Careers

Brand Manager - Canada

Do you love Toys? Do you have a desire to bring creative ideas to life and a sharp eye for evaluating what’s effective? Then join ZURU whilst we are going through substantial growth, and become a valuable member of the Global Marketing team. We reimagine play, every day. At ZURU, we are designing iconic toys for the next generation. We are the ‘big kids', creative forces, dedicated specialists, those passionate about innovation and lovers of life, creating magic for kids all over the world.   As a Brand Manager, you will have ownership of the execution of our local commercial strategies from budgeting, planning, media execution, and bespoke retail activations across Canada. You will produce strategic and effective campaigns for ZURU’s portfolio of brands across the girls and boys toy segments that drive brand awareness, engagement with core target audiences and profitable growth through sales conversion. You will support the Canadian Country Manager achieve sales targets and overall goals of the business. You will champion your market within the Global Marketing Team and own every touchpoint families and kids have with our brands in Canadian market. 

Brand Manager, France

Do you have a love for toys, a desire to bring creative ideas to life and a sharp eye for evaluating what’s effective? Then join ZURU! ZURU is one of the fastest private Toy Manufactures in the world. Our Global Marketing team is known for bringing some of the most viral, and popular toys to the US. Our #MiniBrands has close to 3.3 BILLION views on Tiktok and 1 MIL followers. The growth we are experiencing provides great career opportunities. As the Brand Manager, you will take the ownership & execution of our local commercial strategies from budgeting, planning, media execution, bespoke retail activations, retail marketing engagement and all localisation needs for France.  

Brand Manager, Nordic

Do you have a love for toys, a desire to bring creative ideas to life and a sharp eye for evaluating what’s effective? Then join ZURU! ZURU is one of the fastest private Toy Manufactures in the world. Our Global Marketing team is known for bringing some of the most viral, and popular toys to the US. Our #MiniBrands has close to 3.3billion views on Tiktok and 1Million followers. The growth we are experiencing provides great career opportunities. As the Brand Manager, you will take the ownership & execution of our local commercial strategies from budgeting, planning, media execution, bespoke retail activations, retail marketing engagement and all localisation needs for Nordic.  

Branding and Packaging Designer

ZURU is a young innovative fast-growing Toy Company seeking a highly motivated and talented Branding and Packaging Designer to join our team. Do you want a diverse, fast-paced, creative role in a company going through hyper growth? Are you digital media savvy wanting to showcase your creative side on digital platforms? If your answer is yes on one or most of the questions, this fantastic opportunity at ZURU is for you!! We are looking for an enthusiastic Branding and Packaging Designer to join our growing design team. In this role you will be creating packaging for and developing our brands' social identities and helping the Marketing team in bringing their ideas to life, while ensuring consistency of the ZURU Brand strategies. Attention to detail, creative flair and a diverse range of design skills is essential for this role. You will play an important part in growing our brand with your design outputs ensuring our social channels, website, and marketing materials are translating our story to our consumers.

Business Analyst - Demand

This is a newly created position within our Commercial Sales Team. You'll take charge of the Demand Planning and Analytics for our growing global collectible ecosystem with our award-winning brand 5 Surprise Mini Brands. Your focus will be on generating timely, succinct and commercially relevant insights that support ZURU’s Commercial & Sales teams make strategic decisions for long-term success.  Through a deep and holistic understanding of point-of-sales reporting, transactional, shopper, consumer and customer data and insights, you will skillfully pinpoint recommendations grounded in fact and be a key driver of long-term brand strategy and growth plans and aligned to delivering on our 3-year strategic plan.   Comfortable unlocking growth and translating brand, category and sales objectives into executable recommendations while obtaining buy-in from your key stakeholders across internal teams. You are likely to be analytical and data-driven with extensive exposure to category management, analytics and consumer goods sales.  This is Freemans, Bay, Auckland based at our Global Commercial Sales Excellence Centre.

Commercial Analyst

We reimagine play, every day. At ZURU, we are designing iconic toys for the next generation. Our team are on the lookout for the ‘big kids', creative forces, those passionate about innovation, great personalities, dedicated specialists, and lovers of life to join our cause to create the world’s best toys. Come and be a part of creating magic for kids the world over, our products include top-selling Mini Brands, Bunch O Balloons, Smashers and X-Shot. Our team are specialists in their areas and are constantly looking at ways to break new ground – without huge hierarchies or paper pushing. Get to know us a little better by checking out our company Instagram @lifeatzuru We are looking for an experienced Commercial Analyst to provide actionable insights that support our Commercial and Sales teams to optimise business performance and achieve ZURU’s overarching sales and profitability targets.

Commercial Executive

We reimagine play, every day. At ZURU, we are designing iconic toys for the next generation. Our team are on the lookout for the ‘big kids', creative forces, those passionate about innovation, great personalities, dedicated specialists, and lovers of life to join our cause to create the world’s best toys. Come and be a part of creating magic for kids the world over, our products include top-selling Mini Brands, Bunch O Balloons, Smashers and X-Shot. Our team are specialists in their areas and are constantly looking at ways to break new ground – without huge hierarchies or paper pushing. You will be responsible for the growth and profitability of a brand portfolio. Strategic, well-organized and analytical, you can envision and work toward the “big picture” while driving best-in-class day-to-day execution.  You can articulate clearly your objectives and strategy and motivate others across the organisation to meet those goals. Overall, you are sales focused and can make decisions to orchestrate successful business outcomes consistently. You enjoy forecasting, gap analyses and market heat maps. You champion an in-depth understanding of your category, brand and buyers/customers globally and use your understanding to provide strategic solutions to drive growth.   Get to know us a little better by checking out our company Instagram @lifeatzuru

Commercial Lead

We reimagine play, every day. At ZURU, we are designing iconic toys for the next generation. Our team are on the lookout for the ‘big kids', creative forces, those passionate about innovation, great personalities, dedicated specialists, and lovers of life to join our cause to create the world’s best toys. Come and be a part of creating magic for kids the world over, our products include top-selling Mini Brands, Bunch O Balloons, Smashers and X-Shot. Our team are specialists in their areas and are constantly looking at ways to break new ground – without huge hierarchies or paper pushing. You will be responsible for the growth and profitability of ZURU Toy's largest brand portfolio - 5 Surprise. Strategic, well-organized and analytical, you can envision and work toward the “big picture” while driving best-in-class day-to-day execution in ZURU's global markets including North America, Europe, Asia.  You can articulate clearly your objectives and strategy and motivate others across the organisation to meet those goals on a global scale. Overall, you are sales focused and can make decisions to orchestrate successful business outcomes consistently. You enjoy forecasting, gap analyses and market heat maps. You champion an depth understanding of your category, brand and buyers/customers globally and use your understanding to provide strategic solutions to drive growth.   Get to know us a little better by checking out our company Instagram @lifeatzuru

Country Sales Manager - Japan

ZURU is on a mission to build the brands of tomorrow. We believe every child should have access to toys hence we build toys that are affordable for every family and brings joy to the kids. We are on the lookout for a dynamic Sales person in Japan who would help us achieve this mission by growing our presence in Japan. The job duties of the Country Manager is not limited to 1) Country Management ·     Spearhead the growth of ZURU in Japan by developing and further engaging with the sales networks ·     Implement and localize the Global business and brand strategies from head office at a local level ·     Establish sales objectives by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for Japan, projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products. ·     Own budgets and reach/exceed annual sales targets whilst maintaining margin integrity. ·     Tailor Global sales decks into best-in-class, analytical presentations for key customers, including product demonstrations, sales data information, and outline brand marketing and category strategies ·     Build and maintain strong relationships with the brand marketing team in NZ to maximize all opportunities ·       Provide regular reports and analysis on KPIs, pipeline development, and product performance within Mexico ·     Provide market highlight and lowlight feedback to the Commercial lead team (NZ) and senior management monthly ·     Conduct regular local store checks to allow meaningful analysis of price strategy and line architecture of our own and our competitor's ranges   2)  Account Management ·       Negotiate with customers on pricing, packing, cargo ready date, and minimum order quantities for each product line ·       Follow up and secure PO plus TT/LC, all shipping information i.e. markings, forwarder, all testing requirements, etc. ·       Keep customers updated with samples, and marketing material when available and provide customers with any spec changes on relevant products. ·       Work with partners and ZURU’s internal marketing team to implement marketing initiatives for key store strategy online and offline, including digital and physical market runs and following up on the corrective actions ·       Establish and adjusts selling prices by monitoring costs, competition, and supply and demand. ·       Identify strong local partners to develop new retail and distribution channels. ·       Establish and maintain strong relationships with both retail and distributors in the territory. ·       Collaborate with internal stakeholders regularly to keep up to date on the NPD schedule, marketing objectives, and branding alignment for the company. ·       Attend & participate in major International Trade Fairs when needed.   2) Sales Administration ·       Send through all order confirmations to China Team and ensure they are raised on the system effectively. ·       Provide forecast/order details for each Licensor forecast per quarter ·       Organize any deliveries for any samples sent out for your clients when needed. ·       Streamline customer database ·       Email the client about any product updates, marketing strategy, supply chain management, and future product placements. ·       Check all data on sales reports is accurate. ·       Update price list when required. ·       Point of contact for a client with regards to pricing issues etc. ·       Maintain and improve, where possible, all relationships with ZURU customers

Digital Manager

Do you want to work with the world's biggest retailers and play in the global media and eCommerce landscape?  Join our Digital team and work alongside our marketing teams to strategise & plan world-leading campaigns across our entire ZURU Toys portfolio of brands. You'll make an impact by: ·       Creating, overseeing, and executing digital paid amplification strategies and rich social campaigns that drive brand awareness, engagement, and conversion ·       Driving campaigns from planning to execution and beyond to meet key performance metrics across Facebook, Instagram, Google, Tik Tok & other relevant platforms ·       Collaborating with marketing teams to guide A/B creative tests, incrementality tests, and spend scaling tests on campaigns online and offline to identify what works best ·       Ensuring campaign success by managing bids and budgets to be able to meet the defined KPIs. ·       Leading week-to-week sales/marketing correlation reporting to identify key learnings to govern ongoing strategies, including sharing these learnings with the wider team ·       Delivering world-class communications & experience to the brand teams we support, providing peace of mind that their investment is constantly being delivered effectively & efficiently. To succeed in this role you'll bring: ·       A passion for data. Known as an analytical perfectionist, you’re committed to your craft and thrive in an environment where you’re given responsibility for your results ·       4+ years of experience in Digital Marketing or Media ·       Media buying experience, ideally working with both Facebook Business Manager and Google ad products, TikTok is a bonus ·       Strong understanding of SEM, SEO & retail marketplaces (Amazon), alongside web/social traffic, engagement & conversion metrics ·       Natural flair for collaborating and engaging with stakeholders, combined with effective time and priority management ·       Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills ·       A tertiary degree in Communication/Marketing/Math/ComSci, or equivalent experience. Our Culture and Values We are on a mission that is bigger than any one of us. To achieve this, we are building an exceptional team and have created a high-performance culture that is designed to foster greatness. We believe a great workplace is a team working towards ambitious goals, where you learn quickly, perform excellent work, improve fast and have fun while you’re doing it. We have a culture where incredibly talented people are empowered to do their best work every day. We love being on a world-class team that is making a difference. At ZURU you are responsible for driving your own career and we provide the platform to achieve it. As ZURU is on such a fast growth trajectory, there are opportunities here that you won’t find anywhere else. ZURU is unique, exciting and bold and will provide growth opportunities you never dreamed possible. We value  CURIOSITY | Question everything, assume nothing. Think new. Stay curious. Challenge the norm. Keep learning. INNOVATION | Tear it apart, rebuild it better. Innovate always. Solve problems. Hero creativity. Find the edge. TENACITY | Be tenacious. Dive in. Go for best. Play to your strengths. Win or fail fast and learn from it. NIMBLENESS | Run, don't walk. Keep moving. Think forward. Pivot and flex. INTEGRITY | Care deeply. Act with integrity. Take responsibility. Work passionately. Make an impact. COLLABORATION |Work as a team. Care as a family. Have fun. Share the vision. Inspire others.   We offer We recognise that ZURU’s success stems from our people and you can only be at your best when you are looking after yourself. ZURU encourages all our team members to invest in their wellbeing by providing an array of benefits and tools.   Culture for Growth | Top Notch Health & Well Being Benefits | Free On-Site Gym | Global Opportunities | Competitive Remuneration | Furry Office Friends |

Product Management Specialist

ZURU is one of the fastest growing companies in the world that is known for its agility, creativity and new-age manufacturing techniques. We are now looking for an exceptional Product Management Specialist to join the team. The Product Management Specialist will be based at ZURU’s Minneapolis Centre of Excellence and will be responsible for working with buyers for PCN event invites, validating vendor product details, updating the Target system and POs as needed, assisting with recaps and action plans from all meetings, and updating all information that is carried forward to the next season.

Sales Coordinator

At ZURU, work is fun! Bound by our mission to be innovative, creative, and inspiring, each member of the “ZURU Family” shares the same intrinsic philosophies and fosters a team-orientated work culture. The team is full of vibrant, intelligent individuals with a passion for doing things better and disrupting the world around them. Most importantly, ZURU's owners greatly value each and everyone one of our employees, as much as they do their own family... ZURU is growing with the vision to reimagine play, everywhere everyday. We pave our path, disrupting and innovating without compromise, to become the #1 toy company in the world. ZURU has delighted millions of children all over the world with brands such as Bunch O Balloons™, X-Shot™, Rainbocorns™ and 5 Surprise™ (just to name a few). The fastest growing consumer goods company is hiring Sales Coordinator to support our VP of Sales in Bentonville. This is a great opportunity for candidates wanting to build their career in Sales with a team that is fun to work with. This role is for someone smart and diligent, with an eye for details, a multi tasker and great communicator. In this role you would be dealing with numerous stakeholders internally and externally on a global scene.

Sales Coordinator

ZURU is one of the fastest growing companies in the world that is known for its agility, creativity and new-age manufacturing techniques. We are now looking for an exceptional Sales Executive to join the ZURU Toys team. The Sales Executive will be based at ZURU’s Minneapolis Centre of Excellence and will be responsible for: regular communication with Target Buying Team regarding Programs, Policies and Events; developing weekly sales recaps for all brands; and assisting with recaps and action plans from all meetings.

Sales Executive, Eastern Europe

Do you have a love for toys? Are you passionate and enjoy wearing multiple hats while handling a wide range of operational and administrative responsibilities? Then join ZURU!! We are proud to be in the top 10 Toy Companies in US. Our business in Eastern Europe has grown massively in the last 1 year. We are now expanding our team and calling out for talented sales administrators who want to become valuable members of the Zuru team. This is a great opportunity for motivated individuals seeking an opportunity to grow with us. As Sales Coordinator/Administrator, you will fully support the team through administrative, customer service, and business development activities. This position will support the Sales team to grow the ZURU business in Eastern Europe.

Walmart Category Advisor

Do you love Toys? Do you have a desire to bring creative ideas to life and a sharp eye for evaluating what’s effective? Then join ZURU whilst we are going through substantial growth, and become a valuable member of our team as a Category Advisor for Walmart. We reimagine play, every day. At ZURU, we are designing iconic toys for the next generation. We are the ‘big kids', creative forces, dedicated specialists, those passionate about innovation and lovers of life, creating magic for kids all over the world. The Walmart Category Advisor will be responsible for leading Category Advisor responsibilities within a defined Category at Walmart. This individual will be responsible for analyzing various data sources, identifying business insights, recommending solutions that drive profitable category growth, and executing POG building with Walmart. The Category Manager will work closely with the Buyer on key initiatives such as planning cycles, line reviews, key season execution to develop and grow total category sales. Leveraging syndicated data, shopper and consumer insights, category and industry trends, Category Manager will develop comprehensive category growth strategies focused around shopper centricity, enabling greater sell-thru and market share gains. This position works as a strategic thought leader, imparting knowledge of the category to drive productivity business results.

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