Employment

Prototype Artist

In response to promotions within the department, we are looking for a Prototype Artist in our Halifax, NS office who will use their artistic talent to create prototypes of the products we offer to a customer base across 60 countries worldwide. About ORB™: ORB™ is the fastest growing toy company in North America, internationally recognized for our award winning brands and high quality products.  With such significant financial growth and success, we are increasing our people resourcing to keep pace, with expectations of hiring up to 40 new creative professionals in the coming year! Working at ORB™ gives you the experience of working in a major international company with the growth potential, hands on experience, and learning opportunities one would find in a much smaller company. Our main focus is to develop toys that create moments of awe and wonder for children all around the globe and we provide a working environment that is full of fast-paced excitement, collaborative creativity, and opportunity. The Role: As the ideal candidate, you are self-motivated, reliable and you possess hands-on artistic talents. Your excellent attention to detail and quality allows for success with creating packaging prototypes by hand involving mounting, precise cutting and assembling by hand. With many last minute demands, you will be adept at making finished “demo” samples of our products for sales presentation including painting 3D figures, sculpting, completing various activity kit projects while managing tight deadlines. You will also be adept at mounting and assembling signage and other merchandising materials for trade shows and testing product concepts and instructions for our kits. The work demands creative flair, strong organizational skills, and time management – including the ability to move quickly and efficiently through assigned tasks, and meticulous attention to detail. Please submit images or a link to your work along with your resume to [email protected]. We thank everyone for their interest; only candidates that are selected for interview will be contacted.  
 

Sales Coordinator

In response to continued growth and success, we are looking for a Sales Coordinator in our Halifax, NS office who will support our sales and operations teams in providing quality products to our customers for delivery on time, every time. About ORB™: ORB™ is the fastest growing toy company in North America, internationally recognized for our award winning brands and high quality products.  With such significant financial growth and success, we are increasing our people resourcing to keep pace, with expectations of hiring up to 40 new creative professionals in the coming year! Working at ORB™ gives you the experience of working in a major international company with the growth potential, hands on experience, and learning opportunities one would find in a much smaller company. Our main focus is to develop toys that create moments of awe and wonder for children all around the globe and we provide a working environment that is full of fast-paced excitement, collaborative creativity, and opportunity. The Role: As the ideal candidate, you have proven success in providing the support structure needed for the success of the collective team. You thrive in an environment where the volume of work is consistent because you are adept at managing competing priorities with deadlines. You are customer-centric and use your well-honed communication skills to balance the needs of various internal and external customers while maintaining a positive and get-it-done attitude focused on finding solutions that may be outside of the box.   Duties:
  • Tracking and managing back orders, change requests, special labels or packing requirements;
  • Summarizing and reporting on orders in hand;
  • Coordinating efforts with Purchasing, Hong Kong/China Sourcing, US Warehouse and other teams to ensure on time shipping and compliance with customer requirements;
  • Preparing and maintaining customer set-up documentation/files, agreements, and other customer documentation as requested
  • Create and maintain customer files
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Minimum of two years experience working in a fast paced customer service or sales organization
  • Experience coordinating interdepartmental tasks to accomplish common goals
  • Strong Communication skills both verbal and written
  • Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
  • Travel may be required, must hold a valid passport
Please forward your cover letter and resume to [email protected].  

Vendor Compliance Specialist

 We are looking for a Vendor Compliance Specialist who will ensure our operations team is meeting customer requirements as defined in relevant vendor guides and other official documentation About ORB™: ORB™ is the fastest growing toy company in North America, internationally recognized for our award winning brands and high quality products.  With such significant financial growth and success, we are increasing our people-resourcing to keep pace with expectations of hiring up to 40 new creative professionals in the coming year! Working at ORB™ gives you the experience of working in a major international company with the growth potential, hands on experience, and learning opportunities one would find in a much smaller company. Our main focus is to develop toys that create moments of awe and wonder for children all around the globe and we provide a working environment that is full of fast-paced excitement, collaborative creativity, and opportunity. The Role: As the ideal candidate, you have proven success developing and managing cross-departmental procedures with a focus on continuous improvement. You excel in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment and your strong organization, documentation, and communication skills enable you to successfully build a structure that is adaptable and responsive to customer needs by employing root cause analysis, critical thinking and employing a fearlessly curious nature to information gathering and decision making. Your ability to thrive in under consistently high pressure timelines ensuring a focus on problem solving is a key strength. Duties:
  • Develop and manage procedures for defining vendor guide requirements for each warehouse ensuring consistency & compliance to the customer vendor guides
  • Develop and track adherence to all warehouse to customer requirements
  • Analyze past corrective actions and confirm measures are in place and are being executed properly for future avoidance
  • Review customer charge backs and assess compliance before either disputing the charge or responding with corrective action
  • Track chargebacks to set benchmark for trending performance statistics (year over year, month to month, etc)
  • Liaison between Process Improvement, Operations and Sales teams for automation optimization
  • Perform trending analysis for areas of improvement with focus on tracking for success
Please send your resume to [email protected]. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

 


 

Illustrator and 3D Modeller

View PDF Do you want to hone great ideas into products that will help kids discover their own creativity? The Organization: ORB is a major player in the toy industry, internationally recognized for their award winning brands and high quality products.  Working at ORB gives you the experience of working in a major international company with the growth potential, hands on experience, and learning opportunities one would find in a much smaller company.  ORB’s main focus is to develop toys that create moments of awe and wonder for children all around the globe.  ORB is full of fast paced excitement, collaborative creativity, and limitless opportunity! THE ROLE: This position is responsible for the design and execution of a variety of children’s toy and activity products with a focus on the creation of 2D Digital Illustrations and 3D Modeling. RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Brainstorming / Ideation
  • Create 2D Illustrations utilizing Adobe CS
  • Create technically accurate 3D models that are “factory-ready” based on your own designs, as well as the designs of others.
  • Understand manufacturing limitations related to Injection Molding of plastics and other materials.
  • Understanding how designs function to maximize play value, production efficiency, and marketability
  • Research and evaluate the competitive landscape, take proactive steps to maintain a deep awareness of industry trends and emerging technologies
  • Manage projects in cooperation with our Hong Kong based sourcing and production team.
  • Execute on multiple projects to meet production schedules
  • Work closely with all functional areas of the company to accomplish tasks within budgetary constraints.
DESIGN SKILLS:
  • Ability to communicate ideas quickly, efficiently, and effectively
  • Problem solving
  • Drawing & rendering – both manually and digitally
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in 3D Modeling programs – particularly Rhino or Maya and Zbrush
  • Ability to work with and properly analyze/edit both polysurfaces and polygon meshes
  • Understanding of wall thicknesses and proper fillets, chamfers or ribs for tooling manufacture.
  • Strong Understanding of draft angles and ability to check and avoid undercuts for tooling purposes.
  • Understanding of plastic types and their limitations is a plus.
  • Physical Model making and Prototyping skills. Sculpting ability a plus.
  • Ability to think logically and creatively
  • Ability to maintain a consistent illustration & design style within specific product lines.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • BFA or equivalent
  • Ideally 3+ years experience in a product design and development environment
  • A high level of creativity and innovation with a passion for making things
  • Must be able to communicate concepts and ideas in writing and verbally as well as through prototypes and renderings
  • Ability to adapt to and manage changing priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with people at all levels within a team environment
How to Apply Please send sample portfolio images and a resume to [email protected] Note that you will not be considered for an interview without sending visual examples of your work. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

Marketing Graphic Designer

View PDF The Organization: ORB™ is North America’s fastest growing toy company, recognized internationally for award winning brands and high quality products. Working at ORB™ gives you the experience of working in a major international company with growth potential and hands on experience. ORB™’s main focus is to develop toys that create moments of awe and wonder for children all around the world. ORB™ is a fast paced environment with collaborative creativity, and limitless opportunities! The Role: In this position, an individual will create various print, digital, and social media marketing materials. This position requires technical expertise in Adobe Creative Suites and other software. This position reports directly to the Director of Marketing. RESPONSIBILITIES:
  •     Working under the guidance of ORB’s Brand Managers, create graphic illustrations utilizing Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Create unique and engaging designs with a sense of child-like cuteness, humor and fun
  • Familiar with UI/ UX design
  • Create wireframes/ mockups for website to guide web developer
  • Good understanding of layout and composition; high level of proficiency in Adobe InDesign
  • Prepare print ready art files for flyers, posters signs, presentation, etc.
  •       Maintain a consistent design style within specific various brands
  • Execute on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Maintain a well-organized system for retrieval of information and data
  • Other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor of Design or Graphic Design or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years experience in graphic design required
  • Must be experienced and highly technical in using Adobe Creative Suites using Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier) and other software
  • Experience with studio photography an asset
SKILL SET:
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas and take direction
  • Ability to adapt to and manage changing priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with people at all levels within a team environment
  Please send sample portfolio images and a resume to [email protected]. Note that only applicants who have provided visual examples of work will be considered for an interview. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  


Brand Manager

The Organization: ORB™ is a major player in the toy industry, internationally recognized for their award winning brands and high quality products. Working at ORB™ gives you the experience of working in a major international company with the growth potential, hands on experience, and learning opportunities one would find in a much smaller company. ORB’s™ main focus is to develop toys that create moments of awe and wonder for children all around the globe. ORB™ is full of fast paced excitement, collaborative creativity, and limitless opportunity! The Role: Brand Managers are responsible for ensuring that the products, services and product lines that fall under their domain resonate with current and potential customers. To do so, these professionals continuously monitor marketing trends and keep a close eye on competitive products in the marketplace. They also regularly meet with clients and senior management, and they oversee a team of junior marketers. Working under the Brand Director, Brand Managers serve as the point-person for developing, implementing and executing marketing initiatives and activities for their particular brand. These initiatives and activities include campaigns (print, web, social media, broadcast, etc.), events, corporate responsibility programs and sponsorships. RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • responsible for the full lifecycle of a brand
  • creating a brand brief (1 page), that reveals the vision of the brand, used to inform all brand asset management
  • track store sell through and uses this information to make decisions on marketing
  • monitor consumer reactions through focus groups and market research
  • work with the marketing team to plan large sales shows and PR opportunities
  • handle all requests from sales for marketing collateral- banners, flyers, presentations, etc to ensure sales materials reflect the desired information for the brand
  • oversee the production of TV ads, print ads, email campaigns, websites, and trade shows
  • approve marketing copy
  • consulted on product design
  • generate names for new products
  • works with designers on brand messaging
  • final sign-off on all assets used for the brand including packaging to ensure brand integrity
  • coordinate customer specific displays for retail
  • identify website design and work with necessary parties to execute/ coordinate updating the websites accordingly
  • provide direction and feedback on social media campaigns
  • understand the competitive marketplace by conducting continuous research, monitoring market trends and identifying potential areas in which to invest, based upon consumer needs and spending habits
  • understand all exclusive programs being sold into retail
  • in-depth understanding of the company’s current and future product concepts
  • design analytical skills
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor degree in Marketing, or equivalent 3+ Years of experience in consumer goods branding/ marketing KEY QUALITIES:
  • curiosity, diplomacy, ability to create consensus
  • willingness to listen collaborate with various departments
  • ability to think creatively and in an innovative way
  • analytical skills
  • excellent written and verbal skills
ORB offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits after a probationary period. Please click on the following link to submit your resume for consideration: http://bit.ly/2gGIm2A We thank everyone for their interest; only candidates that are selected for interview will be contacted.  Please, no phone calls.  

Market Researcher

The Organization: ORB™ is a major player in the toy industry, internationally recognized for their award winning brands and high quality products. Working at ORB™ gives you the experience of working in a major international company with the growth potential, hands on experience, and learning opportunities one would find in a much smaller company. ORB’s™ main focus is to develop toys that create moments of awe and wonder for children all around the globe. ORB™ is full of fast paced excitement, collaborative creativity, and limitless opportunity! The Role: This person is responsible for researching market trends on Social Media, YouTube, in store, in Japan, and through direct end consumer focus groups. By successfully identifying major future trends before they obtain mass market status in North America and internationally, the Market Researcher will help ORB™ be prepared to provide consumers with the products they want to buy. The Market Researcher will be guided by a team of Brand Managers, and will report directly to the Brand Director. RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Collect data on consumers, competitors and market place
  • Consolidate research information into actionable items, reports, and presentations
  • Understand business objectives and design surveys to discover prospective customers’ preferences
  • Analyze customer sales information to identify sales opportunities
  • Evaluate Inventory at retail including in stocks, weeks supply with recommendations for improving
  • Compile and analyze statistical data using modern and traditional methods to collect
  • Perform valid and reliable market research SWOT analysis
  • Interpret data, formulate reports and make recommendation
  • Use online market research and catalogue findings to database
  • Provide competitive analysis on various companies’ market offerings, identify market trends, pricing/business models, sales and methods of operation
  • Remain fully informed on market trends, other parties researches and implement best practices
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Proven market research analysis experience
  • Ability to interpret large amounts of data and to multi-task
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS, SAS or similar), databases and MS Office
  • Search engines, web analytics and business research tools acumen
  • Familiarity with Customer Relationship Management programs
  • Adequate knowledge of data collection methods (polls, focus groups, surveys etc)
  • Working knowledge of data warehousing, modelling and mining
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking
  • BS degree in Statistics, Marketing or related field
ORB offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits after a probationary period. Please click on the following link to submit your resume for consideration: http://bit.ly/2w0uevL. We thank everyone for their interest; only candidates that are selected for interview will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

 

Sales Coordinator

Do you want to spread Awe and Wonder throughout the world? Do you have a growth mindset? Does it inspire you to handle multiple variables and give clarity to chaos? Do you enjoy working in a fast paced, ever changing environment? Are you a team player? Do you constantly look for solutions outside of the box?

ORB™ is currently hiring multiple positions for Assistant Sales Coordinator for our North American Sales team located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

ORB™ is a major player in the toy industry, internationally recognized for their award winning brands and high quality products.  Working at ORB gives you the experience of working in a major international company with the growth potential, hands on experience, and learning opportunities one would find in a much smaller company.  ORB™’s main focus is to develop toys that create moments of awe and wonder for children all around the globe.  ORB™ is full of fast paced excitement, collaborative creativity, and opportunity!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Purchase order management and summary
    • Manage back orders, change requests, special labels or packing requirements
    • Summarize and report on orders in hand
    • Coordinate efforts with Purchasing, HK/China Sourcing, US Warehouse and other teams to ensure on time shipping and compliance with customer requirements
  • Prepare and maintain customer set-up documentation, agreements, and other customer documentation as requested
  • Create and maintain customer files
  • Sample, graphics and presentation coordination with Marketing and Graphics teams
    • For meetings, trade shows, and customers
  • Prepare and maintain reports on customer point of sale data
  • Prepare and maintain sales and margin documentation and reports
  • Maintain item specification database

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of two years experience working in a fast paced sales organization
  • Experience coordinating interdepartmental tasks to accomplish common goals
  • Strong Communication skills both verbal and written
  • Advanced skill level with Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
  • Travel may be required, must hold a valid passport

Please forward your cover letter and resume to [email protected].


 

Supply Chain Coordinator

View PDF ORB™ is a major player in the toy industry, internationally recognized for their award winning brands and high quality products.  Working at ORB™ gives you the experience of working in a major international company with the growth potential, hands on experience, and learning opportunities one would find in a much smaller company.  ORB™’s main focus is to develop toys that create moments of awe and wonder for children all around the globe.  ORB™ is full of fast paced excitement, collaborative creativity, and limitless opportunity! ORB™ is looking for a Supply Chain Coordinator in a permanent position, reporting to the Director of Operations. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Organize and submit purchase orders (Domestic & International)
  • Set up of Bills of Materials (BOMs) and receiving functions.
  • Daily tracking and tracing on open purchase orders.
  • Daily status updates, tracking logs and department reporting needs.
  • Maintain and enhance the operational relationship with vendors.
  • Processing and tracking from issue to completion of all claims and chargebacks.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.
The qualified candidate will have:
  • Previous experience in buying and basic supply chain functions.
  • Bachelors Degree and completion and/or enrollment in SCMP or equivalent will be preferred.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience with NetSuite is preferred but not required.
Please apply for the position via the following website: http://bit.ly/2zgjQxx We thank everyone for their interest; only candidates that are selected for interview will be contacted.