Product Prototyping Manager at Hallmark (Kansas City, MO)

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Posting End Date: 04/22/2022
Job Band / Grade: SRPR.EX
Number of Openings: 1


Come joinus.You'll add value to one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and be part of our company with a life-affirming purpose to inspire meaningful connections. Our products, content and experiences aim toenrich all livesby making a genuine difference in every life, every day, andour business is focused on bringing thevalue and relevance of Diversity and Inclusion to every brand, product and person we touch.Our overarching enterprise D&I Framework and plans demonstrate our belief and value in having a diverse and inclusive workforce. Hallmark's D&I efforts will continue to represent ongoing progress and reinforce our commitment, as will our intentional focus on bringing more diverse talent into our business and onto our teams.


Hallmark's Prototype Studio is a corporate resource that works closely with key internal business partners with a strategic focus on 2D and 3D prototypes. Our team supports product development and innovation efforts through the exploration, prototyping, feasibility testing, and short run manufacturing required to advance Hallmark's product leadership and provide competitive advantages in winning new business.


The Product Prototyping Manager leads and implements key deliverables in support of strategic initiatives by driving the development of new manufacturing capabilities and raising awareness of new and existing capabilities to product design and manufacturing leaders. Essential responsibilities include:
  • Support of product development through consultation, prototyping and production of greeting card and retail products while leading the effective execution of these projects through all areas of the Prototype Studio. This includes the management of our equipment and facilities.
  • Leadership of the Prototype Studio' personnel. Management of studio staff (5-15 full and part time). Understanding of the unique skills required to operate the studio's specialized equipment. Managing project prioritization and mentoring to team. Fostering a positive work environment that is focused on results, employee and team development and a spirit of collaboration. Fully leveraging existing talent, resourcing flexible staffing and collaborating with external partners.
  • Creating 3D renderings, models or simulations for product, processes or merchandising. This requires working closely with the requesting client(s) to ensure the concepts are accurately represented and within the purview of existing and potential technologies. Production of physical samples for these concepts through additive and/or subtractive manufacturing.


The following is required to be considered for this role:
  • Bachelors Degree or 4 years of professional work experience
  • People leadership, mangement, or mentorship/coaching experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: Advanced manufacturing, 3D modeling/printing/scanning, CNC milling/routing, plasma cutting, laser cutting, lithography reproduction and various print processes (ie: screenprinting, foil stamp, thermography, emboss)
  • Experience in 3D digital modeling programs (ie: SolidWorks, Fusion 360, Inventor, Solid Edge)
  • Experience with CAD/CAM software


Your resume and portfolio/application will stand out if you have:
  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, industrial design, advanced manufacturing, commercial printing, or related fields
  • Minimum 3 years of people leadership or management experience
  • Proficiency and passion for leveraging 3D digital applications; learning aptitude to stay on top of technology enhancements and opportunities.
  • Proven ability to handle many projects at once by reallocating all available resources necessary to meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience operating lithography reproduction equipment and advanced manufacturing equipment/software.
  • Demonstrated success in influencing business partners or clients.
  • Strong communication, organization and project management skills, including the demonstrated ability to communicate & coordinate effectively across multiple functions and employee and leadership levels.


This position is located on site at Hallmark's headquarters in Kansas City, MO.

As part of our consideration process, applicants who are selected for initial interviews will be asked to provide 3-5 samples of their prototyping work prior to interview.

Interested? Follow the application instructions below to apply.


You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields.Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference checks.

At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That's true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. Principals only please.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City
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More Information on Hallmark
Hallmark operates in the Consumer Web industry. The company is located in Kansas City, MO. Hallmark was founded in 1910. It has 14332 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance, 401(K) and Flexible Work Schedule. To see all 1 open jobs at Hallmark, click here.
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