The Toy World recruitment roundup

Published on: 12th August 2019

If you are looking for a job in the toy industry, or wanting to fill a vacancy within your organisation, then read more here.

Current top jobs:

John Toys is looking for a seasoned, passionate, and experienced national account manager who is ready to represent the company’s strong, high quality German brands.

John, a family owned company founded in 1926, produces balls as well as a wide range of hoppers, ride-on animals and play tents decorated with major licences. This year, John has taken over the Beluga range of wooden indoor and outdoor toys, while the Simm Spielwaren portfolio specialises in plastic children’s vehicles, as well as metal toys, spinning tops, drums, music mills and arts and crafts products.

Reporting directly into the CEO of John GmbH and Simm Spielwaren GmbH, the role will involve representing and selling the brands to all relevant UK accounts, covering all channels, with full support from the German back offices.

For more details click here.

Basic Fun is seeking a head of marketing UK or senior marketing manager.

Leaders in toy production and distribution with a focus on collectibles, small dolls, retro toys, pre-school, vehicles, youth electronics, science toys and construction, Basic Fun UK is currently one of the fastest growing toy companies in the UK market.

Working closely with the VP of the UK, this role is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of all UK consumer and trade marketing activities and will require working closely with the US based brand teams to ensure US best practices, along with UK localisation requirements, are balanced to meet our overall growth plan.
Relationship management of our key local partners including Licensors and Creative, Media and PR agencies is a core feature of the role.

For more details click here.

A vacancy has arisen for a midlands territory manager at Rainbow Designs. Founded in 1971, the company has developed an impressive character portfolio focusing on children’s classic literary characters and has expanded its portfolio of licences into pre-school and movie characters, with brands including; Paddington Bear, Peter Rabbit, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Snowman, Disney Baby, Classic Winnie the Pooh, Universal, Dreamworks, Miffy, Peppa Pig, Thomas the Tank Engine, That’s Not My, Spot, Guess How Much I Love You, Roald Dahl and Elmer, Rainbow is the go-to company for Classic Characters.

Due to an exciting period of growth, the company is now looking for a gregarious, happy, enthusiastic individual to join its independent field sales team to help Rainbow continue its success and growth. Reporting to the sales manager, key responsibilities will include servicing and developing existing accounts on the territory including independents, key accounts and wholesalers.

For more details click here.

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To discuss your requirements, get in touch with Mark Austin or John Baulch


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