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Director of Sourcing/Production with Exploding Kittens

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, the 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 has sold over 18 million games. Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s founder Matthew Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games seek to reshape traditional game night into an entertaining person-to-person experience. Today, there are nearly 30 games available for purchase as well as an Exploding Kittens mobile app that is one of the top 30 premium games on both iOS, Android, and the Nintendo Switch console, as well as a free-to-play app, Kitty Letter.

The Director of Production oversees the team that is responsible for all physical production manufacturing, quality control, budgeting, strategizing and scheduling. This role requires active management of individual production projects as well as managing the team. Being able to negotiate production costs and work effectively with local and global factories for production is key to the role. They communicate cross-functionally between the Logistics, Accounting, Project Management Office, Art and Game Development.

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

HOW YOU’LL CONTRIBUTE:
Develop and champion the strategic operations of the Production Department’s goals that align with the company’s short and long-term goals
Manage individual production runs while maintaining the role of Director
Identify current and future risks and potential challenges to growth
Create and implement a plan to manage identified risks
Manage, coach, delegate, and lead Production Managers and Production Coordinators to ensure operations flow smoothly, instructions are provided accordingly, and the team is set up for success
Assess and reorganize the team or functional tasks to optimize and build scale
Create templates and manage production-related project management systems
Develop an internal resource strategy for new and existing products
Maintain, create and nurture strong relationships with manufacturers that allow the company to meet deadlines and reduce cost of goods
Manage the production budget, constantly looking for solutions to optimize the production processes, and keeping budgets at or below forecast for individual projects and departmental
Collaborate and serve as point of contact by attending meetings and tracking all products in development and production while improving controls that impact production
Manage implementation or rollout of new processes, tools, procedures, documentation, and information systems for the department
Ensure company goals are communicated and implemented in every project (cost, quality, etc)

WHAT WE NEED:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong leadership Strong knowledge of game production or manufacturing a CPG
Ability to multitask, work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while maintaining accuracy
Ability to leverage technology to build scalable processes, gain efficiencies, streamline accounting operations, and improve outcomes
Demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions
Based in Los Angeles, CA

WHAT WE OFFER:
100% 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, Half-day Fridays, Company Paid Holidays, Mental Recharge week
Learning & development allowance
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.

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 Exploding Kittens - The Company on 2022-09-01

Associate Marketing Manager- Social Media for Educational Insights

Position Description:

In this role, you will lead strategy and oversee execution of all things social for EI. As an integral part of our marketing team, you’ll connect our “passion igniter” fan base to our brand across EI’s key social media channels, blogs, and websites through developing social campaigns that align with our marketing plans; managing influencer and partnership initiatives; collaborating on retailer promotional opportunities; and navigating platform shifts and consumer behavior so EI can quickly and nimbly adjust our communication style to fit current trends. This role partners with a variety of internal teams, as well as manages collaborations with external agencies and resources.

APPLY HERE https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=3567c614-8788-4585-996b-e1d21e260258&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=442572&lang=en_US&source=EN

Scope of Responsibilities:

As our Associate Manager, Social Media you will:

Be an expert! You’ll take the lead in strategizing, navigating, managing, and keeping security tight for EI’s brand presence on all social channels, including Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, YouTube, Twitter, EI blog, and more!
Take charge! You’ll manage the development of a monthly social and blog content calendar that aligns with EI’s brand and ongoing/seasonal campaign goals.
Build community and ignite engagement! As one of the gatekeepers of EI’s channels, you’ll focus on building a community of engaged passion igniters, who connect with and relate to EI’s playfulness, values, mission, and energy.
Influence our success! You’ll seek out and manage partnership and collab opportunities through influencers, influencer agencies, live streamers, and aligned brands to help share our story, build awareness for EI, grow our followers, and ultimately influence more sales for our products.
Help our accountants see the light! You’ll tie how building brand connections through storytelling and community contributes to our sales growth across channels.
Share our story internally, too! You’ll use your own influence to share with fellow teammates inspiration from our fan base; encourage internal team support for our posts and initiatives; and provide frequent social listening updates.
Push us to be innovators and first adopters! You’ll keep your eye on this ever-changing landscape and build a test & grow model for us to stay relevant with and, even, ahead of the appropriate social trends.
Requirements/Preferences:

Bachelor’s Degree
Deep expertise in multiple social media platforms
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Highly detail-oriented, good problem-solving skills
Experience managing vendors and projects that involve multiple team members
Experience creating dynamic content (videos included!) that naturally and authenticity engages audiences
Ideal attributes:

Someone who is curious by nature, and who’s willing to take an entrepreneurial approach to the diverse set of opportunities available to our brand(s)
A multi-tasker who can drive and nimbly meet challenging and shifting deadlines and (sometimes) changing priorities
A creative problem solver who exudes a willingness to create resolutions to on-demand obstacles
A big thinker who is willing to push us to dive in and test new arenas
An enthusiastic storyteller who likes to have fun!


Physical Demands:

Standing – 30%
Sitting – 70%
Equipment usage – 70%
Travel – 5 - 10% (such as off-site live events or trade shows)
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.

APPLY HERE https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=3567c614-8788-4585-996b-e1d21e260258&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=442572&lang=en_US&source=EN

About Educational Insights:

We’re experts in play! For 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. Our team motto is, "Where work is play." We love to laugh, ride our bright-red scooter through the halls, and delight in testing out new games. Our love of play transfers into the toys and games we create, where we aim to build confidence, celebrate diversity, and ignite the spark in every child.

APPLY HERE https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=3567c614-8788-4585-996b-e1d21e260258&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=442572&lang=en_US&source=EN
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POSTED BY Educational Insights on 2022-09-01

Marketing Director for Educational Insights

Apply HERE https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=3567c614-8788-4585-996b-e1d21e260258&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=442570&lang=en_US&source=EN

Position Description:

In this role, you have the opportunity to accelerate the growth of Educational Insights and expand the difference we make in kids’ and families’ lives. We’re looking for you to be a visionary leader who can build and coach an entrepreneurial team, inspiring them to contribute to our mission, culture, and overall sales success. We’ll look to you to work in tandem with our Creative and Product Director to be the driver of EI’s brand strategy and to connect us authentically and effectively with our “passion igniter” target audience. You’ll have a keen understanding of meeting consumers wherever they are and push us to connect with a knowledgeable, yet playful approach. You will lead your team in the building and execution of our marketing plans, while being nimble enough to shift priorities and reconceive of team roles when appropriate. You’ll foster a test-and-learn environment and encourage your team and teammates to take chances, create and seize unique opportunities, share learnings, and evolve our variety of initiatives while growing their own professional skills and expertise. Finally, you’ll serve as the principal liaison to internal and external partners to bring all products and company communications to life.

As Marketing Director, you will oversee the entire Educational Insights Marketing Team and directly manage a minimum of 2 reports. In addition, you’ll partner with a variety of internal team leads and teams, as well as manage collaborations with external agencies and resources.

Scope of Responsibilities:

As our Marketing Director you will:

Be an expert! You’ll use your brand-building and creative storytelling expertise to increase consumer engagement and sales growth across our portfolio.
Take the lead! You’ll oversee creation of our annual marketing plan and execution of it across all touchpoints.
Connect us! You’ll use consumer insights to bring all our team members closer to our Passion Igniter target audience.
Track success! You’ll establish KPIs for measuring and analyzing the results of all marketing and promotional initiatives and work across shared teams to adjust budgets and focuses to maximize overall results. And you’ll partner with our Analytics Team to provide product line sales analysis and interpretation to identify areas of opportunity for our Marketing, Sales, and Product Teams to leverage.
Grow our line! You’ll collaborate with Product Development to identify brand-aligned white space for us to expand our product lines and direction. And you’ll provide strategic vision for our new product launch plans across channels to assure Y1 and beyond success.
Push us to be innovators and first adopters! You’ll keep your eye on the ever-changing market landscape and build a test & grow model for us to stay relevant with and, even, ahead of the brand-aligned trends.
Influence our success! You’ll collaborate with our Sales Team to develop strategies and plans to secure retail distribution and drive omnichannel sales.
Be entrepreneurial! You’ll help us evaluate and navigate entertainment, kids’ show product placement/integration, licensing opportunities, and more.
Run a top-performing department! 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.
Requirements/Preferences:

Bachelor’s Degree (MBA preferred)
8+ years’ experience in brand marketing
5+ years’ experience leading strong teams and mentoring others
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Highly detail-oriented, good problem-solving skills
Exceptional at analyzing and interpreting data
Strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills; ability to work with all levels of the organization
Intermediate or advanced MS Office skills, proficient learning internal enterprise systems
Consumer packaged goods background preferred
Ideal attributes:

We’re looking for a visionary 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 big thinker and creative problem solver who actively seeks opportunities to influence growth and change.
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 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:

Standing – 20%
Sitting – 80%
Equipment usage – 70%
Travel – 5 - 10%
We are a drug-free workplace and an EEO employer.

Apply HERE https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=3567c614-8788-4585-996b-e1d21e260258&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=442570&lang=en_US&source=EN


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.

About Educational Insights:

We’re experts in play! For 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. Our team motto is, "Where work is play." We love to laugh, ride our bright-red scooter through the halls, and delight in testing out new games. Our love of play transfers into the toys and games we create, where we aim to build confidence, celebrate diversity, and ignite the spark in every child.

Apply HERE https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=3567c614-8788-4585-996b-e1d21e260258&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=442570&lang=en_US&source=EN
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POSTED BY Educational Insights on 2022-08-25

Looking for a job in the U.K.?

See the latest new roles added to Toy World’s recruitment round-up!

https://toyworldmag.co.uk/see-the-latest-new-roles-added-to-toy-worlds-recruitment-round-up-3/
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-08-18

Radio Flyer - Come Fly With Us!

Fortune Magazine names Radio Flyer #1 Small Work Place on list of top employers.

Say "Radio Flyer" and people launch into their most treasured childhood memories. You probably have a favorite little red wagon memory of your own. Now it’s time to launch your own career with one of the toy industry’s most respected names and one of the world’s most loved children’s brands, Radio Flyer!

Our company was born with the creation of a simple but durable wagon in 1917. Ever since, Radio Flyer has been designing products of beauty, quality and inspiration for kids of all ages. Today, Radio Flyer continues to be an icon of quality, reliability, innovation and fun.

A career at Radio Flyer offers a chance to be a part of the world's most loved children's brand. Our people continue to build a great company together, and will achieve personal and professional success through working hard, working smart and having fun together.

Start your adventure at Radio Flyer today! Click on Apply Now on this page https://blog.radioflyer.com/content/careers-homepage
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-07-30

Moose is growing and hiring - 32 positions!

Moose is growing and hiring. 32 positions are listed on the Moose Toys Linkedin page. Highlighting the games team we are looking to hire in Graphic Design, Product Design and Inventor Relations. The inventor relations post isn't live yet, so feel free and message me directly if you are interested in that position. Game On!

https://www.linkedin.com/company/moose-toys/

What is Moose About?

At Moose, we’re all about the Superhappy; the ‘WOW I love this’, the ‘OMG I can’t believe it!’ feeling that only toys can create. We put the extraordinary into everything we do, making award-winning toys so good, Moose is consistently called out as the most creative company in the industry.

So you know Moose is very innovative and offers competitive salaries and industry leading benefits but you want to know if it is a great place to work?

I'm superhappy to note that Moose has been awarded as a great place to work for all of our offices. Talk to anyone at Moose before you apply - you will find its a great place.

https://www.linkedin.com/company/moose-toys/
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POSTED BY David Norman on 2022-07-24

Manager, Global Brand Development & Marketing - Nerf

At Hasbro we’re changing the face of play and entertainment. We’re looking for people who want to explore, experiment and innovate to come up with the best ideas. Our culture of community, passion, integrity, creativity and inclusion has inspired our diverse team of highly skilled, highly creative and highly committed individuals for 90+ years and we believe the best is yet to come.

Are you ready to have a blast? The Nerf licensed team has an opening for the next outstanding global brand marketer! You will play an active role in crafting insightful product strategies and creative go to market stories for one of the most recognizable toy brands in the world. You will drive new in-licensed opportunities through business modelling, partner negotiations, and product line planning as we partner to bring to life some of the most iconic entertainment and video game properties of all time. Ideally you are a strategic & entrepreneurial leader with an ambitious spirit. A creative mind and financial acuity will help you build foundational insights on how to grow the business; and a strategic approach will help us gain alignment on new key initiatives as we build our portfolio of partners. We are looking for a leader to bring insights on what’s new and cool in the entertainment and pop culture world with the ability to translate those opportunities into new revenues streams for the business. Being a consumer of media and a fan of pop culture is a requirement.

MORE INFO HERE: https://jobs.hasbro.com/job/Pawtucket-Manager%2C-Global-Brand-Development-&-Marketing-Nerf-Rhod/907779600/

A day in the life of a Brand Manager of Global Brand Development & Marketing:
As a digital-first problem solver, innovative consumer marketer, and brand developer you will help lead the global product development and marketing processes, line planning activities, and brand strategy for the licensed product segments within the Nerf Portfolio. In this role, you will:

Partner with cross-functional teams (design & development, packaging, engineering, demand planning, costing) to complete key brand initiatives, including finding innovative ways create incremental growth opportunities.
Demonstrate strategic and creative thought leadership and apply consumer and social insights to drive product innovations. You are an internal influencer who can put thoughts into action.
Assist in the creation of consumer facing assets for advertising and marketing messaging. Provide timely and consistent communication of brand activity and key information to internal business partners.
Partner with regional marketing teams to understand business needs, retailer trends & challenges, share methodologies, identify growth opportunities, and provide guidance on local plans.
Lead the development of the Nerf licensed go-to-market product strategy and supporting marketing materials.
Ownership and navigation of all internal systems and processes to ensure product lines are set up for success with a focus on accuracy and timeliness.
Potential to manage up to 1 direct report

What you’ll bring:
Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience supporting a fully integrated marketing program, or equivalent
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising or related field, or equivalent.
MBA preferred
Proven ability to leverage insight into strategy & innovation
Ability to collaborate cross-functionally
Strong project management abilities
Digital first mindset
Business and financial acumen including analytical skills

MORE INFO HERE: https://jobs.hasbro.com/job/Pawtucket-Manager%2C-Global-Brand-Development-&-Marketing-Nerf-Rhod/907779600/

Hasbro’s world-class brands and talented people are our greatest assets. One of the ways we invest in you is through a competitive and contemporary benefits package. Your particular benefits package will depend on your position, location, local legal requirements and years with the company. Here’s a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Half-day Fridays year round, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Team Hasbro Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Toy Discounts and more!
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-07-19

Jazwares - Manager, Consumer Products

At Jazwares, we believe an innovative idea can come from anywhere, and anyone. We work collaboratively to achieve our goals and we have fun doing it! Jazwares is a global leader in consumer products including toys, plush, action figures, collectibles and musical instruments. Jazwares’ portfolio includes a variety of dynamic, wholly-owned and licensed brands like preschool powerhouses Blippi, Cabbage Patch Kids®, and CoComelon unstoppable action and gaming brands like Fortnite, Halo®, Micro Machines, Nerf, Pokémon and Roblox, leading lifestyle and entertainment brands like All Elite Wrestling™ (AEW), Blinger®, UFC, musical property First Act™, and beloved plush Hug-A-Pet and Squishmallows®, just to name a few. With over 25 years of design, development and manufacturing expertise, Jazwares is an award-winning company with a progressive focus on identifying new trends and transforming them into high-quality products for consumers of all ages. Jazwares, which is headquartered in Sunrise, FL, has offices around the world and sells in over 100 countries. Since its inception in 1997, Jazwares continues to grow through the development of new products and the strategic acquisitions of companies like First Act™, Russ Berrie™, Zag Toys™, Wicked Cool Toys™ and Kellytoy®.

The Consumer Products Manager position will work alongside the VP of Consumer Products to assist in the development & implementation of franchise programs across our portfolio of world class partners and Brand & Marketing teams, while helping drive revenue with partners to meet goals, expectations and build brand awareness.

MORE INFO AND APPLY: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3162687272/?refId=F0X%2BQI8mTHir36xmoJqEOg%3D%3D

WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Support on-boarding process of all new licensees in collaboration with brand team
Manage licensees to maximize business while following brand guidelines and processes, within contractual limits
Own the business side of licensee’s line strategy, gain internal approval where needed, raise red flags
Manage business calls with assigned partners weekly
Review licensees marketing plans and initiatives - drive the internal sign-off with the Brand & Marketing teams
Liaison between partners and brand to ensure product approvals are running smoothly and support partners requests + needs.
In collaboration with VP provide regular brand updates to all licensees and category buyers as needed
Support VP to manage Quarterly & Year-end Business Reviews
Responsible for creating and updating all licensing tools & collateral
Partner with the Brand & Retail teams to identify and create account specific pitch decks for cross category opportunities.
Work with Retail team and partners to Identify Incremental cross-category product placement and brand exposure opportunities across all retail channels.
Drive CONNECTIVE TISSUE and Inter-departmental collaboration - sales, brand, new business etc.
Cultivate and foster strong working relationships with partners, brand, retail, marketing teams to drive program execution
Proven presentation skills with ability to drive appropriate influence and results with key stakeholders.
Travel as needed to industry events & partner offices

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
General understanding of; licensing, consumer products, marketing, entertainment/ franchise development
Experience and understanding of retail industry
Partnership Account Management
Presentation & Speaking skills
General planning and organization skills
Google Drive Suite is a must

WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER:
Basic Medical Insurance- 100% Company paid for Employee and Employee/Children
Employee Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
401(K) Retirement Program
Short & Long Term Disability
Paid Parental Leave
Sick Leave, Vacation, Holiday Pay
Tuition Reimbursement
Summer Fridays

JAZWARES is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, age, military status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

MORE INFO AND APPLY: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3162687272/?refId=F0X%2BQI8mTHir36xmoJqEOg%3D%3D
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-07-13

FUNKO Inside Sales Manager Sales Bentonville, Arkansas

Funko Overview
Welcome to the Funko-verse, a world built on pure imagination, a land governed by the philosophy that stories matter, a universe comprised of characters from countless fandoms, a galaxy of once upon a times and happily ever afters.

But what does Funko do?
Funko is a purveyor of pop culture and licensed-focused collectibles company located in Everett, WA. Funko currently holds hundreds of licenses and the rights to create tens of thousands of characters – one of the largest portfolios in the pop culture and collectibles industry. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible on the market, selling millions of figures to fans around the world.

The Inside Sales Manager, eComm @ Walmart position is responsible for executing our Funko Brand OMNI strategy online. In this role you will facilitate bringing to life our Funko brand strategy for Walmart online helping us achieve sales and profit objectives while building excellent partnerships. This role is located with our Northwest Arkansas team in Bentonville, Arkansas. It is an onsite role.

APPLY HERE: https://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/funko/job/oEmakfwe?__jvst=Career%20Site

Your Superpowers in Action
Manage our Funko business on Walmart.com, Walmart.ca and Samsclub.com
Work directly with the Walmart Sales Team to execute the Funko OMNI strategy specifically on dotcom.
Work directly with DSV partners to ensure inventory availability and seamless dotcom execution. Will include monitoring “always on” items inventory levels for both DSV and Walmart-owned items.
Lead project management for all aspects of dotcom execution including product launches, key events, and coordination of assets.
Coordinate with Funko Marketing team to ensure all content including PDPs, banners and brand pages is accurate and dynamic. Primary sales contact/lead for all online events.
Create and effectively communicate internal projects to drive revenue.
Meet assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives of portfolio.
Participate in continued education/training to learn about new and existing product lines and improve sales techniques.
Partner with Demand Planning to ensure Customer Service levels are met/exceeded
Maintain high customer satisfaction and become a trusted partner.
Must-Have Superhero Gadgetry

1-3 years consumer products/retail experience, Walmart specific experience and eComm knowledge is highly desired
Outstanding communicator with high intellectual horsepower and thought leadership; interpersonally savvy individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and build strong working relationships quickly
Highly resilient and stress resistant - able to manage through change
High initiative - must be a self-starter with a positive “can do” approach
Comfortable and effective when managing a high-volume workload with speed, accuracy and efficiency
Passionate student of the business who is excited to learn/grow/adapt with retail changes
Proven ability to consistently meet sales targets and quotas
Ability to travel up to 30%
Proficiency with MS Office Suite, entry level knowledge of Walmart specific applications (Retail Link, Item360) and Oracle preferred
Bachelors Degree preferred

Work Environment
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

What Funko Offers
Funko offers a competitive compensation package with full benefits and a 401(K) plan with matching contributions from the company. Most importantly, we offer a creative work environment with people who love pop culture just as much as you do. Can’t wait to gush about your latest binge? Neither can we! Looking for a place where your favorite pop culture t-shirt will receive the compliments it deserves? We know how you feel!

Funko is an equal opportunity employer. We know that every superhero has a unique origin story and the diversity of these stories enrich what we do. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

APPLY HERE: https://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/funko/job/oEmakfwe?__jvst=Career%20Site
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-07-13

FUNKO Sales Manager, Games in Bentonville, Arkansas

Funko Overview
Welcome to the Funko-verse, a world built on pure imagination, a land governed by the philosophy that stories matter, a universe comprised of characters from countless fandoms, a galaxy of once upon a times and happily ever afters.

But what does Funko do?
Funko is a purveyor of pop culture and licensed-focused collectibles company located in Everett, WA. Funko currently holds hundreds of licenses and the rights to create tens of thousands of characters – one of the largest portfolios in the pop culture and collectibles industry. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible on the market, selling millions of figures to fans around the world.

The Sales Manager, Games position is responsible for developing and growing the Funko Games brand within Walmart. In this role you will coordinate marketing efforts, product launches and sales promotions at Walmart to achieve sales and profit objectives while building excellent partnerships both with the Walmart team and our external Licensing partners. This role is located with our Northwest Arkansas team in Bentonville, Arkansas. It is an onsite role.

APPLY HERE https://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/funko/job/ovmakfw5?__jvst=Career%20Site

Your Superpowers in Action
Manage our Funko Games portfolio for Walmart US, Walmart Canada and Sam’s Club.
Develop and manage customer relationships with buyers; own customer strategy ensuring local Funko business objectives are achieved
Establish and socialize internal a POV on Walmart-specific Games assortment/product strategy. Leverage data and market insights (including NPD) to formulate your recommendations.
Work directly with the Inside Sales Manager, Walmart Ecomm to deliver an OMNI experience.
Identify and grow opportunities at Walmart in collaboration with Sr. Sales Director, Walmart and General Manager, Funko Games to ensure strategic growth attainment plan.
Lead project management for all aspects of our Funko Games business at Walmart.
Work closely with Funko Planning team ensure appropriate inventory levels and recurring monthly revenue achievement
Create and effectively communicate internal projects to drive revenue.
Meet assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives of portfolio.
Coordinate with marketing team on retail-level based activities including online strategy.
Participate in continued education/training to learn about new and existing product lines and improve sales techniques.
Maintain high customer satisfaction and become a trusted partner.
Must-Have Superhero Gadgetry

3-5 years consumer products/retail experience, Walmart specific experience and Games industry knowledge is highly desired
Outstanding communicator with high intellectual horsepower and thought leadership; interpersonally savvy individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and build strong working relationships quickly
Highly resilient and stress resistant - able to manage through change
High initiative - must be a self-starter with a positive “can do” approach
Comfortable and effective when managing a high-volume workload with speed, accuracy and efficiency
Passionate student of the business who is excited to learn/grow/adapt with retail changes
Proven ability to consistently meet sales targets and quotas
Ability to travel up to 30%
Proficiency with MS Office Suite, should be very proficient with Excel
Knowledge of Walmart specific applications (Retail Link, Item360) and Oracle preferred
Bachelors Degree preferred

Work Environment
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

What Funko Offers
Funko offers a competitive compensation package with full benefits and a 401(K) plan with matching contributions from the company. Most importantly, we offer a creative work environment with people who love pop culture just as much as you do. Can’t wait to gush about your latest binge? Neither can we! Looking for a place where your favorite pop culture t-shirt will receive the compliments it deserves? We know how you feel!

Funko is an equal opportunity employer. We know that every superhero has a unique origin story and the diversity of these stories enrich what we do. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

APPLY HERE https://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/funko/job/ovmakfw5?__jvst=Career%20Site
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-07-13

Looking for a new job in the U.K.?

Toy World just published new roles! Go to...

https://toyworldmag.co.uk/see-the-latest-new-roles-added-to-toy-worlds-recruitment-round-up/
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-06-24

National Sales Manager

Bestway USA was selected as one of the top 100 companies to work for in Arizona for 2021! At our Chandler, AZ headquarters, we offer 20 days of paid time off per year and 12 paid holidays. We offer company sponsored medical insurance as well as dental, and vision insurance options. We are a hardworking, casual, dog friendly office. Our core values of Respect, Recognition, Accountability, Leadership, and Communication are very important to our workplace culture. Come join us by applying through the link below.

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1099904

Description:
This position is responsible for the sale of the organization's products in the assigned region in the continental United States providing ongoing support to product distribution channel.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Assists external sales team with organizational skills, account strategies, territory planning and administrative responsibilities to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction is maintained.

- Will have direct buyer responsibilities to facilitate sales goals
- Develops and increases sales revenue to meet assigned targets
- Becomes actively involved in a new external sales team sales orientation and sales training programs
- Acts as a resource to external sales team in contract opportunities and proposals
- Assists resellers with contract negotiations, closing the sale and developing marketing plans for contract accounts
- Coordinate and facilitate communication between retail accounts and China account management teams to guarantee on time shipments and overall customer satisfaction
- Assists with the planning of sales exhibits
- Attends trade shows
- Participates in education and training conferences on selling and marketing programs
- Coordinates and assists in leading sales meetings to include site selection and agenda preparation
- Keeps informed of new products, services and other general information of interest to customers
- Checks on competitive activity and develops new methods of attaining resellers and assisting resellers in attaining new accounts
- Troubleshoots problems regarding products provided and answers questions from resellers and handles complaints
- Works with external sales representative groups to increase current, or gain new business from resellers
- Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements:
- Customer/client focus
- Communication proficiency
- Performance management
- Business acumen
- Initiative
- Results driven
- Organizational skills
- Presentation skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
- 3 or more years of field sales experience in consumer products, preferably toys or sporting goods
- 3 or more years of experience working with overseas manufacturing/import sales

Bestway (USA) Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at Bestway will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. We do not discriminate upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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POSTED BY Amanda Brock on 2022-05-25

Associate, Inventor Relations - Spin Master

See full post and apply HERE https://spinmaster.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/SpinMaster_Careers/job/Long-Island-City/Associate--Inventor-Relations_R2019

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children's toy, entertainment and digital gaming company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

Job Description:
What will you work on?

The Associate, Inventor Relations is the ‘unicorn job’ of the Toy and Game industry. You will get hands on experience of the front-end creative process of the industries next generation of toys, games, and entertainment. You will be an ambassador for Spin Master and assist in discovering and converting obvious and unseen opportunities across the world. You will have the persona and vision to connect with the global invention communities as well as build partnerships with every function of one of the world’s biggest Toy, Game and Entertainment companies.

How will you create impact?

You will support the Vice President of Innovation and Inventor Relations in executing the Global Inventor Relations strategy across the broader Games, Outdoor, Plush and Activities Landscape. Ensure that the global invention community and licensor base maintains the highest regard for Spin Master Games and establish Spin Master Games as the #1 destination for new toy game and entertainment opportunities. Maintenance of the Spin Master Inventor wish list, working with each global business unit leadership team to filter and prioritize opportunities in line with overall strategy. Assist in identifying new opportunities and partners within the industry and other verticals. Forge solid relationships with Internal stakeholders in Brand, Product Development and leadership. Assist VP in legal procedures associated with licensing e.g. licenses, options, amendments and terminations. Monitor and drive progress of submissions through the internal review process.


How will you fit into the team?

You will be responsible for the daily management of internal database systems both current and forward thinking. Manage schedule of Inventor/Partner meetings for VP. Manage feedback from reviews to Inventor and Partners.

Manage intake of confidential IP (Physical models, Digital Assets) for review and return. Assist in running new concept reviews with the VP. Deck building for product and opportunity pitches. Assistance in generation of NDA/CONTRACTS/OPTIONS/LICENSES with Legal and VP. Help plan, co-ordinate and execute events within the company and Inventor community.


What are your skills and experience?

2-3 years Toy and Game industry or FMCG experience
Degree/Experience in:
Inventor Relations
Design/Product Development
Marketing/Brand/PR
Sales
Licensing
Business Development
Media/Communications
Impeccable Organization Skills
Ability to handle confidential data and IP
Great Presentation Skills
High relationship skills, sociable and outgoing.
Interpersonal and communication skills
Works well across many teams and personalities

What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun.

Growth and Career Opportunities
Flexible Work Hours
Innovation, Collaboration and Fun
Comprehensive Benefits
Other fun Perks!
What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

Everyone is welcome in our sandbox and we are committed to an accessible and inclusive hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants.

Spin Master strives to create an accessible and inclusive application and selection process and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants who may require provisions to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team, by email at TAinquiries@spinmaster.com or by phone at 416 364-6002 and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

See full post and apply HERE https://spinmaster.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/SpinMaster_Careers/job/Long-Island-City/Associate--Inventor-Relations_R2019
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-05-12

Moose Toys has 20 Positions that Need to be Filled

The jobs are located in Australia, United Kingdom and United States and they are in a wide variety of roles. Click on this link:
https://moosetoys.taleo.net/careersection/1_xxa_external_career_portal/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-05-09

Spin Master has posted new open positions!

Spin Master has a wide variety of open positioons in many cities! Visit this page to see the many opportunities! www.spinmastercareers.com/global/be
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-05-06

Looking to work in the U.K.?

ToyWorld has just posted a few open position with PlayMonster, Basic Fun! and Harris Carlton - here is the link https://toyworldmag.co.uk/more-new-roles-added-to-toy-worlds-recruitment-section-5/
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-05-05

Do you need help analyzing the financial health of retailers?

Creditntell.com is a full service consulting firm which analyzes the financial health of hundreds of publicly and privately held retailers. Our services include a comprehensive analysis of each retailer's financial condition, presented concisely and insightfully through our vast product assortment. In addition to our written reports, our expert analyst team is always available for further conversation with our subscribers.
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POSTED BY Creditntell on 2022-05-05

Looking for Great Infant & Preschool Ideas!

Do you have a great infant or preschool concept that’s just waiting to get to market? Well, Kids Preferred is now looking for the next BIG IDEA! If you have something new & innovative, we would love to see it! Our current licensing partners are Disney Baby, Eric Carle, Universal, Guess How Much I love You, Rudolph and Peter Rabbit. We also develop our own IP and are always looking to expand our offering. If there’s a great story to tell behind your own creation, please reach out to us to set up a meeting.
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POSTED BY Kids Preferred - Dean Robinson on 2022-04-12

Public Relations Associate Manager at The Pokémon Company International

Get to know The Pokémon Company International

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

Learn more online at Pokemon.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/pokemon), YouTube (youtube.com/pokemon), Twitter (twitter.com/pokemon), and Instagram (instagram.com/pokemon).

Get to know the role

Job Title: Public Relations Representative

Job Summary: This role is responsible for supporting PR initiatives and campaigns across the Pokémon brand’s portfolio of entertainment experiences and consumer products. You will work closely with a team of PR Managers and the Director, PR & Communications to coordinate communications materials, campaigns, events, and other PR activities.

READ MORE AND CONTACT HERE: https://boards.greenhouse.io/pokemoncareers/jobs/5040069003
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-04-05

Creative Design Manager

PlayMonster Group LLC, an award-winning toy and game company, is seeking a Creative Design Manager to join our team. This position will concept, generate, execute, and produce great ideas and creative solutions across our portfolio of brands and play an important role in designing the retail packaging and visual materials for a wide variety of family products.

JOB SUMMARY:

This Manager should possess a strong point of view on design, is creative, and organized, with strong conceptual as well as technical skills. They demonstrate the ability to create retail packaging solutions that meet merchandising needs and excelling at creating compelling packaging and collateral materials that drive product sales.

This Manager is energetic, motivated, and wants to be part of a collaborative team. Someone who is driven to succeed in a fast-paced environment and has the ability to communicate their perspective to our teams and outside partners with clarity and conviction. A person that is a natural storyteller, both visually and verbally.

This Manager has the ability to create retail packaging solutions that meet merchandising needs and excel at creating compelling packaging and collateral materials that drives product sales. They have an exceptional sense of design, typography, package/brand architecture and technical skills necessary to create finished solutions.
This Manager has a passion for design, a positive attitude, a good sense of humor and takes direction and criticism well. We want someone who works well with a team, as well as meeting individual design goals, who can work in a fast-paced, highly creative environment and who is always seeking to grow and learn as a leader.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

• Innovate and present new and creative packaging that maintains but also pushes current brand standards and expectations.
• Work closely with the Creative Director on creating high quality, competitive packaging, for ecommerce and retail distribution.
• Continue to learn new tools and techniques that can be applied to your design, typography, composition and storytelling abilities.
• Create bespoke brand worlds, combining marks, typography, color palettes, photography direction, patterns, and textures to create a robust visual identity.
• Apply the visual identity to design a wide variety of collateral objects to express the brand’s perspective and experience, and to achieve the client’s aims.
• Assist in overseeing quality control of all packaging and print materials.
• Be aware of developing design/packaging trends with our category.
• Develop package comps for retail sales presentations.
• Provide guidance and advice to staff with less experience.
• Have no problem rolling up your sleeves and hustling in order to get the job done.
• Be comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment where ambiguity and short turnaround schedules are the standard.
• Excel in managing multiple projects, priorities and people concurrently.
• Exhibit a high degree of ownership and accountability.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Design or equivalent combination of education and experience. 8+ years of previous packaging experience and strong sense of consumer goods design. Experience with licensed properties a plus.
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office applications on Mac Platform
• Knowledge of visual design principals: graphic design, layout, typography, color, icon & logo development, branding, messaging.
• Working knowledge of structural design and dieline creation.
• Familiarity with briefing & casting photo shoots.
• Familiarity with trade show preparation.
• Strong foundational skills including composition, design, and color theory.
• Well-versed in both print and digital production and experience managing external vendors.
• Ability to collaborate and work effectively with cross-functional team members, freelancers and outside partners.
• Ability to take and give constructive criticism and maintain a professional attitude.
• High level of quality while working with design and deadline constraints.
• Problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities, execution skills.
• Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
• Professionalism in all communications and exchanges.
• Ability to travel if necessary.
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POSTED BY PlayMonster on 2022-04-04

ILLUSTRATION & CHARACTERS for Toys, Games & Packaging!

Eye-catching Illustration 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, Funko, 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 kennyk@kennyk.com, tell us how we can help you!
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POSTED BY Kenny Kiernan on 2022-04-01

Hasbro - Assoc Manager Inventor Relations

Do you have what it takes to identify world-class toy ideas? Can you spot raw creative talent when you see it? Do you thrive in building authentic business relationships? Are you passionate about play and its value? If this resonates with you … we need to talk!

APPLY HERE https://career4.successfactors.com/careers?company=Hasbro

We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic individual who can join our team as a Global Inventor Relations Associate Manager for toys located in the Pawtucket RI area.

As one of the largest Play & Entertainment companies in the world, we're looking for someone who will lead internal and external relations across multiple toy categories and deliver a consistent 'best in class' pipeline of ideas that feeds the business's strategic needs, fueling our game categories and brands.

In this position, you will lead global discovery, manage relationships, and convert ideas into licensed contracts. You will support licensing negotiations, grow existing innovation networks, and be a part of a team who creates the industry’s next generation of toys and games. As a change agent you will find and create obvious and not so obvious play opportunities for an amazing portfolio of new and existing brands. You will consistently find ways to add speed, agility, and efficiencies within our organization.


A day in the life:

Support Hasbro global strategy for Inventor Relations and drive this strategy's execution.

Manage important existing inventor relationships as well as identify and help grow new networks aligned with evolving the business.
Establish Hasbro as the number one destination for toy and game experiences and manage data, analytics and insights to deliver a highly innovative toy concept pipeline.
Partner with all consumer products Design & Marketing Leads, striving to understand their immediate & future needs.
Advocate for new toy innovation and monitor the progress of inventor concepts through the development process, providing swift and practical feedback to external inventors.
Creatively negotiate terms for new licenses and partnerships.
In partnership with Hasbro's legal department, innovate new business models and business terms with emerging partners and resources
Manage travel schedule, maximize meeting time while traveling, and maintain virtual connections globally.

What you'll bring:

3+ years of experience in Product Invention, Product Development, and /or Product Engineering, or equivalent experience.
2+ years experience working directly with the toy and game inventor community preferred.
Experience in building global relationships and partnerships
A strong knowledge of toy creation across multiple consumer categories and a sincere passion for the toy and games business, its history, and its future!
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
A high level of organization and ability to navigate internal systems to document and communicate effectively and efficiently.
An inspiring and enthusiastic way of presenting and fostering interest in a product.
Passion and an interest in some travel and lots of networking
Degree in Business, Engineering, Design, or equivalent product development/marketing experience.

Hasbro’s world-class brands and talented people are our greatest assets. One of the ways we invest in you is through a competitive and contemporary benefits package. Your particular benefits package will depend on your position, location, local legal requirements and years with the company. Here’s a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Half-day Fridays year round, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Team Hasbro Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Toy Discounts and more!

Hasbro is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

Date: Mar 26, 2022

Location: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, US

Company: Hasbro

APPLY HERE https://career4.successfactors.com/careers?company=Hasbro

At Hasbro we’re changing the face of play and entertainment. We’re looking for people who want to explore, experiment and innovate to come up with the best ideas. Our culture of community, passion, integrity, creativity and inclusion has inspired our diverse team of highly skilled, highly creative and highly committed individuals for 90+ years and we believe the best is yet to come.

APPLY HERE https://career4.successfactors.com/careers?company=Hasbro
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-03-28

Social Media and Parent Community Manager

Earth Rangers is seeking a Social Media and Parent Community Manager to create and execute a new strategy to better connect with our members’ parents and the larger parenting community. More information and to apply -
http://www.earthrangers.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Social-Media-and-Parent-Community-Manager_Final.pdf

You will be writing, editing, and publishing digital content, including social media posts, e-blasts, blog articles, and other content, largely targeting parents and guardians.

While engaging directly with kids is our core strength, our objective is to broaden our content scope to provide relevant and engaging content to parents. The successful candidate will bring a fresh perspective and voice that resonates with parents, growing our social channels and communities. They will create a forum that’s alive with discussion, one that offers an opportunity for parents to share the impact Earth Rangers has had on their children and ultimately helps Earth Rangers grow its community engagement and core mission.

In order to succeed we need to understand parents – what they are looking for, how we can provide value to them and how we can help them raise eco-conscious kids. Establishing this connection with our parent community will be especially important as we begin to expand our presence into the US market later this year.

You will be successful in this role if:

 You are passionate about social media, have in-depth knowledge of all major platforms, and keep up with major trends, including changes to algorithms, tracking tools, influencers, etc.
 You are a strong writer who is able to create meaningful content that resonates with our audience and results in engagement.
 You are creative, passionate, and an authentic communicator and community builder.
 You work well in a collaborative, team-oriented environment that respects different points of views
and encourages healthy debate.

About Earth Rangers:
Environmental education at a young age plays a critical role in influencing lifelong attitudes towards our natural world. But we can’t just equip children with knowledge—to create long term behavioral change, we must empower them with the ability to act on that knowledge. Preparing the next generation to be conservationists is some of the most important work that any of us can do, and the time to do it is now.
Earth Rangers is the kids’ conservation organization, committed to instilling environmental knowledge, positivity, and the confidence to take action in every child in Canada. We do this through a suite of programming that children can participate in at school, at home, and in their communities. All of these programs are educational and engaging—but more importantly, they show children that it’s not too late to help the planet, and the things we do today will matter tomorrow.
Founded as a small community organization in 2004, Earth Rangers has grown to be the largest youth environmental organization globally; a homegrown, Canadian success story and soon to expand to United States. Our more than 300,000 members and alumni take action year-round to reduce waste and energy use, raise awareness and funds for at-risk species and habitats, and improve the ecological integrity of their homes, schools, and communities.


Responsibilities
 Manage all Earth Rangers social media channels, ensuring content is curated for each platform and its audiences. This include: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
 Establish a new tone and strategy for Earth Rangers’ social media content and parent engagement as a whole.
 Keep an up to date content calendar for social media in consultation with the Programs and Development teams.
 Build community by having meaningful conversations through comments and DMs and collaborate with the customer service team on relevant requests that come through social media channels.
 Create and edit original copy that is accurate, well-researched, and reflects our brand and mission.
 Identify impactful and creative ways for our brand to leverage online trends.
 Work with the Development team to ensure proper sponsor recognition on all relevant content.
 Work with designers to create assets for use on social media and other content.
 Collaborate with different programs and departments to develop digital campaign strategies
and tactics that meet their program, communications and sponsorship objectives and execute
on those strategies.
 Analyze and assess the performance of digital campaigns and social media channels and
compare with best practices and industry standards.
 Create and present clear and detailed reports on the performance of digital campaigns and
social media initiatives.
 Ensure relevant campaigns are in compliance with child privacy laws.

Qualifications and Attributes
 Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field
 Minimum 3 years of experience in communications, online community building and/or content development
 Exceptional creative writing skills
 Experience with the parent influencer space

 Working knowledge of Hootsuite or other social media scheduling and monitoring tools
 Understanding of social analytics
Interested applicants please forward your resume and cover letter to hr@earthrangers.com Earth Rangers is dedicated to fostering a diverse work environment. We will consider all qualified
applicants for employment. Applicants that meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview.
Earth Rangers is committed to accommodating applicants and employees with disabilities. Should you require accommodation or this job description to be available in an accessible format, please advise.
 Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in social media
 Highly collaborative and a multitasker
 Experience facilitating Facebook Live sessions and/or other virtual events as an asset
 French language an asset
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POSTED BY Tracy Dudkiewicz on 2022-02-24

Inventor Relations Coordinator

Job Title: Inventor Relations Coordinator
Company: TinkerTini
Location: Remote (US based)
Salary: $50,000+ bonus DOE
Apply Via: info@tinkertini.net

TinkerTini Overview
Founded in 2018, TinkerTini is the first and only Inventor Relations Agency! We create, launch, scale and manage “Open Innovation Outreach Programs” from inventor concept to contractual sample for Toy & Game Companies, Retailers and Licensors. We work on behalf of our clients to identify and license high-innovation inventor concepts that build brands, drive incremental revenue and support our client’s growth strategies. With 28+ years of professional Inventor Relations experience on the TinkerTeam, we deliver a truly global outreach with unmatched priority, efficiency and results for our clients and inventors. With 22 inventor concepts already sold into mass retail and 29 (and still counting) inventor concepts slated for 2023 and 2024 release, the Tinkers are well on our way to shaking things up!

What You’ll Do
As an Inventor Relations Coordinator you’ll report to and work closely with TinkerTini’s Owner & GM in a critical liaison role to prepare Concept Reviews and assist with managing inventor concepts through review, co-development and contract execution on our Tinkerly Innovation Platform. You’ll be responsible to keep inventors and clients updated on their concepts including the tracking of physical assets/models. You’ll also prepare regular reporting for the Owner & GM’s outreach performance oversight and management.

Core Responsibilities
• Inventor Relations administrative support.
• Prepare and Batch CRs for client meetings.
• Attend CRs to capture notes & close out meetings.
• Track and update concepts as they progress through the review process (adding updates, tracking physical assets, ensuring next steps are happening on a timely basis).
• Send weekly recaps to clients prior to CR to prompt input and focus our shared time.
• Attend bi-weekly developer calls and give regular input on Tinkerly to guide enhancements and upgrades that best support inventors and clients.
• Attend weekly TinkerTeam meetings.
• Assist with planning sweeps, inventor events, showroom tours and inventor pitch meeting.
• Manage and maintain master calendar and all “sweeps”/industry event activity.
• Attend industry and client events as needed.
• Assist with creating client wishlists in PowerPoint and video updates.
• Organize and manage TinkerPinterest account to gather category and product insights.
• Run concept and feature public domain searches as needed.

What You’ll Bring
• Some Toy Industry experience AND PASSION for product, trends and fun is a must!
• Attention to detail and process oriented.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Attention to detail and capturing comprehensive notes.
• Ability to navigate and learn digital platforms.
• Basic understanding of legal process, inventor contracts, patents and milestones in the inventor concept management process.
• Ability to demonstrate and apply creative thinking to new ideas and opportunities that “connect the dots”.
• Commitment to support and assist clients and inventors with the highest level of integrity.
• Sound problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
• Ability to drive projects to completion on time and on budget.
• Adaptable and flexible working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment with dynamic creative personalities.
• Proactive and ability to see and make recommendations for procedural and workflow efficiencies.
• Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Tinkerly, HelloSign, PowerPoint, iMovie, MS Office

What TinkerTini Offers
In this unique role you’ll experience all the excitement of a start-up with a clear path to learn and create a meaningful career helping independent creatives and entrepreneurs connect with real business opportunities. This role has a vision and track for growth to lead accounts and contribute to “equal access” inventor initiatives and design entrepreneurship education programs with Global Universities. Our team is truly one-of-a-kind with limitless learning and growth opportunities that are grounded in meaningful and responsible work that benefit many. Come join our special TinkerTeam and be an ambassador, thought leader and change agent in our industry and inventing!
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POSTED BY TinkerTini on 2022-02-18

Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator
$50,000 to $60,000 Yearly
Full-Time - hybrid - in office and remote
Benefits: medical, 401k, dental, life insurance,
Job Description
About Us:

GPI is in the business of delivering fun. We have been playing in the toy & game industry for over 40 years and provide product design and development, playtesting, overseas manufacturing and sourcing, and consulting to customers around the world. We have been behind some of the most successful games of the last two decades though you'd probably never know it.

Are you a critical thinker? Do you have great attention to detail? Are you skilled with multi-tasking? Are you well organized? Can you successfully work under tight deadlines? If so, then you may be just who we are looking for!

Primary Purpose and Function:

The toy & game industry continues winning; riding a multi-year growth pattern and GPI is growing again! We are adding another Project Coordinator to our team of players. We need an organized planner who can keep numerous projects moving forward at the same time without folding. Someone who would love to work with customers, factory personnel in China, and freight forwarding specialists. You will be a part of a team generating manufacturing proposals, overseeing production schedules, and coordinating shipments of goods from the China factories. You will be a big part of how games transition from a simple idea to a finished product on the shelves of national retail chains and online sellers!

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

· Work as part of an internal team in managing customer relationships.

· Communicate with customers as well as Hong Kong based factory partners.

· Oversee manufacturing project milestones.

· Manage international freight forwarding processes.

· Coordinate the sourcing of product components from multiple China based vendors.

· Embody GPI’s Core Values: Go above & beyond, positive attitude & approach, willing to learn & teach, be part of the team and take initiative.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

· College degree or 2+ years relevant experience

· Preferred experience with China based manufacturing, importing

· Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

· Strong written and verbal communications skills

· Proficient in Microsoft Office, G Suite applications and WhatsApp

Location: Springfield, MA (our office is located in the Indian Orchard neighborhood, or as we call it “The IO”). Springfield is located 90 miles west of Boston, 30 miles north of Hartford, 140 miles north of NYC, and 40 miles east of The Berkshires. Within several hours you can be in major cities, hiking in some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in our country, at the beach, on the Cape, or eating lobster rolls on the coast of Maine, in other words we are dead center to numerous fun options which is important because work/life balance is important. Springfield itself is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame and Dr. Seuss. Close by is the Volleyball Hall of Fame, the home city of Eric Carle and don’t even get us started on what this area looks like in the fall when the colors are turning – just WOW!

email your resume to Rebecca@madebygpi.com
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POSTED BY Tami Murphy on 2022-02-16

Global Brand Manager - PlayMonster

Do you believe in the power of play? At PlayMonster we create quality games, activities, and toys for all ages to champion the power of play! We need a fun, creative brand management expert to manage the Company’s award-winning games internationally.

We need you to develop strategies that support global brand objectives and serve as the point-person for developing, implementing, and executing marketing initiatives for your assigned brands. You will be integral in managing budgets setting KPIs and presenting growth opportunities.

If you are interested, reach out to Lisa Wuennemann at Lisa.Wuennemann@playmonster.com


About PlayMonster
PlayMonster is a leading international toy and game company. We believe in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives and we strive to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, Five Crowns®, Spirograph®, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Fashion Plates®, Latchkits®, Snap Ships®, Koosh®, and the recently acquired Ann Williams Group including Loopdedoo®, Craft-Tastic®, Craft Crush™ and Sticker & Chill™.
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POSTED BY The Bloom Report on 2022-02-07

Toddler Ride-On for sale or licensing

The Piki Piki Bike.
USA Patent Number D738,437 S. Trademark protected.
The most user-friendly, functional and fun ride-on for kids ages 18 months to 4 years. No equivalent products available. Rated 5 stars on Amazon. For more information visit:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1131/9162/files/Piki_Piki_Information.jpg?v=1623093531
https://peopleofplay.com/product/piki-piki-bike

All inquiries confidential. Contact me on john@gallospencetoys.com
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POSTED BY John Spence on 2022-01-28

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

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 Bret@Ripperoos.com.
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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

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
Tim@ripperball.com
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 success@goldstonepartners.com. 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 learnedapp2021@gmail.com . 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 learnedapp2021@gmail.com 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
Legal (1)Job
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: kwame.eyiah@uconn.edu
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 - Toddler Ride On

Toddler Ride On - The Piki Piki Bike - IP FOR SALE OR LICENSING.

USA Patent Number D738,437 S. Trademark protected.

The most user-friendly, functional and fun ride-on for kids ages 18 months to 4 years. No equivalent products available. Rated 5 stars on Amazon. For more information visit:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1131/9162/files/Piki_Piki_Information.jpg?v=1623093531
https://peopleofplay.com/product/piki-piki-bike

All inquiries confidential. Contact me on john@gallospencetoys.com
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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 damjana.pangercic@silver-way.com
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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 nan@adrenaline-design.com 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 Denny@stem-z.com. 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 Paul@PabloPescado.com

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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