status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, membership in military reserves, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local, state and federal “ban the box” and “fair chance” laws.
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POSTED BY Lisa on 2021-09-14

Craft Inventors Wanted

Do you love creating and developing new and exciting Craft products? Do you have a concept for a stand-alone product or craft kit that you think could change the industry? Then I am looking for you. I have a company that is looking for the next big thing in crafting and are looking to enter the market in a new exciting way. They are looking for something new and different, an idea that will help them stand out in the marketplace, that potentially could be developed into an entire craft line.
If you have an idea or would love to talk about coming up with some ideas, please reach out so that we can talk.
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POSTED BY Ed Gartin on 2021-09-11

Project and Logistics Coordinator

Salary
$45,000 - $55,000 a year
Job Type
Full-time
Number of hires for this role
1
Full Job Description
Grand Prix International

About Us:

GPI has provided product design and development, board game manufacturing, and overseas product sourcing services to our customers around the world for over 40 years. Our client base includes individual toy and game inventors, mid-size companies, and some of the largest and most established businesses in the Toy and Game Industry.

Primary Purpose and Function:

We are looking for a seasoned, full time Project and Logistics Coordinator who is responsible for managing customer relationships. These relationships center on engaging in project management and freight forwarding processes for custom manufactured products.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Manage manufacturing projects for a select group of customers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Writing project specifications and submitting manufacturing proposals to customers
Communications with overseas factory personnel pertaining to project costs and specifications
Managing project milestones
Collaboration with internal staff to ensure timely product safety testing
Coordinating the transfer of sourced items between overseas vendors.
Manage international freight forwarding processes
Knowledge and Skills Required:

4 year college degree and 5+ years relevant experience
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Preferred experience with China based manufacturing, importing
Proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, G Suite applications, WhatsApp
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $ 45-55K

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year

Benefits:

401(k)
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Work Location: Springfield, MA

One location
Work Remotely: No

Apply on Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?cmp=Grand-Prix-International,-Inc.&t=Project+Logistic+Coordinator&jk=ebba7d97496a0551&q=project+coordinator&vjs=3
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POSTED BY Tami Murphy on 2021-09-01

E-commerce Manager

We are looking for an E-Commerce Manager who will oversee Learning Journey's existing e-commerce business and develop new opportunities in e-commerce sales channels. They will drive sales performance through effective business planning, marketplace execution support, advertising and marketing execution oversight, customer relationship management and budget management. They are responsible for establishing the sales targets and developing strategic sales plans to meet the company sales objectives and promote sales growth across the channel.

The successful E-Commerce Manager will be a creative and strategic partner to the business, an outstanding manager and team leader, have strong sales experience, a proven strategic selling approach to building and maintaining sales goals and be a fiscally responsible business driver in helping to develop Learning Journey’s strategic goals. The position reports to the VP of Sales. This leader will be committed to operational excellence and maximizing our existing capabilities all while looking for new and improved efficiencies in our business making Learning Journey top of class in our ecommerce division.

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2653650817/
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POSTED BY Learning Journey on 2021-07-28

National Sales Manager - Consumer Division

The mission of the National Sales Manager –Consumer Division is to drive the continued growth of the business in North America & Canada. The growth will occur through management of new and existing direct accounts consisting of mass-market and mid-tier accounts. The National Sales Manager will be a key leader in the sales organization of the company and will be heavily involved in developing priorities and defining and executing against the sales strategy. The successful candidate will work strategically with the VP Sales to develop our go to market strategy. This candidate will be asked to bring creative approaches to driving sales, growing existing accounts, and capitalizing on new opportunities as they arise. Most importantly, he/she will be a “hands on” sales manager that enjoys the “thrill of the hunt” and will continue to work with existing accounts as well as personally pursuing strategic opportunities. Management and experience in working with, training, and growing sales in our specialty consumer channels working with our “independent reps/agents” will also be a requirement of this position.

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2627255072/
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POSTED BY Learning Journey on 2021-07-28

Inside Sales Representative

We are looking for a dynamic, action-oriented and self-motivated person to act as the main point of contact for consumers in terms of customer service queries, and to manage, develop and grow specialty retail accounts, as well as manage and motivate our 50 + independent sales representatives. This person must have strong communication skills with the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. As a member of our sales team this individual will initiate, complete, and follow through with all things Specialty Retail oriented, manage our smaller trade shows, create sales programs, and provide support to our team of independent representatives.

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2611329416/
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POSTED BY Learning Journey on 2021-07-28

Want to play board games for a living? Apply for a dream gig at Spin Master

We at POP just received the following innovative recruiting press release. If interested, please apply on their webpage https://www.workforspinmastergames.com/.

Spin Master Uses Creative Meme-Based Recruiting Campaign To Land Game Lovers for New Games Pod Marketing Team

Leading global children’s and family entertainment company Spin Master is taking a creative new approach to attract talent to its innovative new games pod which will support marketing for the games and puzzles division, launching a meme-based recruiting campaign that targets those who were or became board game and puzzle enthusiasts in the past year while at home during the pandemic. The outside-the-box recruiting initiative, developed by Spin Master and creative agency L&C New York, is part of a hiring blitz designed to reach these candidates.

Spin Master, known for game brands such as Rubik’s Cube, Hedbanz, Jumanji, Upwords and many others, is using the campaign to attract talent to its innovative new games pod, a team that will be based in their Long Island City, NY office. The group will support creative marketing efforts for games, and be responsible for social content and community management, project management, growth marketing, design, and copywriting.

How it works

To arrive at attention-grabbing memes and reach for the campaign, Spin Master partnered with Doing Things Media, creators of some of the internet’s most viral memes and videos curated daily to an audience of more than 60 million followers across 25 original meme brands on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube.
Spin Master recruiting memes take a casting call approach: post-pandemic, it’s time for game lovers to put their newfound skills or long-time passion to work at a dream job with one of the world’s leading gaming companies.
Initial memes include uniquely created content to connect in relatable ways to hook board gamers who follow each channel.
One meme pictures an attentive dog sitting at a game of Jumanji with the line “If you made your dog play board games with you during the pandemic, then we have a job for you”; another features a computer desk made out of stacked board game boxes and reads “Some of y’all are tired of working from home, I’m just getting started”.
Spin Master recruiting memes will run on Doing Things Media Instagram accounts including MiddleClassFancy (2.4 million followers), RadDad (1.7M), NeatMom (1.1 M), and Doggos Doing Things (2.1M).
Clicking through the meme leads to a landing page that links you to the application pages.
Games enthusiasts can apply July 21 through August 13, with the hiring blitz expected to result in the new team being in place by early September. Applicants can also add more personality to their submission by submitting via TikTok Resumes, where Spin Master is a founding partner and the program’s only gaming company.

Why memes?

The campaign comes at a time when talent is increasingly hard to find, and the traditional hiring process is in need of reinvention. As many industries rebound from the pandemic, companies are looking beyond traditional recruiting methods in order to compete for the right people.

According to Instagram, meme content gets shared seven times more than non-meme content on their app. GWI reports memes and funny content are the second-most desired form of influencer content by U.S. social media influencer followers, and social media users (especially Millennials and Gen Z) have been sharing more memes as a result of the global pandemic.

Spin Master went to the experts at Doing Things Media to execute and use their reach to meet the next generation of games pod team members where they live online. DTM has worked with brands including AB InBev, T-Mobile, Activision, Hulu and others.

Quotes:
Laura Henderson, EVP, Marketing, Spin Master, Toronto:
“After the past year spent at home, a whole new cohort of board game and puzzle enthusiasts has emerged. This meme-based campaign is designed to hit home with these new puzzlers and gamers and make them think “that’s so me”. We’re deliberately looking to reach those who never imagined they’d find a dream gig combining their digital media skills and new love of games.”

Elizabeth LoVecchio, VP, Marketing & GBU Games, Spin Master, New York:
“We’ve done a total rethink of the recruiting process for our new Games POD marketing incubator. This campaign reaches candidates in their element on platforms where they spend time, using engaging memes that are culturally relevant and shareable. The content is designed to motivate people to submit an application, or tag a friend who fits the profile.”

Gian Carlo Lanfranco, CCO/Co-Founder, L&C New York (formerly Lanfranco & Cordova):
“The idea honors the original gamers — those who are obsessed with classic board games, puzzles and brain pushers — and lets them know there’s a perfect gig for them and their gaming skills at Spin Master. This memes campaign is a whole new approach to reach that audience with content that really resonates with them.”

Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY) is a leading global children's entertainment company creating exceptional play experiences through a diverse portfolio of innovative toys, entertainment franchises and digital games. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands PAW Patrol®, Bakugan®, Kinetic Sand®, Air Hogs®, Hatchimals®, Rubik's Cube® and GUND®, and is the toy licensee for other popular properties. Spin Master Entertainment creates and produces compelling multiplatform content, stories and endearing characters through its in-house studio and partnerships with outside creators, including the preschool success PAW Patrol and nine other original shows along with multiple short-form series, which are distributed in more than 190 countries. The Company has an established digital presence anchored by the Toca Boca® and Sago Mini® brands, which combined have more than 50 million monthly active users. With close to 2,000 employees in 28 offices globally, Spin Master distributes products in more than 100 countries. For more information visit spinmaster.com.

L&C, with offices in New York and Lima, Peru, is a minority owned creative agency that believes good ideas can transcend cultural and geographical boundaries. Formerly known as Lanfranco & Cordova, the agency specializes in provocative work, strong creative concepts, storytelling, content creation and earned media ideas that generate buzz for brands including Dole, General Electric, Budweiser, The One Club For Creativity, Spin Master and others. Forbes named L&C a creative agency to watch in 2020, and it was ranked among The One Show Top 10 Independent Agencies in North America for 2021.

Doing Things Media (DTM) is responsible for the funniest, most shareable and culturally relevant memes and video content on the Internet. The company is making ordinary life relatable, humorous and entertaining through a portfolio that includes some of the most popular brands built on Instagram, including MiddleClassFancy, GamersDoingThings, RadDad, NeatMom, DoggosDoingThings, and AnimalsDoingThings, among others. Through its IP, DTM fuels consumer products, branded content, video licensing, publishing and original entertainment across digital and linear TV. DTM touts more than 25 unique brands and delivers more than 100 pieces of original and curated content daily to an audience of more than 60 million followers across Instagram, Facebook, Snap, TikTok and YouTube.
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POSTED BY Mary Couzin on 2021-07-21

Mattel Connect

Join Mattel's Talent Community! Everyone who is interested in becoming a part of the Mattel team can easily now stay up to date: https://lnkd.in/gerVsYa
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POSTED BY Mattel on 2021-07-08

Pot Luck... Successful Board Game For Licensing

Pot Luck was originally created in 1979 by two friends, who wanted to design a game concept to give people a fun, fictional opportunity to buy and sell pot in their own living rooms. A competitive, hilarious board game played similar to Monopoly, in which you buy, sell and deal in marijuana rather than real estate.
This game became a national sensation, selling more than fifteen thousand copies during its first year of production. With Playboy and High Times featuring Pot Luck in their magazines, instant interest was created for this hot commodity.

Over the past four decades, Pot Luck has become one of the holy grails of the retro gaming collectors movement, with original copies still being offered for over $400 on Ebay & Amazon.It was headed for great success, even winning the Best New Product Award at the 1979 Chicago Gift Show. Unfortunately, during the early 1980”s, the timing from Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign forced all marijuana based businesses to close.

Now society's attitudes has changed. Pot is mainstream and the world is ready for this exciting marijuana themed game, Pot Luck.
I own all copyrights.
Looking to license the rights.
Please copy these links for more information, pictures and video
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pot/pot-luck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YWoWF0uo3o&feature=youtu.be
Robbie 480-216-6860
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POSTED BY Robbie Kaplan on 2021-07-07

Science Inventors Wanted

If you are currently inventing science kits, or have invented science kits in the past, I am searching for you. A number of companies I know are looking for science inventors to submit ideas to them, and they've asked me to introduce them to a few.
Most are focused on the more technical kinds of Science kits that involve Physics, Engineering, and general science education. All of them would like to see concepts that "Gamify Science". So if you think you have an idea or would love to talk about coming up with some ideas, please reach out so we can talk.
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POSTED BY Ed Gartin on 2021-07-01

Looking for new licensee to manufacture & distribute high performance water sports toy 5+

Ripperball.com Sports maker of the WaterRipper, SkipBiscuit and soon to be released Stingray is looking for a new exclusive licensee to manufacture & distribute the world's only palm sized, water absorbing, water sports game bags for kids & adults 5+.

Licensee/partner can take over manufacturing in Pakistan that has produced Rippers for over 10 years. Plenty of content, great safety record, samples available on request. Feel free to call 530-774-5880 PST
[email protected]
https://youtu.be/TkITzVx8ig8

Tim Leefeldt www.ripperball.com
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POSTED BY Tim Leefeldt on 2021-06-28

Manager Safety and Compliance @ Goldstone Partners

Idea Planet is a rapidly growing privately-held company that has been creating remarkable brand experiences for the entertainment industry for twenty years. While the world has become more and more digital, and brands are delivered in sound bites, Idea Planet knows that nothing replaces real, tactile experiences. Based in Dallas, Texas our singular purpose is to create a unique, custom product that connects with fans and collectors in a very personal way. We are expanding our operations, maturing as an organization and looking for some seasoned professionals to join us on this journey.

We value: Innovation, Inspiration and Empathy
As a new member of our team, your ultimate goal is to execute all product safety guidelines globally for our vast array of products. You are a talented engineer with experience working in a global manufacturing organization – you’re intellectually curious and a natural problem solver. Additionally, you are passionate about safety and compliance – after all, your reputation is on the line! If you are ready to take on a new challenge with an innovative company that is all about bringing engaging marketing solutions to life, let’s talk.

You value: Versatility, Curiosity and Diplomacy

Here’s SOME of what you’ll be tackling:
Reviewing IQC data and providing recommendations
Globally executing all product safety guidelines including “0” age grade, ASTM and EN71
Building and executing a discipline of safety including training and thought leadership throughout the company
Managing quality and conducting audits of our US Manufacturing operations
Managing cradle to grave compliance programs including SOPs and product specifications for all products
Ensuring products are in compliance with all children’s product safety rules while meeting the client’s objective
Building Client trust, Client report development
Continuously evaluating existing safety guidelines and procedures, making optimization recommendations
Contributing to the ideation process along with vetting ideas from a safety and compliance perspective
Presenting and actively engaging to education/inform your executive team

What you’ll show us:
BS degree in mechanical engineering, materials science or engineering science
10+ years of safety and compliance experience for a global manufacturing organization – extra points for bilingual fluency
Respectable library of certifications that might include DABT and membership in SPE
Experience working with Chinese manufacturing on high volume short cycle projects
Deep understanding of global safety compliance and testing requirements including ASTM and EN71
Advanced knowledge of CPSC “0” age grade guidelines
Clear, articulate, and empathetic communication and presentation style – you deliver your message with respect, confidence, and grace
Ability to think on your feet and switch priorities swiftly without breaking a sweat
Confidence to tackle challenges and difficult conversations head-on – managing globally isn’t easy!

Our team members enjoy:
Salary 90-110k plus bonus, and nice suite of benefits
An opportunity to showcase your work with products you are proud of
A highly skilled team of professionals to hang out with

Goldstone Partners is helping this wildly successful boutique agency emerge as a world leader. Please send your resume to us directly at [email protected] Applications welcome for those who are US Citizens or hold a Green Card. Principals only, please.
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POSTED BY Professor POP on 2021-06-22

Free Pre Sign - Ups Needed Please

Please help get my new SideBlocks math game app launched by going to our landing page and hitting the Pre Sign - Up button. We have partnered with ConvrtX to create a fun math game app that is for people of all ages but targets kids between the ages of 5 and 11. Please check it out at https://www.learned.app . We would appreciate any feedback at [email protected] . Thanks
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POSTED BY Vance Manchester on 2021-06-21

SideBlocks Investors Needed / Free Pre Sign - Ups

We need the help of investors in the amount of $35,000 to complete a math game app project called SideBlocks. The funds will be for backend software app development, final app publishing and ongoing capital needs. Our business is LearnEd.app. Please go to our landing page at https://www.learned.app to learn more about our project. Pre Sign - Ups are free. Also please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.
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POSTED BY Vance Manchester on 2021-06-21

Free Pre Sign-Ups Needed Please

SideBlocks is a new math game app. It is designed for kids between the ages of 5 and 11. Please go to https://www.learned.app to help up us get started. Please click on the Pre Sign - Up button. Pre Sign - Ups are Free! Thanks very much.
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POSTED BY Vance Manchester on 2021-06-21

100+ Jobs Open at Spin Master!

And, in a wide variety of roles!
Operations (34)Jobs
Marketing (20)Jobs
Finance (19)Jobs
Design (17)Jobs
Engineering (17)Jobs
Sales (9)Jobs
IT (7)Jobs
Human Resources (3)Jobs
Administrative (2)Jobs
Entertainment (1)Job
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Here is the link to apply...
https://www.spinmastercareers.com/global/be/search-results
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POSTED BY Mary Couzin on 2021-06-12

Looking for a New Position in the UK?

Raft of new jobs just added to the Toy World (UK) recruitment section.
Fanbytes, Gameplan and University Games are the latest companies to be seeking applicants for a diverse assortment of roles.
https://toyworldmag.co.uk/raft-of-new-jobs-added-to-the-toy-world-recruitment-section/
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POSTED BY Mary Couzin on 2021-06-10

Looking for a manufacturer for card game

Hi - I'm looking for a manufacturer for my card game.

See below for a detailed RFQ.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MfIWSY7fZHtPBMZlTHFxjNbqqraIOSgr/view?usp=sharing

I've imported 1,000 units of the game in Jan 2020 and will be placing another order in July.

If anyone knows of a manufacturer overseas that can give competitive pricing based on the specs I'd be grateful.

Ideally, they should specialize in paper product b/c the only components for my game are cards, a rules insert and a box.

Feel free to reach out via phone or email.

Thanks,

-Ato Eyiah
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (203) 800-6232
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POSTED BY on 2021-06-09

Wind Sun Sky Entertainment

Wind Sun Sky Entertainment is a multimedia entertainment company. We are world builders looking to partner with innovative toys, games and brands to build narrative universes through digital media including animation, both linear and interactive, as well as apps, games and more!
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POSTED BY Catherine Winder on 2021-06-09

Unique IP for sale or licensing

The Piki Piki Bike - toddler friendly, easy to use ride-on for kids ages 18 months to 4 years. No equivalent products available. USA Patent Number D738,437 S Trademark protected. For more information visit: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1131/9162/files/Piki_Piki_Information.jpg?v=1623093531 or https://peopleofplay.com/product/piki-piki-bike All enquiries confidential. Contact me below or on [email protected]
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POSTED BY John Spence on 2021-06-07

IP/Copyright for Sale

I am the creator & owner of the card game Is It Disrespectful? & am open to selling the rights of this game for full ownership. "Is It Disrespectful?" is a card game based on subjectivity where various scenarios, behaviors & actions are pitted against each with the winner determined by majority rule. I developed the game during the summer of 2020 and obtained a copyright for it as well. This game is a great social activity as it sparks entertaining & insightful conversations. This is a great tool for team building activities, classroom discussions based around social studies and even employee training especially for the customer service departments. This game has been play tested in Baltmiore, MD, Orlando, FL, St. Louis, MO & always sells well at pop-up events in Los Angeles, CA. Since I am a one man show and do not have a team to help build this business I figure it is wise to sell the rights to someone or a company more capable with more resources available. I am even open to licensing the idea if you are not ready for full ownership purchase. Contact me with any question or interest. Thank you.
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POSTED BY Marcus Barnett on 2021-05-31

Senior Acquisition Manager (Growth Marketing)

The Exploding Kittens Marketing team is looking for an experienced Senior Acquisition Manager (Growth Marketing) who can lead all aspects of performance marketing for EK’s eCommerce/DTC site. As a member of our high-performing and fun team, you’ll drive sales through new customer acquisitions---identifying growth opportunities throughout the consumer lifecycle. This role reports directly to the VP of Marketing.

HOW YOU'LL CONTRIBUTE:
Lead paid social, search, and affiliate strategies and execution: define objectives and benchmarks; forecast and allocate spend; manage media planning, execution, measurement, and optimization across all channels including Google, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
Define KPIs, construct a performance analysis and present to key stakeholders on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis; lead all paid marketing efforts and collaborate with DTC team to meet and exceed our e-commerce business objectives.
Develop and implement data-driven creative testing procedures in collaboration with the Art/Creative team; test and identify effective messaging; provide meaningful findings/results for top performing creatives to continuously scale and optimize channel performance.
Implement a growth strategy and playbook for achieving our ROAS, CVR, LTV, and CAC targets.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING:
Superior leadership, analytical, strategic, critical thinking skills and impeccable attention to detail. Expert performance marketer with a deep and holistic understanding of the marketing funnel and eCommerce for growth stage brands.
Expert knowledge of Shopify, Google Analytics, and digital social media networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, Pinterest, etc.
The ability to build and monitor campaigns and ads across multiple platforms.
Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills. An enthusiastic can-do attitude who can influence, inspire and motivate teams, partners, and agencies.
A self-starter who thrives in a diverse, dynamic, entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and agile culture—someone who can build from the ground-up and lead through change and ambiguity.

WHAT WE NEED:
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business, Statistics, Management or related fields. MBA Preferred.
6+ years of experience in Performance Marketing, User Acquisition at an e-commerce brand/company. Startup experience is highly preferred.
Budget and campaign management, and measurement, with a proven track record of driving revenue growth and scaling performance across social and search.
A strategist and growth hacker who can do the following: 1) effectively utilize media tools within advertising channels/platforms; 2) build reports, models, and analyze data; 3) and implement A/B testing and experimentation processes that are both accurate and rapid.
Strong written and verbal communication, project management, organizational, problem-solving, and presentation skills.
Experience managing agency partners and working in cross-functional teams.
Ability to clearly convey market dynamics, strategies, tactics, rationale, and results, to peers, agency, and executive stakeholders.
Highly proficient at Excel, Powerpoint, G-suite, Tableau, and Google Analytics.
A passion for games and a sense of humor

WHAT WE OFFER:
Company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
Flexible spending account options (medical, dependent care, transit)401k with company matching
Flexible paid vacation
Monthly wellness benefit + complimentary wellness subscriptions
Complimentary lunches on Fridays (where we play games together!)
Based in Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
Please apply directly at jobs.lever.co/explodingkittens. Make sure to include a PDF of your current resume along with a cover letter.
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POSTED BY Mary Couzin on 2021-05-13

Looking for US reps for brain training games for grandparents and grandkids

We are entering US market and looking for strong partnerships with US reps for distribution of brain training games for grandparents and grandkids, developed by European start-up under registered brand. Reach out at [email protected]
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POSTED BY Damjana Pangercic on 2021-05-10

Graphic Design and Communications that Fuel the Fun

Want to add more fun to your game or toy? Build or refine your brand? Do you need graphic design that drives sales? Adrenaline Design is here to help.

Call us! We are a former Hasbro Games creative team, and for 20 years we’ve worked with clients large and small including Hasbro, WS Game Company, Atari, Spin Master, USAopoly, Little Kids, Inc., Think Geek, and more. We’ve designed for big brands like Monopoly, Risk, and Transformers, and worked with licenses like Marvel and Disney.

We can design from a clean sheet of paper or refine your brand to give it new life. See our work at https://adrenaline-design.com/

Our expertise:
• Logos, brand elements, and style guides
• Packaging design
• Point of sale and print marketing design
• Advertising for print, web, and social media
• Writing, editing, and naming
• Instructions
• Spotless graphic production files
• Photo retouching
• Illustration and product renderings

We’re happy to set up a no-obligation call to discuss your project. Give Nan a call at 978-525-4800 or email [email protected] to get started! Fuel the fun with Adrenaline!
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POSTED BY Nan Finkenaur on 2021-05-03

STEMZ Sales and Distribution Partners

Distribution and retail partners sought to help take 3D construction toy STEMZ to as wide an audience as possible. Please contact [email protected] All inquiries welcome.
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POSTED BY Euan Lind on 2021-04-30

Package Design, Content Creation, Industrial Design, Playtesting

For help with graphic design, product development, manufacturing, and everything in between—we're the place! Find a partner in Creative Fold as you look to outsource a design project or sign up for ongoing creative support.
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POSTED BY The Creative Fold on 2021-04-30

Playtesting, Product Development, Graphic / Industrial Design

For help with graphic design, product development, manufacturing, and everything in between—we're the place! Find a partner in Creative Fold as you look to outsource a design project or sign up for ongoing creative support.
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POSTED BY Hayley Anderson on 2021-04-27

Marketing, Design & Brand Management

Want to get your new brand or business off the ground? For starters, I can help you with:
Long-term Business Strategy, New Business Pitches, New Brand Launch Strategy, Brand Positioning, Competitive Analysis, Retail Placement, Line Plan, Marketing Plan, Inventor Relations, Licensing, Product Design & Development Support, Customer Presentation Prep and Execution.
And much much more!
Available for fulltime hire or contract work. I'm flexible
Contact me at [email protected]

Who am I: A global strategic brand builder and expert in creating, developing & marketing trend-driven products & brands across all platforms of digital, social and traditional media. Responsible for brands’ P&L and long-term financial health. A global marketing, design & development leader at startup, small, medium & large companies within the US, Europe & Asia. Premium Brands include Hot Wheels, Ninja Turtles, Disney Fairies & Princesses, Barbie, Power Rangers, Tamagotchi, Bakugan, Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Ferrari, & F1.
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POSTED BY Paul Fish on 2021-04-23

Database Intern

People of Play (POP) is looking for a Database Intern to join our dynamic and growing team. People of Play, formerly known as the Chicago Toy and Game Group (CHITAG), hosts the largest toy/game inventor conferences in the world and is building PeopleOfPlay.com, the most complete online resource and database for the toy/game industry.
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POSTED BY Mary Couzin on 2021-04-22

Social Media Intern

People of Play (POP) is looking for a Social Media Intern to join our dynamic and growing team. People of Play, formerly known as the Chicago Toy and Game Group (CHITAG), hosts the largest toy/game inventor conferences in the world and is building PeopleOfPlay.com, the most complete online resource and database for the toy/game industry.
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POSTED BY Mary Couzin on 2021-04-22

Graphic Designer - Board Games

This position will work in collaboration with the Games Division of a robust global R&D team in the development of brand-new products. We are searching for a talented Graphic Designer with 5+ years of experience to design packaging and components for games that are trendy, visually appealing and FUN TO PLAY!

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Design artwork for game packaging, instruction manuals, game boards, display graphics, POP, trade shows, and more with minimal supervision
• Make required revisions to designs based on feedback from stakeholders in a timely manner
• Research and develop packaging and product designs for items within a specified market
• Create dielines using templates or adjust dielines to fit non-standard box sizes
• Ensure that all layouts are error-free and include proper imagery, product descriptions, logos, legal lines, and copy prior to sending to factory
• Preflight and package your own artwork
• Ability to simultaneously work on a variety of projects with shifting deadlines while staying in constant contact with Project Managers to ensure key due dates are hit
• Flexibility to change direction on projects mid-way through without any conflict/pushback
• Stay on top of current trends in packaging, toys, games, entertainment and pop culture

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
• 5+ years production/design experience in an agency, studio or in-house setting
• Ability to design at a mid to senior level
• Creative Suite proficiency, specifically in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
• Layout and typography experience
• Excellent file and folder management skills
• Ability to have same-day deliverables for urgent needs
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POSTED BY Goliath on 2021-04-19

Product Manager - Board Games

This position will work in collaboration with the Games Division of a robust global R&D team in the development of brand-new products. From inspiration & ideation, all the way through to production, this position plays a pivotal role in ensuring that items move through each step in our process, are on time, hit cost and quality requirements, and are FUN TO PLAY!

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work with Brand Management to develop scope of work and budget for each project and to design games that will be successful in various channels
• Develop specifications for new items to facilitate factory quotations
• Work directly with graphic designers to define an overall design approach for each new item
• Participate in regular “critical path” meetings
• Work with licensors and game inventors to obtain product and art approvals at various stages of development, wherever necessary
• Help develop game play, play test and fine tune new game concepts
• Organize & manage play test sessions for projects during development
• Some copywriting
• Maintain all product specs and price quotes for new items, and ensure that internal product information databases are updated
• Manage development deadlines and production milestones for projects, ensuring that all key dates are met
• Become the in-house expert for assigned categories, identifying white space opportunities at retail and driving category growth
• Stay on top of current trends in toys, games, entertainment and pop culture
• Liaise with cross-organizational departments on game play training, product specs and schedules for all new items to ensure smooth product launches

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum 2 years of experience in project management and/or brand management, preferably in the development and manufacturing of consumer goods
• Desire to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment
• Strong organizational skills, communication skills (written and verbal) and superior attention to detail are a must
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to assess situations and problem solve autonomously
• Have a sense of urgency in managing time and accomplishing tasks
• Have an adaptable nature, ability to rapidly shift priorities and change processes when dealing with unique or ambiguous projects
• Should have an interest in product fabrication, materials and design as well as the self-motivation to explore the market for new ideas
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite
• Comfortable on a MAC platform
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POSTED BY Goliath on 2021-04-19

REMOTE Senior Account Coordinator

Brilliant PR & Marketing seeks a REMOTE Senior Account Coordinator (SAC) with 2-3 years experience in an agency setting. Key responsibilities for this role include researching new media outlets and influencer channels, scouting industry trends, building targeted media and influencer lists, supporting social media content creation and channel management efforts, overseeing and coordinating sampling for clients, and merchandising your team’s success to client’s through daily and monthly reporting. This role works with a supportive 3-4 person team that will depend upon and guide you to execute the fundamental account tasks you’ll be leading.
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REMOTE Account Executive

Brilliant PR & Marketing seeks a REMOTE Account Executive experienced in an agency setting, with aspirations to progress to more senior-level positions. You’ll work within the framework of a supportive 3-4 person team. This team will depend upon you to execute the fundamental account tasks you’ll be leading to contribute to clients’ campaigns, strategies, events, and activations.

This role is the perfect opportunity to enhance your media prowess as a pitch master while also perfecting your written and verbal communication as an account lead on pitching centric accounts. You’ll support your team with media and influencer relations, idea creation, mapping out pitching angels and strategies, devising influencer campaigns and events, leading your junior team members to success, and more!
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REMOTE Account Manager

Brilliant PR & Marketing seeks a REMOTE Account Manager (AM) with extensive experience in an agency setting, that knows the ins and outs of media and influencer relations and client management intimately, and is skilled at creative thinking and strategic planning. Experience and a strong point of view related to social media management and business development will be highly valued. The AM will lead a 3+ person team that will depend on this role as the guiding force behind all account activities and a source of professional growth.

The AM will manage both short-term deadlines and long-term goals. Tactics to be overseen range from strategic program development, media/influencer strategy development, brand positioning and messaging development, media/influencer outreach management, developing client collateral including surveys, pitching for high-priority programs, team project management, tracking and managing against team goals, reporting results and more.
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REMOTE Senior Account Manager

Brilliant PR & Marketing seeks a REMOTE Senior Account Manager (SAM) with extensive experience in an agency setting, that knows the ins and outs of media and influencer relations, account management and social media management intimately, and is skilled at creative thinking, strategic planning and business development skills. The SAM will lead a 3+ person team that will depend on you as the guiding force behind all account activities, primary client contact and professional mentor.
You’ll manage both short-term deadlines and long-term goals, and oversee tactics ranging from strategic program development, media strategy development, brand positioning and messaging development, media and influencer outreach lists and materials, developing client collateral including surveys, direct pitching for high-priority programs, team project management, tracking and managing against team goals, reporting results and more.
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