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ABOUT US

tms unites technology, marketing, and sourcing to drive transformational change for the world’s leading brands. With 1,200+ employees across 26 countries, we offer an impressive range of solutions – from inspiration and innovation to category management and delivery.

Operating as a creative agency, a strategic consultancy, a sourcing business, and a technology provider, we engage with over 110 million customers every single day for our clients, including McDonald’s, T-Mobile, O2, Starbucks, and adidas.

Most importantly, we're a place where you can achieve great things, and be recognized as the best.

WHAT MATTERS THE MOST

Breakthrough, business-driving ideas come from extraordinary people with the freedom to be their most authentic selves at work. Authenticity and diversity are critical elements of our business. They can only be realized when we create access and equity for all. We foster a culture of inclusion and belonging and aspire to be ever-evolving.

tms is a place where brilliant people are better together. If you want your ideas to be heard and to contribute to a culture of inclusion and authenticity, bring us your voice! Visit us at tmsw.com.

ARE YOU…?

Passionate about toys, games, packaging, and play experiences. Able to generate new and innovative ideas that challenge the status quo! Familiar with end-to-end product design processes. Located within reach of our London office and happy to work as part of a hybrid-based product design team!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

A Toy Product Designer brimming full of energy, enthusiasm, and great ideas, that can spark front end innovation, or solve design and engineering problems for the largest toy manufacturer in the world. A generalist with great knowledge, experience and understanding of the entire design process. As part of our London Product Design Team, you will inspire product ideas, utilise consumer insights and trends that translate into award winning toy designs enjoyed by children and families around the world.

  • 3+ years experience in Product/Industrial Design (Toys, Games &/or Entertainment), either, agency, consultancy &/or in-house.
  • The ideal candidate will have a degree-level qualification in Product/Industrial Design or Engineering, with significant ideation, concept, and design development content.
  • Experience in children’s play patterns, skills, abilities, and development needs.
  • Solid end-to-end understanding of the design process.
  • Broad knowledge of materials (Fossil / Sustainable) and manufacturing processes in plastic, plush, and paper board.

WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE AGENCY?

You will be able to demonstrate capabilities across the following 3 areas…

[1] Driving effective design excellence. You love unlocking insights and opportunities to connect with children in more relevant and meaningful ways. You are a ‘hands-on’ Product Designer who enjoys generating new ideas and iterating through prototypes and ‘test & learn’ methods. You are motivated by great strategy, big ideas, inclusive design thinking and creating products and packaging that make a difference. You have very good knowledge in plastic, plush and paper/fibre development.

[2] Supporting innovation and sustainability agendas. You will be expected to drive newness and innovation in all areas of product and packaging development. You are passionate about finding ways to create new play patterns, using new and substantiable materials. You actively seek new trends and quickly apply inspiration to viable and market-ready solutions.

[3] Collaborating and building robust stakeholder relationships. As a respected member in the team, you will be able to build and deliver inspiring effective client/licensor presentations from concept sell-in, to product/packaging development, that also enables your personality, expertise, and industry experience to shine.

Digging deeper into the details

  • Champion multiple projects and generate new and original designs from creative concept through to final deliverables.
  • Inject energy, enthusiasm, and creativity into everything you do.
  • Foster ongoing improvements in creative processes and methodologies.
  • Inspire colleagues, clients, and licensors with clarity of thought and an ability to pinpoint key insights and articulate them in a compelling way.
  • Ensure the process is efficient and the client’s needs are met or exceeded.
  • Integrate with our Future Lab innovation, digital experience, and sustainability teams to ensure solutions are environmentally responsible and cutting edge.

OTHER SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE, WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO HAVE

  • Communicate ideas quickly and effectively using a combination of visuals and working prototypes to evaluate potential solutions.
  • Innate curiosity and demonstrated ability to connect insights and gain inspiration from disparate sources.
  • A natural and effective communicator, with demonstrated ability to be inspirational and compelling; the kind of person others regularly look to for ideas.
  • High attention to detail with a proven structured approach to creative problem solving.
  • A broad understanding of child safety standards / materials (EN71 & ASTM).
  • High proficiency in Adobe and MS Office software. (CAD Modelling/Rendering capabilities an advantage).
  • Comfortable working alone/remotely, in a team, and in a highly flexible and constantly evolving entrepreneurial environment.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Teambuilding days
Company shutdown periods – Christmas Shutdown Period
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Dog friendly office
Open to part time work for some roles
Summer hours
Early finish Fridays
Mental health days
Season ticket loan
Cycle to work scheme
Meditation space
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Annual bonus
Life assurance
Employee assistance programme
Lunch and learns
Location
85%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
79%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
70%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
67%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
78%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
81%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
71%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
74%
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Culture
78%
Employees enjoy the working environment
Mission
73%
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Salary
67%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at tms

Company employees

374

Gender diversity (male:female)

42:58

Office locations

London, Duisburg, Paris, Munich, Chicago, Hong Kong, Seattle, Shangai, Singapore, Tokyo, Beirut.

Hiring Countries

Canada

China

France

Germany

Hong Kong

Japan

Lebanon

Poland

Portugal

Singapore

Spain

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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