Job Description:
Toy Design and Development Manager

Who we are:
At Wee Believers (a family-owned company based in Fishers, IN), we foster faith through play with a variety of milestone gifts and toys for kids age 0-8+. We’re best known for our line of Lil’ Prayer Buddies: whimsical and colorful plush creatures who comfort and console, while teaching treasured hymns, prayers and Scripture verses. We love our mission: to help children to grow in virtue and to build character--all while having fun.

Who You Are:
You’re a fun, motivated, energetic and experienced Project Designer with a strong Industrial/Toy Design background. You’re a natural born leader who communicates naturally and easily. You thrive working with a small, close-knit team. You love our mission of engaging faith through play, and you want to help mature our baby ideas into wholesome, high-quality toys that kids and parents will love.


Responsibilities:

  • Set strategic goals for the design team
  • Lead the design team in generating new toy concepts
  • Oversee and shepherd designs from brainstorming, concept refinement and prototyping, all the way through to final production
  • Harmonize innovation and creativity with cost, quality, timeline and marketing goals
  • Provide design direction and support to product designers
  • Travel to Asia on routine basis to interface with factories in coordination with our overseas sourcing agents
  • Communicate daily with our international prototyping and production partners to keep prototyping and production on track

Skills & Experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of toy manufacturing processes, most importantly textiles/fabrics, plush sewing and construction and basic electrical components
  • Knowledge of the Christian faith to keep our brand on-mission and respond to the needs and wants of our customers
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop and Illustrator minimally
  • Great communicator
  • Able to work both autonomously and in a small team environment
  • Experienced and effective project and people manager
  • Knowledge of 3D modeling a plus

Education:

  • BS/BA degree in Industrial Design, Toy Design or equivalent
  • 5-8 Years Professional Experience preferred

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume and portfolio to: hr@weebelievers.com

Ensure portfolio includes details of your personal contributions to the designs and products you show.