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.
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)