Associate, Inventor Relations

Job Title: Associate, Inventor Relations
Company: Spin Master
Location: Long Island City
Salary: £attractive
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Job Description

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.

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