Principal Engineer

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Posting Date: September 13, 2021
  • Job Order ID: 711788
  • Consultant: Jeff Danis
  • Industry: Engineering
PRINCIPAL ENGINEER

Our client was founded in Canada in the early '90s by two University friends. Since its inception, the company has grown significantly, transforming from a small, single product operation into a leading global children's entertainment company with a diverse portfolio of innovative toys, entertainment franchises, and digital games. Twenty-six years later, the company is publicly listed with 28 offices around the world and more than 1,800 employees. Today, our entertainment properties are viewed in more than 160 countries and we distribute toys in more than 100 markets. In this role, you will drive the technical execution of the global toy and games portfolio.

Requirements:

  • Collaborate with Design and Brand teams on generating new concepts, and provide technical and cost assessment
  • Ability to create and impart best practices to effectively support high complexity items, strategic initiatives, and early concept explorations
  • Identify issues, formulate a resolution action plan, and execute through to completion with limited oversight– leverage executive leadership and functional partners to gain necessary resources and
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure milestones and integration are on-time
  • Provide mechanical, material, electro-mechanical, and/or mechatronics engineering expertise throughout the product development lifecycle
  • Lead prototyping and proof-of-concept builds to de-risk and test new mechanisms, key features, and/or gameplay feasibility
  • Create product and performance specifications
  • Be the key point of contact with Manufacturing Engineering teams (in Asia, Mexico, EU, etc), and ensure alignment on all project details
  • Anticipate, analyze, resolve, and escalate project issues
  • Partner with responsible departments to ensure all projects are delivered on-cost, on-spec, on-time
  • Use MS Project or PLM software to manage & track key deliverables and proactively resolve future issues to keep the product on track, on cost, and on specification
  • Improve efficiency in the engineering process through continuous improvement
  • Explore new materials, technology, and manufacturing processes
Qualifications:

  • 8-12+ years Product Engineering service/experience
  • BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Toy or CPG experience an asset
  • Experience with plastics, materials, manufacturing, and/or engineering costs for durable goods
To apply to this amazing opportunity or to discuss it in greater detail. Please email your resume to Jeff Danis: jeff@macdonaldsearchgroup.com