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The Walt Disney Company

Lead Designer, DIE Cast

Job Summary:

Disney Greater China & Korea Product Development team is seeking a passionate, experienced and bold lead designer with great ideas, an active hands-on approach to design and hungry to innovate in the product development. Grab this unique opportunity to work with the worlds best stories, most loved characters and leading entertainment brands…

Responsibilities:

Role:

• Develop plush product across all Disney brands for APAC region by managing manufacturing partners.

• Develop tailer-made die cast & plush toy design for key partners

• Actively drive all aspects of die cast & plush development – from trend research, design strategy, sketches, design development including 3D & design specification sheet, product quality management & brand assurance to final product.

• Work closely with sales team, marketing team and creative director in developing new product ideas, SKUs plan & new product collections

• Update and revise product catalogs for sales managers & marketing team

•Develop creative presentation deck for global and local communication and business pitch to distributors

• Actively collaborate with character arts team & brand experience team on package design development

Basic Qualifications:

Requirements:

• Must be creative, solution focused & consumer centric

• Exceptional eye for detail, sensitivity to the consumer experience, market trend and passion for the Disney brands. • Must have experience to work in toy manufacturing industry

• Must have hands-on design skill such as sketches or 3D modeling/rendering

• Must have good understanding on how to turn great sketches into real products

• Equipped with project management, analytic skills and proven ability to meet deadlines

• Must possess high level of enthusiasm and be a strong team player • Business integrity + professional attitude • International experience is plus and ability to adapt to different cultures with open mind is required • Willing to travel, locations include head office in Shangha



Qualification:

• 5+ years working experience with relevant design area or relevant industry as a product designer; preferably with international toy company or local toy design company

• Bi-lingual: fluent spoken and written English and Mandarin

• Graduate degree in Product design, Industrial Design or a Related Field.

• A portfolio showcasing ability in product and graphic design skills

Additional Information:



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