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Hasbro Manager Product Development in Pune, India

Purpose of Role

We are looking for a creative and ambitious individual who is committed in leading a team to create new toys and games designs and innovative ideas in the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direction and guidance to external design teams to meet timely deliveries

  • Provide design solutions to meet cost-effective and on-time deliveries

  • Analyse and resolve product issues at the team level or escalate to development team management if necessary. Lead all at risk decision making.

  • Identify resource requirements and perform workload assignments to meet product design goals while managing, tracking and reporting outside spend budget responsibility

  • Validate product designs, identify constraints and provide corrective actions, while collaborating and leveraging consumer insight driven solutions

  • Interact with partners and customers to clearly understand product requirements and vision

  • Implement process improvements to ensure product quality and productivity

  • Work with the team to prepare product design specification and integration documents

  • Be aware of industry trends. Identify emerging technologies and processes and find ways of employing these whenever they can provide Hasbro with a unique competitive advantage.

Years of Experience Required

  • Minimum 8 years of product design professional experience, with experience in ‘Front End to Back End design and problem solving

  • Individual shall be performing as a manager/supervisor in at least 5 years in his/her past career

Technical Skills Requirement

  • Degree in Industrial Design or Product Design

  • Extensive experience in toy or consumer durable industry OR having Injection Molding (Plastic Products) Design and related end to end processes.

  • Mechanism design, cost estimation, tool design, toy manufacturing processes, toy regulations and standards.

  • Working knowledge in CAD/CAE (Pro/E, Solidworks) is a must.

  • Handling products with spray and tempo decorations, and plastic blisters for retainable packaging.

  • Consumer Insight driven product problem solving skill.

  • Proficient in all design and presentation software.

  • High Product design skills and visualization ability.

  • High Knowledge of design to costing realities.

  • High Knowledge of Product experience design.

  • High Knowledge of packaging design and consumer communication.

  • Keen budget management skill.

Soft Skills Requirements

  • Adopt a transformational leadership approach that can inspire positive changes for others to follow. Remain concerned and involved in the development process; also focused on helping every member of the group succeed.

  • Good command of both written and spoken English.

  • Have a strong character, self-driven, street smart, positively assertive, driven with go getter attitude – able to fearlessly interface with colleagues with tact and diplomacy from all regions (USA/Hong Kong) and draw their attention and support.

  • Work with senior leaders at Hasbro to define KPIs for the team

  • Be the escalation point of the operational team, ensuring KPIs are achieved and is aligned with company’s strategy and vision

  • With a strong visionary mindset and be able to influence the team members to understand company’s strategy and how it is related to their daily work

  • Strong teamwork capability, be able to cooperate with colleagues from different background, department and levels

  • Be involved in key talent management decisions, e.g. promotion, bonus planning, team structure, etc.

  • Respects the process and company’s practices while not afraid to challenge the status quo

Manager Product Development (Hasbro India Product Development @ Pune)