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Van Nuys, CA 91406
Manufacturing - Other
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Job Type
Full Time
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Executive (SVP, VP, Department Head, etc)
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Sr. Product Designer needed to help Munchkin with product for moms and their munchkins!

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Sr. Product Designer needed to help Munchkin with product for moms and their munchkins!

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As our Sr. Product Designer, you will design and develop new products and product improvements.  Your creative and inventive skill set will successfully take our products from concept through production and then out to the world! Along with designer capabilities, this position also requires a high aptitude and strong knowledge of designing mechanisms that are an integral part of the design of the product.  

If you know that you have what it takes to make the team, you are in luck because we are taking sign-ups!  If you have the right experience and the drive that we want and need, this job is YOUR perfect fit!


Munchkin, Inc. develops clever, innovative products that excite and delight parents and children. The company was founded in 1991 on the premise that it could anticipate and serve parents’ needs by developing uncomplicated baby products that make parenting - and life - easier and more enjoyable. Here are a few of the milestones in Munchkin's 23 year history that have shaped what the company is today. Munchkin's mission is to rid the world of tired and mundane products by developing clever, innovative solutions that excite and delight families - making parenting safer, easier and more fun. Munchkin knows it’s the little things® that often make the biggest difference.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Evaluates current and proposed products based on factors such as appealing appearance, design-function relationships, serviceability, materials and methods engineering, application, budget, production costs and specifications.  Must be able to invent, design and problem solve mechanical devises that are an integral part of the entire product.
  • Conceptualizes, illustrates and communicates new product concepts through quick sketching, foam mockups, and preparing presentation boards.
  • Must be able to assess product obstacles and use design skills/experience to successfully complete the project.
  • Responsible for working closely with the Product Development and Marketing departments to drive brand consistency across all products and to establish key design features.
  • Evaluates, analyzes, and makes recommendations on products, designs, and cost improvements to improve the competitive position of the product and relays this information internally and to overseas operations.
  • Participates in creation of concept research product definition: customer needs, idea generation, feasibility, specifications, concept visions and models in a team environment.
  • Procures materials needed to construct prototypes and in involved in the design engineering of new models.
  • Analyzes test data and reports to determine if designs meet functional and performance specifications.
  • Performs technical analysis of competitive products.
  • Designer will work with licensed product that is applied to new product ideas as well as existing. 


The ideal candidate should demonstrate the following competencies:

Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.  You will be required to work on more involved and complex projects with mechanical features with an independent spirit.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans; Completes tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.  Follows policies and procedures;

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in industrial or mechanical design/engineering is desired from four-year College or university; or six to eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

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