Leanne Howard


A creative professional within the toy industry for over 17 years encompassing manufacturing with experience working and managing teams internationally of designers, engineers, marketing and packaging to help make ideas come to life. Instrumental in brand vision and developing ideas to drive new product programs and design ideas from concept to final product ensuring brand integrity. Strong children’s toy knowledge and research to ascertain what consumers want before the trends hit. As a department head brings a keen understanding of the manufacturing and design process, materials technology, as well as costing and possible manufacturing constraints. Ability to work with cross-functional teams under multiple deadlines keeping product costs on target